Professor Chin. Credit: Universiti Putra Malaysia

The legacy of a life devoted to seed conservation

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Chin Hoong Fong earlier this month. Professor Chin is a former Member of the Board...

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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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Photo: Seeds galore. Credit: Bioversity International/H. F. Chin

Bioversity International and Universiti Putra Malaysia renew unique bond

A Memorandum of Understanding signed between Bioversity International and Universiti Putra Malaysia celebrates the research partners’ 15-year...

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New publication reveals that farmers are the best source for conservation practices

How do we conserve the amazing diversity of tropical fruit trees in a way that brings benefits to the people who look after them? Why don’t we ask the...

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Women discover different types of mango at a diversity fair in India. Credit: Bioversity International/H.Lamers

Different trees for different needs

Women and men often have distinct and complementary roles, sets of knowledge, skills, practices and preferences related to the management and...

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Research through theatre – using participatory methods to spark discussion and empower local communities

Marketing may be a difficult concept to explain to people who are involved in only some stages of the value chain. Theatre can be a useful tool to...

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Vice Chancellor of Universiti Putra Malaysia, Professor Mohd Fauzi Hj Ramlan, congratulates his former teacher Professor Chin on his 80th birthday

Half a century of pioneering seed conservation: an interview with Malaysian seed icon Professor Chin

Celebrating his 80th birthday, Dr Chin Hoong Fong, Bioversity International Honorary Fellow and iconic professor emeritus of Universiti Putra Malaysia...

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Malaysian dipterocarp forest. Credit: Bioversity International/R.Jalonen

To sustain timber yields in Asian forests genetic issues must be addressed

Forestry experts at Bioversity International and the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia call attention to the impacts of logging on the genetic...

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Young women participate in a resource mapping exercise. Credit: Department of Agriculture Malaysia/H.Husin

Voices from the rainforest

This year for International Women's Day, Bioversity has collected stories that inspire progress. Two Malaysian women, Jaliah and Angeline, share their...

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