About Us

About Us

The NUS Community is a platform for sharing research results, development news and policy advice regarding the use and conservation of neglected and underutilized species. We are passionate about how neglected and underutilized crops and trees can strengthen food security, build more resilient, climate-smart agriculture, and empower people through income generation and revitalized local food culture.  Find out more about who we are and the important role of neglected and underutilized species in the following pages:

The NUS Community

A platform sharing research results, development news and policy advice on the use and conservation of neglected and underutilized species.

Neglected and Underutilized Species

Thousands of edible plant species have been cultivated and collected by humans throughout history but modern agriculture is dominated by just three crops. The plants overlooked by agricultural development could be critical to better nutrition, sustainability and poverty reduction.

Bioversity International

We are based at Bioversity International, a global research-for-development organization that delivers scientific evidence, management practices and policy options to use and safeguard agricultural biodiversity to attain global food and nutrition security.

Partners

Our partners include research organizations, NGOs, gene banks, farmer cooperatives and private sector actors who are critical to the success of our work.