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Bioversity International Newsletter – World Food Day Edition, October 2014

DG Dialogues: Celebrating World Food Day with family farmers in Ethiopia

M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General, writes about her recent visit to Ethiopia with the Board of Trustees, and explains how we are working with family farmers there through the 'Seeds for Needs' initiative.

Read M. Ann Tutwiler's World Food Day blog 

Infographic: Agricultural biodiversity is essential for a resilient family farm

A new infographic created for World Food Day shows how agricultural and tree biodiversity is essential for a more nutritious, productive and adaptable food and agricultural system.

Take a look and share this infographic

Publication: 'Seeds for Needs' in Papua New Guinea

Launched in light of World Food Day, this publication features stories from farmers and their families in Papua New Guinea who are using taro and sweet potato diversity to better manage risks such as climate change.

Download 'Seeds for Needs – Papua New Guinea'

News: Convention on Biological Diversity COP12 – Republic of Korea, 6–17 October

Find out how Bioversity International is participating at CBD COP12 and learn how agricultural and tree biodiversity is helping to meet the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

Visit our CBD COP12 event page

News: Middle Eastern wild crops essential for world food security

In a recently published article in Nature Middle East, Bioversity International scientist, Ehsan Dulloo, explains why a more holistic approach is needed to protect and utilize crop wild relatives.

Find out more

News: Cultivating a healthy food system

M. Ann Tutwiler writes for Devex about taking a fresh look at food systems, as part of activities around the recent CGIAR Development Dialogues event.

Find out more

Upcoming event: IUCN World Parks Congress, Australia, 12–19 November

This international conference will present, discuss and create original approaches for conservation and development. Scientists from Bioversity International will be attending.

Visit the official event website
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