The NUS Community

The NUS Community

The NUS Community is an on-line platform for sharing research results, development news and policy advice regarding the use and conservation of neglected and underutilized species, or NUS for short. 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.

This website provides easy access to information and lessons from projects that Bioversity International implements jointly with research and development partners around the globe. It also serves as an information hub that highlights interesting research on neglected and underutilized species and connects practitioners in the field to strengthen capacity.

Working with farmers to document, conserve and capture the benefits of their crop diversity. Credit S. Padulosi, Bioversity International
Participants in a meeting in Nepal bringing together farmers, researchers and policy makers. Photo Mahesh Shrestha, LI-BIRD.