Category Archives: Biodiversity

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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From Agfax: Simple technique to tackle yam diseases

Photo credit: IITA The Agfax: Reporting Science in Africa website is an interesting place to explore and learn what is happening in the agricultural research and science communities of Africa.  The format provided by Agfax is usually an interview/audio file … Continue reading

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Climate change and the conservation of plant genetic resources: new research paper by Bioversity staff

Over the next decades, agricultural production practices will change significantly and become more sustainable while they also respond to the need to contribute to reducing malnutrition and hunger and meeting the challenges of climate change. The enhanced use of agricultural … Continue reading

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Bioversity Research Fellows Gallery now on-line

The Bioversity Research Fellows Gallery is now available on the Bioversity website. It highlights the research that different fellows have carried out in collaboration with Bioversity. The profiles of the fellows are enriched with links to their publications and multimedia … Continue reading

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Using traditional crop varietal diversity to reduce pest & disease damage in agricultural ecosystems

Much of the worlds’ annual harvest loss to pests and diseases occurs as a consequence of crops grown in monocultures, or cultivated varieties with uniform resistance. This uniform resistance is met by the continuing evolution of new races of pests … Continue reading

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