Bioversity International Launches Agrobiodiversity Project to Combat Climate Change
June 2011: Bioversity International has launched a project titled "Reinforcing the resilience of poor rural communities in the face of food insecurity, poverty and climate change," which works with partners in India, Nepal and Bolivia.
The three-year project is expected to support on-farm conservation of neglected and underutilized crops. It will work with national and international scientists, farmers and user groups to: investigate the use of neglected and underutilized species in increasing the resilience of production systems; examine the role of men and women farmers in conservation practices; develop participatory monitoring systems; and strengthen on farm conservation and the role of custodian farmers. The description of the project includes a video, entitled "Minor Millets and Women Empowerment in India." Bioversity International is a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). [Bioversity International Release] [Bioversity International Video: "Minor Millets and Women Empowerment in India"]