Bioversity International is a global research-for-development organization. We have a vision – that agricultural biodiversity nourishes people and sustains the planet.
We deliver scientific evidence, management practices and policy options to use and safeguard agricultural biodiversity to attain sustainable global food and nutrition security. We work with partners in low-income countries in different regions where agricultural biodiversity can contribute to improved nutrition, resilience, and climate change adaptation.
The importance of nutrition, climate change adaptation, resilience and sustainability have risen on the global agenda as demonstrated by new movements and initiatives such as the Scaling Up Nutrition movement, Climate-Smart Agriculture and the Rio+20 Declaration on “The Future We Want”. Sustainable agricultural systems and biodiversity also figure prominently in the emerging UN Sustainable Development Goals.
In addition, Bioversity International is a member of the CGIAR Consortium – a global research partnership for a food secure future; – which has also undergone reform. In 2014, we revised our organizational strategy to respond to these new trends and developments.
Read the revised strategy summary document here.