Saving the world's coconuts - The Atlantic and BBC World News report

While demand for coconuts and coconut products stays high, its long-term outlook is quite bleak despite researchers' efforts in safeguarding this...

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Farmer in Ghana prunes his Carabobo cacao tree, originally from Venezuela. Please credit: Bioversity International/R. Markham

Certified cocoa in West Africa: Taking stock and key issues for moving ahead

Dietmar Stoian, Principal Scientist, Value Chains and Private Sector Engagement co-presented research being carried out in partnership with the World...

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Gender fieldwork activity in Nepal. Credit: Bioversity International/M. Elias

Mixing methods for holistic project evaluations

What is the value of integrating qualitative analyses in quantitative project evaluations? According to a group of researchers from Bioversity...

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Woman picks fruit from a tree in the Congo Basin. Credit: CIFOR/O. Girard

Reconciling multiple forest uses in the Congo Basin

In their 2015 annual report, the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry highlights the achievements of Flagship 2, Management of...

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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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Coconut palm tree, Sri Lanka. Credit: Bioversity International/D.Martinez

Saving the Pacific’s coconuts

Government representatives from Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Samoa are meeting this week to launch a mission, coordinated by Bioversity International...

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Drying kokum fruit in the sun before they are made into other products. The rinds are used to make beverages and slimming products. Credit: Bioversity International/E.Hermanowicz

Piloting a gender-responsive tool for assessing the poverty impacts of value chain development

Last month, field researchers from three parts of India participated in a training workshop on a new gender-responsive methodology for assessing the...

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Citizen farmers Papua New Guinea. Credit: Bioversity International/P. Quek

Tips for communicating research findings to women and men

Communicating research in gender-responsive ways is an important part of Bioversity International's gender research activities. In light of...

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

Enhancing benefits for smallholders across biodiverse value chains

In conversation with Dietmar Stoian, Principal Scientist, Value Chains and Private Sector Engagement, on why supporting smallholders in business...

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Listening to different voices - revealing local knowledge through research

In this new video, young scientists talk about the challenges they faced doing participatory research and how they worked creatively to overcome them.

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