Bioversity International Newsletter, 22 May, 2014 - celebrating the International Day of Biological Diversity 
Bioversity International Newsletter, 22 May, 2014 - celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity 

Celebrate: 6 reasons why agricultural biodiversity matters



On the International Day for Biological Diversity, find how using agricultural biodiversity can help make agricultural ecosystems more resilient and productive, and contribute to better nutrition and livelihoods.

Find out why it matters

News: Celebrating island diversity on the International Day for Biological Diversity



M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General, marks the International Day for Biological Diversity with a special blog post on island biodiversity and a forest canopy walk in Malaysia — one of the most biodiversity-rich island states in the world.

Read the latest 'DG Dialogues' blog post

Publication: Crop wild relatives - infographic



Since the beginnings of agriculture, crop wild relatives have been used to improve the yield and nutrition quality of crops but many are now at risk of extinction. Find out what crop wild relatives are and why they matter.

See the infographic 

News: Danielle Nierenberg, President of Food Tank, calls for action on the International Day for Biological Diversity



Danielle Nierenberg asks that each of us mark today's International Day for Biodiversity by taking at least one action: grow, invest in, research, read about or simply eat indigenous foods.

Read Danielle Nierenberg's guest blog

Press release: Italy demonstrates support for agricultural biodiversity



The Government of Italy has increased its partnership with Bioversity International after a recent public commitment to sustainable agriculture and agricultural biodiversity.

Read the press release

News: Mapping the diversity of more than 10,000 cacao farms



Armajaro Trading Ltd, a global buyer of Ghanian cocoa beans, has developed a database on the biodiversity status of cocoa farms in Ghana. This work, with Bioversity International, recognizes the importance of cacao genetic diversity for future production.

Read the news story

Upcoming event: International Fertilizer Association Annual Conference

May 26-28, Sydney  



Smart Growth: Promoting effective and efficient fertilizer use is the theme of this year's event. M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General, will speak on how agricultural biodiversity can help to increase productivity.

Visit the official conference website 
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