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Assessing the importance of agricultural and tree biodiversity in dryland production systems
Bioversity International and partners are investigating what biodiversity is used and valued by rural households for food and agriculture in three dryland regions – W.Africa & the Sahel, Eastern and Southern Africa and South Asia.
A Prickly Cactus Journey: From Hellish Plant to Farmers' Darling
The cactus pear (known by its scientific name as Opuntia ficus-indica) was not always accepted in Pakistan as a source of food for animals, much less as a fruit fit for human consumption. It was commonly believed to be the ...