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GIPB website launched

 

21-11-2007  6-11-2007

The website of the Global Partnership Initiative for Plant Breeding Capacity Building (GIPB) has now been launched. This multi-stakeholder initiative, whose Secretariat will be initially hosted by FAO, aims to enhance the capacity of developing countries to improve crops for food security and sustainable development through better plant breeding and delivery systems. Among the items of interest, the website includes preliminary results from an electronic consultation process, involving stakeholders from international organisations, foundations, universities and research institutes, civil society associations and national and regional bodies, that took place from July to September 2007. The results of this consultation define the longer-term priorities and strategies for the GIPB and will guide formulation of its organizational and implementation framework. See http://km.fao.org/gipb/ or contact gipb@fao.org for more information.