Welcome to our 2016 International Day for Biological Diversity newsletter - read it now for the latest in agricultural biodiversity research
Bioversity International Newsletter, May, 2016

Bioversity International Annual Report 2015

Our 2015 Annual Report highlights how agricultural biodiversity nourishes people and sustains the planet featuring examples of our work with partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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Empowering farming communities to manage biodiversity in Nepal

M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General, writes for the World Bank Governance for Development Blog about why community-based biodiversity management approaches matter when it comes to linking agricultural biodiversity, people, food and the environment.

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Celebrating 30 years of the world's largest banana genebank

Discover the largest collection of banana diversity maintained by Bioversity International in Leuven, Belgium. With more than 1,500 samples of edible and wild species of banana, the collection contributes to the secure long-term conservation of this crop for the benefit of future generations.

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Farmers’ knowledge + scientific knowledge + biodiversity = sustainable food systems

Special guest on DG Dialogues, Gerda Verburg, Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the UN and Coordinator of the ‘Scaling Up Nutrition’ Movement, explains why farmers’ knowledge is a vital asset when it comes to agricultural research-for-development efforts.

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You can put a price tag on the value of agricultural biodiversity 

M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General, welcomes this week's communiqué from the G7 Environment Ministers’ meeting, and reflects on the value that agricultural biodiversity brings to the sustainable development table.

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What is agricultural biodiversity?

Agricultural biodiversity is the foundation of agriculture. But what is it exactly? This infographic explains the very basics and gives some examples of how people interact with and create diversity.

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Making access and benefit sharing of genetic resources work for farmers

A special issue of Farming Matters, produced in collaboration with Bioversity International, provides inspiring examples of formal and informal access and benefit-sharing systems from Costa Rica, Brazil, Iran, China, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and many more countries.

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