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M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General

M. Ann Tutwiler is the Director General of Bioversity International, an international research for development organization that is a CGIAR Research Centre.

As Director General, Ann Tutwiler is responsible for leading Bioversity International, forging effective research partnerships and overseeing the organization’s strategic priorities and research agenda. She has more than 30 years of experience in agricultural policy and development working in the public and private sectors.


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Stephan Weise, Deputy Director General, Research

Dr. Stephen Weise joined Bioversity International in 2008 as the Director of the Commodities for Livelihoods Programme, based in our Montpellier Office in France. He was appointed Deputy Director General Research in 2011. Before joining Bioversity International, Stephan worked for 16 years with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on a variety of programmes related to tree crops, the environment, and farm diversification in the forest margins of West and Central Africa. 

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Disrupting agricultural and tree biodiversity science – a review of Bioversity International’s 2017

On the International Day of Biological Diversity, which in 2018 marks 25 years of action for biodiversity, our Director General, Ann Tutwiler is proud...

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On the 10th anniversary of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a call for conserving the rest of the world's food

This week Ann Tutwiler was privileged to join the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault where she presented on why the...

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World Economic Forum highlights diversity as a key resilience strategy for future shocks

Every year since 2005, the World Economic Forum releases a Global Risks Report, which analyses the evolution and intensity of global risks. Ann...

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