Category Archives: Biodiversity

Horticultural biodiversity to attain sustainable food and nutrition security.

Padulosi, S.; Sthapit, B.; Lamers, H.; Kennedy, G.; Hunter, D. (2018) Horticultural biodiversity to attain sustainable food and nutrition security. Proceedings of the International Symposia on Tropical and Temperate Horticulture. ISHS Acta Horticulturae 1205 p. 21-34 ISBN: 978-94-62612-00-6 Permanent link to … Continue reading

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Biodiversity mainstreaming for healthy & sustainable food systems: A toolkit to support incorporating biodiversity into policies and programmes

Hunter, D.; Borelli, T.; Olsen Lauridsen, N.; Gee, E.; Rota Nodari, G.; Moura de Oliveira Beltrame, D.; Oliviera, C.; W. Wasike, V.; Samarasinghe, G.; Tan, A.; Güner, B. (2018). Biodiversity mainstreaming for healthy & sustainable food systems: A toolkit to … Continue reading

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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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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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Bioversity International annual report 2012

We are pleased to launch the Bioversity International 2012 Annual Report, available as an interactive digital publication and as a downloadable PDF. In the report, you will find highlights of our work in 2012 showing how research on agricultural and … Continue reading

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Nature’s comment: Agriculture: Feeding the future

Agriculture: Feeding the future Susan McCouch et al. Nature: 499, Pages:23–24 Date published:(04 July 2013) DOI:doi:10.1038/499023a We must mine the biodiversity in seed banks to help to overcome food shortages, urge Susan McCouch and colleagues http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v499/n7456/full/499023a.html?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20130704#auth-10    

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PNAS article: Several scales of biodiversity affect ecosystem multifunctionality

doi: 10.1073/pnas.1220333110 PNAS June 3, 2013 Several scales of biodiversity affect ecosystem multifunctionality Jae R. Pasari,  Taal Levi,  Erika S. Zavaleta, and David Tilman Edited by Mary E. Power, University of California, Berkeley, CA, and approved May 6, 2013 (received … Continue reading

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