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Global Partnership Initiative for Plant Breeding Capacity Building

The Global Partnership Initiative for Plant Breeding Capacity Building (GIPB) is a multi-partner platform convened by FAO with the aim of improving institutional capacity for effective crop variety development and their distribution through seed systems. The GIPB acts as an information clearing house for sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture building on and complementing existing activities in this area. Therefore, it is open to partners and stakeholders interested in building capacity for effective utilization of PGRFA. 

Policy development
Education and training
Access to technologies
Access to plant genetic resources
Sharing of knowledge and information

Why Plant Breeding?
Sustainable intensification of agricultural production by better use of plant genetic diversity through effective plant breeding strategies is one of the best approaches to tackle the challenge of increasing production and ensuring sustainable use of PGRFA. Plant breeding is a well recognized science capable of widening the genetic and adaptability base of cropping systems, by combining conventional selection techniques and modern technologies. It requires long term commitment and resources at national, regional and international levels that are essential for the development of improved cultivars with increased yields, improved quality and better adaptation to the changing environmental conditions.

Key Partners