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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:

Agricultural innovation in Tanzania

Ask the innovators: Which agricultural practices work best locally?

A new study by Bioversity International explores the power of ‘positive deviance’ in Tanzania. By working with highly successful farmers, this...

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Wheat varieties grown as part of crowdsourcing trials in India. Credit: Bioversity International/T.Rastogi

Farmer science accelerates climate adaptation

A new study in PNAS addresses the challenge of climate adaptation in a way that is both scalable and targeted. Scientists demonstrate a unique...

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Bioversity International featured at Africa’s biggest gathering of nutritionists

Bioversity International showcased its research addressing the lack of important micronutrients in African diets at Africa’s biggest gathering of...

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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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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