Typical Costa Rican landscape where PES schemes are set up. Credit: Bioversity International/C.Zanzanaini

Lack of strong science in Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES)

A paper published in Science this month reveals that an alarmingly small number of payment for ecosystem service schemes around the world are based on...

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Drought Alert in Guatemala. Credit: Nuestro Diario

iButtons to the rescue − improving drought response in Guatemala

Guatemala newspaper (in Spanish) features iButton weather sensors adapted by Bioversity International as part of the government’s plan to reduce...

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Ladybirds feed on wheat pests. Credit: Bioversity International/N.Capozio

IPBES to assess biodiversity and ecosystem services of the world's regions

Agriculture has now become an integral part of the new assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES),...

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Coral washed up by the waves in Fiji. Credit: Bioversity International/D.Mijatovic

Linking local plans to the big picture - an experience from Fiji

How can we bring together the large-scale and the local scale? Read this experience of using resilience indicators in Fiji in a guest post by...

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Toolkit for Indicators of Resilience

A new toolkit to measure resilience is now available

Today at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia, Bioversity International is launching a toolkit in partnership with the Satoyama...

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Participatory mapping with communities in Zambia. Credit: Wageningen University/T.del Rio

Gender affects how landscapes are used for nutrition

Bioversity International scientist Natalia Estrada-Carmona writes about her work in the Barotse floodplain in Zambia, investigating how men and women...

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Multifunctional landscape in Northwest Vietnam. Credit: Bioversity International/L.Sebastian

Launching the Ecosystem Services and Resilience Framework

Led by Bioversity International scientists and a group of experts, the Ecosystem Services and Resilience Framework will guide all activities of the...

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A selection of cooked and raw neglected and underutilized crops from Malaysia. Credit: Bioversity International/B.Sthapit

Recommending dietary diversity for women

Measuring dietary diversity and quality can be costly and difficult but essential if we are to tackle the problem of poor dietary quality. A new...

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Waterfall in Pacuare River, Costa Rica. Credit: kele dobrinski

Learn how to use an ecosystem services approach – two training courses

In light of World Environment Day, Bioversity International and the Natural Capital Project are offering two courses on using an ecosystem services...

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Maize farmer in Central America. Credit: CIMMYT/E. Phipps

Simulating drought in Guatemala to prepare for climate change

Bioversity International is running a series of drought simulation exercises with the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock in Guatemala to see how...

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