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Bioversity International Newsletter, February, 2017

Celebrating banana diversity – A treasure chest hosted in Belgium

Director General M. Ann Tutwiler celebrated, together with national and international partners, the 30th anniversary of the world’s largest banana genebank, the Bioversity International Musa Germplasm Transit Centre, hosted in Belgium.

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Romanticizing cocoa diversity on Valentine's Day

Discover Bioversity International's Valentine's Day special: a list of publications, podcasts and other materials that not only highlight our passion for chocolate and cocoa and the people who grow and produce it, but especially diverse cocoa.

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Videos – 30 years of banana diversity hosted in Belgium

Discover five presentations given by banana specialists at the 30th anniversary of the Bioversity International Musa Germplasm Transit Centre. The collection maintains 1,500 samples representing hundreds of banana varieties, which are distributed to farmers and scientists all over the world to make banana farming more productive, resilient and sustainable.

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New paper links farmers' perceptions of crop diversity and adaptation to climate change

A study by Bioversity International in partnership with PROINPA investigated how eight communities in the Lake Titicaca region of Bolivia perceive the performance of their local crops and are using them in facing changing environmental conditions.

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Help to shape banana research priority setting

The CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) has assessed the expected impact of five banana-related research options on poverty reduction, food security, nutrition, health, gender equity, and environmental sustainability. Take a survey to help their research priority setting.

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Upcoming event – Environmental Security in a Changing World, 21 February, Frascati, Italy

Co-organized by UNEP, the Italian G7 Presidency and Italian Ministry of Environment, this event will shed light on the top environmental issues proposed for the G7 Agenda in the context of global environmental priorities, growing challenges and multi-lateral obligations. Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International, is one of the panelists.

Watch it live at 15:30 CET
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