COVID-19 makes a strong case for urban farming

In Eastern Africa, supporting urban and peri-urban farming would help respond to the devastating effects of COVID-19.

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Cadmium in Peruvian cacao: framing the problem and investigating solutions

Our researchers are working to understand mitigation of the toxic element cadmium in Latin American cacao.

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Nepali community seedbanks join forces to conserve agrobiodiversity

On the International Day for Biological Diversity, we celebrate community seedbanks that maintain and harness Nepal’s rich agricultural biodiversity...

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Nourishing people, nurturing the environment: a new book on Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition

The importance of diverse, local foods is underscored by the newly published book “Biodiversity, Food and Nutrition: A New Agenda for Sustainable Food...

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Biodiversity: a building block for a healthier future

On the International Day for Biological Diversity, we discuss how biodiversity can be leveraged to embed resilience in our food systems and build a...

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How did an ancient plant from Latin America become Asia’s second-most important cash crop?

Valued at dining room tables and factory floors alike, cassava is worth about $10 billion in Asia. The continued growth of the commodity faces...

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The response from the Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT to COVID-19 impacts on global food systems

The number of people affected by hunger, already a staggering 800 million, could double as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The Alliance of Bioversity...

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Earth Day 2020: Climate Action for resilient food systems

To ensure food security following the COVID-19 pandemic, we must confront the climate crisis. The Alliance discusses the continued importance of...

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Caring for the seeds of the future during the quarantine

Making sure that the collections of beans, cassava, bananas, and forages remain alive, even during the quarantine, is an essential job of the Alliance...

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Farmers’ rights in practice: contributions of community seed banks

Based on empirical evidence from 16 countries, a new article addresses the question of how community seed banks contribute to the establishment of the...

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