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Bioversity International Newsletter, April, 2014

News: The IPCC climate change report — M. Ann Tutwiler reflects on findings



M. Ann Tutwiler blogs about the latest IPCC climate change report and why we need more than one solution to help farmers adapt to climate change.

Read the latest DG Dialogues blog post

News: Celebrating the International Day of Forests 



Judy Loo, Bioversity International, and Albert Nikiema, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), discuss forest genetic diversity and the upcoming State of the World Report on Forest Genetic Resources.

Read the interview

News: Kenya gets a taste for sorghum noodles 



Nissin Foods, a Japanese company, taps into the potential of ingredient diversity as it expands its global brand of cup noodles and instant meals into Africa using local crop ingredients.

Find out why Nissin foods have turned to sorghum

News: Noah's Ark for bananas



The Independent highlights the world's largest collection of banana germplasm, managed by Bioversity International and held in trust in Belgium under the auspices of the UN.

Read about why we need a Noah's Ark for Bananas
 

Publication: An action plan to conserve and use the diversity of Mesoamerica



Blue corn, red and black beans and avocados are just a few examples of Mesoamerica's rich crop biodiversity. But how will they adapt to climate change? A 10-year strategic roadmap sets out a plan.

Find out more about the Mesoamerica action plan

Special issue: Underutilized Plant Species: Leveraging Food and Nutritional Security and Income Generation 



Sustainability features 3 papers co-authored by Bioversity International scientists as part of a special issue on neglected and underutilized species.

Read more and download the papers

Upcoming event: Resilience 2014

May 4-8th, Academy of Sciences, Montpellier, France



Bioversity International will be there speaking about resilience in agricultural landscapes and developing metrics for sustainable diets and food systems. Join us at the event via Twitter #Resilience2014 

Visit the official conference website

 
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