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Bioversity International Newsletter, September, 2015

Agricultural biodiversity makes headlines in sustainable development decisions, writes M. Ann Tutwiler



As the global community gathers at UN Headquarters in New York to finalize the SDGs, M. Ann Tutwiler explains in her latest blog why agricultural and tree biodiversity matters for sustainable development.
 

Peruvian government and farming communities commit to conserving quinoa diversity



The Peruvian Ministry of Environment, in cooperation with Bioversity International, has officially signed a contract with six quinoa-producing communities for the conservation and sustainable use of this nutritious crop.
 

National Geographic highlights Bioversity International's efforts in getting the right seeds to Nepalese farmers



When two major earthquakes devastated Nepal this past spring, farmland was washed away and seeds adapted to the terrain were lost. National Geographic highlights work by Bioversity International and partners to bring scientists and farmers together to rebuild seed stocks.

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Women from four corners of the globe share stories of food and empowerment in Milan



Custodian farmers from Bolivia, India, Italy and Mali and numerous partners attended the 'Agricultural biodiversity, value chains and women’s empowerment' event where they voiced their opinions and told stories of women's empowerment through the use and marketing of agricultural biodiversity.
 

Investing in new cacao plants today for a more sustainable chocolate supply tomorrow



A review coordinated by Bioversity International reports on the current technologies used to propagate improved cacao planting materials, and the prospects for improving and scaling up these mechanisms to meet the increasing demand of cocoa.
 

Happening next month: Plant Treaty Governing Body 2015



The Sixth Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture will be held in Rome, Italy, from 5 to 9 October 2015. Bioversity International and the CGIAR will be there.
 
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