Governance & reporting


Overview & history

The CGIAR Excellence in Breeding (EiB) 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.

As of January 2022, EiB is no longer an official CGIAR Platform, but it continues to support operationalization of the CGIAR breeding modernization agenda through the support of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. EiB team members work across Genetic Innovation Initiatives, and a plan for full transition is developing.

Read the full proposal here


Platform steering committee (PSC)

EiB was 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

Members included: 

Joe Tohme, CIAT; Kevin Pixley, CIMMYT; Hugo Campos, CIP; Michael Baum, ICARDA; Prasad Hendre, ICRAF; Robert Asiedu, IITA; Hans Bhardwaj, IRRI; Monica Menz, Private Sector; Michael Quinn, EiB; Felister Makini, KALRO; Harish Gandi, ICRISAT

PSC Meeting records

September 2017

December 2018

April 2019

July 2019

April 2021


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

EiB 2021 Annual / Final Report to CGIAR

EiB Platform Summary 2017-22


Workplans and Budget

POWB 2017

POWB 2018

POWB 2019 

POWB 2020

POWB 2021