Category Archives: Farmers

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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Bioversity video: Tropical fruits in Asia (and not only)

Many of our readers may not be aware that Bioversity scientists and staff are increasingly using video clips to communicate, and disseminate information about their research projects and initiatives. Project sites and stories told by farmers and partners involved in … Continue reading

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New book: Custodians of Biodiversity

Earthscan and IDRC have recently co-published the book “Custodians of Biodiversity”  edited by Manuel Ruiz and Ronnie Vernooy. This interesting book outlines the policy mechanisms that are currently underway to protect local genetic resources and related traditional knowledge at both … 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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Feeding the world’s growing population: how to solve the food crisis

The Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail has recently published a piece that looks at the question: “How do we feed seven billion people – and counting?” This question was posed to 18 of the world’s foremost thinkers on food … 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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The New Scientist article – Conservation and farming must learn to live together

The New Scientist Volume 210, Issue 2808, 16 April 2011, Pages 28-29 ——————————————————————————– doi:10.1016/S0262-4079(11)60853-1   Comment and Analysis Conservation and farming must learn to live together Achim Steinera   a Achim Steiner is an under-secretary-general of the United Nations and … Continue reading

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