Many farmers in the developing world still lack access to modern varieties and breeds adapted to their needs.
Less than five percent of breeding investment goes to low- and lower middle-income countries, which are home to nearly half of the world's staple cropland, half of the global population and 84 percent of all poor. It is where climate change adaption is the most urgently needed and millions of families rely on agriculture.
The CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform intends to change this. It empowers breeding programs targeting the developing world through cutting-edge tools, services and practical advice to develop more resilient, productive and nutritious crop varieties and livestock breeds faster, and with greater relevance for local farming communities.
As an initiative of CGIAR, a global agricultural research partnership for a world free of poverty, hunger and environmental degradation, the Platform has unrivaled reach to achieve this mission. The work of this Platform is at the core of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.