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Presentation on updated strategy given by Director General M. Ann Tutwiler



Given in celebration of Bioversity International's 40th Anniversary.

Given in celebration of Bioversity International's 40th Anniversary.



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  • Photo Credits: <br /> Top Left: Bioversity International/P.Bordoni <br /> Top Right: Bioversity International/Y.Morimoto <br /> Bottom Left: Bioversity International/T.Rastogi <br /> Bottom Right: Bioversity International/D. Astudillo
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Presentation on updated strategy given by Director General M. Ann Tutwiler Presentation on updated strategy given by Director General M. Ann Tutwiler Presentation Transcript

  • Bioversity International 40th Anniversary M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General
  • 22 Our Vision: Agricultural biodiversity nourishes people and sustains the planet Our Mission: Deliver scientific evidence, management practices and policy options to use and safeguard agricultural biodiversity to attain sustainable global food and nutrition security BioversityInternational/P.Lepoint
  • Challenges: • Reduce double burden of malnutrition • Increase productivity and reduce risk • Adapt to changing climate • Address shrinking diversity Credit:BioversityInternational/A.Gupta
  • Challenge: reduce double burden of malnutrition • Globally over twice as many people suffer from micronutrient deficiencies as from hunger • Number of overweight adults in developing countries tripled between 1980 and 2008
  • Solution: diversify diets Low-income consumers have access to and eat diverse, affordable, nutritious diets • Improve nutrition through a ‘whole-of-diet’ approach • Mainstream nutrition into value chains • Develop nutrition-sensitive agricultural production systems BioversityInternational/P.Bordoni
  • Challenge: increase productivity and reduce risk • Over 30% of the world’s land is degraded • 10-16% of global harvest is lost to pests and diseases annually
  • Solution: diversify production systems Farmers and rural communities increase productivity, enhance resilience and improve agricultural ecosystems, forests and landscapes • Farm households use agricultural biodiversity to increase yields, reduce losses and manage risks • Rural communities benefit from managing diversity in forests • Rural communities integrate agricultural biodiversity into landscapes to improve ecosystems BioversityInternational/Y.Morimoto
  • Challenge: adapt to changing climate • Up to 40% of the world will experience different climates, with new pests and diseases
  • Solution: diversify varieties and increase seed quality Farm households and rural communities use a diversity of quality seeds and planting materials • A diversity of seeds and planting materials enhance productivity, nutrition and adaptation • Formal and informal seed systems deliver high quality, diverse seeds and planting materials to farmers and rural households BioversityInternational/T.Rastogi
  • Challenge: address shrinking food diversity • Increasing crop yields and improving stress tolerance requires genetic diversity • Intensification of agricultural systems has substantially reduced biodiversity
  • Solution: safeguard biodiversity Policymakers, scientists and rural communities are safeguarding and monitoring priority agricultural biodiversity • Global treaties and conventions monitor agricultural biodiversity status and trends • National policymakers adopt policies and programmes to safeguard agricultural biodiversity and knowledge • Farm households, rural communities, scientists, breeders and policymakers have information on priority traits BioversityInternational/D.Astudillo
  • Collaboration with Rome-based Agencies
  • Our Funding Partners • CGIAR Fund • Albania • Armenia • Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa • Australia • Austria • Azerbaijan • Bangladesh • Belgium • Biodiversity for Agriculture Commodities Program • Bosnia and Herzegovina • Brazil • Bulgaria • Canada • China • Croatia • CTA • Cyprus • Czech Republic • Denmark • Estonia • European Commission • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations • Finland • Fontagro • France • Georgia • Germany • Global Environmental Facility through the United Nations Environment Programme • Greece • Hungary • Iceland • India • International Development Research Centre • International Fund for Agricultural Development • Iran • Ireland • Israel • Italy • Japan • Korea, Republic of • Latvia • Lithuania • Luxembourg • Macedonia FYR • Malaysia • Mexico • Montenegro • Morocco • Netherlands • New Zealand • Nigeria • Norway • Peru • Philippines • Poland • Portugal • Romania • Russia • Serbia • Slovakia • Slovenia • South Africa • Spain • Sweden • Switzerland • Thailand • Turkey • Uganda • Ukraine • United Kingdom • United States of America • World Bank • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation • The Christensen Fund • Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation • The McKnight Foundation • Bioversity International United Kingdom Fundraising Initiative • Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement • Common Fund for Commodities • Congo Basin Forest Fund • EcoAgriculture Partners • Global Forum on Agricultural Research • Global Crop Diversity Trust • Grains Research and Development Corporation, Australia • Organismo Internacional Regional de Sanidad Agropecuaria • Wageningen University and Research Centre