Bioversity International: research for development in agricultural and tree biodiversity

Research partners

Research partners

Carrying out a scoping study in Vietnam with CGIAR partners. Credit: Bioversity International/L.Sebastian
A scoping study in Vietnam with CGIAR partners. Credit: Bioversity International/L.Sebastian

Bioversity International works around 500 partners who are critical if we are to reach our research-for-development goals. Partners include research institutes, universities, development agencies, government departments, community-based organizations and the private sector. 

In the countries where we work, we are expanding partnerships to include local, national and global agri-food value chain actors, timber concessionaries and conservation organizations. We are working through key partnerships to integrate agricultural biodiversity into research, development and education programmes. 

We are a member of the CGIAR Consortium - a global partnership for a food-secure future. Within CGIAR, we work on 10 cross-cutting global research programmes including climate change, nutrition and forests.

We also work in close partnership with the United Nations Rome-based organizations: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme.


Partnership news:

03 Feb 2017

Celebrating banana diversity – A treasure chest hosted in Belgium

Last week, Director General M. Ann Tutwiler celebrated, together with national and international partners, the 30th anniversary of the ... read more

02 Feb 2017

New paper links farmers' perceptions of crop diversity and adaptation to climate change

Farmers in the Andean highlands are facing more unpredictable drought, frost, hail, and pest and disease outbreaks under climate change. A ... read more

23 Jan 2017

30 years of banana diversity hosted in Belgium – A treasure chest to feed the world

KU Leuven, Belgium – The world’s largest banana genebank managed by Bioversity International, celebrated today its 30th anniversary with an ... read more

13 Dec 2016

Belgium signs cooperation agreement with CGIAR

On 7 December 2016, Belgium signed a cooperation agreement with CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future. CGIAR research ... read more

05 Dec 2016

Restoring lands and livelihoods in Burkina Faso: The business of one association

Mr Alain Traoré, Director of tiipaalga, shares insights from his long-term efforts in fostering farmer-led restoration initiatives in Burkina ... read more

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