Accelerated Breeding

The CGIAR Research Initiative on Accelerated Breeding aims to develop better-performing, farmer-preferred crop varieties and to decrease the average age of varieties in farmers’ fields, providing real-time adaptation to climate change, evolving markets and production systems. 


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Where We Work

The Initiative will work in dozens of low- and middle-income countries around the world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

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Partnerships are essential to the success of CGIAR Initiatives. The CGIAR Initiative on Accelerated Breeding has a vast array of delivery partners, including CGIAR breeding programs, National Agricultural Research and Extension Systems (NARES) across Africa and Asia, and private-sector companies. 

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