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Bioversity International Newsletter, December, 2014

DG Dialogues: Why biodiversity matters for food and nutrition security

"We believe that consumers drive the sustainable production of diverse, nutritious foods" – M. Ann Tutwiler blogs about why agricultural biodiversity matters for food and nutrition security.

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5-year agreement to boost sustainable food systems in Brazil

Bioversity International and Embrapa, the Brazilian Corporation of Agricultural Research, sign an agreement to advance research on sustainable agricultural development.

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How the Middle East can help feed the world

M. Ann Tutwiler and Global Crop Diversity Trust Executive Director Marie Haga share their perspectives in a co-written op-ed for Thomson Reuters.

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A new toolkit to measure resilience

This toolkit provides practical advice for engaging local communities to assess the resilience of their landscapes and seascapes, and develop strategies to strengthen their capacity to respond to shocks and disturbances.

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Tapping into the Congo Basin's forest foods for increased nutrition security

Forest products make a major contribution to household food and nutrition security in the Congo Basin, say early findings of the Bioversity International-led ‘Beyond Timber’ research initiative.

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Americas Cacao Breeders' Working Group Established

Cacao breeders, scientists and industry members will collaborate on the breeding and management of cacao genetic resources in the Americas, where around 13% of the world's cacao is produced.

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Global Landscapes Forum - 6th December 2014, Peru

Bioversity International scientists will be at the forum highlighting the role of genetic diversity, traditional knowledge and restoration, in climate adaptation and resilience.

Join the event on Twitter by using #GLFCOP20 and #ThinkLandscape.

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