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...

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Young women doing a participatory resource mapping exercise, Malaysia. Credit: Faridah Aini Muhammad

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...

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Catherine Pehou, a young researcher from Burkina Faso. Credit: Bioversity International/B. Vinceti

Women’s shifting rights to precious tree resources in Burkina Faso

Néré plays a significant role in the diet of rural and urban populations in Burkina Faso’s Sudano-Sahelian zone. Although women are the ones to...

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Gender fieldwork activity in Nepal. Credit: Bioversity International/M. Elias

Mixing methods for holistic project evaluations

What is the value of integrating qualitative analyses in quantitative project evaluations? According to a group of researchers from Bioversity...

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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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