GCP is an innovative global partnership in modern crop breeding for food security that currently comprises a portfolio of more than 100 collaborative inter-institutional research projects. Initially proposed and approved in 2003, GCP started operations in 2004 and is scheduled to close in December 2014, as envisioned at its founding, and in conformity with the recent CGIAR reform. This paper provides an overview of the current status of GCP’s activities, outcomes and possible impact, service platforms delivery, and outlines proposed post-closure transfers of assets and requisite actions to secure a decade of significant research investments totalling about USD 180 million. This overview paper builds on individual Position Papers developed for each of the nine GCP components.
GCP Management Team. GCP transition overview paper. (2012) 17 pp.