Category Archives: Bioversity staff research articles

Are the old International Board for Plant Genetic Resources (IBPGR) base collections available through the Plant Treaty’s multilateral system of access and benefit sharing? A review

Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, pp 1–20 Imke Thormann, Johannes M. M. Engels, Michael Halewood 1. Bioversity International, Rome, Italy 2. Federal Office for Agriculture and Food, Bonn, Germany Open Access: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10722-018-0715-5 Abstract In 1975, the International Board for Plant … 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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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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Plant domestication & genetic resources in Benin

A recently published research paper authored by Bioversity scientists: Vodouhè R.; A. Dansi; H. T. Avohou; B. Kpèki and F. Azihou (2011)  Plant domestication and its contributions to in situ conservation of genetic resources in Benin. International Journal of Biodiversity … Continue reading

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Agricultural biodiversity in the Tajik Pamirs

Alessandra Giuliani, Frederik van Oudenhoven, and Shoista Mubalieva (2011)  Agricultural biodiversity in the Tajik Pamirs. Mountain Research and Development, 31(1):16-26. DOI: 10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-10-00109.1 OPEN ACCESS PAPER This study investigates the role that local fruit varieties can play in achieving the dual … Continue reading

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Bioversity staff paper: Indigenous fruit trees in Kenya

Interested in research on indigenous fruit trees? Then this recent paper authored by Bioversity staff and partners will be to your liking: – Fukushima, T.; Morimoto, Y.; Maundu, P.; Kahindi, B.; Fondo, J.  (2010) Local preference of indigenous fruit trees … Continue reading

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New research papers focus on agricultural biodiversity and cacao improvement

Our readers will be happy to know that two open access research papers authored by our scientists have recently been published: Agricultural biodiversity is essential for a sustainable improvement in food and nutrition security. Frison, E.A.; Cherfas, J.; Hodgkin, T.  … Continue reading

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