Global Partnership Initiative for Plant Breeding Capacity Building

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The Global Partnership Initiative for Plant Breeding Capacity Building (GIPB) is a "multi-party initiative of knowledge institutions around the world that have a track record in supporting agricultural research and development, working in partnership with country programmes committed to developing stronger and effective plant breeding capacity."[1]

The Global Partnership Initiative for Plant Breeding Capacity Building (GIPB) stems in part from the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture,. It seeks to "improve the balance between the support to conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA)" in order to "meet producer and consumer needs, to address food security and livelihood concerns and to contribute to the Millennium Development Goals."[1] It seeks to increase the capacity of developing countries in plant breeding, including biotechnology. This includes training more plant breeders and "the development of an integrated set of capabilities and support systems that would build and sustain effective national and regional plant breeding capacities."[1]


Grants announced in May 2009 include:[2]

Key Partners


"The GIPB encourages broad multi-stakeholder engagement from a wide diversity of organizations, such as:"[3]

  • National Bodies: Plant breeding programs in each country.[4]
  • Corporate and business sector
  • Foundations

Regional Organizations and Networks:[5]

Societies and Associations:[6]

Global Organizations and Networks:

Team & Contributors

The team & contributors include:[7]

Contact Information

Articles and Resources

Related SourceWatch Articles


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 About GIPB, Accessed October 28, 2011.
  2. GIPB announces the winners of six research grants that tackle challenges brought about by climate change, Accessed October 29, 2011.
  3. Stakeholders, Accessed October 29, 2011.
  4. National Bodies, Accessed October 29, 2011.
  5. Regional Organizations and Networks, Accessed October 29, 2011.
  6. Societies and Associations, Accessed October 29, 2011.
  7. Team and Contributors, Accessed October 28, 2011.

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