Bioversity International

Contact email: r.china@cgiar.org
Geographic scope: Global or non-European
Country: Italy
Type of Institution: Research InstituteLegal status: PublicRole of record creator in institution / department: Director / executive
Climate-relevant agricultural research
Climate change research in my institution / department is linked to agricultural research areas: Yes
Description of climate-relevant ag research: Our research-for-development work covers use of agricultural biodiversity to give farmers more options to manage climate risk and strengthen resilience of their farms and surrounding landscapes.
Very important research areas: Adaptation to climate change, CC in agricultural systems - arable land, cropping systems, CC in agricultural systems - forests, CC in agricultural systems - land, soils and territoryResearch level in your institution / department in the climate-related areas: Post-doc
Number of researchers in climate-related areas: 50-200
Average yearly expenditure in your institution / department on climate change research in recent years (EUR): Above 5,000,000
Type of funding sources for your climate-related research: Bilateral agenciesResearch focus: Development focused, linkages with the SouthCollaborations with other organizations: Industry, Civil society, Farmers, cooperatives and agricultural workers, Government, International Organizations, Regional Fora / regional bodies, Rural advisory services, SMEsCollaborations with other countries: Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Burundi, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Guatemala
Successful projects: More climate resilient crop varieties identified in international and national genebanks that are tested with farmers and meet their preferences
Major needs of your institution / department to increase the impact of climate research: More resources to identify climate resilient crop varieties in genebanks, test them with farmers and connect to impact pathway partners for upscaling such as large agricultural development programmes and seed companies
What is the current trend of interest in climate-related research in your institution?: Increasing: both researchers and funding bodies are increasingly interested
What are your institution's plans regarding climate-related research?: Increasing it
Comments: Bioversity International is the world leader in genetic, species and landscape diversity to tackle biotic and abiotic threats to food security such as climate change. Bioversity International and the Centre for international Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) have established an alliance with a single CEO...