Authors: ITPGRFA, FAO, CNR, 2013
Key words: public-private partnership; pre-breeding; governance

Mutually beneficial public-private partnerships, as an integral part of crop improvement, are critically important for pre-breeding.

Such partnerships enhance the adaptive capacities of cropping systems to climate change, and respond to the need for increasing productivity, in order to feeding an increasing global population. A technical consultation on promoting public-private partnerships for pre-breeding was accordingly convened in Rome, Italy in May 2013.

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