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Bioversity International works around many partners around the world including research institutes, universities, development agencies, government departments, community-based organizations and the private sector.  

In the countries where we work, we are expanding partnerships to include local, national and global agri-food value chain actors, timber concessionaries and conservation organizations. We are working through key partnerships to integrate agricultural biodiversity into research, development and education programmes. 

We are a member of the CGIAR Consortium - a global partnership for a food-secure future funded by CGIAR Fund Donors. Within CGIAR, we work on 9 cross-cutting global research programmes including climate change, nutrition and forests.

We also work in close partnership with the United Nations Rome-based organizations: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme.

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Rice varieties from the plains of the Terai regions in Nepal. Credit: Bioversity International/B. Sthapit

Testing farmers evolutionary plant breeding strategies for coping with climate change

Bioversity International and IFAD are pleased to announce an IFAD grant of $3.5 million and national co-funding of $2.1 million, on the use of genetic...

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Richard Scobey, President, World Cocoa Foundation. Credit: WCF

A toast to cocoa diversity

In celebration of the International Day of Biological Diversity, we invited Richard Scobey, President of the World Cocoa Foundation, a Bioversity...

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Fonio (above) and Bambara groundnut harvested in Mali. Credit: Bioversity International/G.Meldrum

Shaking up markets and narratives for increased consumption of nutritious fonio and Bambara groundnut

Effective value chains can increase the presence of a crop in markets and enable farmers to earn reliable incomes, which encourages continued...

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Farmers are scoring wheat varieties according to their preferred phenotypical traits in a field trail in the Tigray Region, Northern Ethiopia.

Please credit: J.V.Gevel/Bioversity

How Transformative Agrobiodiversity Innovations help advance the G7’s agenda on agricultural development

As Italy’s G7 Presidential Agenda draws to a close, Bioversity International’s Private Sector Engagement Coordinator, Gianpiero Menza, reports on what...

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Cacao pods lie on the ground after harvesting. Credit: Bioversity International

The 2017 International Cocoa Award Winners

Following a selection and evaluation process of 166 cocoa samples submitted from 40 countries, the wait was finally over tonight for the 50 entrants...

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Dishes prepared on site for a food fair held in the Barotse floodplain, Zambia. The food was judged in a competition for the most nutritious dish.
Credit: Bioversity International/E.Hermanowicz

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Bioversity International is a member of the CGIAR consortium - a global partnership for a food-secure future.

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