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Juan Lucas Restrepo, Director General

Juan Lucas Restrepo is the Director General of Bioversity International. He is also the CEO-Designate of the Alliance between Bioversity International and CIAT.

As Director General, Juan Lucas Restrepo is responsible for leading Bioversity International, forging effective research partnerships and overseeing the organization’s strategic priorities and research agenda. He has more than 25 years of experience in agricultural policy, value chains, markets and in leading agricultural research.

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Stephan Weise, Deputy Director General, Research

Dr. Stephen Weise joined Bioversity International in 2008 as the Director of the Commodities for Livelihoods Programme, based in our Montpellier Office in France. He was appointed Deputy Director General Research in 2011. Before joining Bioversity International, Stephan worked for 16 years with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on a variety of programmes related to tree crops, the environment, and farm diversification in the forest margins of West and Central Africa. 

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Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health

On the International Day for Biological Diversity, Juan Lucas Restrepo, Director General of Bioversity International, reflects on the importance of...

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Arrivederci – Ann Tutwiler's Farewell Blog

As Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International prepares to step down, she reflects on the last six years and the shifts in international...

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Local agrobiodiversity in Guatemala. Credit: Bioversity International/R. Robitaille

One thousand and ninety seven reasons to celebrate World Food Day

In her World Food Day blog, Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International draws attention to the thousands of overlooked food...

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