Governance & reporting


The CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform was established in 2017 as part of the CGIAR Portfolio of Research Programs and Platforms. The starting vision of success was to enable staple crop and animal breeding programs targeting the developing world to make step changes in increasing genetic gains of cultivars and breeds delivered to farmers, for impact on food and nutrition security, climate change adaptation and development at large.

Read the full proposal here

Platform steering committee

EiB is governed by a Platform Steering Committee (PSC) consisting of 13 regular members in addition to the EiB Director, representing CGIAR, national agricultural research systems and the private sector.

Read the EiB PSC terms of reference here


Etienne Duveiller, AfricaRice
Joe Tohme, CIAT
Marianne Bänziger, CIMMYT
Hugo Campos, CIP (Chair)
Michael Baum, ICARDA
Prasad Hendre, ICRAF
Jan Debaene, ICRISAT
Robert Asiedu, IITA
Chris Jones, ILRI
Jacqueline Hughes, IRRI
Monica Menz, Syngenta
Michael Quinn, EiB
Dirk DeKoning, Worldfish

Meeting records

September 2017

December 2018

April 2019

July 2019

Annual reports

EiB 2017 Annual Report to CGIAR

EiB 2018 Annual Report to CGIAR 

EiB 2019 Annual Report to CGIAR 

EiB 2020 Annual Report to CGIAR

Workplans and Budget

POWB 2017

POWB 2018

POWB 2019 

POWB 2020

POWB 2021