The 2019 International Cocoa Award winners!

The global competition, held at the Salon du Chocolat in Paris, celebrates the diversity of cocoa flavours and recognizes the skills and know-how of...

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Supporting food industry efforts to improve agricultural biodiversity

A new partnership between the Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and HowGood brings...

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Our actions are our future

In his World Food Day blog, Juan Lucas Restrepo, Director General of Bioversity International and CEO-Designate of the Alliance of Bioversity...

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Why gender matters in forest restoration

Effective forest and landscape restoration interventions need to take into account socio-political aspects and gender norms in order to ensure...

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Analyses in Maluku, Indonesia, showed that locally available fish species, such as anchovies, could contribute much more to nutrition and incomes, if the appropriate interventions are put in place. Credit: Paul Asman and Jill Lenoble [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]

Adding nutrition to the food chain in Indonesia

A case study from Indonesia applies a five-step approach to incorporate nutrition considerations into food value chains and so diversify diets,...

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A pearl millet variety improved through participatory plant breeding. Chimukoko Farmer Field School, Zimbabwe. Credit: Bioversity International/R.Vernooy

A Resilient Seed Systems Handbook to support farmers adapt to climate change

Developed by a multidisciplinary team of Bioversity International researchers and research partners, the Resilient Seed Systems Handbook Second...

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Going against nature

In his latest blog, Juan Lucas Restrepo talks about the importance of identifying collective solutions to diversify our agriculture and thus fight...

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Minor millets are adapted to a range of marginal growing conditions and are very nutritious. They require few inputs and withstand severe biotic and abiotic stresses. Credit: Bioversity International/S.Padulosi

Making local crops work for nutrition-sensitive agriculture

A new framework will guide practitioners to use a broad portfolio of crop species to bring nutrition back to the table.

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The detection tool is built in a mobile app called Tumaini – which means 'hope' in Swahili – and is designed to help smallholder banana growers quickly detect a disease or pest and prevent a wide outbreak from happening. Credit: CIAT

Artificial intelligence helps banana growers protect the world’s favourite fruit

Using artificial intelligence, scientists created an easy-to-use tool to detect banana pests and diseases. With an average 90% success rate in...

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Terraced farming with grass strips to reduce soil erosion, Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International/D. Jarvis

Climate change, land and agriculture

The latest IPCC report makes clear that agriculture has enormous potential to help solve the problems climate change poses. And biodiversity, as an...

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