• The BPAT is a structured evaluation process for breeding programs that assesses their management and organization using criteria commonly used to evaluate commercial plant breeding programs
  • It consists of a questionnaire and an evaluation visit by a team of cultivar development experts
  • A scorecard and report are generated describing program strengths and areas for improvement
  • The evaluation can then be used by the breeding program as a basis for developing an improvement plan
  • The tool will likely be used by select donors for evaluating and developing subsequent investments in crop improvement
The Breeding Program Assessment Tool (BPAT) in brief