Bioversity International is the world's leading organization dedicated to agricultural biodiversity research to improve people's lives through:
- better nutrition, especially in developing countries - sustainable farming practices, to secure our future food supplies - conservation and use, to ensure that everyone can grow the food they need
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. 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 we work closely with UN Agencies such as FAO, IFAD and WFP. However, the vast majority of our staff work from 20 offices that cover the regions of the world. In addition, we are pleased to host some system-wide activities on behalf of the CGIAR.