Tag Archives: Bioversity International

A New Paradigm: Biodiversity as the Foundation of Agriculture

At the end of July, Bioversity International and 16 other leading organizations in agriculture, development, and conservation launched a global partnership to strengthen the connections between biodiversity and agricultural production and to shape the impending Sustainable Development Goals. The initiative builds on Bioversity’s focus … Continue reading

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Preventing Cardiac Arrest for Cambodia’s Heart

by Fabrice DeClerck (Bioversity International), Mam Kosal, and Gareth Johnstone (World Fish Centre), with contributions from Andrew Noble, Debbie Bossio, Michael Victor, and Camilla Zanzanaini Water is essential to life on this planet, and more specifically to agriculture and healthy … Continue reading

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Modeling for Agrobiodiversity

Yesterday was Terra Madre Day, which celebrates local food traditions and agrobiodiversity. Today, the Landscapes Blog explores an example of this in practices. Landscapes Initiative Co-Organizer, Bioversity International discusses new research on how to support farmers and local institutions in … Continue reading

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Seeds for a Changing Climate

Yesterday launched the first day of the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP18) for the UNFCCC. Already, references to agriculture have been made  at the Subsidiary Body on Scientific and Technical Advice (SBSTA), with adaptation  needs carrying considerable weight especially in developing countries. … Continue reading

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Why the world needs sustainable diets, and research about them

Diet plays a critical role not only in food and nutrition security, but also influencing the path of agricultural development. With the Convention on Biological Diversity well underway and the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) meeting progressing this week, … Continue reading

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Bringing Conservation and Agriculture Together

Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative Co-Organizer, Bioversity International has been participating in the  IUCN World Conservation Congress,  in Korea. Emile Frison, Director General, Bioversity International participated in the session: ‘From Competition to Collaboration between Agriculture and Conservation. In a blog post originally on … Continue reading

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Tropical Fruit Trees and Climate Change

Yesterday the Landscapes Blog explored how cocoa production in Ghana is shifting toward a more sustainable system. Expanding to other tropical tree crops, today marks the launch of a new book – Tropical Tree Fruit Species and Climate Change. Trees are … Continue reading

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Agencies for a Food Secure Future

Yesterday, the Rome-based United Nations agencies – Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Programme (WFP), and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) – along with the CGIAR’s Bioversity International held an event on ‘Aiming for a Food Secure … Continue reading

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An Agrobiodiverse Road to Rio

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) Rio+20 takes place in less than two months, the 20-22 of June, in order to forge a future with reduced poverty, improved social equity, and enhanced environmental protection. With agriculture forming the … Continue reading

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A Voice from the Volcanica Central Talamanca Biological Corridor

Fabrice DeClerck, Senior Scientist Agrobiodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Resilience Bioversity International, Rome, Italy 5:00 A.M. Soon the sun will be up, and here in Costa Rica it’s like flipping on the light switch – one moment its dark, the next … Continue reading

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