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About Bioversity Library

Maintained by staff at Bioversity International Library, this blog aims to provide readers with updates on new information resources within the field of plant genetic resources (PGR), agrobiodiversity and conservation; [with a little fun thrown in as well].

New publication reveals that farmers are the best source for conservation practices

How do we conserve the amazing diversity of tropical fruit trees in a way that brings benefits to the people who look after them? Why don’t we ask the farmers? That’s exactly what the researchers and editors of the latest … Continue reading

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Bioversity International annual report 2015

Published today 23rd May 2016! In the report you will find examples that show the impact of Bioversity International’s work on people’s lives on the ground in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Our work is organized around three initiatives: ‘Healthy … Continue reading

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Bioversity International Annual Report 2014

We are pleased to launch the Bioversity International 2014 Annual Report, available as an interactive digital publication and as a downloadable PDF. In the report, you will find highlights of our work in 2014 showing how research on agricultural and … Continue reading

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Bioversity International dusts off plant genetic resources newsletters from the 1950s

Though no longer published, the Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter was one of Bioversity International’s flagship publications. It has a long history, starting as the Plant Introduction Newsletter in 1957 to the established publication we know today. For many scientists in … Continue reading

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New book: ‘With Our Own Hands’ Celebrating food and life in the Pamir Mountains

“This beautiful book highlights the critical role of the people of the Pamirs as custodians of their food, seeds and traditions. In a supremely challenging landscape, they guard the origins and diversity of many of the foods that are now … Continue reading

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A busy month for Nutrition: major conferences and inaugural report

This month has seen a flurry of activity focusing on human nutrition.  IFPRI has recently released the 2014 Global Nutrition Report, and two major conferences are scheduled. IFPRI’s 2014 Global Nutrition Report provides a comprehensive narrative and analysis on the … Continue reading

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NUS species in the spotlight

Next week in Accra, Ghana, The 3rd International Conference on: Neglected and Underutilized Species (NUS): for a Food-Secure Africa will be held from the 25-27 September. The programme will be of great interest to researchers working in this field, and … Continue reading

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