Bioversity International: research for development in agricultural and tree biodiversity

Bioversity International

Bioversity International

produces scientific evidence, management practices and policy options to use and safeguard agricultural and tree biodiversity

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Healthy diets from sustainable food systems

Healthy diets from sustainable food systems

A Bioversity International initiative

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Productive and resilient farms, forests and landscapes

Productive and resilient farms, forests and landscapes

A Bioversity International initiative

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Effective genetic resources conservation and use

Effective genetic resources conservation and use

A Bioversity International initiative

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Agricultural biodiversity

Agricultural biodiversity

nourishes people and sustains the planet.

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Latest news

19 Jan 2017

Passing of an agrobiodiversity champion: Dr George Wagdi Ayad

Dr George Wagdi Ayad, a beloved friend and colleague of Bioversity International and partners, passed away in Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt, where he had retired a few years ago. Dr Wagdi Ayad was the former Regional Director of Bioversity International's office for Central, West Asia and North Africa ...

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Feature publication

Safeguarding banana diversity at the Bioversity International Musa Germplasm Transit Centre

The Bioversity International Musa Germplasm Transit Centre (ITC) is home to the world’s largest collection of banana diversity. Founded in 1985, the ITC is managed by Bioversity International and hosted at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. The collection contains more than 1,500 accessions of edible and wild species of banana, and the collection continues to grow as new specimens are collected in the crop’s centres of diversity in South-east Asia, and East and West Africa.

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Vision & Mission

Bioversity International Strategy 2014-2024

Our vision is that agricultural biodiversity nourishes people and sustains the planet.

Our mission is to deliver scientific evidence, management practices and policy options to use and safeguard agricultural and tree biodiversity to attain sustainable global food and nutrition security.

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