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Bioversity International Newsletter, March 2016

Stepping it up for International Women's Day

As part of activities to mark this week's International Women's Day, Bioversity International proudly launched its new Gender and Social Inclusion Strategy.

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Bridging the gap between smallholders and the private sector

In her latest blog, Ann Tutwiler, Director General, examines why the new Access to Seeds Index matters when it comes to reaching smallholder farmers. 

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Ethiopian wheat offers unique source of diversity for weathering climate change

A new study published in the Plant Biotechnology Journal shows that Ethiopian durum wheat has a very high level of genetic diversity compared with that cultivated elsewhere – diversity that could be used to help meet climate-related challenges.

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BBC Radio 4 Food Programme: Feeding India

Stefano Padulosi, a Bioversity International Senior Scientist, was a guest contributor on the BBC's Food Programme this week. He explained why bringing back 'forgotten' traditional foods is vital when it comes to a food-secure future for India.

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Community seedbanks – free book now available

This book provides a global review of community seed bank development and features many case studies. It is published by Earthscan/Routledge in association with Bioversity International and it is now free to download on our website.

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2016 ISHS ProMusa Symposium: Abstract deadline just 3 weeks away

Agroecological approaches to promote innovative banana production systems will take place from 10-15 October 2016 in France. Deadline to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations is 25th March.

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