Today’s farm households and rural communities want agricultural solutions that are productive, resilient and sustainable.
Our business plan calls for substantial growth over the next several years to deliver scientific evidence, management practices and policy options to use and safeguard agricultural biodiversity to attain sustainable global food and nutrition security.
We are seeing positive signs that our funding partners continue to invest in the important agenda Bioversity International is pursuing. Our commitment is to investigate new options, research neglected areas and fill critical research gaps in agricultural and tree biodiversity.
Bioversity International relies entirely on support from funding partners to undertake and champion world class research with and for farming and forest communities living in rural poverty. Investment in Bioversity International and in agricultural and tree biodiversity research in developing countries represents good value for money:
- Bioversity International is a member of the CGIAR Consortium where every $1 invested in CGIAR research centers, an additional $9 worth of food is produced in developing countries
- CGIAR estimates that spending on agricultural research offers rates of return of about 40%—higher than any other development investment
- Bioversity International works with national and regional institutes to build up capacity in country, making our funders contributions work harder and creating sustainable research and development operations for future projects
- Bioversity International has strong financial management, with strong and effective governance. Financial and administrative management is governed by the CGIAR Financial Guideline Series, a series of financial management and policy practices issued by the World Bank in Washington. They provide the secure, robust and overarching financial architecture for Bioversity International
- Bioversity International's system of internal controls is regularly reviewed and audited by the CGIAR Internal Audit Unit.