Bioversity International: research for development in agricultural and tree biodiversity

Research partner list

Research partners 2016

Bioversity International works with a wide variety of partners at the local, national and international level to integrate agricultural biodiversity into research, development and education programmes. Partners include research institutes, universities, development agencies, government departments, community-based organizations and the private sector. 

Bioversity International is a CGIAR Research Centre. CGIAR is a global partnership for a food-secure future. Within CGIAR, we work on 10 cross-cutting global research programmes including climate change, nutrition and forests. In 2017, the second phase of the CGIAR Research Portfolio 2017–2022 was launched, and Bioversity International is collaborating with CGIAR partners on nine of the new programmes set to transform agricultural and food systems over the next five years.

In 2016 our research partners included:

Global/Multiple Countries 

  • African Union Commission
  • Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
  • Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) 
  • Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD)
  • Centre for African Bio-Entrepreneurship (CABE)
  • Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE)
  • Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
  • Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat
  • Crop Trust
  • European Forest Genetic Resources Programme (EUFORGEN) 
  • Fairtrade International
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility
  • Hivos
  • Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty (Indigenous Partnership)
  • Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) Africa
  • International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
  • International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
  • International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  • International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
  • International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
  • International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
  • International Potato Center (CIP)
  • International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS)
  • International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
  • ISEAL Alliance
  • Latin American Forest Genetic Resources Network (LAFORGEN)
  • Rainforest Alliance
  • Save the Children International
  • Secretariat of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF)
  • World Food Program (WFP)
  • WorldFish

 Armenia

  • Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia

Australia

  • Queensland Department of Primary Industries (QDPI-SOUTH JOHNSTONE)
  • University of Queensland (UQ)

Austria

  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU)

Belgium 

  • Belgian Government
  • Botanic Garden Meise
  • Centre Wallon de Recherche Agronomiques
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL)
  • University of Gembloux
  • University of Ghent
  • University of Leuven
  • University of Liege
  • World Agricultural Heritage Foundation

 Benin 

  • Biovision 
  • Cercle de Sauvegarde des Ressources Naturelles (CeSaReN)
  • Enfants solidaires de l'Afrique et du Monde (ESAM)
  • Institut National des Recherches Agricoles du Bénin (INRAB)
  • ONG Cesaren
  • University of Abomey-Calavi

Bhutan

  • National Biodiversity Centre

Bolivia 

  • Fundación Promoción e Investigación de Productos Andinos (PROINPA)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • University of Banja Luka

Brazil 

  • Centro Nacional de Pesquisa de Mandioca e Fruticultura Tropical/Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (CNPMF-EMBRAPA)
  • Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA)
  • Federal University of Ceará (UFC)
  • Federal University of Goias (UFG)
  • Federal University of Paraná (UFPR)
  • Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC)
  • Ministerio do Meio Ambiente – Secretaria de Biodiversidade e Florestas
  • Ministry of Agrarian Development
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Supply
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Ministry of Social Development
  • National Food and Nutrition Security Council (CONSEA)
  • National Fund for Education in Development (FNDE)
  • National Supply Company (CONAB)
  • UFLA – Universidade Federal de Lavras
  • Universidade de Brasilia (UNB)
  • University of São Paulo

Burkina Faso 

  • Centre National de Semences Forestières (CNSF)
  • Commission Nationale de Gestion des Ressources Phytogénétiques (CONAGREP)
  • Institut de l’Environnement  et de la Recherche Agricole (INERA)
  • IRSAT
  • Laboratoire de Biologie et Ecologie Végétales
  • Ministère de la Recherche Scientifique et de l’Innovation
  • SNV World
  • TIPAALGA
  • University of Ouagadougou

Burundi 

  • Institut de Recherche Agronomique et Zootechnique (IRAZ)
  • Institut des Sciences agronomiques du Burundi (ISABU)
  • Ministry of Health
  • Trocaire International

Cambodia 

  • Cambodian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI)
  • Royal University of Agriculture of Cambodia
  • Society for Community Development in Cambodia (SOFDEC)
  • Tonle Sap Authority

Cameroon

  • Centre africain de recherche sur bananes et plantains (CARBAP)

Canada

  • McGill University
  • University of Laval

China 

  • China Happy Ecology
  • Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)
  • Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences
  • Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Fruit Tree Research Institute (GAAS-FTRI)
  • Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, CAAS 
  • Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Science
  • Research Institute Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry
  • Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences
  • Yunnan University

Colombia

  • Forestpa SAS
  • Humbolt Institute

Comores

  • Institut National de Recherche pour l'Agriculture, la Pêche et l'Environnement (INRAPE)

Congo, Democratic Republic of the 

  • L’Institut national pour l’Etude et la Recherche Agronomique (INERA), INERA - Mulungu, INERA - Mvuazi
  • Université Catholique du Graben, Butembo
  • Université de Kisangani (UNIKIS)

 Costa Rica 

  • Comisión Nacional de Semillas
  • Corporación Bananera Nacional (CORBANA)
  • Corporación Educativa para el Desarrollo Costarricense  (CEDECO)
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG)
  • National Plant Genetic Resources Commission
  • Universidad EARTH
  • University of Costa Rica

 Côte d'Ivoire

  • Association Ivoirienne des Sciences Agronomiques (AISA)
  • Centre National de Recherche Agronomique, Côte d'Ivoire (CNRA)

Cuba

  • Instituto de Investigaciones de Viandas Tropicales
  • Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agricolas

Czech Republic

  • Institute of Experimental Botany (IEB)
  • Research and Breeding Institute of Pomology

Ecuador

  • Union of Indigenous Organization from Cotacachi

Estonia

  • Estonian University of Life Sciences

Ethiopia 

  • Amhara Region Agricultural Research Institute (ARARI)
  • Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute (EBI)             
  • Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research
  • Mekelle University
  • Southern Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) 

Fiji

  • Ministry of Agriculture Fiji
  • Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)

Finland

  • University of Helsinki

France

  • Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)
  • Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA)

Germany 

  • Centrum für internationale Migration und Entwicklung (CIM)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI)
  • Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)
  • Neumann Foundation
  • Thunen Institute of Forest Genetics
  • Transfair Germany
  • University of Göttingen
  • University of Hohenheim

Ghana 

  • University of Development Studies

Guatemala 

  • Action contre le Faim (ACF), Guatemala
  • Asociación de Comunidades Forestales de Peten (ACOFOP)
  • Consejo Nacional de Areas Protegidas (CONAP)
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food (MAGA)
  • Secretariat of Food and Nutritional Security (SESAN)
  • Universidad del Valle de Guatemala 
  • Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (UVG)

Honduras

  • Universidad Panamericana Zamorano

India 

  • Action for Social Advancement (ASA), Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
  • Centre for Advanced Research and Development (CARD)
  • Deendayal Research Institute Krishi Vigyan Kendra
  • Dindori Tribal Farmer Producer Company
  • Dr YSR Horticultural University, Andhra Pradesh
  • IFAD Loan "Tejaswini Rural Women Empowerment Programme, Madhya Pradesh
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
  • Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR)
  • IORA Ecological Solutions
  • Kerala Agricultural University (KAU)
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Raisen
  • LIFE Trust
  • Maheshmati Tribal Farmer Producer Company
  • Mandla Tribal Farmers Producer Company
  • MS Swaminathan Research Foundation
  • National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR)
  • National Institute of Nutrition
  • National Research Centre on Banana (ICAR-NRCB)
  • North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society, Meghalaya State
  • North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society, Meghalaya State
  • Research Institute of Horticulture, Viticulture and Wine-making named after acad. M. Mirzaev 
  • Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST-K)
  • University of Horticultural Sciences (UHS), Bagalkot, Karnataka
  • Vrindavarshini Sahapura Tribal Farmer Producer Company

Indonesia

  • Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC)
  • Indonesia Fruit Research Institute

Iran 

  • CENESTA

Italy 

  • CNR (Centro Nazionale delle Richerche) – Trees and Timber Institute
  • CREA (Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria)
  • Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
  • Università degli studi di Milano (UNIMI)
  • University of Milan Bicocca
  • University of Naples
  • University of Roma TRE
  • World Agricultural Heritage Foundations (WAHF)

Kenya 

  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
  • Centre for African Bio-Entrepreneurship (CABE)
  • Colby College
  • Egerton University
  • Fairtrade Africa
  • Food and nutrition linkages group, Ministry of Health, Nutrition department
  • Fresh Studio
  • Genetic resources Research Institute (GeRRI)
  • GIZ Kenya
  • Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)
  • Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)
  • Lutheran World Relief
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Vihiga County
  • Ministry of Health Vihiga County
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Africa (SANREM-AFRICA)
  • The National Museums of Kenya
  • University of Nairobi
  • WeRATE (Western Region Agriculture and Technology Evaluation)

Korea

  • Rural Development Administration
  • Sunchon National University

Kyrgyz Republic 

  • Bio-muras
  • Kyrgyz National Agrarian University

Lao PDR

  • National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI)

Latvia

  • Latvia State Institute of Fruit Growing

Lithuania

  • Nature Research Centre

Luxembourg

  • Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)

Madagascar 

  • Centre National de la Recherche Appliquée au Développement Rural, FOFIFA
  • Service d'Appui à la Gestion de l'Environnement (SAGE)
  • Service of Environment (SENV), Ministry of Agriculture (MinAgri)

Malawi 

  • Malawi Plant Genetic Resources Centre, Lilongwe
  • Small Producers' Development and Transporters Association (SPRODETA)

Mali

  • Institut d’Economie Rurale (IER)

Mauritius

  • University of Mauritius
  • Agricultural Research and Extension Unit (AREU)

Mexico

  • Coordinación general de corredores y recursos biológicos (CONABIO)

Mozambique

  • Instituto de Investigação Agrária de Moçambique (IIAM)

Nepal 

  • Department of Agriculture (DOA)
  • Local Initiatives for Biodiversity and Development (LI-BIRD)
  • National Agriculture Genetic Resources Centre (Nepal Agricultural Research Council) (NARC)

Netherlands 

  • Agrofair/TASTE – Technical Assistance for Sustainable Trade & Environment
  • Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen University
  • Centre for Genetic Resources the Netherlands (CGN), Wageningen University
  • ILEIA
  • Nestlé Research Center (NRC)
  • Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS)
  • Original Beans
  • Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
  • Wageningen University

Nicaragua

  • Cooperativa De Profesionales Masagni
  • SIMAS (Servicio de Información Mesoamericano sobre Agricultura Sostenible)

Norway 

  • Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research - Nibio
  • Piql
  • Tiboplants AS

Papua New Guinea

  • Kokonas Industri Koporisin (KIK)
  • National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI-LALOKI)

Peru 

  • Amazonia Research Institute (IAP)
  • Forest Service of Peru (SERFOR)
  • Instituto Nacional de Innovación Agraria (INIA)
  • Intercultural University of Quillabamba
  • Ministerio de Agricultura (MINAGRI)
  • Ministry of Environment (MINAM)
  • Proambiente Deutsche GIZ Peru
  • Regional Government (GORE), Puno
  • Universidad Nacional del Altiplano (UNA)

Philippines 

  • Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI)
  • Philippine Coconut Authority
  • University of the Philippines Los Baños

Rwanda 

  • Gardens for Health International (GHI)
  • Le conseil de l’Alimentation et de la Nutrition du Bénin (CAN) 
  • Rwanda Agriculture Board
  • University of Rwanda 

Samoa

  • Ministry of Agriculture

Slovakia

  • Slovak Academy of Science

Slovenia

  • Agricultural Institute of Slovenia - Kmetijski Inštitut Slovenije (KIS)
  • University of Ljubliana

South Africa 

  • Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF)
  • Institute for Tropical and Sub-Tropical Crops (ARC-ITSC)
  • South Africa National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), South Africa

Sri Lanka 

  • Horticultural Crop Research and Development Institute
  • Information and Communication Centre (ICC), Department of Agriculture
  • Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment
  • Plant Genetic Resources Centre (PGRC)
  • University of Peradeniya
  • Wayamba University

Sudan

  • Agriculture Research Cooperation (ARC)

Sweden 

  • Lilongwe University of Agriculture (LUANAR)
  • NORDGEN
  • The Stockholm Resilience Center

Switzerland

  • Nestec Ltd. / Nestlé

Tanzania 

  • Agricultural Research Institute
  • National Plant Genetic Resources Centre 
  • Sokoine University of Agriculture
  • Zanzibar Agricultural Research Institute

Thailand

  • Biodiversity-Based Economy Development Office (BEDO)
  • PASD – Pgaz K’Nyau Association for Sustainable Development

Turkey 

  • Aegean Agricultural Research Institute
  • Akseki Chamber of Agriculture (Antalya)
  • Alaçatı Art and Culture Association
  • Association of Siyez Producers
  • Association of Turkish Dieticians
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, General Directorate of Agricultural Research
  • Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock (MFAL)
  • Ministry of Health
  • University of Akdeniz
  • University of Gazi
  • University of Selçuk

Uganda 

  • Entebbe Botanic Gardens
  • International Foundation of Science
  • Makerere University
  • NARI
  • National Agricultural Organization’s Plant Genetic Resources 
  • National Agricultural Research Laboratories
  • National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO)

United Kingdom 

  • East Malling Research
  • King’s College London
  • Leeds University
  • Millenium Seed Bank
  • Royal Botanical Garden, Kew
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Reading
  • United States of America
  • Arizona State University
  • The Natural Capital Project, Stanford University
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • University of Minnesota
  • Washington State University

Uzbekistan

  • Uzbek Republican Scientific and Production Centre of Ornamental Gardening and Forestry 
  • Uzbek Research Institute of Horticulture

Vietnam 

  • Center of Agriculture Research and Ecological Studies (CARES)
  • Fruit and Vegetable Research Institute (FAVRI)
  • Hanoi Agricultural University (HAU)
  • HealthBridge Foundation of Canada in Hanoi
  • National Institute of Nutrition

Zambia 

  • Community Technology Development Trust (CTDT)
  • Naliendele Agricultural Research Institute (NARI)
  • Self Help Africa
  • University of Zambia (UNZA)
  • Zambia Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI)

Zimbabwe

  • Community Technology Development Trust (CTDT)
  • Southern Alliance For Indigenous Resources (SAFIRE)
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