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Cultural constraints, dearth of data limit forests role in food security

The contribution of forests and trees to feed the growing population is hampered by cultural factors and limited data, among other issues, according...

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Google Earth interface used to validate modelled distribution maps of Brazil nut in the Americas

Science 2.0: Species experts help to improve distribution models through Google Earth mapping tool

Botanist, forester and other expert opinions should be used to validate and fine-tune the outcomes of the popular environmental envelope modeling...

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Sustainable food systems include food from forests

Participants of Nutritious Foods from Forests, a side event of the 40th gathering of the Committee on World Food Security, said increased food...

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Cacao, Malaysia. Credit: Bioversity International/B. Sthapit

Taste of what's to come: cocoa diversity for 50 million people globally

On International Chocolate Day, Stephan Weise, Bioversity International and Martin Gilmour, Mars, explain why supporting the conservation and use of...

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Linking gender and forestry research

What does gender have to do with research on forest genetic resources? That was the question 22 social and biophysical scientists discussed in...

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Bioversity International’s gender agenda gains momentum

Today, as we celebrate International Women's Day, it’s a good time to recognize the urgent need to better understand how gender plays out in...

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Maarten van Zonneveld, Associate Scientist in diversity analysis for conservation and use, based in Bioversity International's Colombia office.

How studying peach palm in tropical Latin America can help us understand the potential of diversity.

A new open access research paper looks at peach palm in tropical Latin America and its implications for biodiversity conservation, natural resource...

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