In their recently published article, Marlène Elias and Seema Arora-Jonsson describe the shea value chain. The authors highlight that although there is interest in improving prospects for producers, little attention is being focused on how differences among producers can enable some, but not ... read more
Projects designed to return degraded land to natural forest, with associated improvements in ecological function and biodiversity, rightly focus on native tree species. Recent research suggests that a deeper level of ecological awareness and a more nuanced approach to tree selection could ... read more
Bioversity International and partners are investigating what biodiversity is used and valued by rural households for food and agriculture in three dryland regions. Mauricio Bellon, Principal Scientist, explains why and how in a recent interview.
Marlène Elias, Gender Specialist, Bioversity International, reflects on how gender norms can affect the ability of men and women to access, adopt, adapt and benefit from innovations in agricultural and natural resource management.
In their new paper 'Women and men in tropical dry forests: a preliminary review', Colfer, Elias and Jamnadass put the spotlight on several phenomena of significance from a gender perspective in dry forests.
Restoring hundreds of millions of hectares of degraded forestlands will require billions of tree seeds and seedlings. This month, we invite restoration practitioners to take a survey to help identify current problems, good practices and recommendations for improving tree seed and seedling ... read more
Bioversity International's Gender Research Fellows unite in the Netherlands to discuss their successes in using participatory research tools and processes in different research projects in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, India and Malaysia.