Driving Impact Through Strategic Partnerships

Partnerships are key to successfully delivering our 2020-2025 Strategy.  

The complexity and scope of today’s global challenges mean we cannot tackle them alone. Only through collective, integrated actions can we unlock results and deliver impact at scale, at the nexus of agriculture, the environment, and nutrition. 

Spanning UN agencies, national and local governments, private sector companies, academia, civil society organizations, multilateral agencies, international finance institutions, and social enterprises, our approach to partnerships is built on creating synergies, and leveraging the unique assets and capacities of those who share our mission and can benefit from our knowledge, innovations, and technologies in food systems and beyond. 

Through our regional hubs in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, the Alliance engages with national and regional institutions. Together, we identify and co-create context-specific solutions that are meaningful, lasting, and demand-driven. 

Our goal is to serve as an innovative and catalytic force to strengthen, diversify and grow the Alliance's capacity for resource mobilization, science, and impact delivery.  

Discover our key partnerships

The Alliance is a partners-of-choice for hundreds of organizations globally: through a range of innovative partnership arrangements and business models, we create value add with key development actors, co-investors, and clients.  

Among our key partnerships are: 

UN agencies. Through long-term partnerships with the UN, we inform global to local policy based on research findings. 

National Governments. Through our work with ministries, research institutions, extension, and advisory services, we align our research with country needs and foster innovation in key priority areas. 

Social enterprises and the private sector. Our partnerships with business innovators allow us to co-develop solutions that are profitable, sustainable, market-relevant, and aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

International, Regional Financial Institutions and Banks. We promote new partnerships with financial institutions to position the Alliance as a knowledge broker and operational partner to jointly mobilize sustainable investments;    

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). Spanning development organizations, local non-governmental organizations, farmers’ associations, Indigenous Peoples organizations, and women’s groups, we spearhead partnerships to co-create evidence-based, innovative solutions to enhance agriculture, empowering farmers and rural communities. 

Academia. Through a two-way approach, we both integrate our knowledge products into curricula and tap into research capacities to produce cutting-edge science. 

CGIAR. We are part of CGIAR, the world’s largest agricultural research and innovation partnership for a food-secure future, and collaborate closely with other CGIAR centers leading efforts across our entire portfolio.

Funders Bioversity 2023

  • Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) 
  • Malaysian Cocoa Board 
  • Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED), Uganda 
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Norway 
  • National Cocoa Council of Madagascar 
  • National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE) - Occitane Montpellier, France 
  • Netherlands Universities Foundation for International Cooperation (NUFFIC) 
  • Quantitative Aquatics, Inc., Philippines 
  • Republic of the Congo 
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) 
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and Liechtenstein Development Service (LED) 
  • Syngenta 
  • The National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO), Uganda 
  • The World Bank 
  • Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) 
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Global Environment Facility (GEF) 
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID) 
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 
  • University of Oxford, England 
  • Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI), Netherlands 
  • World Resources Institute (WRI) 
  • Wyss Academy for Nature at the University of Bern, Switzerland 

Funders and Partners CIAT 2023

  • 1 2 Tree S.A.S 
  • Agriculture Adaptation Initiative (AAA) 
  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) 
  • Bayer CropScience Limited 
  • Bayer CropScience LP 
  • Bayer S.A., Colombia 
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA 
  • Biovision Foundation for Ecological Development, Switzerland 
  • Catholic Relief Services (CRS), USA 
  • Catholic University Leuven (Ku Leuven), Belgium  
  • CGIAR System Organization 
  • Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences (CATAS) 
  • Clifford Chance LLP, UK 
  • Colombian Agricultural Research Corporation (AGROSAVIA) 
  • Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) 
  • Corteva Agriscience 
  • Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Ireland 
  • Ecom Agroindustrial Asia Pte Ltd 
  • European Commission (EC) 
  • Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV)  
  • Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG), Switzerland 
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 
  • Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR), USA 
  • French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM) 
  • Fundación Ave Fénix, Colombia 
  • Fundación Santo Domingo (FSD), Colombia 
  • German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) 
  • German Development Bank (KFW) 
  • Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), UK 
  • HarvestPlus 
  • Ingredion Inc., USA 
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) 
  • International Organization for Migration (IOM) 
  • Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., USA 
  • Leica Geosystems Inc., USA 
  • Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC), New Zeland 
  • Marfrig Global Foods, Brazil 
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MINAGRI), Peru 
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR), Colombia 
  • Ministry of Agriculture of Natural Resources and Rural Development (MARNDR), Haiti 
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Japan 
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Japan 
  • Ministry of Mines and Energy (MinMinas), Colombia 
  • Mondelez Europe GmbH (MDLZ) 
  • National Chocolate Company, Colombia 
  • National Federation of Poultry Farmers of Colombia (FENAVI) 
  • Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) 
  • Papalotla Seeds, S.A. de C.V., Mexico 
  • Prorustica Ltd, UK 
  • Regional Fund for Agriculture Technology (FONTAGRO)  
  • Rockefeller Foundation, USA 
  • Rural Development Administration (RDA), Korea 
  • Sociedad Fiduciaria de Desarrollo Agropecuario S.A. (FIDUAGRARIA), Colombia 
  • SoftBank Corp., Japan 
  • Stichting Rainforest Alliance 
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) 
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) 
  • Syngenta 
  • The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, UK 
  • The Howard G. Buffett Foundation, USA 
  • The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) 
  • The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, France 
  • The Stichting IKEA Foundation, The Netherlands 
  • The World Bank 
  • UK Research and Innovation 
  • United  Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) 
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID) 
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 
  • UPLB Foundation, Inc., Philippines 
  • Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation 
  • Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) 
  • World Food Programme (WFP) 
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) 


Partners Bioversity 2023

  • Ministry of Agriculture - Guyana 
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Food Technology and Natural Resources (MAIFS), Mauritius 
  • Ministry of Finance, Royal Government of Bhutan 
  • Miti Alliance, Kenya 
  • Mount Valley Development Association (MVDA), India 
  • National Agrarian University La Molina, Peru 
  • National Agricultural Research Center (NARC), Jordan 
  • National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO), Uganda 
  • National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI), Laos 
  • National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (NACGRAB) , Nigeria 
  • National Cereals Research Institute (NCRI), Nigeria 
  • National Institute for Agricultural and Veterinary Research (INIAV), Portugal 
  • National Institute of Agricultural Research (INIA), Uruguay 
  • National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Indonesia 
  • National Research Council, Italy 
  • National Root Crops Research Institue (NRCRI), Nigeria 
  • Natural Resources Institute (LUKE), Finland 
  • Nature Research Centre (NRC), Lithuania 
  • Nordic Seed 
  • North East Slow Food & Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS) 
  • Northern mountainous Agriculture and Forestry Science Institute (NOMAFSI), Vietnam 
  • Ogiek Peoples' Development Program (OPDP), Kenya 
  • One Acre Fund (OAF), Kenya 
  • Oromia Seed Enterprise (OSE), Ethiopia 
  • Paris School of Economics (PSE) 
  • PEM Cameroun 
  • Pga k'nyau Association for Sustainable Development (PASD), Thailand 
  • PIL Research Company 
  • Plant Protection Research Institute (PPRI), Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS) 
  • Plant resources center (PRC) 
  • Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (RVSKVV), India 
  • Regents of the University of California, USA 
  • Republic of Armenia Ministry of Environment 
  • Research Institute of Plant Production, National Agricultural and Food Centre, Slovakia 
  • Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain 
  • Rural Outreach Program, Canada 
  • Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy 
  • Seed Savers' Network (SSN), Australia 
  • South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) 
  • Sri Karan Narendra Agriculture University , India 
  • Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Macedonia 
  • Stellenbosch University, South Africa 
  • Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI Ilonga) 
  • Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI Maruku) 
  • Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA) 
  • Tanzania Plant Health and Pesticides Authority (TPHPA) 
  • The Action for Biodiversity and Land Management (ABIOGeT) 
  • The Agricultural Institute of Slovenia (KIS) 
  • The Council for Research in Agriculture and the Analysis of the Agricultural Economy (CREA), Italy  
  • The General Statistics Office(GSO), Vietnam 
  • The Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning (IARRP) of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) 
  • The Italian Seeds Network 
  • The Mediae Company, Kenya 
  • The Meise Botanic Garden, Belgium 
  • The National Agriculture Research Institute of Papua New Guinea (NARI) 
  • The Peruvian Association of Cacao Producers (APPCACAO) 
  • The University of Yaoundé, Cameroon 
  • The Zambia Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI) 
  • Tiipaalga, Burkina Faso 
  • Togolese Institute of Agronomic Research 
  • Tribhuvan University, Nepal 
  • Trustees Of Tufts College, USA 
  • Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) 
  • Universidad de Perugia, Italy 
  • University in Leuven (KU LEUVEN), Belgium 
  • University in Wageningen, The Netherlands 
  • University of Aberdeen, Scotland 
  • University of Abomey Calavi (UAC), Benin 
  • University of Bonn, Germany 
  • University of California (UC), Davis, USA 
  • University of Exeter, UK 
  • University of Göttingen, Germany 
  • University of Hohenheim (UNH), Germany 
  • University of Horticultural Sciences, India 
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa 
  • University of Liège, Belgium 
  • University of Montenegro 
  • University of Naples Federico II, Italy 
  • University of Vermont, USA 
  • UPLB Foundation Inc., Philippines 
  • Vandhe Bharatham Foundation, India 
  • Vegetable Research and Development Station Bacau (VRDS), Romania 
  • Vi Agroforestry, Sweeden 
  • Wayamba University of Sri Lanka 
  • Williams College, USA 
  • World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) 
  • WorldFish 

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