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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

17 Dec 2014

Gender-responsive participatory research on Native Fruit Trees in India

Read how Bioversity International and partners are doing gender-responsive participatory research in the India via this post on the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature blog.

15 Dec 2014

Fruit trees key to restoring degraded land in Central Asia

Bioversity researchers are working with national partners to restore degraded lands in Central Asia with native fruit tree species. Learn more in this blog post on the Agriculture & Ecosystems blog.

15 Dec 2014

Cultural festivals connect biodiversity and conservation

In India and Nepal, Chhath Puja is an important festival that helps to safeguard several native fruit species, especially the pomelo, which is part of the offerings made by women to the Sun God. 

05 Dec 2014

Asia’s unique forest genetic resources supported in new APFORGEN strategy

In light of tomorrow's Global Landscapes Forum and Lima's climate talks, the Asia Pacific Forest Genetic Resources Programme (APFORGEN) has launched its 2014-2016 strategy.