The EBS is being created to cover all breeding activities, so that breeders no longer have to manage their own data between different applications and databases.
The EBS is being developed for CGIAR, national and private sector breeding institutions delivering improved varieties to farmers in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Eligible institutions will only need to cover adoption and on-going operational and support costs to use the EBS.
Starting 2020, the EBS is available to breeding teams at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). From 2021, the software will be available for a wider range institutions working on these crops, with support for new crops and functionalities according to development capacity and demand.
Adopting a breeding data management system takes time – learn more about how to get ready for the EBS!