Sustainable Agriculture: The Role of Plant Breeding Innovation (SA-PBI)

The Sustainable Agriculture: The Role of Plant Breeding Innovation (SA-PBI) conference, organized, facilitated, convened, and moderated by the Institute on Science for Global Policy (ISGP) with support from the American Seed Trade Association and Euroseeds, convened on November 17 and 18, 2020. Due to health and travel concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the critical debate and extended caucus format pioneered by the ISGP for over a decade was modified for use on an internet platform (Zoom). As a transatlantic dialogue, the ISGP/SA-PBI program engaged key stakeholders and subject-matter experts from across the scientific, technological, private sector, governmental, and public advocacy communities within Europe and the United States. Participants expressed diverse perspectives and priorities in critical discussions on the current realities and future of innovation in plant breeding and sustainable agriculture, considering the urgency of a diversity of factors (e.g., increasingly scarce resources, a growing global population, shifts in pest and disease presence) affecting the sustainability of global food and agricultural systems. 

The contents of this book are taken from the material presented during the invitation-only, not-for-attribution environment defined by the Chatham House Rule which seeks to address the diverse views of the ISGP/SA-PBI conference participants. The ISGP is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), nonpartisan organization, does not itself independently express opinions nor lobby on any issue.

Please contact NiCole Bice at for a hard copy of the ISGP/SA-PBI book.