Woman picks fruit from a tree in the Congo Basin. Credit: CIFOR/O. Girard

Reconciling multiple forest uses in the Congo Basin

In their 2015 annual report, the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry highlights the achievements of Flagship 2, Management of...

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Young woman processing Shea butter. Credit: Bioversity International/B.Vinceti

Gendered exclusions and cooperation within the shea value chain

In their recently published article, Marlène Elias and Seema Arora-Jonsson describe the shea value chain. The authors highlight that although there is...

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Tree genetic diversity is key to success for forest restoration projects

Projects designed to return degraded land to natural forest, with associated improvements in ecological function and biodiversity, rightly focus on...

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Ficus sycomorus, a desert tree widely distributed in Africa and parts of Asia. Credit:Bioversity Internationa/R. Khalil

Assessing the importance of agricultural and tree biodiversity in dryland production systems

Bioversity International and partners are investigating what biodiversity is used and valued by rural households for food and agriculture in three...

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Exploring gender norms in Northwest Vietnam. Credit: M Elias/Bioversity International

Enabling gender equality in agricultural and environmental innovation

Marlène Elias, Gender Specialist, Bioversity International, reflects on how gender norms can affect the ability of men and women to access, adopt,...

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Women and men in tropical dry forests: A preliminary review

In their new paper 'Women and men in tropical dry forests: a preliminary review', Colfer, Elias and Jamnadass put the spotlight on several phenomena...

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Women and children planting native fruit tree species on communal land in Mandla, Madhya Pradesh, India. Credit: IORA Ecological Solutions Ltd.

Seeds for Restoration - a global survey calls for contributions

Restoring hundreds of millions of hectares of degraded forestlands will require billions of tree seeds and seedlings. This month, we invite...

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Case studies from around the globe show that gender-responsive participatory research is the way to go

Bioversity International's Gender Research Fellows unite in the Netherlands to discuss their successes in using participatory research tools and...

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Young woman processing shea nuts. Credit: Bioversity International/B. Vinceti

The role of gender in landscape restoration – a case study from Burkina Faso

In a blog for IUCN, Gender Specialist Marlène Elias talks about how men and women relate to trees differently and how this matters in landscape...

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