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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.

Bioversity International is working with partners in East and Southern Africa where agricultural biodiversity can contribute to improved nutrition, resilience, productivity and climate change adaptation.

Where we are working
Burundi, EthiopiaKenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda

Meet the team

News from East and Southern Africa:

Farmers participating in a focus group in Burundi. Credit: Bioversity International/F. Iradukunda

From agronomic practices to gender norms and agency in banana disease management

On the International Day of Rural Women, our researcher François Iradukunda reflects on how a new perspective on gender has changed the way he works...

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Hedge your bets in resilient landscape restoration

Bioversity International launched the 'Trees for Seeds: Resilient forest restoration' initiative at the Global Landscapes Forum one month ago in...

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Young woman with child carrying leafy green vegetables from her home garden. Credit: Biovision, December 2017 Newsletter

Diversity from field to fork

Bioversity International collaborates with Biovision to encourage farming families in the Vihiga County of Kenya to grow a wider range of vegetables,...

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 Market survey data collection in Kenya. Credit: Bioversity International/Y. Morimoto

Better data for better nutrition

A new tool, developed by Bioversity International and partners in Kenya, will ease the burden of measuring food intake thus helping decision-making in...

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A traditional food fair in Busia County.  Credit: John Ndungu, 2015

Busia, first county in Kenya to endorse a Biodiversity Conservation Policy

Busia has become the first of Kenya’s 47 counties to endorse a Biodiversity Conservation Policy. Emphasizing the economic and nutritional potential of...

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Kyanika Adult Women Group from Kitui, Kenya. Credit: Bioversity International/S.Collins

Women at the helm of change – one-on-one with the Kyanika Adult Women Group

Kyanika Adult Women Group has been a significant stakeholder in Bioversity International’s work in Kitui region, Kenya, for almost two decades. Irene...

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CGIAR centres and research programmes combine forces to reduce the damage of banana disease in Uganda

Bioversity International brings together a highly multidisciplinary team with the aim of making innovative breakthroughs to curb the spread of Banana...

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Students of St Mary's School, Mundika, Kenya, lining up for their school meal and selecting African leafy vegetables over common kales. Credit: Aurillia Manjella/BFN Kenya

A win-win-win solution for conservation, nutrition and livelihoods

A recent initiative by Bioversity International and partners was shortlisted as one of top ten innovative solutions that promote change in human...

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Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International

Looking beyond national borders to adapt farming systems to climate change

As the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP23) draws to a close in Bonn, Ann Tutwiler explains how adapting farming systems to climate change may...

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Round two of the Gender Research Fellowship Programme takes off in Nairobi

Building on a successful first phase, the Gender Research Fellowship Programme is back for round two. This programme has been designed to strengthen...

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Contact:

For details of how to contact our offices in East and Southern Africa, click here.

Alternatively contact our Regional Representative, East and Southern Africa:
Eldad Karamura