Breeding Resources aims to improve the genetic, economic, social, and environmental performance of breeding programs across the CGIAR-National Agricultural Research and Extension System breeding network. It forms part of CGIAR’s new Research Portfolio, delivering science and innovation to transform food, land, and water systems in a climate crisis.
The CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB) leads the coordination and development of the EBS. EiB is a CGIAR initiative to modernize breeding programs through the adoption of best breeding practices, tools and services. Through its bioinformatics, biometrics and data management module, EiB aims to ensure that all CGIAR breeding programs have easy access to all the information they need to make the best possible breeding decisions, meaning that data is curated, stored in appropriate databases and analyzed using best practices. As EiB supports breeding programs to adopt the prerequisite workflows and data management practices to eventually adopt the EBS, they are a key point of contact for new adopters.