Bioversity International: research for development in agricultural and tree biodiversity

How we are funded

Farmer field day in a participatory evaluation plot for kodo millet in Dindori, Madhya Pradesh. Field visit to Mandla and Dindori in Madhya Pradesh to see work carried out by Action for Social Advancement (ASA) in the context of the IFAD-EU-CCAFS project, which is promoting underutilized species, particularly kodo and kutki (little) millet, for better livelihoods. Credit: Bioversity International/G. Meldrum
Photo: Farmers evaluating millet varieties, India - part of a research project funded by the EU, IFAD and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security. Credit: Bioversity International/G. Meldrum

Bioversity International is a research-for-development organization, registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the U.S. and a registered Charity (No.1131854) in the U.K. Every dollar we receive goes directly to reducing poverty and hunger, improving the nutritional status and livelihood of farmers and consumers’ health, and ensuring that production is environmentally sustainable.

Many partners believe in and support our work through financial contributions which are critical to deliver our mission. We receive both unrestricted and restricted funding - with the latter targeting specific research activities - which enable us to operate and achieve our targets. Our total revenue in 2015 was US$ 36.26 million.

Click here for a list of funding partners who supported our work in 2016.  
More detail is provided in our 2016 Financial Statements.

The CGIAR Fund

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. It finances research aligned with the Strategy and Results Framework developed by the Consortium of CGIAR-supported centers and endorsed by the Funders Forum to establish common goals, objectives and results for the CGIAR partnership.

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