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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.

06 Mar 2015

Success through unity: a women’s collective uses the potential of forest products

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Bioversity International scientists Marlène Elias and Riina Jalonen and researcher Narasimha Hegde from LIFE Trust, interviewed Ms Nagaveni Hegde, leader of the recently formed Matrabhoomi Women’s Group.

05 Mar 2015

Through the lens: women from the Western Ghats forest

As we near International Women's Day, Ewa Hermanowicz reflects on lessons learned from the resilient women she met while filming in India.

27 Feb 2015

The latest Global Timber Tracking Network newsletter is now out

The second newsletter of the Global Timber Tracking Network (GTTN) includes numerous updates – from pilot project results – to news from GTTN members from the Academy of Forestry in China.

16 Feb 2015

Articles of new Elsevier special edition underline importance of tree genetic diversity

Judy Loo reflects on the recently published open-access special issue of Forest Ecology and Management – a publication that alongside the Global Plan of Action will guide informed action to conserve and sustainably use precious tree genetic diversity.

16 Jan 2015

15th Regular Session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

The Commission on Genetic Resources will hold its Fifteenth Regular Session from 19-23 January 2015 at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, Italy. Find out how Bioversity International is participating.

24 Dec 2014

New publication describes ancient African tree Baobab

Descriptor list of baobab will help to increase the domestication, cultivation and use of the products of the African baobab for improving nutrition and enhancing livelihoods