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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.

03 Dec 2014

Adding science to the landscape – Evert Thomas chats about restoration

With only three days to go until the long-anticipated Global Landscapes Forum, Bioversity International’s forest genetic resources researcher Evert Thomas chats about his latest research, what the term ‘landscape’ means to him and his hopes for the Forum, where Bioversity is co-hosting a ... read more

29 Nov 2014

Restoration of native species highlighted at the 2014 Global Landscapes Forum

On 6 December, Bioversity International researcher Evert Thomas and Regional Director for the Americas, Marleni Ramirez, will join research partners and Vice Minister of Agriculture of Peru, Cesar Sotomayor, on the sidelines of Lima climate talks. 

14 Nov 2014

Inherited orchards are a treasure trove of mango diversity in southern India

Take a virtual visit to Ranga Reddy's mango orchard, one of our custodian farmers in southern India. His orchard is home to 560 trees that make up 18 mango varieties, each with their own distinct qualities. 

11 Nov 2014

Tapping into Congo Basin’s forest foods for increased nutrition security

Forest products make a major contribution to household food and nutrition security in the Congo Basin, says new open-access paper published as part of the Bioversity International-led ‘Beyond Timber’ research initiative.

04 Nov 2014

Bioversity International's scientific facts and blogs reap awards in CGIAR Development Dialogues competitions

We would like to congratulate Carlo Fadda, Theme leader, Productive Agricultural Ecosystems, Bioversity International, for receiving the highest jury vote in the CGIAR Development Dialogues' 'Talking Science' competition. 

29 Oct 2014

Global environment leaders’ decision calls for attention to genetic diversity in ecosystem restoration

Bioversity International successfully encourages consideration of quality in ecosystem restoration at the CBD COP12 held in Korea earlier this month.