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Bioversity International Newsletter, September, 2014

News: DG Dialogues - My 40 year path to Bioversity International

In her latest blog for DG Dialogues, M. Ann Tutwiler reflects on her first year as Director General of Bioversity International and looks ahead to 2015.

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News: Bioversity International banana work in the Philippines highlighted by national partner

The Department of Agriculture - Bureau of Agricultural Research of the Philippines recently awarded Bioversity International for its researchers' contribution to strengthening the partnership and introducing technologies that benefit and improve the lives of Filipino farmers.

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News: The role of gender in landscape restoration – a case study from Burkina Faso

In a blog for IUCN, Bioversity International Gender Specialist Marlène Elias talks about how men and women relate to trees differently and how this matters in landscape restoration.

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News: Assessing the nutrition potential of diverse local foods in Vietnam

Jessica Raneri, Nutrition and Marketing Diversity Programme Specialist, Bioversity International, reports from Vietnam where she is carrying out research with partners to improve diet quality and diversity using local foods.

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Publication: Understanding sustainable diets

Four papers, co-written by Bioversity International researchers, further our understanding of sustainable diets and help us to understand how producing and choosing the right foods can meet our nutritional needs and minimize the impact on the ecosystems.

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Upcoming event: CGIAR Development Dialogues

Bioversity International will take part in the first CGIAR Development Dialogues which will focus global attention on the fundamental roles of agriculture, livestock, fisheries, forestry, landscapes, and food systems on 25 September 2014.

Learn more and follow the live webcast

Upcoming event: International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) World Congress 2014

Bioversity International researchers will present at the IUFRO World Congress, which is held every five years, to share knowledge and highlight new science and tools to enhance forest resources management and conservation.

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