Bioversity International’s forest genetic resources researchers join forces with the Congo Basin Institute (CBI), a collaboration that aims to create a nexus of research, education, training and technological development, all in and for Africa.
Néré plays a significant role in the diet of rural and urban populations in Burkina Faso’s Sudano-Sahelian zone. Although women are the ones to harvest néré seeds for income and direct consumption, they have no secure access to tree resources. Moreover, the density of néré is declining ... read more
Working on landscape restoration, REDD+, tree improvement or conservation planning in Asia-Pacific? Take this survey and tell us what your training needs are to better manage and benefit from tree genetic resources at your organization and to influence the training programme of a Regional ... read more
Maintaining and expanding natural forest cover is therefore an essential component of an intelligent response to the climate crisis. However, given the rapidity with which the climate is changing and the impacts of these changes on tree populations, it also presents a complexity of ... read more
Women and men often have distinct and complementary roles, sets of knowledge, skills, practices and preferences related to the management and conservation of agricultural and tree biodiversity. A new blog post published on the Women for Expo website highlights Bioversity International ... read more
In a new video, Bernd Degen, Head of the Institute of Forest Genetics at von Thünen Institute, Germany and one of the partners in the FORGER project, explains the essence of genetic monitoring and walks us through the laboratories where samples of trees are examined.
The knowledge gap in genetic information on remaining populations of African rosewood will soon be filled through a new research project, supported by the Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo (ASO) Fellowship, awarded yearly by Bioversity International to a young forest genetic resources scientist in ... read more
M. Ann Tutwiler addresses the importance of well matched and genetically diverse planting material when restoring degraded land and gives an update on Bioversity International's research to support forest restoration.
What research support is needed to help countries meet their pledges to restore forests on degraded lands? This and other questions are explored in a conversation among scientists from several centres who are carrying out research on the management and conservation of forest and tree ... read more