A review by Bioversity International and partners describes global distribution, symptoms, pathogenic diversity, epidemiology and the state of the art for sustainable management of the major bacterial diseases affecting banana and enset.
Dedicated to studying how diversification of diets and underutilized crops provide nutrients, Bioversity International scientists co-authored chapters on sustainable, resilient food systems for healthy diets for the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition.
As a contribution to efforts towards achieving complementarity between the informal and formal seed systems, the Global Forum on Agricultural Research hosted a webinar that brought together renowned experts and the agri-food research and innovation community.
A Darwin Initiative funded project coordinated by Bioversity International in Madagascar and Benin has communities devising personalized investment plans, ranging from medicinal plant botanical gardens to sustainable tourism.
Bioversity International and partners joined forces to address the challenges to the existing system of seed and planting material production in Uzbekistan resulting in significant gains and changes to the agricultural policy.
Ghana is the second largest producer of cocoa in the world and in recent years has emerged as the world's principal supplier of Fairtrade-certified cocoa – about 6% of national production falls under that scheme.
Innovation platforms are fast becoming part of the mantra of agricultural research-for-development projects and programmes. These guidelines will help research, development and funding agencies use them more effectively.
Bioversity International's Annual Report looks back at accomplishments in 2016 and highlights research on healthy diets, productive and resilient farms and forests, and genetic resources conservation and use.