Category Archives: Livelihoods

Anti-hunger campaign “If”

The world produces enough food for everyone, but not everyone has enough food. Anti-hunger campaign ‘If’ has launched a catchy and pleasing video that tackles a an important topic, and launches a call for the G8 countries to end global … 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: Agrobiodiversity and the law

The Agrobiodiversity Grapevine is very happy to introduce our guest blogger, Dr. Juliana Santilli who will be discussing her recently published book “Agrobiodiversity and the Law: regulating genetic resources, food security and cultural diversity” Dr. Santilli is a lawyer and a … 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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Agriculture & food policies have a vital role in improving health and well-being

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs has recently published an interesting report titled “Bringing Agriculture to the Table: How Agriculture and Food Policy can Play a Role in Preventing Chronic Disease ” (PDF – 2.52MB) The report is principally concerned … 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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Food and farming in the future

In the last few months a lot of attention has been focused on how agriculture and farming will manage and adapt to such issues as growing population, climatic change and land use in the next decades.  Some of the research … Continue reading

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