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Bioversity International Newsletter February, 2014

News: Bringing biodiversity in the green revolution equation

M. Ann Tutwiler, Bioversity International Director General, writes for Farming First

M. Ann Tutwiler writes about how, with the private sector, Bioversity International is putting diversity to work to improve smallholder livelihoods, produce food sustainably and reduce risks from crop pests, diseases, unstable weather and markets.

Read the post on Farming First website

News: Indicators - the first step to building a resilient system

Bioversity International and partners are working with agricultural communities to better measure the resilience of their food production systems to cope with extreme weather and other shocks.

Find out more about resilience indicators

News: Global Forum for Food and Agriculture 2014, Berlin

Empowering agriculture: Fostering resilience - securing food and nutrition

The 2014 Global Forum resulted in a declaration adopted by 65 agriculture ministers that recognizes biodiversity as fundamental for an efficient, adaptable and resilient agricultural sector. Bioversity International's M. Ann Tutwiler and Stephan Weise took part. 

Read more about the Global Forum 2014

Publication: Noah's Ark on a budget - the case of chocolate

With one in seven of the edible species in the world under threat of extinction, not all can be saved. A new paper looks at a support tool to help policymakers with limited budgets make decisions about which crop diversity to conserve, using cacao as a case study.

Read more about this new decision-support tool

Publication: Cultural constraints, dearth of data limit forests' role in food security

The role of forests and trees to help sustainably feed the growing population is hampered by cultural factors and limited data, among other issues, according to a paper recently featured by Thomson Reuters

Read the feature on Thomson Reuters 

Upcoming Event: The Global Politics of Food and Water

February 21- 23, Camden, Maine, US

M. Ann Tutwiler will speak on the role of Agricultural Biodiversity in Adapting to Climate Change at the 27th Annual Camden Conference next weekView camcast videos on the conference website or follow events live on Twitter @camdenconf  

Visit the official conference website 
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