Bioversity International

Bioversity International is the world’s leading organization dedicated to researching agricultural biodiversity to improve people’s lives.

Bioversity’s Research, carried out with partners around the world, seeks sustainable solutions to meet three important challenges:

Bioversity also provides policy information and analysis to improve the legal framework — global, regional and national — needed to ensure that agricultural biodiversity can be put to work to deliver sustainable solutions for economic development.

Funding for Bioversity comes from statutory donors and foundations, who support us directly and through their contributions to the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Bioversity is also supported by a registered charity in the United Kingdom, and in the United States by a Foundation that has 501(c)(3) status.

Bioversity’s headquarters are in Maccarese, Italy, just outside Rome, where they work closely with UN Agencies such as FAO, IFAD and WFP. However, the vast majority of Biovesity staff work from 20 offices that cover the regions of the world.

Find out more about the history of Bioversity.