Organizations championing food diversity

  • Bioversity International

    An international research center of the CGIAR consortium that delivers scientific evidence, management practices and policy options to use and safeguard agricultural and tree diversity for sustainable food and nutrition security.

  • Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI)

    Established in 1987 to link the botanic gardens of the world in a global network for plant conservation. BGCI’s membership now includes more than 500 botanic gardens in 96 countries, all committed to saving the world’s threatened plants by carrying out threat assessments, seed conservation, ecological restoration, plant health and education projects around the globe.

  • Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa)

    A national research organization aimed at developing solutions for the sustainability of agriculture in Brazil, including livestock. Embrapa comprises a broad network of research and service centres across the country, and is engaged in a huge variety of activity in agro-energy, agribusiness, food technology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, animal production and forestry.

  • Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

    A CGIAR research center, CIFOR is a non-profit, scientific institution that conducts research on the most pressing challenges of forest and landscape management around the world. One element of CIFOR’s work explores the complex relationship between food and biodiversity to raise awareness and contribute to a biodiverse and food-secure future.

  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

    The Convention entered into force in 1993 with 3 main objectives, the conservation of biological diversity, sustainable use of the components of biodiversity, and fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources. 196 countries are party to this agreement.

  • Crops For the Future (CFF)

    An organization working to develop solutions that diversify agriculture using underuitilized crops. CFF also leads the Forgotten Foods Network to capture knowledge on the foods that used to feature in the diets of our ancestors and past generations.

  • EAT Foundation

    The EAT foundation’s ambition is to reform the global food system and enable us to feed a growing global population with healthy food from a healthy planet. They aim to stimulate interdisciplinary research by establishing collaboration across scientific disciplines, while also encouraging innovations and business development along the food value chain. They host the high-level, annual EAT Stockholm Food Forum each spring to convene the brightest minds to exchange ideas on how to shift food systems towards sustainability, health, security and equity within the boundaries of our planet.

  • Eden Project

    The Eden Project, an educational charity, connects us with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work towards a better future. Their visitor destination in Cornwall, UK, is nestled in a huge crater. Here, massive Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to their striking contemporary gardens, summer concerts and exciting year-round family events. The Eden Project runs transformational social and environmental projects on site and around the world.

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