Bioversity International: research for development in agricultural and tree biodiversity

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22 Dec 2017

Global Landscapes Forum - A movement worth building

Bioversity International participated in several activities during this year's Global Landscapes Forum held in Bonn on 19-20 December, where the President of Mauritius emphasized the need for an Agrobiodiversity Index. 

20 Dec 2017

A climate change atlas for Central America

Users can now explore the predicted effects of climate change on important agroforestry species.

13 Nov 2017

Forest restoration needs to become climate-smart

As the world leaders gather in Bonn for the UN climate summit, a new study shows that forest restoration needs a mindset change to reach its potential in mitigating climate change.

03 Nov 2017

Community concessions bring newfound hope for forest conservation and socioeconomic development

Recent findings evidenced that when forests are in the hands of local communities, governance, conservation and livelihoods improve.

12 Oct 2017

Round two of the Gender Research Fellowship Programme takes off in Nairobi

Building on a successful first phase, the Gender Research Fellowship Programme is back for round two. This programme has been designed to strengthen researchers' capacity to conduct research that can support gender equality and other desired project outcomes, such as the sustainable ... read more

21 Sep 2017

A threat-mapping approach to guide conservation of food tree species in Burkina Faso

In a recent article on PLOS ONE, Bioversity International researchers and partners have analyzed 16 food tree species in Burkina Faso and 6 key threats to them. The analysis will help to plan for timely and efficient conservation actions.

18 Aug 2017

Bioversity International joins the Congo Basin Institute

Bioversity International’s forest genetic resources researchers join forces with the Congo Basin Institute (CBI), a collaboration that aims to create a nexus of research, education, training and technological development, all in and for Africa.

03 Feb 2017

Can local participation in community forestry foster social inclusiveness and gender equity?

Community forestry approaches that aim to form a partnership between governments and communities have gained popularity around the world. These approaches promise to enhance sustainable forest management, conservation efforts and local livelihoods.

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

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