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30 Jan 2014

Cultural constraints, dearth of data limit forests role in food security

The contribution of forests and trees to feed the growing population is hampered by cultural factors and limited data, among other issues, according to a recent paper co-authored by Bioversity scientists and partners, highlighted by Thomson Reuters.

20 Dec 2013

Science 2.0: Species experts help to improve distribution models through Google Earth mapping tool

Botanist, forester and other expert opinions should be used to validate and fine-tune the outcomes of the popular environmental envelope modeling tool, says a new paper co-written by Bioversity researchers.

17 Nov 2013

To change the outlook of climate change, landscapes and biodiversity are part of the equation

M. Ann Tutwiler writes from the Global Landscapes Forum and offers insights on biodiversity also being part of the landscapes approach.

17 Oct 2013

Sustainable food systems include food from forests

Participants of Nutritious Foods from Forests, a side event of the 40th gathering of the Committee on World Food Security, said increased food security depends on the policymakers' recognition of forest foods as part of the equation.

13 Sep 2013

Taste of what's to come: cocoa diversity for 50 million people globally

On International Chocolate Day, Stephan Weise, Bioversity International and Martin Gilmour, Mars, explain why supporting the conservation and use of cacao genetic diversity is vital for future production.

11 Sep 2013

Four questions with M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International.

M. Ann Tutwiler answers questions on why agricultural and forest biodiversity matters, the new Bridging Conservation Agriculture Initiative, our partnership with CGIAR and her new role as Director General, Bioversity International.

03 Jul 2013

Wild foods: a food security strategy that's hard to swallow?

Bioversity International's Barbara Vinceti joins Bronwen Powell and Eva Muller in a discussion on the importance of wild foods for the food and nutrition security of millions of people. Often overlooked in food security strategies, these resources are both vital and under threat, and ... read more

13 Jun 2013

Linking gender and forestry research

What does gender have to do with research on forest genetic resources? That was the question 22 social and biophysical scientists discussed in Kuching, Malaysia, during the inception workshop of Bioversity International’s Gender Research Fellowship Programme.

06 Mar 2013

Bioversity International’s gender agenda gains momentum

Today, as we celebrate International Women's Day, it’s a good time to recognize the urgent need to better understand how gender plays out in smallholder farming systems and forest communities. This is crucial to developing effective strategies for the conservation and use of agricultural ... read more

25 Jan 2013

How studying peach palm in tropical Latin America can help us understand the potential of diversity.

A new open access research paper looks at peach palm in tropical Latin America and its implications for biodiversity conservation, natural resource management and human nutrition, with contributions from scientists at CIAT, CIRAD and Bioversity International.