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Bioversity International Newsletter, March 2015

Integrating biodiversity into farming systems is essential

M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International visits Ibadan, Nigeria where she advocated for increased use of agricultural biodiversity in farming systems.

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A sweeter and disease-resistant banana is ready for the Japanese market

The variety, resistant to the deadly disease Fusarium wilt and introduced to Filipino farmers by Bioversity International and partners, is ready for the Japanese market.

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Millet revolution in India - let's keep up the momentum!

Over 15 years of promoting minor millets in India is finally paying off. Gennifer Meldrum, Bioversity International Research Fellow reports progress on the safeguarding and use of these nutritious grains in India.

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Putting agricultural biodiversity back on the nutrition agenda

At the 2nd International Congress Hidden Hunger, Stuttgart, Bioversity International scientists show why agricultural and tree biodiversity is part of the solution for hidden hunger.

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Nepalese farmers safeguard hundreds of local seed varieties

Over 90% of farmers in Nepal rely on informal seed networks for their seed supply. A new paper examines which farmers are key players in the exchange and trade of rice varieties in Nepal and how these systems change over time.

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Putting knowledge on forest genetic resources into action

David Boshier and Judy Loo invite university lecturers and students to put knowledge on forest genetic resources into action and use the innovative Forest Genetic Resources Training Guide.

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