Welcome to our October 2016 World Food Day newsletter highlighting how both countries and farmers are responding to climate change by making more effective use of agricultural diversity in their farming systems. 
Bioversity International's World Food Day Newsletter, October 2016

The climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.



On World Food Day 2016, Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International, lifts the lid on a 'Resource Box for Resilient Seed Systems', that can help both countries and farmers respond to climate change by making more effective use of agricultural diversity in their farming systems.

Read the latest from DG Dialogues

ClimMob: a software for crowdsourcing climate-smart agriculture



A brand new Bioversity International-developed software – ClimMob – turns the research paradigm on its head and makes it easier for farmers to contribute to new agricultural solutions.

Discover ClimMob

Fiat panis award for thesis research on citizen science for climate change adaptation in Honduras



During the Tropentag 2016 conference, Jonathan Steinke from Humboldt University received the Fiat panis Hans H Ruthenberg Graduate Award for his research on ‘Citizen science with resource-poor farmers as a new approach to climate adaptation and food security: Evidence from Honduras'.

Read Jonathan's blog post here

'Seeds for Needs', a Bioversity International initiative



Bioversity International's 'Seeds for Needs' initiative works with farmers to research how agrobiodiversity can help minimize the risks associated with climate change. The concept is simple – if farmers have more information and access to diversity, they are more likely and able to choose the best options and cope with unpredictable weather. 

Learn more about 'Seeds for Needs'

Partnering with Costa Rica to help farmers face climate change



Bioversity International partners with Costa Rica to find new approaches to agriculture that take into account the variables of a changing climate. Their agreement will enhance information management, agricultural extension and public-private partnerships to enable farmers to cope with extreme weather events and attain food and nutrition security in the country.

Find out more

Upcoming event: the first ever International Agrobiodiversity Congress



The International Congress on Agrobiodiversity will take place in New Delhi, India, from the 6th to the 9th of November, 2016. This event will serve as a platform to all the stakeholders engaged in genetic resource conservation and management to deliberate on issues such as the use of agrobiodiversity for food, nutrition and environmental security.

Register and learn more

 
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