CGIAR Excellence in Breeding (EIB) Platform

http://excellenceinbreeding.org/

News

New equipment will speed up and enhance the accuracy of national breeding processes including seed preparation, data collection and inventory management.

In the media

Source: The Guardian (27 Apr 2021)

Matthew Reynolds talked to The Guardian’s Science Weekly podcast about the process of creating climate- and heat-resistant crops.

Features

CIMMYT partner seed company supports smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa with stress-tolerant seed against biotic and abiotic stresses.

Features

A ten-year partnership led by CIMMYT and IITA tackles climate-induced risks in maize production, developing and deploying new climate-adaptive varieties benefiting over 8 million households in sub-Saharan Africa.

News

Molecular breeding experts learn about state-of-the-art data analysis and visualization tools at Wheat Initiative workshops.

Features

On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, CGIAR and CIMMYT scientists share their career journeys.

News

National breeding programs prepped to measure – and boost – genetic gains.

Blogs

This World Soil Day, explore how breeding success is inextricably linked to how we address soil degradation.

News

AGG partners meet to launch regional networks for eastern and southern Africa and assess capacity development needs.

Blogs

Innovative tools and technologies help CIMMYT maize breeders in Africa accelerate the delivery of high-quality seed.

Features

As the world becomes increasingly digital, the international agricultural research-for-development sector needs to keep up.

News

Approach can save breeders to time and money, cut waste and improve client-focused results.

In the media

Source: Seed World (1 Oct 2020)

CIMMYT’s seed bank preserves the genetic diversity of maize and wheat so the crops can adapt to a changing production environment.

Innovations
Blogs

The status quo anchors our minds to the past. Good change management can shake this up. Here are four ways plant breeding programs can ready themselves for the big changes we need to make.

Innovations
Features

Tremendous impact is arising from the longstanding cooperation between CIMMYT’s maize and wheat programs and national programs in countries where CIMMYT works.