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Research partners 2017

Bioversity International works closely with 233 partners around the world who make delivering our research portfolio possible and is proud to be a CGIAR Research Center. CGIAR is a global research partnership for a food-secure future supported by CGIAR Trust Fund donors. We participate in six CGIAR Research Programs and two Platforms in close collaboration with the other 14 CGIAR Centers and hundreds of partner organizations, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, development agencies, government departments, academia and the private sector.

In 2017 our research partners included:

Global/Multiple Countries

  • African Union Commission
  • Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
  • Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE)
  • CGIAR System Organization
  • Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
  • Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  • Community Technology Development Trust (CTDT) 
  • Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat
  • East African Community (EAC)
  • Fairtrade International
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Hivos
  • 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 Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
  • ISEAL Alliance
  • Rainforest Alliance
  • Secretariat of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF)
  • WorldFish


  • Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia


  • Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Queensland Government)
  • University of Queensland (UQ)


  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU)


  • Unnayan Bikalper Nitinirdharoni Gobeshona (UBINIG)


  • Botanic Garden Meise
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL)
  • University of Gembloux
  • University of Ghent
  • University of Liege
  • VITO Remote Sensing Department


  • Cercle de Sauvegarde des Ressources Naturelles (CeSaReN)
  • Institut National des Recherches Agricoles du Bénin (INRAB)
  • University of Abomey-Calavi


  • National Biodiversity Centre


  • Fundación Promoción e Investigación de Productos Andinos (PROINPA)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • University of Banja Luka


  • Brazilian Biodiversity Fund (FUNBIO)
  • Ministerio do Meio Ambiente - Secretaria de Biodiversidade e Florestas

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)
  • Institut de Recherche en sciences appliquées et technologies (IRSAT)
  • SNV World
  • University of Ouagadougou
  • Tiipaalga


  • Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)
  • Green Seed Ecological Cultural Development
  • Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, CAAS 
  • Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Science
  • Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

  • Université Catholique du Graben, Butembo
  • Université de Kisangani (UNIKIS)
  • University of Kinshasa

Costa Rica

  • Comisión Nacional de Semillas
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG)

Cote d'Ivoire

  • Centre National de Recherche Agronomique (CNRA)


  • Instituto de Investigaciones Fundamentales en Agricultura Tropical

Dominican Republic

  • Instituto Dominicano de Investigaciones Agropecuarias y Forestales (IDIAF)


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


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


  • University of Helsinki


  • Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD)
  • Global Crop Diversity Trust
  • Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)
  • Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA)


  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI)
  • Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)


  • Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD)


  • Action Against Hunger
  • Asociación de Comunidades Forestales de Peten (ACOFOP)
  • Consejo Nacional de Areas Protegidas (CONAP)
  • The confederation of peasants' organizations (ASOCUCH) 
  • Mancomunidad Copanch’orti’
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food (MAGA)
  • Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (UVG)


  • La Fundación para la Investigación Participativa con Agricultores de Honduras (FIPAH)  


  • 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
  • Foundation for Development Intergration, Assam
  • GPS Institute of Agricultural Management
  • Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti, Rajasthan
  • Green Cause Foundation
  • Himalayan Research Group, Himachal Pradesh
  • IFAD Loan Tejaswini Rural Women Empowerment Programme, Madhya Pradesh
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
  • Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR)
  • Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Chhatisgarh
  • IORA Ecological Solutions
  • Kerala Agricultural University (KAU)
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Raisen
  • LIFE Trust
  • Lok Chetna Manch, Uttarakhand
  • Maheshmati Tribal Farmer Producer Company
  • Madhyabharat Consortium of Farmers Producer Company Limited (MBCFPCL)
  • Mandla Tribal Farmers Producer Company
  • M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF)
  • Mount Valley Development Association, Uttarakhand
  • 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
  • Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Madhya Pradesh
  • Research Institute of Horticulture, Viticulture and Wine-making named after acad. M. Mirzaev 
  • Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST-K)
  • Srishti Institute of art, design and technology 
  • University of Horticultural Sciences (UHS), Bagalkot, Karnataka
  • YSR Horticultural University, Andhra Pradesh


  • Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC)


  • Rete Semi Rurali
  • Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
  • University of Naples
  • University of Roma TRE
  • Universita' degli studi di Milano (UniMi)
  • World Biodiversity Association


  • Faculty of International Agriculture and Food Studies, Tokyo University of Agriculture
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)


  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
  • Biovision 
  • Fairtrade Africa
  • Genetic Resources Research Institute (GeRRI)
  • Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)
  • Ministry of Health, Vihiga County
  • Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM)
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Africa (SANREM)
  • The National Museums of Kenya
  • Western Region Agriculture and Technology Evaluation (WeRATE)

Kyrgyz Republic

  • Kyrgyz National Agrarian University


  • Latvian State Forest Research Institute (Silava)


  • Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)


  • Service d'Appui à la Gestion de l'Environnement (SAGE)
  • Service de l'Environnement (SENV), Ministry of Agriculture (MinAgri)


  • Agricultural Research Council
  • Small Producers and Transporters Association (SPRODETA)
  • Lilongwe University of Agriculture (LUANAR)


  • The Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)


  • Association Salvan-Enfants (ASEM)
  • Centre d'Appui à l'Autopromotion pour le Développement (CAAD)
  • Institut d’Economie Rurale (IER)


  • University of Mauritius


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


  • Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS)
  • Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
  • Wageningen University


  • Universidad Nacional Agraria


  • Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique du Niger (INRAN)
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Kokonas Industri Koporisin (KIK)
  • National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI-LALOKI)


  • Instituto Nacional de Innovación Agraria (INIA)
  • Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agricultural (IICA)
  • Ministerio de Agricultura y Riego (MINAGRI)
  • Ministerio del Ambiente (MINAM)
  • National Forest Service and Wildlife (SERFOR)
  • Oikos – Cooperation and Development, Peru
  • Original Beans
  • Regional Government (GORE), Puno
  • Regional Government (GORE), Cusco
  • Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental
  • Universidad Nacional del Altiplano (UNA)


  • Kiangan Community Multi-Purpose Development Cooperative
  • Philippine Coconut Authority


  • Banco Português de Germoplasma Vegetal 


  • The University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Iaşi  


  • Gardens for Health International (GHI)
  • Rwanda Agriculture Board


  • Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries


  • Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops 


  • Agricultural Institute of Slovenia - Kmetijski inštitut Slovenije (KIS)

South Africa

  • Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF)

Sri Lanka

  • Information and Communication Centre (ICC), Department of Agriculture
  • Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment
  • Plant Genetic Resources Centre (PGRC)


  • Agricultural Plant Genetic Resources Conservation and Research Centre


  • Nordic Genetic Resource Center (NordGen)
  • The Stockholm Resilience Center


  • Clarmondial AG   
  • Nestec Ltd. / Nestlé
  • Nestlé Research Center
  • Pro-Specie Rara


  • Agricultural Research Institute (ARI - Maruku)
  • Naliendele Agricultural Research Institute (NARI)
  • National Plant Genetic Resources Centre


  • Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, General Directorate of Agricultural Research
  • Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock (MFAL)


  • Makerere University
  • Ministry of Health
  • National Agricultural Organization’s Plant Genetic Resources
  • National Agricultural Research Laboratories (NARL)
  • National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO)
  • Trócaire

United Kingdom

  • King’s College London
  • Leeds University
  • Royal Botanical Garden, Kew
  • University of Birmingham 
  • University of Reading
  • United States of America
  • Lutheran World Relief (LWR)
  • University of Minnesota
  • Versant Vision


  • Uzbek Research Institute of Horticulture


  • Center of Agriculture Research and Ecological Studies (CARES)
  • Fresh Studio
  • Hanoi Agricultural University (HAU)
  • Hanoi Medical University
  • HealthBridge Foundation of Canada in Hanoi
  • National Institute of Nutrition


  • McGill University
  • Self Help Africa
  • Zambia Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI)


Stephan Weise