• FTA’s latest newsletter reviews a year of achievements

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  • FTA in 2017: A bumper crop of research, articles and presentations

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  • Good investments in agriculture and forestry can benefit smallholders and landscapes, TBI panel shows

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  • FTA scientists feature in innovative series of talks on landscapes

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  • ICRAF-hosted projects promote orphan crops to improve diets

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The CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) is the world's largest research for development program to enhance the role of forests, trees and agroforestry in sustainable development and food security and to address climate change. CIFOR leads FTA in partnership with Bioversity International, CATIE, CIRAD, ICRAF, INBAR and TBI.

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  • The costs and benefits of challenging the patriarchy for women charcoal producers in Zambia

    23 February 2018

    Women’s involvement in the traditionally male-dominated charcoal industry is increasing across Zambia. Following an earlier story in which 27-year-old Mabvuto Zulu shared her experiences producing charcoal in Zuwalinyenga village in eastern Zambia, recent findings from the Center for International Forestry...

  • ACM levels the playing field for women and men in forest-adjacent communities

    22 February 2018

    Aimed at enhancing women’s participation as well as identifying how negotiation and facilitation can strengthen women’s tenure, a gender-equity approach is showing better outcomes not only for women but also for forest resources. The approach, dubbed Adaptive Collaborative Management...

  • Innovation and excellence from chocolate producers

    14 February 2018

    Amid preparations for a cocoa bean auction at Amsterdam’s historic stock exchange, Brigitte Laliberté spoke with Bioversity International about the newly released ruby chocolate, the Cocoa of Excellence Programme’s plans for the year and the best chocolates to gift on Valentine’s...

  • Bridging research and development to generate science and solutions

    14 February 2018

    A commonly held view is that trees in landscapes act as evapotranspirators, through which water is transpired and lost. But research now shows that rather than disappearing, this water falls back as rain – either over the same area or...


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