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In 2014 our funding partners included:


(Includes: Abu Dhabi, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, European Commission, Finland, France, Gates Foundation, IDRC, IFAD, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA, World Bank)

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

CGIAR Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA)

Generation Challenge Program

Harvest Plus Challenge Program

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 Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

International Potato Center (CIP)

International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

The World Agroforestry center (ICRAF)


Governments and intergovernmental institutions

Albania (Agricultural University of Tirana)

Armenia (Ministry of Agriculture)

Australia (Australian Center for International Agricultural Research, ACIAR)

Austria (Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management; Federal Ministry of Finance)

Azerbaijan (National Academy of Sciences)

Belarus (National Academy of Sciences)

Belgium (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and International Cooperation; Service Public Féderal Santé Publique, Sécurité de la Chaîne Alimentaire et Environnement Direction Générale Animaux, Végétaux & Alimentation)

Bosnia (Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations)

Brazil (through the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, Embrapa)

Bulgaria (Institute Plant Genetic Resources ‘K. Malkov’; Ministry of Agriculture and Food)

China (Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences)

Colombia (Secretaria de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural de Antioquia)

Croatia (Ministry of Agriculture)

Cyprus (Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment)

Czech Republic (Ministry of Agriculture)

Denmark (Nature Agency under the Ministry of Environment; AgriFish Agency of the Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries)

Estonia (Ministry of the Environment; Ministry of Agriculture)

European Commission

Finland (Ministry for Foreign Affairs; Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry)

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

France (Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt, Direction Générale de l'Alimentation; Ministère de l'Agriculture et de la Pêche)

Georgia (Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences)

Germany (Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL); Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food (BLE); Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ); Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH)

Global Environmental Facility (through implementing agency FAO (FAO-GEF), and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP-GEF))

Greece (Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change; Ministry of Rural Development and Food)

Hungary (Ministry of Rural Development, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Gaming; Ministry of Agriculture, Biodiversity and Gene Conservation Unit)

Iceland (Ministry of Industries and Innovation)

India (Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Research and Education)

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Ireland (Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, National Crop Variety Testing Centre; COFORD Council for Forest Research and Development)

Israel (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development)

Italy (CRA - Centro di Ricerca per la Frutticoltura ; Ministero delle Politiche Agricole, Alimentari e Forestali ; Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale, Direzione generale per la cooperazione allo sviluppo)

Japan (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MOFA)

Korea, Republic of (Rural Development Administration)

Latvia (Ministry of Agriculture)

Lithuania (Lithuanian Institute of Agriculture; State Forest Service; Ministry of Environment)

Luxembourg (Administration de la Nature et des Forêts; Ministry of Finance)

Macedonia FYR (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy)

Malaysia (Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute, MARDI)

Montenegro (Phytosanitary Directorate)

Netherlands (Centre for Genetic Resources, the Netherlands; Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Norway (Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute; Norwegian Genetic Resources Centre)

Peru (Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agraria - INIA)

Philippines (Ministry of Agriculture)

Poland (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development; Ministry of the Environment)

Portugal (Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária (INIAV))

Romania (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development)

Serbia (Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection)

Slovakia (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Foreign Coordination Department)

Slovenia (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food)

South Africa (Ministry of Agriculture)

Spain (Instituto Nacional de Investigacion y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA), Area de Relaciones Cientificas Internacionales)

Sweden (Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Ministry of Rural Affairs, Animal and Food Division)

Switzerland (Federal Office for the Environment, Forest Division; Federal Office for Agriculture; Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC))


Turkey (Ministry of Forest and Water Affairs, Forest Tree Seeds and Tree Breeding Research Directorate; Ministry of Environment and Forestry; Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Agricultural Research and Policy; Aegean Agricultural Research Institute (AARI))

Uganda (National Agricultural Research Organization)

Ukraine (Yuryev Institute of Plant Production, National Centre for Plant Genetic Resources of Ukraine)

United Kingdom (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs; Forestry Commission)

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)


Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Christensen Fund

Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation

Margaret A. Cargill Foundation

Marin Community Foundation

McKnight Foundation

New Venture Fund

Prince Albert II de Monaco Foundation

Swift Foundation

Tamalpais Trust

Other funding partners

Associazione Italiana per l'Agricoltura Biologica (AIAB)

Barry Callebaut

Bayer CropScience


Bioversity International United Kingdom Fundraising Initiative

Centre Africain de Recherches sur Bananiers et Plantains (CARBAP)

Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD)

Cocoa Research UK

Congo Basin Forest Fund (CBFF)

East West Seed ROH Ltd

EcoAgriculture Partners


Enza Zaden


Fontagro (Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology)

Global Crop Diversity Trust

Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR)

Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), Australia

Graminor AS

HIVOS – Netherlands

Institute for Conservation & Improvement of Valentian Agrodiversity (COMAV)

InterAmerican Institute for Global Change Research (IAI)



Mars Inc

National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB)

Rijk Zwaan

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

Semillas Fitó, S.A

Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA)

Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)

United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS)

Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

University of Birmingham

Vilmorin & Cie

Wageningen University

World Cocoa Foundation

Our Vision and Mission

Our vision is that agricultural biodiversity nourishes people and sustains the planet.

Our mission is to deliver scientific evidence, management practices and policy options to use and safeguard agricultural and tree biodiversity to attain sustainable global food and nutrition security.