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Bioversity International Newsletter, February, 2016

Not just any old banana for a health boost



In this month’s DG Dialogues, Bioversity International's Director General M. Ann Tutwiler explains how swapping one variety of banana for another can make all the difference when it comes to delivering the critical minerals and vitamins needed for growth and development.

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Seed Resource Box: a one stop shop for both farmers and breeders



Developed by a multidisciplinary team of Bioversity International researchers, the Resilient Seed Systems Resource Box is a tool to enhance the access and use of crop diversity to adapt to climate change.

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Forest restoration projects' success lies in the genetic diversity of trees



A new paper, co-authored by Bioversity International's Dr. Judy Loo, explains why tree genetic diversity matters for forest restoration: "Paying attention to the genetic resources is key. It's commonly not done in restoration practice but is fairly straightforward, and draws on approaches already used in forest management."

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Farmer-friendly method keeps banana disease at bay



Bioversity International and research partners are promoting a new banana Xanthomonas wilt management technique that enables banana farmers to contain this devastating disease without having to destroy large amounts of plants.

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Kick the silos to tackle the Sustainable Development Goals



Want to get on the right track to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? Making links and using multi-functional approaches is the only way to go, report Bioversity International, CIAT and CIFOR at the Global Landscapes Forum, 2015.

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Enhancing benefits for smallholder farmers across biodiverse value chains



Smallholder integration into diverse value chains of agricultural and tree products is an essential driver of sustainable development, says Bioversity International researcher Dietmar Stoian.

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Send your abstract to the first-ever international Agrobiodiversity Congress in India



Bioversity International co-organized 1st International Agrobiodiversity Congress (IAC 2016) is now accepting abstracts. Attendees of IAC 2016 will deliberate on issues such as the use of agrobiodiversity for food, nutrition and environmental security.

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