Bioversity International: research for development in agricultural and tree biodiversity

Marlene Elias

05 May 2017

30 years of gender and forests

Currently, there is much interest in mainstreaming gender in natural resource management, including forestry. The new Earthscan Reader on Gender and Forests, co-edited by our gender specialist Marlène Elias provides a collection of key articles on gender and forests published over the last ... read more

19 Sep 2016

Mixing methods for holistic project evaluations

What is the value of integrating qualitative analyses in quantitative project evaluations? According to a group of researchers from Bioversity International, World Fish and Nepalese NGO LI-BIRD, qualitative research is not only valuable, but in fact essential for holistic project ... read more

09 Aug 2016

Gendered exclusions and cooperation within the shea value chain

In their recently published article, Marlène Elias and Seema Arora-Jonsson describe the shea value chain. The authors highlight that although there is interest in improving prospects for producers, little attention is being focused on how differences among producers can enable some, but not ... read more

31 May 2016

Piloting a gender-responsive tool for assessing the poverty impacts of value chain development

Last month, field researchers from three parts of India participated in a training workshop on a new gender-responsive methodology for assessing the poverty impacts of value chain development – 5Caps-G. Three Bioversity International scientists report back.

07 Dec 2015

Enabling gender equality in agricultural and environmental innovation

Marlène Elias, Gender Specialist, Bioversity International, reflects on how gender norms can affect the ability of men and women to access, adopt, adapt and benefit from innovations in agricultural and natural resource management.

24 Nov 2015

Women and men in tropical dry forests: A preliminary review

In their new paper 'Women and men in tropical dry forests: a preliminary review', Colfer, Elias and Jamnadass put the spotlight on several phenomena of significance from a gender perspective in dry forests.

25 Aug 2014

The role of gender in landscape restoration – a case study from Burkina Faso

In a blog for IUCN, Gender Specialist Marlène Elias talks about how men and women relate to trees differently and how this matters in landscape restoration.

31 Jul 2014

Evolution of gender relations among Nepalese farmers

CGIAR research program and LI-BIRD researchers travelled to Nepal's Gulmi District to put the 'Home Gardens' initiative's results under a gender lens.

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