Biodiversity at work for resilient livelihood systems

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A presentation delivered by Stefano Padulosi in honor of Bioversity International's 40th Anniversary, focusing on diversifying crops in communities to increase productivity emphasizing underutilized grains.
Find out more about this research:
http://www.bioversityinternational.org/research-portfolio/marketing-diversity/neglected-and-underutilized-species/
http://www.bioversityinternational.org/40/

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  • Credit: Bioversity International/S.Padulosi
  • Biodiversity at work for resilient livelihood systems

    1. 1. Biodiversity at work for resilient livelihood systems Stefano Padulosi
    2. 2. (1) Genetic diversity (2) Selection & cultivation (3) Harvest (4) Value addition (5) Marketing (6) Final use Outcome Economic resilience Outcome Agroecological resilience Outcome Social resilience Biodiversity’s contribution along the value chain IMPACT System Resilience 1. Absorb climate variability and shocks 2. Food/nutrition security in periods of food scarcity 3. Economic self- reliance by leveraging local assets
    3. 3. Monitoring crop diversity in the field Five Cell Analysis Method Mapping distribution Lost
    4. 4. Promoting use of crop diversity through catalogues 0 100 200 300 Chiclayo Huaral Tambo Grande Pucallpa Promedio Milligrams Locality Capsaicinoids content (mg/100 g)
    5. 5. 55 Branding, building self-help groups for entrepreneurial activities, empowering women, indigenous people, vulnerable groups Increased household consumption of nutritious food Dehusking mill Making crop diversity an asset for the poor 0.5 US$ gain for every kg of value-added product (100 kg processed) PhotoCredits:BioversityInternational/S.Padulosi
    6. 6. 66 Mainstreaming Andean grains in Bolivia
    7. 7. 7 Partnership is critical Bolivia: 43 partners

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