CGIAR Germplasm Health Units commit delivery of good quality germplasm

The GHU is composed of germplasm experts from CGIAR centers including AfricaRice, Bioversity International, CIAT, CIP, ICARDA, ICRAF, ICRISAT, IITA, ILRI and IRRI. They are responsible for ensuring seed systems contain good quality and safe germplasm that are free of quarantine diseases. They facilitate seed health testing and production of pathogen-free seeds for conservation and distribution globally. In this year’s meeting, the members assessed the progress, achievements, lessons learned, challenges and the current capacity and processes of the GHU. They identified further strategies to improve service delivery and compliance to high standards of operations.