Searching for pathways towards equitable and sustainable reservoir management

Bioversity International and partners work closely with local communities in Burkina Faso to tackle the dry season water constraints by supporting...

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Shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa) in agroforestry parkland. Credit: Bioversity International/H.Gaisberger

A threat-mapping approach to guide conservation of food tree species in Burkina Faso

In a recent article on PLOS ONE, Bioversity International researchers and partners have analyzed 16 food tree species in Burkina Faso and 6 key...

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Restoring lands and livelihoods in Burkina Faso: The business of one association

Mr Alain Traoré, Director of tiipaalga, shares insights from his long-term efforts in fostering farmer-led restoration initiatives in Burkina Faso as...

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Small is beautiful: Restoring degraded lands, one parcel at a time

Bioversity International partner, Mr Harouna Kaboré, farmer from Burkina Faso, talks about his experience restoring three hectares of his household’s...

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Young woman processing Shea butter. Credit: Bioversity International/B.Vinceti

Gendered exclusions and cooperation within the shea value chain

In their recently published article, Marlène Elias and Seema Arora-Jonsson describe the shea value chain. The authors highlight that although there is...

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Young woman processing shea nuts. Credit: Bioversity International/B. Vinceti

The role of gender in landscape restoration – a case study from Burkina Faso

In a blog for IUCN, Gender Specialist Marlène Elias talks about how men and women relate to trees differently and how this matters in landscape...

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Bean varieties at seed fair in Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International/I.Lopez-Noriega

Supporting international cooperation in access and benefit sharing of germplasm for climate change adaptation

Climate change is already forcing farmers around the world to find substitutes for currently grown crop varieties that cannot tolerate changing...

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Diversity Field Forum in Mali. Credit: Bioversity International/R.Vodouhe

Farmer-selected local varieties certified in Mali

Celebrate with us the recent seed certification of eight local crop varieties produced by farmers in Mali, made possible by the work of Bioversity...

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Young woman processing Shea butter. Credit: Bioversity International/B.Vinceti

Diary of a Shea tree

This year for International Women's Day, Bioversity has collected stories that inspire progress. Here is a story about gender narrated by a Shea tree....

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Guibien Cléophas Zerbo, winner of the 2013 Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo Fellowship. Credit: Bioversity International/ G.Zerbo

The winner of the Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo Fellowship announced

The fellowship has been awarded to a young researcher from the National Tree Seed Center of Burkina Faso, founded and directed by Dr Ouédraogo to...

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