The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT

Today’s global challenges of poverty, malnutrition, climate change, land degradation, and biodiversity loss call for new research,
solutions, innovations, and stronger partnerships that can deliver higher impact. To respond to these challenges, and building on their complementary mandates and long collaboration, Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) have joined forces to create an Alliance.

The Alliance delivers research-based solutions that harness agricultural biodiversity and sustainably transform food systems to improve people’s lives.

The Alliance solutions will support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, Aichi Biodiversity Targets, Paris Agreement, and Bonn Challenge, among other international initiatives.

The Alliance will

VISION Food systems and landscapes that sustain the planet, drive prosperity, and nourish people

MISSION We deliver research-based solutions that harness agricultural biodiversity and sustainably transform food systems to improve people’s lives

Our researchers work with local, national, and multinational partners across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and with the public and private sectors.
The Alliance is part of CGIAR, the world’s largest agricultural research and innovation partnership for a food-secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.

CONTACTS

Juan Lucas Restrepo
Director General, Bioversity International and Director General-Designate of the Alliance
j.l.restrepo@cgiar.org

Ruben Echeverría
Director General, CIAT
r.echeverria@cgiar.org

More Information:

Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health

22 May 2019
On the International Day for Biological Diversity, Juan Lucas Restrepo, Director General of Bioversity International, reflects…

Communiqué n. 4

14 November 2018
Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) advance in defining the vision, mission and strategic objectives of the Alliance, and in selecting the new Director General of Bioversity/CEO-Designate of the Alliance…

Communiqué n. 1

05 March 2018
The leadership of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) are exploring a stronger strategic partnership that would advance…

Communiqué n. 6

Bioversity International and CIAT advance in establishing an Alliance to deliver research-based solutions to the biggest challenges facing our world Bioversity International and CIAT…

Communiqué n. 3

28 September 2018
Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) advance in building an Alliance for sustainable, productive, resilient and diversified food systems and landscapes…

Communiqué n. 5

11 December 2018
Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) continue to make progress toward the establishment of an Alliance focused on tackling key challenges facing our world today: malnutrition in all its forms…

Communiqué n. 2

31 May 2018
Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) intend to establish an Alliance to build sustainable, resilient food systems and landscapes…