Bioversity International's mission is to deliver scientific evidence, management practices and policy options to use and safeguard agricultural and tree biodiversity to sustainable food and nutrition security.
The Central and south Asia region is characterized by diverse ecosystems and landscapes: highlands, semi-arid tropics and humid coastal plains with climates varying from temperate to tropical. The region is the centre of diversity of many important species of crops (rice, nuts, fruits), with most of its resource-poor smallholder farmers dependent on this agricultural and forest biodiversity for food security and livelihoods.
Bioversity International is working with partners in the Central and south Asia where agricultural biodiversity can contribute to improved nutrition, resilience, productivity and climate change adaptation.
Where we are working:
Bangladesh, India, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan