One of the three winning photos from the Women and Agricultural Biodiversity Photo Contest. While visiting a friend in the Sitio Damog area, Barangay Sumilihon, Butuan City, Philippines, a local woman named Amalia Sumabat caught my attention. She is plowing her land with the help of a water buffalo (Carabao) in preparation for planting different kind of vegetables: the traditional way of farming in the Philippines. Credit: A. Gomez

Plowing with buffaloes in the Philippines - an interview with one of the photo contest winners

One of our photo contest winners, Alexis Gomez, a passionate photographer, tells us about women's role in traditional farming in the Philippines.

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One of the three winners of the Women and Agricultural Biodiversity Photo Story contest. These two women are successful maize seed producers, engaged with a community-based seed production group in the hilly Sasha village of Nepal, in the Dhading district. I went there to evaluate the performance of improved maize. After receiving technical training from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), they swap local maize with high yielding improved maize. Moreover, they incorporate soil conservation methods like intercropping, FYM application and bio-pesticide. Credit: S. Rasaily

Life-changing Nepalese maize - an interview with one of the photo contest winners

One of our photo contest winners Santosh Rasaily talked to us about the ladies in his photo: two women from the mountainous region of Nepal who were...

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final stage of turning sap from the tree into yuro (flour), enough to feed her community for a week. All the materials, including the Pugahan trunk, used for the laborious production are naturally-sourced. Aranta is one of the few remaining Pugahan ritualists observing traditional ways in producing food. Credit: L. Astese

The sacredness of the Pugahan tree - an interview with one of the photo contest winners

Leonora Astete tells a story of agricultural rituals, describing in detail a very rare Filipino practice to produce flour from a tree’s sap.

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In Vietnam's climate-smart village of Ma in Yen Bai province, researchers and farmers discussed what tools they find most useful to tackle climate change. The tools will be whittled down and adapted for farmers to tackle the climate changes within their specific landscape. Credit: G.Smith/CIAT

Vietnamese farmers debate options in the face of a changing climate

Researchers from the Climate Change, Agricultural and Food Security Program – including Bioversity International scientists – and farmers in Ma...

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An Uzbek farmer proudly showing his grapes. Credit: Bioversity International/P. Sands

Uzbek farmers get a livelihood boost from local fruit tree conservation

After five years of activity, an impact assessment reveals a positive trend in livelihoods linked to increased conservation and use of Uzbekistan’s...

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Case studies from around the globe show that gender-responsive participatory research is the way to go

Bioversity International's Gender Research Fellows unite in the Netherlands to discuss their successes in using participatory research tools and...

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Village mapping with female participants in Tanzania. Credit: Bioversity International/C.Fadda

How to measure climate change vulnerability – New toolkit and two case studies

How will climate change affect rural communities differently? A new toolkit by Bioversity International and partners provides step-by-step guidance on...

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Research through theatre – using participatory methods to spark discussion and empower local communities

Marketing may be a difficult concept to explain to people who are involved in only some stages of the value chain. Theatre can be a useful tool to...

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Ms Nagaveni Hegde, leader of the recently formed Matrabhoomi Women’s Group. Credit: Bioversity International/M.Elias

Success through unity: a women’s collective uses the potential of forest products

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Bioversity International scientists Marlène Elias and Riina Jalonen and researcher Narasimha Hegde from...

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Preparing kokum juice, India. Credit: Bioversity International/E.Hermanowicz

Bearing the fruits of action

Feature article in the Deccan Herald - Bioversity International gender fellow Narasimha Hegde writes about our work with women's groups in India to...

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