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Bioversity Annual Report Highlights Work on Healthy Diets, Resilience and Genetic Resource Conservation

last modified Aug 19, 2015 09:19 AM

August 2015: Bioversity International's 2014 Annual Report highlights research on the contribution of agricultural and tree genetic diversity to healthy diets and the resilience of farms and forests, as well as work towards effective genetic resources conservation and use.

Regarding healthy diets from sustainable food systems, the report highlights projects in Brazil, Viet Nam and Zambia and a special journal issue on neglected and underutilized species.

On productive and resilient farms and forests, it showcases Bioversity's participation in relevant meetings of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), research on the impact of intercropping and non-timber forest products on resilience, and the release of a landscape resilience toolkit and technical guidelines for cacao genebanks.

Research and publication highlights in the area of effective genetic resources conservation and use include farmer-led initiatives in Mali and India, a germplasm information system for banana genetic resources, and activities to support implementation of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR).

Other sections of the document provide financial information and list Bioversity's funding partners, research partners and scientific publications published in 2014. Bioversity International is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. [Publication: Bioversity International Annual Report 2014]