Accelerated Breeding

ReORGANIZE breeding teams to drive efficiency gains

Modern breeding organizations drive efficiency gain, opportunity identification, and operational effectiveness through the co-ordinated engagement of subject-matter specialists and processes. Capitalizing on engagement across CGIAR’s new portfolio of research, this area of the Initiative’s work realigns breeding activities and teams along agile “form follows function” lines (trait discovery, trait deployment, population improvement, and variety validation), to accelerate genetic gains and ensure alignment with prioritized current and future product profiles. It establishes a common organizational framework, defines appropriate stage gates, cross- cutting and commodity/stage specific key performance indicators (KPIs) and handover criteria, including to colleagues working on the Seed Equal Initiative. It documents procedures and standards, and assesses and learns from efficiency gains.

Lead: Sarah Hearne, s.hearne@cgiar.org


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