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WE ARE AN ASSOCIATION OF PLANT BREEDERS IN AFRICA
Promote scientific plant breeding, and related research, through purposeful scientific discussion and communication in an independent forum where ideas, knowledge and experiences can be shared in an interdisciplinary manner.

AFRICAN PLANT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION (APBA)

The African Plant Breeders Association (APBA) is an initiative of full-fledged scientists, students, and professionals in Africa from higher education institutions (HEIs), research organisations and private companies who felt the need to change the narrative of crop improvement and the seed sector in Africa.It is a forum dedicated to building capacities, problem-solving, resource mobilisation, and long-term strategic development of the agricultural sector in Africa through effective plant breeding programmes and provision of tangible solutions to governments, seed companies, nongovernmental organisations and farmers.

Our Strategy

Mission

To strengthen plant breeding in Africa through advocacy for investments in human capacity development and institutions and establishment of strategic public-private partnerships for the promotion of food and nutrition security and a sustainable future.

Vision

A recognised and valued advocate for plant breeding research and education helping to guide and implement a cohesive plant breeding agenda for Africa to modernize agriculture for agricultural transformation to end hunger, achieve food and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

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