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CGIAR Annual Performance Report 2020 now available online

Partner news | | 1/8/2021

The COVID-19 pandemic made 2020 a challenging year, placing considerable strain on global food systems. A new online report, CGIAR Annual Performance Report 2020: Growing Resilience for a Better Future, details how CGIAR worked with partners...

Strengthening Public Breeding Pipelines by Emphasizing Quantitative Genetics Principles and Open Source Data Management

In the news | | 26/7/2021

This opinion piece published in Frontiers in Plant Science briefly presents the breeder's equation and highlights the terms that can be manipulated to...

Crops to End Hunger: Accelerating Seed Delivery through Sustainable Seed Systems

Partner news | | 25/7/2021

This morning, in a virtual panel discussion organized by Agrilinks, a group of breeding and seed experts from the private and public sectors reviewed the ideas presented in a recent White Paper...

New CGIAR Initiatives announced to help radically realign food, land, and water systems

Partner news | | 25/7/2021

Today at the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) 2021 Pre-Summit, CGIAR announces an exciting new research and innovation prospectus to transform food, land, and water systems in a...

MODERNIZING CROP BREEDING TO SAFEGUARD TOMORROW'S POPULATIONS

Partner news | | 10/7/2021

The modernization of crop breeding techniques, coupled with technological leaps and the wealth of genetic diversity contained in genebanks, is crucial to achieving more resilient and efficient farms and lessening the reliance on food...

Data from new Excellence in Breeding report reveals progress on CGIAR’s transformation

EiB news | Adam Hunt | 5/7/2021

A new compilation of data reveals real progress on CGIAR’s crop breeding transformation agenda. CGIAR Excellence in Breeding (EiB)’s first-ever Annual Report focuses on 27 data points showing...

Identifying market segments and aligning breeding pipelines will focus CGIAR investments

Opinion | Adam Hunt | 29/6/2021

There is an urgent need for public breeding programs to prioritize and focus their efforts. Excellence in Breeding (EiB) is working with CGIAR partners to identify market segments and align...

Computer simulations are helping CGIAR breeders develop better varieties faster

Impact | Sam Storr | 28/6/2021

In the past, plant breeding has helped avert entire famines by changing a handful of genes in key crop varieties. But today's breeders must meet similar challenges with consistent excellence, making the right decisions...

New platform harnesses data – and unleashes breeders’ time

EiB news | Adam Hunt | 22/6/2021

Photo credit: IRRIA bold new data management platform, the Enterprise Breeding System (EBS), is helping breeders harness the power of data, save time, and make the best breeding decisions. EiB has just released a faster, more feature-filled...

African breeding programs leap forward by accessing new genotyping data

Impact | Adam Hunt | 9/6/2021

With newly accessible genotyping technologies, African crop breeding programs have partnered with EiB to start using genotyping resources to improve accuracy and efficiency.As breeders strive for higher-yielding, climate-resilient and...