Crop Composition Database (CCDB) Working Group Face-To-Face Meeting

    October 20, 2023
    8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC
    Durham, NC, USA

The Crop Composition Database (CCDB) is an open access database providing information on the natural variability in composition of conventionally grown food and feed crops. Nutritional composition studies that assess similarities and differences of levels of important nutrients and anti-nutrients are an essential part of the safety assessment of new crop varieties that are used as food and feed. It is important to understand the purpose of the data and its context in the safety assessment. The CCDB contains composition data obtained from field trials that have been conducted over a number of years across several geographical locations.

The database is owned and managed by the Agriculture & Food Systems Institute with expert advice from a group of crop composition subject matter experts constituting the CCDB Working Group. The Working Group meets monthly to discuss data uploads for existing and new crops, current datasets, outreach events, and possible improvements to the database. In addition, the Working Group meets face-to-face annually. This year’s annual meeting took place on October 20, 2023 and focused on the release of version 10.0, potential new data providers, and progress on drafting a manuscript to describe to stakeholders, in detail, the entire process of inclusion of composition data in the CCDB and to underscore the robustness of the CCDB as a repository of high-quality crop compositional data.

To access the Crop Composition Database, visit