Nepalese women applying manure in household fields to restore soil fertility. Credit: Bioversity International/M. Elias

A closer look at gender relations in forest landscape restoration

On the occasion of the International Day of Rural Women, Giulia Micheletti and Marlène Elias from Bioversity International discuss a framework on how...

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Focus group with Thai men in north-west Vietnam Credit: Institute for Social Development Studies/Van Anh Nguyen

Using vignettes to explore gender issues related to food security and nutrition

Giulia Micheletti, Marlène Elias, and Jessica Raneri of Bioversity International describe a nutrition-sensitive version of GENNOVATE, in which a...

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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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Women prepare lunch in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Credit: CIFOR/Augusta

Understanding gender norms and innovation processes to foster gender-equitable opportunities in forest landscapes

Gender researchers present findings from Indonesia and Kyrgyzstan that shed light on how gender norms shape, and are influenced by, forest and...

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Searching for pathways towards equitable and sustainable reservoir management

Bioversity International and partners work closely with local communities in Burkina Faso to tackle the dry season water constraints by supporting...

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Round two of the Gender Research Fellowship Programme takes off in Nairobi

Building on a successful first phase, the Gender Research Fellowship Programme is back for round two. This programme has been designed to strengthen...

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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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30 years of gender and forests

Currently, there is much interest in mainstreaming gender in natural resource management, including forestry. The new Earthscan Reader on Gender and...

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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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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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