The Enterprise Breeding System (EBS) is a collaboration between CGIAR centers, universities, non-profit organizations and the private sector, under the umbrella of the CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform.


Development and implementation

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is an early adopting CGIAR Center, which hosts part of the core software development team. CIMMYT contributes to the development of a world with healthier and more prosperous people — free from the threat of global food crises — and with more resilient agri-food systems.
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is an early adopting CGIAR Center, which hosts part of the core software development team. IRRI is the world’s premier research organization dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science; improving the health and welfare of rice farmers and consumers; and protecting the rice-growing environment for future generations.


The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is an early adopting EBS partner. IITA is a non-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation.
The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) is an early adopting EBS partner. AfricaRice is a pan-African Center of Excellence for rice research, development and capacity building. It contributes to reducing poverty, achieving food and nutrition security and improving livelihoods of farmers and other rice value-chain actors in Africa by increasing the productivity and profitability of rice-based agri-food systems, while ensuring the sustainability of natural resources.

Software and data

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Field Book

Field Book is a mobile application for phenotypic data collection developed by PhenoApps. It replaces pen and paper with a handy electronic device when collecting data to minimize risk of data loss. It allows you to encode and submit collected data using files exported from EBS. Soon, BrAPI will enable a more seamless connection between the Field Book application and EBS.