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Bioversity International works closely with more than 250 partners around the world who make delivering our research portfolio possible and is proud to be a CGIAR Research Centre. We participate in six CGIAR Research Programs and two Platforms in close collaboration with the other 14 CGIAR Centres and hundreds of partner organizations, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, development agencies, government departments, academia and the private sector. 

In 2018 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
  • Crop Trust
  • 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 Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
  • 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)
  • Lutheran World Relief
  • Rainforest Alliance
  • Secretariat of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
  • UN Environment
  • University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute (UCCRI)
  • World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF)
  • World Bank
  • WorldFish


  • Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria


  • Ministry of Nature Protection


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


  • Arche Noah
  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU)


  • Unnayan Bikalper Nitinirdharoni Gobeshona (UBINIG)


  • Barry Callebaut
  • Belcolade/Puratos
  • Botanic Garden Meise
  • Chocolate, Biscuits & Confectionary of Europe (CAOBISCO)
  • European Cocoa Association (ECA)
  • Federation of Cocoa Commerce (FCC)
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven)
  • University of Ghent
  • University of Liege
  • VITO Remote Sensing Department


  • Programme for Belize


  • Cercle de Sauvegarde des Ressources Naturelles (CeSaReN)
  • University of Abomey-Calavi


  • National Biodiversity Centre
  • National Happiness Commission


  • Fundación Promoción e Investigación de Productos Andinos (PROINPA)


  • Comissão Executiva do Plano da Lavoura Cacaueira/Centro de Pesquisas do Cacau (CEPEC/CEPLAC)
  • Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (Embrapa)
  • Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz

Burkina Faso

  • Centre National de Semences Forestières (CNSF)
  • Institut de l’Environnement et de la Recherche Agricole (INERA)
  • Institut de Recherche en Sciences Appliquées et Technologies (IRSAT)
  • Ministère de la Jeunesse, de la Formation et de l'Insertion Profesionnelle (MESSRS)
  • SNV World
  • TiiPaalga
  • University of Ouagadougou


  • Direction Provinciale de l'Agriculture et de l'Élevage (DPAE)
  • Institut des Sciences Agronomiques du Burundi (ISABU)


  • Institut de Recherche Agricole pur le Développement (IRAD)
  • Université de Dschang


  • National Tree Seed Centre


  • Agricultural Environment and Resources Institute, Yunnan Academy Of Agricultural Science (YAAS)
  • Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP)
  • Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)
  • Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences (GDAAS)
  • Inner Mongolia Agricultural University
  • Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, CAAS


  • Corporación colombiana de investigación agropecuaria (AGROSAVIA)
  • Iniciativa Latinoamericana del Cacao of the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF/ILAC)
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

  • Institut national pour l'Etude et la Recherche Agronomiques (INERA)
  • Université Catholique du Graben, Butembo
  • Université de Kisangani (UNIKIS)
  • University of Kinshasa (UNIKIN)

Costa Rica

  • Corporación Bananera Nacional (CORBANA)
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG)

Côte d'Ivoire

  • Centre National de Recherche Agronomique (CNRA)
  • International Cocoa Organization
  • Université Jean Lorougnon Guédé
  • Université Nangui Abrogoua


  • Instituto de Biotecnología de las Plantas
  • Instituto de Investigaciones Fundamentales en Agricultura Tropical


  • University of Copenhagen

Dominican Republic

  • Instituto Dominicano de Investigaciones Agropecuarias y Forestales (IDIAF)


  • Estonian University of Life Sciences


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


  • University of Helsinki


  • Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD)
  • Centre National de Recherche Agronomique (CNRA)
  • Event International – Salon du Chocolat
  • Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)
  • Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA)


  • Herbier National du Gabon
  • Université des Sciences et Techniques de Masuku


  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI)
  • Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)
  • Technical University of Munich (TUM), Freising
  • University of Freiburg
  • University of Göttingen
  • University of Würzburg


  • Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG)


  • Hellenic Agricultural Organization


  • Action Against Hunger
  • Amacacao/KUNAKakaw
  • Kreadi
  • Mancomunidad Copanch’orti’
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food (MAGA)
  • The confederation of peasants' organizations (ASOCUCH)
  • Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (UVG)


  • National Agricultural Research and Innovation Centre (NARIC)


  • Action for Social Advancement (ASA), Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
  • Agriculture University Jodhpur
  • Assam Agricultural University
  • CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University (CSK HPKV)
  • Deendayal Research Institute Krishi Vigyan Kendra
  • Foundation for Development Intergration, Assam
  • Foundation for Ecological Security (FES)
  • Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti, Rajasthan
  • Green Cause Foundation
  • Himalayan Research Group, Himachal Pradesh
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
  • Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Chhatisgarh
  • Lok Chetna Manch, Uttarakhand
  • M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF)
  • Mount Valley Development Association, Uttarakhand
  • National Research Centre on Banana (ICAR-NRCB)
  • North East Slow Food & Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS)
  • Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Madhya Pradesh
  • University of Horticultural Sciences (UHS), Bagalkot, Karnataka


  • Lampung State Polytechnic


  • Centre for Sustainable Development and Environment (CENESTA)


  • Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli (CISP)
  • Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources (IBBR/CNR)
  • Rete Semi Rurali
  • Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
  • University of Naples
  • University of Roma TRE
  • World Biodiversity Association


  • Banana Board


  • Faculty of International Agriculture and Food Studies, Tokyo University of Agriculture
  • Kyoto University
  • United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)


  • National Agriculture Research Center (NARC)


  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
  • Biovision
  • Genetic Resources Research Institute (GeRRI)
  • Hivos East Africa
  • Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)
  • Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST)
  • Ministry of Health, Vihiga County
  • Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM)
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Africa (SANREM)
  • Sustainable Organic Farming and Development Initiatives (SOFDI)
  • The National Museums of Kenya
  • Western Region Agriculture and Technology Evaluation (WeRATE)

Kyrgyz Republic

  • Kyrgyz National Agrarian University


  • Institute of Horticulture


  • Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)


  • Service d'Appui à la Gestion de l'Environnement (SAGE)
  • Service de l'Adaptation aux Effets du Changement Climatique (SAECC)


  • Agricultural Research Services (ARS)
  • Mzuzu University
  • Small Producers and Transporters Association (SPRODETA)


  • Universiti Putra Malaysia


  • Institut d’Economie Rurale (IER)


  • Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agrícolas y Pecuarias (INIFAP)
  • Organización de Ejidos Forestales de la Zona Maya
  • Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentación (SAGARPA)


  • Instituto de Investigação Agrária de Moçambique (IIAM)
  • Universidade Eduardo Mondlane


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


  • Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
  • Wageningen University


  • Eat Foundation


  • Instituto de Investigación Agropecuaria de Panamá (IDIAP)

Papua New Guinea

  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trading (DFAT Australia)
  • National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI-LALOKI)


  • Asociación ANDES
  • Asociación para la Investigación y Desarrollo Integral (AIDER)
  • Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI)
  • Cooperativa Agraria NorAndino Ltda
  • Instituto de Cultivos Tropicales (ICT)
  • Instituto de Investigación de la Amazonía Peruana (IIAP)
  • Instituto Nacional de Innovación Agraria (INIA)
  • Ministerio de Agricultura y Riego (MINAGRI)
  • Ministerio del Ambiente (MINAM)
  • National Forest Service and Wildlife (SERFOR)
  • Naturaleza y Cultura Internacional (NCI)
  • Regional Government (GORE), Cusco
  • Regional Government (GORE), Puno
  • Servicio Nacional de Sanidad Agraria  (SENASA)
  • Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina
  • Universidad Nacional de Piura
  • Universidad Nacional de Tumbes
  • Universidad Nacional Intercultural de Quillabamba


  • Philippine Coconut Authority


  • Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária (INIAV)

Puerto Rico

  • Universidad de Puerto Rico

Republic of Congo

  • Université Marien Ngouabi
  • University of Kisangani


  • Suceava Genebank


  • Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI)
  • Rwanda Agriculture Board

Solomon Islands

  • Massey University of New Zealand
  • Zai Na Tina Centre for Organic Systems (ZNT)

South Africa

  • Agricultural Research Council (ARC)
  • Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF)

Sri Lanka

  • Green Movement of Sri Lanka
  • Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment
  • South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP)
  • University of Peradeniya (Department of Basic Veterinary Sciences)
  • University of Ruhuna


  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Plant Breeding


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


  • Academy of Agricultural Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan


  • Agricultural Research Institute (ARI - Maruku)
  • Naliendele Agricultural Research Institute (NARI)
  • World Vegetable Center

Trinidad and Tobago

  • Cocoa Research Centre (CRC)


  • General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies (TAGEM)


  • National Agricultural Organization’s Plant Genetic Resources
  • National Agricultural Research Laboratories (NARL)
  • National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO)
  • Trócaire

United Kingdom

  • King's College London
  • Royal Botanical Garden, Kew
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Essex
  • University of Reading
  • University of York

United States of America

  • ECOM Inc
  • EE: Equal Exchange
  • Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute (FCCI)
  • Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA)
  • Guittard Chocolate
  • UN Women
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • University of Minnesota
  • Versant Vision
  • Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies


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


  • INIA CENIAP, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Agropecuarias del Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agrícolas


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


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



Stephan Weise