BioDIVA works with three well experienced partners of practice:
- The first and foremost partner in strategic and practical execution is the M.S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), an Indian non-governmental organisation. Their long standing experience in collaborating with indigenous peoples and other marginalised groups is an asset.
- Technical German Cooperation (GIZ) is an important partner in the production of the handbook “Cultivating Diversity” for development practitioners, translating research process and results for application in development cooperation.
- International Food and Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), with its focus on policy advice, will enrich the research process and resulting engagement with policy makers and stakeholders.
Right from the onset BioDIVA integrates non-scientific knowledge to fully comprehend the life-world problems at the core of the project. To secure the project’s relevance for practitioners right from the beginning, local land users and decision makers are tied into the research process.