EiB Virtual Meeting 2020: Sharing Excellence

November 10, 2020 to November 12, 2020

Sharing Excellence: Excellence in Breeding (EiB) Virtual Meeting 2020

Sharing Excellence has come to an end. Please read a summary of the event: What are the best practices for modern breeding?

We had nearly 250 participants from around the globe. Thanks to each and every one of you for joining. The conversations will continue!

If you joined, please take this short feedback SURVEY to help us plan future events. And you can access resources from the event below. 


Event overview:

CGIAR Excellence in Breeding (EiB) 2020 Virtual Meeting: the EiB team, breeding program partners, donors, NARS and others will share updates, resources and Stories of Excellence, and discuss ways in which EiB can move forward toward OneCGIAR and support partners in the best ways possible.

The event is being held on the Hopin platform, an event portal that features plenary rooms, side sessions, and exhibitions.


  • Stories of Excellence profiling innovations and successes
  • The updated EiB mandate
  • Shared services profiled and explained
  • Module updates and resource showcase
  • Stakeholder feedback sessions
  • OneCGIAR and breeding opportunities
  • Informal coffee chatrooms

Dowload Americas/PM Africa option agenda

Dowload Asia / AM Africa option agenda

Story of Excellence submissions: 

This is a chance to share something that shows real potential for improvement in breeding programs. The best will be selected to present at the meeting, but all submissions will be considered for communications promotion via blogs, webinars, media, inclusion in CGIAR/donor reports etc.. Submit using this form (deadline closed, but new submissioons will still be considered)

Invitations: Did you receive an Outlook invite for Asia/Americas options plus Global session in your email? If not, please contact: a.hunt@cgiar.org

Registration: https://hopin.to/events/sharing-excellence-eib-virtual-meeting-2020



Session/presentation recordings:


Presentation PDFs:

Plenary Sessions:

  1. EiB mandate, update, Toward One CGIAR
  2. Shared Services

Module updates:

  1. Product design & management
  2. Breeding scheme optimization
  3. Genotyping & sequencing
  4. Operations and phenotyping
  5. Bioinformatics & data management
  6. NARS engagement 


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