• Managing Biodiversity in Agricultural Ecosystems

    May 24th, 2013 | Publications

      Edited by Devra I. Jarvis, Christine Padoch, and H. D. Cooper It takes a look at how farmers manage, maintain, and benefit from biodiversity in agricultural production systems. The book has been announced on the Uzbek web-site; http://agronews.uz/ru/news/200-novoe-izdanie-po-agroekologii      

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  • Managing Biodiversity in Agricultural Ecosystems

    April 18th, 2013 | Publications

    Here are the links to the different language PDF versions of the Managing Bioveristy in Agroecosytesm. The English version of the book is only available commercially (http://www.cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-231-13648-8/managing-biodiversity-in-agricultural-ecosystems). Managing Biodiversity in Agricultural Ecosystems-ArabicChinese: ftp://DADnet:Mobile45@ext-ftp.fao.org/ag/reserved/dad-net/Managing_agrobiodiversity_C.pdf  (4 MB) French: ftp://DADnet:Mobile45@ext-ftp.fao.org/ag/reserved/dad-net/Biodiversidad_F.pdf   (4 MB) Spanish: ftp://DADnet:Mobile45@ext-ftp.fao.org/ag/reserved/dad-net/Biodiversidad_S.pdf  (3.6 MB)

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  • Managing Biodiversity in Agricultural Ecosystems

    Managing Biodiversity in Agricultural Ecosystems

    March 23rd, 2013 | Bioversity Headquarters, Featured, Publications

     Published in more than three other languages and growing, Managing Biodiversity in Agricultural Ecosystems takes a look at how farmers manage, maintain, and benefit from biodiversity in agricultural production systems. The volume includes the most recent research and developments in the maintenance of local diversity at the genetic, species, and ecosystem levels. Chapters cover the […]

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  • The importance of crop biodiversity under climate change

    The importance of crop biodiversity under climate change

    July 6th, 2012 | News

    A new video on the importance of crop diversity under climate change has been recently published by Bioversity International. Carlo Fadda, one of Bioversity International’s senior scientists based in our Sub-Saharan Africa office, Nairobi, talks about the importance of using agricultural biodiversity to suit farmers’ future needs in the face of climate change. Watch the […]

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  • Faba bean and barley local varietal diversity in the Taounate Region of Morocco

    Faba bean and barley local varietal diversity in the Taounate  Region of Morocco

    June 13th, 2012 | Morocco, News

    By Belqadi Loubna; Department of Production, Protection and Vegetable Biotechnology, Hassan II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine, Morocco Faba bean is the major grain legume crop in Morocco, covering nearly half of the area annually planted to grain legumes. In the same way, the area covered by barley exceeds the other cereals (common, durum […]

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  • Can plant be protected by insects?

    Can plant be protected by insects?

    August 17th, 2011 | Bioversity Headquarters, News

    Can plant be protected by insects when they are attacked by pests? The mechanisms of resistance to pests put in place by landraces to defend themselves from pests attacks are a very important source of resistance. With globalization, both resistant varieties and pests and pathogens move around As a consequence resistance genes in secondary centres […]

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  • Can Crop Diversity Reduce Disease Pressure? The Case of Maize in China

    Can Crop Diversity Reduce Disease Pressure? The Case of Maize in China

    August 4th, 2011 | China

    Small holder farmers are constantly fighting with pests and diseases and every year they need to bet on which options, in terms of varieties and crops, will reduce the loss caused by pests and diseases. This is a real challenge for them as the type of pests and pathogens in any given year or cropping […]

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  • Can Biodiversity be Part of Pest and Disease Manage? Asking the Right Questions

    Can Biodiversity be Part of Pest and Disease Manage? Asking the Right Questions

    July 28th, 2011 | Bioversity Headquarters, News

    Much of the 30% of the world’s annual harvest lost to pests and diseases occurs in developing countries.   The resulting economic and food resource costs are, to a significant extent, a consequence of crops growing in monocultures and the continuing evolution of new races of pests and pathogens that are able to overcome resistance genes […]

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  • Can Crop Diversity Reduce Pests and Diseases Pressure? The case of common bean in Uganda

    Can Crop Diversity Reduce Pests and Diseases Pressure? The case of common bean in Uganda

    July 15th, 2011 | News, Uganda

    Our team in Uganda led by John Mulumba Waswa and Rose Nankya was prepared for interviewing 60 farmers in each of the three sites where beans are the target crop (Nakaseke, Kabwohe, and Rubaya). The team is composed of farmers that are directly involved in the project and were trained to conduct the interviews. The […]

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  • Devra Jarvis Presented Pests and Diseases in Paris

    Devra Jarvis Presented Pests and Diseases in Paris

    December 9th, 2010 | Bioversity Headquarters, Events, News

    From the first to the third of December the Project Director Devra Jarvis presented the work in Paris at the EUCARPIA 2nd Conference of the “Organic and Low-Input Agriculture” entitled “Breeding for resilience: a strategy for organic and low-input farming systems?”. More information about the conference can be found at the following web site: https://colloque.inra.fr/eucarpia2010_organic_li/Programme.

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