Bioversity International: research for development in agricultural and tree biodiversity

COP13 Blog Series

Find out why mainstreaming agricultural and tree biodiversity in sustainable food and production systems is critical to achieve the Convention on Biological Diversity's Strategic Plan for Biodiversity in this special blog series.

16 Dec 2016

It's time to politicize tree seed

In line with the CBD call for ‘reviewing, improving or establishing’ land tenure and spatial planning approaches in restoration, it is time to review, improve and establish tree seed systems, says Riina Jalonen as she concludes the Bioversity International CBD COP13 Forest and Landscape ... read more

15 Dec 2016

Agrobiodiversity characteristics for multiple benefits in restored agricultural systems

In the latest blog for the COP13 blog series, Natalia Estrada-Carmona and colleagues describe the behind-the-scenes work on a new tool that will 'triangulate' available plant traits linked to ecosystem processes to guide restoration efforts while facilitating to practitioners’ and other ... read more

12 Dec 2016

A tool to guide species and seed selection for the restoration of seasonally dry tropical forest in Colombia

Making sure that native species and seed sources are site-adapted requires a certain degree of scientifically-based decision making capacity, which most restoration practitioners currently do not have.  As part of our CBD COP13 Forest and Landscape Restoration blog series, Evert Thomas ... read more

09 Dec 2016

Restoring productivity and biodiversity in tropical forests by mimicking natural disasters

Laura Snook, Coordinator of Management and Conservation of Forest and Tree Resources, CGIAR Research Programme on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry, explains why sometimes it necessary to clear patches of trees to stimulate regeneration of species that become established after natural ... read more

07 Dec 2016

A measure of diversity from production to diets: The value of an Agrobiodiversity Index

Bioversity International's Director General, Ann Tutwiler, guest-blogs for the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) from the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP13) in Cancun, Mexico and explains the importance of mainstreaming agrobiodiversity in food systems and ... read more

06 Dec 2016

Mainstreaming biodiversity for nutrition in Brazil

Daniela Moura de Oliveira Beltrame, National Project Coordinator, Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition, explains why Brazil is putting diverse native species at the centre of policies for sustainable development in the latest CBD COP13 Blog.

05 Dec 2016

Restoring lands and livelihoods in Burkina Faso: The business of one association

Mr Alain Traoré, Director of tiipaalga, shares insights from his long-term efforts in fostering farmer-led restoration initiatives in Burkina Faso as part of our CBD COP13 Blog Series.

02 Dec 2016

Bioversity International supports CBD's call for mainstreaming biodiversity for well-being

Bioversity International is gearing up to participate in the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 13) in Cancun, Mexico, which starts in a few days’ time. Ann Tutwiler, Director General of Bioversity International, blogs about the CBD - the most ... read more

30 Nov 2016

Seeds of change: training restoration practitioners to solve genetic problems

Riina Jalonen, Associate Scientist at Bioversity International, shares her insights into how to get restoration practitioners interested in genetic issues and equip them with tools to select more diverse and viable seed with better adaptive capacity. This is the fourth blog in Bioversity ... read more

25 Nov 2016

Small is beautiful: Restoring degraded lands, one parcel at a time

Bioversity International partner, Mr Harouna Kaboré, farmer from Burkina Faso, talks about his experience restoring three hectares of his household’s degraded lands in the third blog in the CBD COP13 Forest and Landscape Restoration Blog Series.

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