Bioversity International: research for development in agricultural and tree biodiversity

Research partner list

Research partners 2015

Bioversity International works with a wide variety of partners at the local, national and international level to integrate agricultural biodiversity into research, development and education programmes. Partners include research institutes, universities, development agencies, government departments, community-based organizations and the private sector. 

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. 

In 2015 our research partners included:

Global/Multiple Countries 

  • Africa Rice Center (WARDA) 
  • African Union Commission
  • Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)
  • Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
  • Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) 
  • Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD)
  • Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE)
  • Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
  • Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat
  • Crop Trust
  • EAT Initiative
  • European Forest Genetic Resources Programme (EUFORGEN) 
  • Fairtrade International
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility
  • Hivos
  • Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty (Indigenous Partnership)
  • Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) Africa
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
  • International Center For Agricultural Research in The Dry Areas (ICARDA)
  • International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
  • International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
  • International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  • Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
  • International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
  • International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
  • International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
  • International Potato Center (CIP)
  • International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
  • ISEAL Alliance
  • Latin American Forest Genetic Resources Network (LAFORGEN)
  • Lutheran World Relief (LWR)
  • Rainforest Alliance
  • Save the Children International
  • Secretariat of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture
  • Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)
  • SNV World
  • The Economics of Ecosystem and Biodiversity (TEEB), TEEBAgriFood
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF)
  • World Food Program (WFP)
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Secretariat
  • WorldFish

Albania

  • Agricultural University of Tirana

Argentina

  • Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA)

Armenia

  • Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia

Australia 

  • Australian National University (Fenner School of Environment and Society)
  • Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
  • Queensland Department of Primary Industries (QDPI-SOUTH JOHNSTONE)
  • Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fishery (QDPI&F)
  • University of Queensland (UQ)

Austria 

  • Bundesamt für Wald (BFW)
  • Graz Technical University
  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU)

Belgium 

  • Belgian Government
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL)
  • The Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
  • University of Gembloux
  • University of Ghent
  • University of Liege

Benin 

  • Centre d'Action Regionale de Développement Agricole (CARDER)
  • Institut National des Recherches Agricoles du Bénin (INRAB)
  • Jeunesse Sans Frontières
  • Cercle de Sauvegarde des Ressources Naturelles (CeSaReN)
  • University of Abomey-Calavi
  • University of Parakou

Bhutan

  • College of Natural Resources, Royal University of Bhutan
  • National Biodiversity Centre

Bolivia 

  • Fundación Promoción e Investigación de Productos Andinos (PROINPA)

Bosnia and Herzegovina 

  • University of Banja Luka

Brasil 

  • Associação dos Bananicultores de Corupá
  • Centro Nacional de Pesquisa de Mandioca e Fruticultura Tropical/Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (CNPMF-EMBRAPA)
  • Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA)
  • Federal University of Ceará (UFC)
  • Federal University of Goias (UFG)
  • Federal University of Paraná (UFPR)
  • Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC)
  • Ministerio do Meio Ambiente - Secretaria de Biodiversidade e Florestas
  • Ministry of Agrarian Development
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Supply
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Ministry of Social Development
  • National Food and Nutrition Security Council (CONSEA)
  • National Fund for Education in Development (FNDE)
  • National Supply Company (CONAB)
  • Universidade de Brasilia (UNB)
  • University of São Paulo

Burkina Faso 

  • Commission Nationale de Gestion des Ressources Phytogénétiques (CONAGREP)
  • Institut de l’Environnement  et de la Recherche Agricole (INERA)
  • Laboratoire de Biologie et Ecologie Végétales
  • Ministère de la Recherche Scientifique et de l’Innovation
  • Centre National de Semences Forestières (CNSF)
  • The Volta Basin Authority
  • University of Ouagadougou

Burundi 

  • Agrobiotec
  • Institut des Sciences agronomiques du Burundi (ISABU)
  • Institut de Recherche Agronomique et Zootechnique (IRAZ)
  • Organisation Diocésaine pour l’Entraide et le Développement Intégral de Muyinga (ODEDIM)
  • Réseau Burundi 2000 plus
  • Université du Burundi

Cambodia 

  • Cambodian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI)
  • Royal University of Agriculture of Cambodia
  • Society for Community Development in Cambodia (SOFDEC)
  • Tonle Sap Authority

Cameroon

  • Centre africain de recherche sur bananes et plantains (CARBAP)

Canada

  • USC Canada

China 

  • Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • China Agricultural University
  • China Happy Ecology
  • Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)
  • Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences
  • Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Fruit Tree Research Institute (GAAS-FTRI)
  • Guizhou Academy of Agricultural Sciences
  • Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan
  • Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, CAAS 
  • Institute of Botany of Langshan Prefecture, Sichuan
  • Institute of Crop Germplasm Resources, CAAS
  • Institute of Crop Science, CAAS
  • Institute of Plant Protection, CAAS
  • Institute of Agro-environment and Sustainable Development, CAAS
  • Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Minzu University
  • Research Institute Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry
  • Sichuan Academy of Agricultural Sciences
  • Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences
  • South China Agricultural University, Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Research Laboratory (SCAU)
  • South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Third World Network
  • Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences
  • Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences
  • Yunnan Agricultural University
  • Yunnan University
  • Zhejiang University

Colombia

  • Asociación de Bananeros de Colombia  (AUGURA-URABA)
  • Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria (CORPOICA)

Congo, Democratic republic of the 

  • Catholic University of Bukavu
  • L’Institut national pour l’Etude et la Recherche Agronomique (INERA), INERA - Mulungu, INERA - Mvuazi
  • Université Catholique du Graben, Butembo
  • Université de Kisangani (UNIKIS)
  • University of Kinshasa (UNIKIN)

Costa Rica 

  • Comisión Nacional de Semillas
  • Corporación Bananera Nacional (CORBANA)
  • Corporación Educativa para el Desarrollo Costarricense  (CEDECO)
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG)
  • National Plant Genetic Resources Commission
  • Universidad EARTH
  • University of Costa Rica

Côte d'Ivoire

  • Association Ivoirienne des Sciences Agronomiques (AISA)
  • Centre National de Recherche Agronomique, Côte d'Ivoire (CNRA)

Cuba

  • Instituto de Investigaciones de Sanidad Vegetal (INISAV)
  • Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agricolas

Czech Republic

  • Institute of Experimental Botany (IEB)
  • Research and Breeding Institute of Pomology

Dominican Republic

  • Banelino
  • Instituto de Investigaciones Agrícolas y Forestales (IDIAF)

Ecuador 

  • Instituto Nacional Autónomo de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIAP)
  • Union of Indigenous Organization from Cotacachi
  • Universidad Técnica Estatal de Quevedo

Estonia

  • Estonian Crop Research Institute (ECRI) 

Ethiopia 

  • Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA)
  • Amhara Region Agricultural Research Institute (ARARI)
  • Arba Minch University
  • Bahar Dar University
  • Ethiopia Public Health Institute
  • Ethiopian Agricultural Research Organization
  • Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute (EBI)             
  • Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research
  • Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Development and Marketing
  • Hawassa University
  • Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (IBC)                    
  • Mekelle University
  • Southern Agricultural Research Institute (SARI)

Finland

  • Luonnonvarakeskus, Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)
  • University of Helsinki

France 

  • Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)
  • Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA)
  • SDR-MAP

Gabon

  • Institut de recherches agronomiques et forestières (IRAF)

Germany 

  • Centrum für internationale Migration und Entwicklung (CIM)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Freiburg University
  • Leuphana University
  • Neumann Foundation
  • Thunen Institute of Forest Genetics
  • Transfair Germany
  • University of Bonn
  • University of Göttingen
  • University of Hohenheim

Ghana 

  • Council for Scientific & Industrial Research, Crops Research Institute Kumasi
  • Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG)
  • The Volta Basin Authority
  • University of Development Studies

Guatemala 

  • Action contre le Faim (ACF), Guatemala
  • ASOBAGRI - Asociación Barillense de Agricultores
  • Asociación de Comunidades Forestales de Peten (ACOFOP)
  • Consejo Nacional de Areas Protegidas (CONAP)
  • Mancomunidad  Copanch'ortí
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock
  • Secretariat of Food and Nutritional Security (SESAN)
  • Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (UVG)

Honduras

  • Fundación Hondureña de Investigación Agrícola (FHIA)
  • Universidad Panamericana Zamorano

Hungary

  • National Agricultural Research and Innovation Centre

India 

  • Action for Social Advancement (ASA), Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
  • Central Plantation Crops Research Institute
  • Centre for Advanced Research and Development (CARD)
  • Deendayal Research Institute Krishi Vigyan Kendra
  • Dhan Foundation
  • Dindori Kishan Producer Company, Madhya Pradesh
  • Dr YSR Horticultural University, Andhra Pradesh
  • Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti (GRAVIS)
  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI)
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
  • Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR)
  • IORA Ecological Solutions
  • Kerala Agricultural University (KAU)
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Raisen
  • LIFE Trust
  • Mahesh Mati Tribal Farmer Producer Company, Madhya Pradesh
  • Mandla Tribal Farmer Producer Company, Madhya Pradesh
  • MS Swaminathan Research Foundation
  • National Banana Research Centre
  • National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR)
  • National Institute of Nutrition
  • National Research Centre on Banana (ICAR-NRCB)
  • North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society, Meghalaya State
  • Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST-K)
  • University of Horticultural Sciences (UHS), Bagalkot, Karnataka
  • YSR University of Horticultural Sciences, Tadepalligudeum, Andra Pradesh

Indonesia

  • Indonesia Fruit Research Institute

Ireland

  • Trocaire

Italy

  • Centro Ricerche Economiche e Sociali Manlio Rossi-Doria
  • CRA Forlì
  • CRA Unità di ricerca per i processi dell'industria agroalimentare (IAA)
  • SOciety for New Initiatives and Activities for a Just New World  (SONIA)
  • University of Catania
  • University of Milan Bicocca
  • University of Roma TRE

Japan

  • Africa Business Partners
  • Japan Association for International Collaboration of Agriculture and Forestry (JAICAF)
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • Japanese Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and Forestry
  • Japanese Ministry of Environment
  • Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Kyoto University
  • National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO)
  • Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
  • Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development, Japan Science and Technology Agency
  • The International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI)
  • Wago Corporation LTD
  • Wellthy Corporation (Mitsubishi chemical LTD)

Kenya

  • Africa Biodiversity Conservation and Innovation Centre (ABCIC)
  • Egerton University
  • Environmental Resource Management Centre for Sustainable Development (ERMCSD)
  • Fairtrade Africa
  • Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)
  • Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)
  • Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS)
  • Kenya Society of Ethnoecology
  • Kenyatta University
  • Kivulini Trust
  • Ministry of the Environment
  • The National Museums of Kenya
  • University of Nairobi

Kyrgyz Republic

  • Association of Forest and Rangeland Users of Kyrgyzstan
  • Bio-muras
  • Kyrgyz Association of Forest and Land Users
  • Kyrgyz National Agrarian University
  • Laboratoriia Izucheniia Mneniia
  • Opinion Research Laboratory (PIL), LLC

Lao PDR

  • Horticulture Research Center (HRC)/NAFRI
  • National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI)

Luxembourg

  • Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)

Madagascar

  • Service d'Appui à la Gestion de l'Environnement (SAGE)
  • Service of Environment (SENV), Ministry of Agriculture (MinAgri)
  • Silo National des Graines Forestières (SNGF)

Malawi

  • Bvumbwe Agriculture Research Station, Department of Agricultural Research Services, Malawi

Malaysia

  • Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
  • Malaysian Cocoa Board

Mali

  • Association Malienne d’Eveil au Développement Durable (AMEDD)
  • Institut d’Economie Rurale (IER)

Mauritius

  • Agricultural Research and Extension Unit (AREU)
  • University of Mauritius

Mexico

  • Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales y Agropecuarias (INIFAP)

Myanmar

  • Myanmar Agriculture Service, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Department of Agricultural Planning (MAS-DAP)

Nepal

  • Anmolbiu Seed Company
  • Department of Agriculture (DOA)
  • Food Security and Environment Division of the Ministry of Agricultural Development
  • Local Initiatives for Biodiversity and Development (LI-BIRD)
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
  • National Agriculture Genetic Resources Centre (Nepal Agricultural Research Council) (NARC)

Netherlands

  • Agrofair/TASTE - Technical Assistance for Sustainable Trade & Environment
  • Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen University
  • Centre for Genetic Resources the Netherlands (CGN), Wageningen University
  • ILEIA
  • Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS)
  • Oxfam-Novib
  • Plant Research International, Wageningen University
  • Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek (DLO)
  • Wageningen University

Nicaragua

  • Instituto Nicaraguense de Tecnologia Agropecuaria
  • La Asociación de Productores de Plátano y Guineo de Rivas (APLARI)
  • Prodecoop
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua-León

Nigeria

  • National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT)

Norway

  • Njos Naeringsutvikling

Oman

  • Oman Animal, Plant & Genetic Resources Center (OAPGRC)

Panama

  • Instituto de Investigación Agropecuaria de Panamá (IDIAP)

Papua New Guinea

  • National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI-LALOKI)
  • National Quarantine and Inspection Authority

Peru

  • Instituto Nacional de Innovación Agraria (INIA)
  • Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Extensión Agraria (INIEA)
  • Ministry of Environment (MINAM)
  • Oikos – Cooperação e Desenvolvimento
  • Regional Government (GORE), Puno
  • Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina
  • Universidad Nacional del Altiplano (UNA)

Philippines

  • Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI)
  • DA-RFU XI-Tech Project
  • Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Agricultural Research
  • Institute of Plant Breeding, University of the Philippines Los Baños (NPGRL-UPLB)
  • International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
  • Lapanday Foods Corporation
  • Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD)
  • Philippine Council for Agricultural Research and Natural Resource Development
  • Stanfilco, Dole
  • University of the Philippines Los Baños

Poland

  • Research institute of Horticulture

Portugal

  • Banco Português de Germoplasma Vegetal (BPGV) INIAV
  • The University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD)

Puerto Rico

  • University of Puerto Rico

Rwanda

  • Rwanda Agriculture Board

Senegal

  • University Antar Diop of Dakar

Slovakia

  • Research Institute of Plant Production Piestrany

South Africa

  • South Africa National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), South Africa
  • African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB)
  • Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF)
  • Institute for Tropical and Sub-Tropical Crops (ARC-ITSC)

Spain

  • Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3)
  • Instituto de Hortofruticultura Subtropical y Mediterránea, (IHSM-UMA-CSIC)

Sri Lanka

  • Field Crop Research and Development Institute, Department of Agriculture (FCRDI-GLORC)
  • Horticultural Crop Research and Development Institute
  • Information and Communication Centre (ICC), Department of Agriculture
  • Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Sri Lanka
  • Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment
  • Plant Genetic Resources Centre (PGRC)
  • University of Peradeniya
  • Wayamba University

Sweden

  • The Stockholm Resilience Center

Tajikistan

  • Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil (ACW)  
  • Research Institute of Horticulture of Tajik Academy of Agricultural Sciences
  • Tajik Institute of Forest Research and Management of the State Committee for Nature Protection and Forestry 
  • Tajik Research Institute of Economics and Agricultural Production of the Tajik Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Tanzania

  • Agricultural Research and Development Institute (ARDI)
  • Agricultural Research Institute
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Sokoine University of Agriculture

Thailandia

  • Mahidol University

Togo

  • Association Nationale des Traditerapeutes, Lome
  • Université de Lome

Trinidad and Tobago

  • Cocoa Research Unit of the University of the West Indies (CRU)
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Marine Resources

Turkey

  • Aegean Agricultural Research Institute
  • Akseki Chamber of Agriculture (Antalya)
  • Alaçatı Art and Culture Association
  • Association of Siyez Producers
  • Association of Turkish Dieticians
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, General Directorate of Agricultural Research
  • Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock (MFAL)
  • Ministry of Health
  • University of Akdeniz
  • University of Gazi
  • University of Selçuk

Uganda

  • Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment
  • Bushyeni Farmers Association
  • Entebbe Botanic Gardens
  • Foundation for Sustainable Development-Uganda
  • Kachwekano Zonal Agriculture Research and Development Institute
  • KAIKA Invest Co.
  • Makerere University
  • Mbarara Zonal Agriculture Research and Development Institute
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)
  • Ministry of Water and Environment
  • Namulonge Crops Resources Research Institute, Uganda
  • National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO)
  • National Environment Management Agency (NEMA)
  • National Forestry Resources Research Institute (NFORRI)
  • Nile Basin Initiative
  • Pelum Uganda
  • Plant Genetic Resources Centre
  • Swedish Cooperative Centre-Vi  (SCC-VI)
  • The Ssemwanga Centre
  • Uganda Fruits and Vegetables Exporters and Producers Association
  • Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST)
  • Uganda National Farmers Federation
  • Victoria Seeds Ltd
  • Volunteer Efforts for Development Concerns (VEDCO)
  • World Vision Uganda

United Kingdom

  • BirdLife International
  • InsightShare
  • International Cocoa Organisation
  • King’s College London
  • Royal Botanical Garden, Kew
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Reading

United States of America

  • Arizona State University
  • Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)
  • Colby College
  • Columbia University, Earth Institute
  • Conservation International
  • Cornell University
  • Forest Trends
  • Guittard
  • Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program, Congressional Hunger Center
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • The Natural Capital Project, Stanford University
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Washington
  • USAID IEMaC Project
  • Washington State University
  • World Cocoa Foundation
  • World Resources Institute

Uzbekistan

  • Farmers’ Union of Uzbekistan
  • General Office of Forestry under the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources
  • Institute of Genetics and Plant Experimental Biology, Academy of Sciences
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources Management
  • Republican Scientific and Production Centre of Ornamental Gardening and Forestry
  • Research and Production Centre for Agriculture
  • Research Institute of Horticulture,Viticulture and Wine Making
  • Research Institute of Karakul Sheep Breeding and Desert Ecology
  • State Committee for Nature Protection
  • Tashkent State Agrarian University
  • Uzbek Research Institute of Plant Industry

Venezuela

  • Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agricolas

Vietnam

  • Center for Agrarian Systems Research and Development (CASRAD)/VAAS
  • Center of Agriculture Research and Ecological Studies (CARES)
  • Fruit and Vegetable Research Institute (FAVRI)
  • Hanoi Agricultural University (HAU)
  • HealthBridge Foundation of Canada in Hanoi
  • National Institute of Nutrition
  • Plant Resources Center (PRC)/VAAS
  • Southern Center for Agricultural Policy and Strategy (SCAP)/Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agricultural and Rural Development (IPSARD)
  • Vietnam Agricultural Science Institute (VASI)

Zambia

  • Barotse Royal Establishment
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock
  • National genebank of Zambia
  • Southern African Development Community Plant Genetic Resources Centre
  • Zambia Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI)

Zimbabwe

  • Community Technology Development Trust (CTDT)
  • National genebank of Zimbabwe
  • Southern Alliance For Indigenous Resources (SAFIRE)
  • Universi
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