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Bioversity International Newsletter, June, 2015

Bananas and climate change: what will happen to one of the world's favourite fruits?

Bioversity International scientists have analyzed the impact of climate change on banana cultivation. The results are now available in a book published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO).

Not just any apricot in the fruit basket

A new book by the Convention on Biological Diversity and the World Health Organization reviews the links between biodiversity and human health. Danny Hunter, Senior Scientist at Bioversity International and lead coordinating author explains.

A new toolkit to measure climate change vulnerability

How will climate change affect rural communities? A new toolkit created by Bioversity International and partners provides step-by-step guidance to measure climate change vulnerability and develop adaptation strategies.

Empowering indigenous farmers in Himalayan foothills

A seedbank, which recently opened its doors in the biodiversity-rich Himalayan foothills, will empower the Tharu community–in particular the women–to safeguard traditional varieties for future generations.

Research through theatre: putting science and communities centre-stage

In India and Malaysia, community theatre is being used as an approach to explain the concept of marketing native fruit diversity to men and women who were previously involved only at the beginning of the value chain.  

Agricultural biodiversity in the news

Nature features the revival of indigenous vegetables in Kenya, while the Huffington Post blog turns its attention to our research on neglected and underutilized crops.

Event: Agricultural biodiversity, value chains and women's empowerment, 17th September, Expo Milano 2015

Bioversity International is organizing a special event to celebrate the millions of women who, every day, contribute to safeguarding agricultural biodiversity while feeding the world. The event will take place during Expo Milano 2015 on the 17th of September.

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