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Bioversity International Newsletter, January 2014

Welcome to the first edition of the Bioversity International newsletter. Every month we will deliver a roundup of recent news stories and publications from the Bioversity website to your inbox. Thanks for subscribing.

Blog: DG Dialogues



In her first blog post of 2014, M. Ann Tutwiler highlights the International Year of Family Farming and the vital role smallholder farmers play in food security, poverty eradication, natural resource management, and sustainable development.

Read the blog post 

News: A farmer's dilemma - to eat or to sell?



The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) highlights work in Macaregua, Colombia, by Bioversity International and CGIAR partners on sources of vulnerability to climate change and barriers to adopting climate-smart agriculture. 

Read the report

News: A call to remember the forgotten crops



World Food Prize laureate M.S. Swaminathan urges the UN to devote a year to the world’s orphan crops working with agricultural research organizations including Bioversity International. 

Read the interview
(goes to Thomson Reuters website)

Publication: Diversifying Food and Diets 



This Bioversity International book, which examines current knowledge on the role of agricultural biodiversity in improving diets, nutrition and food security, is now available in open access - part of the Earthscan series 'Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity'.

Download the book

Publication: A series of policy briefs from our Seeds for Needs Initiative in Ethiopia



Four policy briefs bring together major results and policy recommendations of the 'Seeds for Needs' project which started in 2009. The first in the series 'Adaptation to climate change' examines innovative tools to match seeds to the needs of women farmers in Ethiopia.

Download Policy Brief 1 and access the series

 

Upcoming event: Feeding the World 2014



The Economist event: Feeding the World 2014: Sustainable Solutions for a Global Crisis, takes place in London on 8 FebruaryBioversity International Director General, M. Ann Tutwiler, will take part in a panel discussion on food security, biodiversity and effective management of ecosystem services.

Find out more
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