Welcome

This is the official website of the National Association of Plant Breeders. The National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB), was begun as an initiative of the Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee (PBCC) which began in 2005. The PBCC (official committee SCC 080) is a forum for leadership, regarding issues, problems, and opportunities of long-term strategic importance to the contribution of plant breeding to national goals. The NAPB is the outreach group that represents plant breeders in federal, state, commercial and non-government organizations.

Through this site we strive to inform our members of events and opportunities, and educate the public on what plant breeding is and what plant breeders do.

Our Mission

To strengthen capacities for U.S. plant breeding research, technology, education, and public awareness to meet needs for plants on which our nation and world rely — for food, feed, fiber, fuels, environmental (stewardship), aesthetics, recreation, and (human health)

Publications

Communication with the public, policy makers, potential students, scientists and additional stakeholders is an important componant of the NAPB and PBCC. This is done through publications and documents for communications. We hope to share the excitement, opportunities as well as challenges and needs of plant breeding with you.

Our Vision

The NAPB works to help create a future in which 1) Strong public and private sectors work independently and together to deliver varieties and improved germplasm to society, 2) The value and importance of plant breeding to food security, quality of life, and a sustainable future are known and appreciated by the public, and 3) Plant breeding is viewed as dynamic, problem solving, and creative. The NAPB intends to become a recognized and valued advocate for plant breeding research and education, helping to guide and implement a cohesive national plant breeding agenda.

 

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