Think tank

Bioversity International

Rome, Italy

Bioversity International is an international research institute with a mandate to advance the conservation and use of genetic diversity for food and agriculture. Bioversity International's purpose is to investigate the conservation and use of agricultural biodiversity in order to achieve better nutrition, improve smallholders' livelihoods and enhance agricultural sustainability. One of Bioversity International’s key strengths is the organisations ability to connect people and projects from right across the globe. Bioversity International is a recognized leader in agricultural biodiversity research working with more than 700 partners around the world to improve the lives of smallholder farmers and rural communities. Through the website and outreach initiatives, Biodiversity International publicises a huge varity of local, national and international initiatives relating to human well-being and plant conservation. Bioversity International is a member of the CGIAR Consortium and a partner with Rome-based food and agriculture agencies Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and World Food Programme (WFP).

Contact details

Website:
http://www.bioversityinternational.org/

Address:
Via dei Tre Denari, 472/a 00054 Maccarese (Fiumicino), Italy,

Country:
Italy

Sub-region:
Southern Europe

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Global
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1974
Age (years)
Bioversity International
 47
Italy average
 31
Global average
 31
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): Juan Lucas Restrepo
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2019
Bioversity International
 163
Italy average
 49
Global average
 120
% Female staff
2019
Bioversity International
54% 
Italy average
42% 
Global average
42% 
% Female researchers
2019
Bioversity International
54% 
Italy average
41% 
Global average
34% 

Social

Likes (2019)
Bioversity International
 26,179
Italy average
 13,615
Global average
 24,405
Twitter
Followers (2019)
Bioversity International
 43,700
Italy average
 9,294
Global average
 15,113
Subscribers (2019)
Bioversity International
 1,070
Italy average
 2,740
Global average
 5,924
Followers (2019)
Bioversity International
 2,283
Italy average
 4,436
Global average
 8,194
Followers (2019)
Bioversity International
 10,979
Italy average
 8,951
Global average
 6,912

Data notes

Last updated: 30/01/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Think tank list
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