The Enterprise Breeding System is co-developed with users: more functionalities and use cases are added according to their needs and feedback. This may even include building in compatibility with existing data systems.
At the same time, institutions that adopt the EBS will need to adapt their breeding and data workflows to make use of the EBS, a process supported by the CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform.
An early version of the EBS is already in the hands of early adopters for maize, rice and wheat. In future phases of development, more key breeding functions will be added until a full system is ready for roll-out to more crops and institutions.

Adoption roadmap

2019

Phase 1

Early adopter breeding teams identified at CIMMYT.

Development begins, guided by an advisory group of early adopters and specialists.

2020

Early adopters start using the first version of the EBS with basic workflow functions to provide input into development of the system.

Phase 2

Early adopters have access to field management and data collection functions.

2021

Phase 3

EBS is used to conduct core breeding activities at CIMMYT and IRRI.

Breeding programs at AfricaRice, IITA (maize) and ICARDA (wheat) start EBS adoption at development with analytics functionalities.

2022

Phase 4

Rice, wheat and maize breeding programs adopt more advanced EBS functions to operate entire breeding pipelines.

Development and adoption process started for other CGIAR and NARS breeding programs.

Development roadmap