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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

09 Dec 2016

Restoring productivity and biodiversity in tropical forests by mimicking natural disasters

Laura Snook, Coordinator of Management and Conservation of Forest and Tree Resources, CGIAR Research Programme on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry, explains why sometimes it necessary to clear patches of trees to stimulate regeneration of species that become established after natural ... read more

05 Dec 2016

Restoring lands and livelihoods in Burkina Faso: The business of one association

Mr Alain Traoré, Director of tiipaalga, shares insights from his long-term efforts in fostering farmer-led restoration initiatives in Burkina Faso as part of our CBD COP13 Blog Series.

30 Nov 2016

Seeds of change: training restoration practitioners to solve genetic problems

Riina Jalonen, Associate Scientist at Bioversity International, shares her insights into how to get restoration practitioners interested in genetic issues and equip them with tools to select more diverse and viable seed with better adaptive capacity. This is the fourth blog in Bioversity ... read more

25 Nov 2016

Small is beautiful: Restoring degraded lands, one parcel at a time

Bioversity International partner, Mr Harouna Kaboré, farmer from Burkina Faso, talks about his experience restoring three hectares of his household’s degraded lands in the third blog in the CBD COP13 Forest and Landscape Restoration Blog Series.

23 Nov 2016

Why seeds for trees matter in ecosystem restoration efforts in Burkina Faso

Bioversity International partner, Dr Moussa Ouédraogo, Director of the National Tree Seed Centre, Burkina Faso outlines longstanding efforts to supply quality seeds for restoration initiatives and the challenges they are facing in the second blog in the COP13 blog series.

18 Nov 2016

COP13 Blog Series - Introducing Forest and Landscape Restoration

Riina Jalonen, Associate Scientist, explains why forest and landscape restoration matters in the context of the upcoming Convention on Biological Diversity's COP13 happening in Mexico in the first blog in a special series.

11 Oct 2016

Why a gender approach is important for conservation: a case study in Sarawak, Malaysia

Every year on October 15th, the UN celebrates International Day of Rural Women to honor and recognize the importance of rural women in enhancing agricultural rural development worldwide. The following story highlights the importance of integrating female and male knowledge in the ... read more

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