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. It aims to support research and promote the use of neglected and underutilized crops and trees to 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:
A platform sharing research results, development news and policy advice on the use and conservation of 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 a handful of crops. The plants overlooked by agricultural development could be critical to better nutrition, sustainability and poverty reduction.
We are part of 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.