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Agricultural biodiversity provides vital options for future generations to attain sustainable global food and nutrition security.

Bioversity International’s work is possible thanks to the financial support of our funding partners. In other words our funding partners enable the collaboration with our strategic partners on research, development and in bringing technologies and innovations to scale, as well as the hard work of our scientists and support staff that all contribute to our continued success.

Over the years, we have enriched our portfolio with new partnerships – also through the participation in networks and consortia - and received critical support from many funding partners, including CGIAR, governments and institutions, foundations and other international organizations, the private sector, universities and NGOs.

We gratefully acknowledge our funding partners’ commitment, support and contributions.

Meet our funding partners

Read our 2018 Financial Statements

Examples of activities undertaken through support from some of our long-standing partners:


One of the ways Bioversity International receives funding is through the CGIAR Fund.

The Fund is a multi-donor, multi-year funding mechanism that provides strategic financing to support agricultural research.

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European Union

Find out how the world's largest funder of development assistance has been supporting our research on agricultural biodiversity to address global hunger and poverty for over two decades.



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Italian Development Cooperation

Bioversity International has a special relationship with the Government of Italy, as host country to our organizational headquarters.

Find out how Italy supports our research on agricultural biodiversity.

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Partnership news:

Supporting food industry efforts to improve agricultural biodiversity

A new partnership between the Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and HowGood brings...

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Minor millets are adapted to a range of marginal growing conditions and are very nutritious. They require few inputs and withstand severe biotic and abiotic stresses. Credit: Bioversity International/S.Padulosi

Making local crops work for nutrition-sensitive agriculture

A new framework will guide practitioners to use a broad portfolio of crop species to bring nutrition back to the table.

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Why climate change means a rethink of coffee and cocoa production systems

New research by an international group of scientists, from Inland Norway University, Bioversity International, Wageningen University and the World...

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New Index outlines agrobiodiversity’s role in food system sustainability

The Agrobiodiversity Index is an innovative tool to calculate how well countries are conserving and using their agricultural biodiversity. The first...

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Bioversity International and CIAT implement a roadmap to make the Alliance operative

Communiqué n.6 – Bioversity International and CIAT advance in establishing an Alliance to deliver research-based solutions to the biggest challenges...

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