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05 Mar 2014

Non-timber forest products: the way forward for rural women?

This year for International Women's Day, Bioversity has collected stories that inspire progress. In this blog post, Bioversity gender fellow Yvonne describes the changing roles of Cameroonian women.

05 Mar 2014

Diary of a Shea tree

This year for International Women's Day, Bioversity has collected stories that inspire progress. Here is a story about gender narrated by a Shea tree.

04 Mar 2014

Native fruit trees of life

This year for International Women's Day, Bioversity has collected stories that inspire change. Here is the story of Mrs Rajeshwari and Mr Parameshwar, an Indian farming couple.

18 Feb 2014

The winner of the Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo Fellowship announced

The fellowship has been awarded to a young researcher from the National Tree Seed Center of Burkina Faso, founded and directed by Dr Ouédraogo to carry forward the research on Parkia biglobosa, commonly called néré.

04 Feb 2014

‘Memoir of a shea tree’ and other stories call for votes

Bioversity's gender fellows discuss the complementarity of men's and women's roles in managing agroforestry systems in blog posts submitted to the World Congress on Agroforestry blog contest. Vote for your favorite blog by 5 February, 2014.

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.

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