Bioversity International: research for development in agricultural and tree biodiversity

Agricultural biodiversity

Agricultural biodiversity

Agricultural biodiversity is the diversity of crops and their wild relatives, trees, animals, microbes and other species that contribute to agricultural production. This diversity exists at the ecosystem, species, and genetic level and is the result of interactions among people and the environment over thousands of years.

Bioversity International's vision is that agricultural biodiversity nourishes people and sustains the planet.


Click through 6 facts about agricultural biodiversity and why it is the foundation of agriculture.


Browse the Bioversity International E-library to download over 40 years of publications about agricultural biodiversity research.


Take a look at this infographic to learn about the very basics of agricultural biodiversity and how people interact and use it.


Read more about Bioversity International's strategy.