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The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT

In December 2018, Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create an Alliance that delivers research-based solutions that harness agricultural biodiversity and sustainably transform food systems to improve people’s lives. 

Bioversity International and CIAT have complementary mandates with the potential for a high-impact, synergistic research-for-development agenda that can significantly inform and strengthen policies and actions to address the global challenges of poverty, malnutrition, climate change, land degradation and biodiversity loss.

The Alliance works with local, national and multinational partners across Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Africa, and with the public and private sectors. With partners, the Alliance generates evidence and mainstreams innovations in large-scale programmes to create food systems and landscapes that sustain the planet, drive prosperity and nourish people.

In March 2019, Juan Lucas Restrepo was appointed as Director General to Bioversity International, and CEO of the Alliance from January 2020, with a joint Board of Trustees.

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.

Our Vision
Food systems and landscapes than sustain the planet, drive prosperity and nourish people.

Our Mision
We deliver research-based solutions that harness agricultural bioversity and sustainably transform food systems to improve people’s lives.

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…