Drying the rinds of Garcinia indica, a non-timber forest product prized in the pharmaceutical industry for its weight loss properties. Credit: Bioversity International/E. Hermanowicz

Sustainably managing non-timber products to improve livelihoods, equity and forests

New Guidelines for Equitable and Sustainable Non-timber Forest Product Management offer field-tested strategies and good practices on how to pursue...

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Forest fact or fiction

Last Wednesday marked the seventh International Day of Forests, an occasion to celebrate our forests and raise awareness of the many issues our trees...

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Women are vital tenants of both livelihoods and landscapes. Photo credit: CIFOR

Latest Reader on Gender and Forestry

A new book amalgamates 30 years of accumulated knowledge on gender and forestry into one volume. 

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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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Collecting apples from fruit orchard, Kyrgyzstan. Credit: Kuban Turgunbaev

Carlo Scarpa Prize awarded to the wild apple forests of the Tien Shan

Last weekend, Bioversity International's Director General Ann Tutwiler spoke at the Benetton Foundation's annual International Carlo Scarpa Prize for...

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Forests patches on the lower hills of the Himalayas, Nepal. Credit: Bioversity International/G. Meldrum

Making best use of Asia’s tree diversity

Working on landscape restoration, REDD+, tree improvement or conservation planning in Asia-Pacific? Take this survey and tell us what your training...

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Tree genetic diversity is key to success for forest restoration projects

Projects designed to return degraded land to natural forest, with associated improvements in ecological function and biodiversity, rightly focus on...

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Research helps forests adapt to and mitigate a changing climate

Maintaining and expanding natural forest cover is therefore an essential component of an intelligent response to the climate crisis. However, given...

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Succulent mvout fruits. Credit: Bioversity International/J.Tieguhong

Authors of a new paper promote the nutritional value of forest foods in Cameroon

A recently published paper documents the nutritional composition and value of  foods obtained from forest trees – ‘moabi’ fruits and oil, ‘Mvout’...

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