Young women doing a participatory resource mapping exercise, Malaysia. Credit: Faridah Aini Muhammad

Why a gender approach is important for conservation: a case study in Sarawak, Malaysia

Every year on October 15th, the UN celebrates International Day of Rural Women to honor and recognize the importance of rural women in enhancing...

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Catherine Pehou, a young researcher from Burkina Faso. Credit: Bioversity International/B. Vinceti

Women’s shifting rights to precious tree resources in Burkina Faso

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...

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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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Banana seller at a Ugandan market. Credit: CIP/S. Quinn

Innovation injects income opportunities into the banana value chain

As reported in their latest annual report, the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) has been busy working with local partners...

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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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G7 leaders’ declaration on food security and nutrition

Empowering women, improving nutrition through a people-centered approach and ensuring sustainability and resilience within agriculture and food...

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Inspecting the quality of the first seeds deposited in the Gumbu village community seedbank, South Africa. Credit: Bioversity International/R. Vernooy

Stepping it up for gender equality at Bioversity International

On the occasion of the International Women's Day, which this year urges us to pledge for gender parity and equal rights for all, Bioversity...

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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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Exploring gender norms in Northwest Vietnam. Credit: M Elias/Bioversity International

Enabling gender equality in agricultural and environmental innovation

Marlène Elias, Gender Specialist, Bioversity International, reflects on how gender norms can affect the ability of men and women to access, adopt,...

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