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Breeding Resources Initiative lays out plans and progress: video & FAQs

| Adam Hunt | 22/11/2022

 As part of CGIAR’s new Genetic Innovation research portfolio, Breeding Resources Initiative (BRI) is already supporting breeders, operations teams, informatics and data experts and others to help CGIAR/NARES breeding networks reach operational excellence.   At a recent BRI Town Hall the BRI team laid out its structure, plans, what the team is already delivering...

Breeding Program Modernization: Empowering NARES to transform breeding in East and Southern Africa

EiB news | Adam Hunt | 8/11/2022

 In East and Southern Africa, rice consumption and demand are increasing at a faster rate than any other crop. Farmers in this region continue to use old varieties that are...

Five ways new equipment and training help deliver crop breeding impacts

| Adam Hunt | 21/10/2022

 If public crop breeding is to reach its lofty goals, breeders and breeding stations need to have the right equipment. Upgrading equipment means time saved, better accuracy in data collection, and less errors and inefficiencies in the field. But equipment is only as good as the ability to operate and maintain it – crucial for full adoption. All of this is vital to modernize...

IRRI overcomes barriers and bottlenecks towards a rice breeding revolution

Impact | Misha Nicholas | 18/10/2022

Source: IRRI  Public breeding is undergoing a slow transformation as it adopts better, faster, more modern technologies and practices – all with the goal of ensuring farmers get the crop varieties they need. ...

Breeding Resources Initiative lays out ambitious plans for support and services

EiB news | Adam Hunt | 20/9/2022

 The new breeding modernization Initiative, Breeding Resources is mapping out its ambitious plans to deliver and institutionalize new tools, technologies and services to CGIAR and national breeding partners. During...

Solving Global Climate and Nutrition Challenges Depends on Accelerated Crop Breeding

Partner news | Adam Hunt | 5/9/2022

Humanity’s future is intertwined with the earth’s plants. We need plants for livelihoods, for medicines, for manufacturing, for services such as recycling carbon dioxide. And most vitally...

IITA modernizing farm operations in partnership with Bayer

Partner news | Adam Hunt | 2/9/2022

With an overall mission to assure food security in Africa, IITA constantly seeks agricultural solutions to overcome hunger and poverty in the region. Achieving this requires a constant drive to develop and transform technologies and practices...

How research stations can be more gender inclusive

How to | Misha Nicholas | 28/7/2022

 Both science and agriculture are often male-dominated. But this is starting to change as women take on stronger roles in science and farm management – and organizations commit to real progress.In breeding operations, women have been marginalized all too often. But...

Designer Crops of the Future Must Be Better Tailored for Women in Agriculture

Partner news | | 24/7/2022

For all the progress that scientists have made in breeding crops that feed more people, these breakthroughs typically elude a core demographic in low-income countries that rely on agriculture: women. Advances in seed...

CGIAR and national partners move toward stronger crop breeding partnerships to benefit Sub-Saharan African farmers

EiB news | Adam Hunt | 7/7/2022

 Africa’s agricultural research institutes are on a clearer path to developing and delivering more and better nutrient-rich, climate-resilient crops through...