Men in a community forest enterprise in Petén, Guatemala involved in milling precious woods. Credit: Bioversity International/D.Stoian

Community concessions bring newfound hope for forest conservation and socioeconomic development

Recent findings evidenced that when forests are in the hands of local communities, governance, conservation and livelihoods improve.

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Traditional Sri Lankan dishes and vegetables. Credit: Bioversity International/S.Landersz

Five ways food biodiversity contributes to healthier diets

With World Food Day approaching, researchers Gina Kennedy and Dietmar Stoian explain how food biodiversity can help address hunger, malnutrition and...

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Testing the 5Capitals-G methodology in India. Credit: Shrinivas Hegde

5Capitals-G gender-responsive methodology for value chain development

Bioversity International and ICRAF joined forces and presented their findings on a key gender-responsive methodology that will address the principal...

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

Moving towards a sustainable cocoa sector in Ghana

Ghana is the second largest producer of cocoa in the world and in recent years has emerged as the world's principal supplier of Fairtrade-certified...

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Farmers evaluating traits of wheat varieties, Ethiopia. Credit: Bioversity International/J.van de Gevel

Guidelines for innovation platforms

Innovation platforms are fast becoming part of the mantra of agricultural research-for-development projects and programmes. These guidelines will help...

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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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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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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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