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Context

There is a clear demand on supporting commodity value chains to ensure impact on smallholder farmers, and the input suppliers that support them. Improved cultivar turnover is slow because improved seeds don't reach them, or do not correspond to the demand on the ground. Modernizing plant breeding programs for more efficiency is therefore imperative to achieve global food security. The IBP, an expert in breeding digitalization, is a resourceful partner to assist with this shift.

What drives us

VISION:  Agricultural productivity and the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in developing countries meet their full potential thanks to the optimal release, distribution and use of adapted improved crop varieties in response to local needs and market demand.

MISSION: To promote and support the use of advanced plant breeding technologies and knowledge with the aim to increase agricultural productivity, enhance food security, and improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in developing countries.

Area of focus

The IBP provides the tools, technologies and expertise sought by plant breeding programs in the public and private sectors, mainly in developing countries, as well as by universities engaged in teaching and research for the next generation of plant breeders. We build on the considerable legacy and networks of the former Generation Challenge Programme (GCP) to connect researchers, technicians and students at the local, regional and international levels. In doing so, the IBP is able to draw upon comprehensive knowledge and resources that are invaluable to strengthen the delivery chain for key staple food crops.

Desired impact

Modern plant breeding programs, with good data management practices, meeting demand-led objectives in the context of a value chain approach that addresses consumer demand, agro-ecological challenges, and local production needs. Through the enhancement of plant breeding programs, and the sharing of knowledge resources across chain actors, we envisage improved livelihoods for farming families in developing countries.

 

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