CGIAR Excellence in Breeding (EIB) Platform

http://excellenceinbreeding.org/

News

Scientists, research technicians and data managers learn functionalities and applications of EBS during in-person training in Nairobi.

News

The AVISA project aims to improve the health and livelihoods of millions by increasing the productivity, profitability, resilience and marketability of nutritious grain, legumes and cereal crops.

Explainers

Over millennia, natural selection and humans have systematically adapted the plant species that provide food and other vital products, changing their physical and genetic makeup for enhanced productivity, nutrition and resilience. Plant breeders apply science to continue improving crop varieties, making them more productive and better adapted to climate extremes, insects, drought and diseases.

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.