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
Maintaining and expanding natural forest cover is therefore an essential component of an intelligent response to the climate crisis. However, given the rapidity with which the climate is changing and the impacts of these changes on tree populations, it also presents a complexity of ... read more
As discussed in a recent article in The New York Times, on-going research in the Maya Biosphere Reserve in Guatemala’s northern Petén region demonstrates the effectiveness of forest management when it is in the hands of the people that already live there.
On the side-lines of the Paris Salon du Chocolat event, Bioversity International co-established International Cocoa Awards went to 17 cocoa producers from Africa, Asia and Pacific, the Caribbean and Central America and South America.
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
A review coordinated by Bioversity International reports on the current technologies used to propagate improved cacao planting materials, and the prospects for improving and scaling up these mechanisms to meet the increasing demand of cocoa.
Women and men often have distinct and complementary roles, sets of knowledge, skills, practices and preferences related to the management and conservation of agricultural and tree biodiversity. A new blog post published on the Women for Expo website highlights Bioversity International ... read more
In a new video, Bernd Degen, Head of the Institute of Forest Genetics at von Thünen Institute, Germany and one of the partners in the FORGER project, explains the essence of genetic monitoring and walks us through the laboratories where samples of trees are examined.