Bioversity International

Founded in 1974, Bioversity International is a global organization headquartered in Rome, Italy that focuses on research-for-development in agricultural and tree biodiversity to meet new global challenges. By delivering scientific evidence, management practices and policy options to use and safeguard agricultural and tree biodiversity, Bioversity International aims to reduce malnutrition, increase productivity and reduce risk, adapt to climate change, and mitigate shrinking food diversity.

Bioversity International’s approximately 300 staff work on three initiatives in five regions across the globe: 1) healthy diets from sustainable food systems, 2) productive and resilient farms, forests and landscapes, and 3) effective genetic resources conservation and use.

Contact info:

Marleni Ramirez, Regional Representative for Central and South America,

Organization website:


Restoration research homepage

Safeguarding investments in forest ecosystem restoration

Biodiversity International’s 10-year strategy 2014-2024