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GCP has engendered a vibrant community that has cultivated and nurtured extensive and effective partnerships, and established an even broader network of R&D participants to support and help realise GCP objectives. The first GCP External Programme and Management Review conducted towards the end of Phase I (2007) captures this ‘people’ essence of GCP in its conclusion:

"Perhaps the most important value of GCP thus far, is the opportunities it has provided for people of diverse backgrounds to think collectively about solutions to complex problems and in the process to learn from one another."

Building a solid community is a major impact indicator: by the end of Phase II, GCP aims to facilitate and empower a solid community of developing-country breeders who routinely use molecular breeding to improve crop productivity and contribute to food security and poverty alleviation in the developing world.

Consortium & CGIAR

art-element5The GCP Consortium comprises 18 full members and four provisional members.

 Of these, nine members are drawn from CGIAR.

Other Partners

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Please see private sector listings in our Annual Reports

Other partners

  • International Chickpea Genetics and Genomics Consortium (ICGGC)
  • International Crop Information System (of CGIAR) development team
  • International Network for Genetic Evaluation of Rice (INGER)

Other partners

  • Barwale Foundation, India
  • Global Crop Diversity Trust
  • Global Partnership Initiative for Plant Breeding Capacity Building (GIPB)
  • International Chickpea Genetics and Genomics Consortium
  • iPlant Collaborative (USA)

Please see private sector listings in our Annual Reports

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GCP links basic science with applied research through a broad network of plant scientists from diverse backgrounds, working at CGIAR Centres, in academia and other research institutes, and in regional and country research programmes. In essence, our work is all about partnerships and networking, bringing together players in crop research that may otherwise never have worked together.

A typical GCP project brings together partners from CGIAR, developing countries and developed countries. These partnerships have worked well, and borne good fruit.


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