The Alliance

The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT delivers research-based solutions that harness agricultural biodiversity and sustainably transform food systems to improve people’s lives in a climate crisis.

We provide food system solutions at the nexus of agriculture, environment, and nutrition.

Our objectives


    People consume diverse, nutritious, and safe foods


    People participate in and benefit from inclusive, innovative, and diversified agri-food markets


    People sustainably manage farms, forests, and landscapes that are productive and resilient to climate change


    Communities and institutions sustainably use and safeguard agricultural biodiversity
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Where we work


We hold the world’s largest collections of banana, cassava, common beans, and tropical forages. Our genebanks in Leuven, Belgium, and Palmira, Colombia, help preserve the world’s biodiversity and food safety. Discover more.

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