Bioversity International's strategy
To feed nine billion people by 2050, food availability needs to expand another 60% globally and up to 100% in developing countries. Continued investments in research on staple grains are essential as these crops will continue to provide a large share of global calories, but complementary approaches are needed to meet new global challenges:
- Reduce global malnutrition
- Adapt to climate change
- Increase productivity and reduce risk
- Address shrinking food diversity
Using and safeguarding agricultural and tree biodiversity can help meet these challenges.
Farm households and rural communities have long since used agricultural and tree biodiversity to diversify their diets, and to manage pests, diseases and weather-related stress. In the past however, policymakers and researchers considered these approaches economically uncompetitive.
More recently, scientific evidence has demonstrated that agricultural and tree biodiversity, used in combination with novel technologies and approaches, has much to offer in addressing these challenges. It is also being increasingly recognized as a tool to achieve the global sustainable development goals.
We work with partners in low-income countries in different regions where agricultural and tree biodiversity can contribute to improved nutrition, resilience, productivity and climate change adaptation.
We are also a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a global partnership for a food-secure future.
Bioversity International's vision is that agricultural biodiversity nourishes people and sustains the planet.
Our mission is to deliver scientific evidence, management practices and policy options to use and safeguard agricultural and tree biodiversity to attain sustainable global food and nutrition security.
Ronnie Vernooy, Genetic Resources Policy Specialist, Bioversity International, reports on a new handbook for farmers who want to establish or...
Potential implications of the use of digital sequence information on genetic resources for the three objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity
A submission from CGIAR to the Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Posibles repercusiones del uso de la informacion digital sobre secuencias de recursos geneticos para los tres objetivos del Convenio sobre la Diversidad Biologica
Informe del CGIAR presentado ante la Secretaría del Convenio sobre la Diversidad Biológica
Implications potentielles de l’utilisation de l’information genetique numerique sur les ressources genetiques sur les trois objectifs de la Convention sur la diversite biologique
Document soumis par le CGIAR au Secretariat de la Convention sur la diversite biologique