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06 Aug 2015

M. Ann Tutwiler reflects on the Papal Encyclical

In her latest blog, M. Ann Tutwiler reflects on the key messages given in the recent Papal Encyclical about the importance of biodiversity to meet human needs.

26 Jun 2015

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 processes in different research projects in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, India and Malaysia.

18 Jun 2015

Research through theatre – using participatory methods to spark discussion and empower local communities

Marketing may be a difficult concept to explain to people who are involved in only some stages of the value chain. Theatre can be a useful tool to convey complex issues to a diversified social group, with different levels of education, in an engaging and fun way.

25 May 2015

Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo Fellow to map African rosewood genetic diversity in Ghana

The knowledge gap in genetic information on remaining populations of African rosewood will soon be filled through a new research project, supported by the Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo (ASO) Fellowship, awarded yearly by Bioversity International to a young forest genetic resources scientist in ... read more

29 Apr 2015

Forest landscape restoration: a solution to global challenges

M. Ann Tutwiler addresses the importance of well matched and genetically diverse planting material when restoring degraded land and gives an update on Bioversity International's research to support forest restoration.

15 Apr 2015

Filling in knowledge gaps for better management of forests and trees

What research support is needed to help countries meet their pledges to restore forests on degraded lands? This and other questions are explored in a conversation among scientists from several centres who are carrying out research on the management and conservation of forest and tree ... read more

10 Apr 2015

A living laboratory for rare fruit trees, roots, tubers and medicinal plants in Bangalore

India’s first ever genetic garden opens to safeguard and study rare plant species that are important for food and medicine, in one of the world’s 35 biodiversity hotspots. 

02 Apr 2015

Half a century of pioneering seed conservation: an interview with Malaysian seed icon Professor Chin

Celebrating his 80th birthday, Dr Chin Hoong Fong, Bioversity International Honorary Fellow and iconic professor emeritus of Universiti Putra Malaysia speaks about the leaps that seed technology has taken during – and thanks to – his 55-year long career.

17 Mar 2015

Problem-based learning to sustain future forests

David Boshier and Judy Loo, editors of the Forest Genetic Resources Training Guide, invite university lecturers and students to put knowledge on forest genetic resources into action.

16 Mar 2015

Authors of a new paper promote the nutritional value of forest foods in Cameroon

A recently published paper documents the nutritional composition and value of  foods obtained from forest trees – ‘moabi’ fruits and oil, ‘Mvout’ fruits and the seeds of ‘ebaye’ and calls for their increased consumption.