CGIAR Excellence in Breeding (EiB) was an official CGIAR Platform 2017-2021. Since 2022, EiB works via CGIAR Genetic Innovation Initiatives, accelerating the modernization of crop breeding programs that serve farmers in low- and middle-income countries. To combat hunger, poverty and climate change, farmers need diverse and continually improving crop varieties. 

EiB supports system-level coordination, shared services, expert guidance, resources, and access to cutting-edge innovations to support CGIAR breeding programs to deliver on six funder requests.