Unsustainable food systems: can we reverse current trends?

The impact of global crises underscores the fragility of food systems. In addition to short-term acute shocks, long-term global demographic changes...

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Now reading: vulnerability mapping for forest conservation and restoration

A new article presents a vulnerability mapping model turned online tool, that contributes to science-based planning for forest restoration and...

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Growing for the future: a new book on school gardens

75 contributors pooled their experiences for the newly released book “Agrobiodiversity, school gardens and healthy diets”. Case studies from around...

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Cool beans: A vertical crop fit for Africa's changing climate and nutritional gaps

By 2030, higher temperatures and droughts may cut common bean production by 3-5% in Africa. Farmers can adapt by switching to climbing varieties of...

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An Alliance for Trees: Why forest biodiversity is "too precious to lose"

From forest fires to COVID-19, this year has already presented grave challenges to human and planetary health. Now more than ever, forests have an...

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Text mining: a new way to measure agrobiodiversity commitments

We interviewed Sarah Jones, Roseline Remans and Natalia Estrada-Carmona from the Agrobiodiversity Index team, who recently published a study on how...

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Researchers build the go-to dataset for smallholder farms

Farmer input is essential to tackling global challenges of climate change, rural poverty and nutrition. A new data collection tool aims to build the...

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Making gender equality integral to global agricultural research

On International Women's Day 2020, the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, and the entire CGIAR community, join the UN Women’s Generation...

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Female empowerment for the future of cacao

In Peru, the Fine Flavor Cacao project is securing the next generation of cacao farmers by highlighting the role of women throughout production.

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Farming with Joy: How to build resilience one bean at a time

Joy Mugisha is leading the way for rural women in Uganda by conserving and promoting local crop diversity.

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