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A transformational breeding data management system goes online at CGIAR centers

Impact | Sam Storr | 27/4/2022

This story was initially published at EBS.excellenceinbreeding.orgIn the race to develop more nutritious and climate-resilient varieties, crop breeders have access to enormous amounts of data: managing the operation of trials in different locations around the...

How crop breeding can benefit the environment

Opinion | Misha Nicholas | 21/4/2022

 Modern agricultural practices have enabled food production to meet — and even outpace — demands from growing populations. But the rapid growth in production has often come at the cost of significant land and water degradation, biodiversity losses and increased greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). This month’s...

Solving for Zero: CGIAR Research Highlighted Among Climate Innovations to Meet Net Zero Emissions

Partner news | | 20/4/2022

Agriculture is one of the five main greenhouse gas-emitting sectors where innovations can be found to reach net-zero emissions, according to the new documentary and ten-part miniseries “Solving for Zero: The Search for...

African breeding and operations teams boost expertise and map out improvements

EiB news | Adam Hunt | 30/3/2022

  Breeders and breeding operations staff across Africa are amping up their skills and solving shared problems with colleagues across crops and countries. It’s all part of a series of CGIAR Excellence in Breeding (EiB) workshops, in partnership...

Crowdsourcing market intelligence to boost sweetpotato breeding impacts in Uganda

Success story | Adam Hunt | 23/3/2022

Source: International Potato Center (CIP) Scientists with the International Potato Center (CIP) and Uganda’s National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI) are harnessing the latest scientific developments to breed...

Infographic shows how crop breeding can benefit women

| Misha Nicholas | 6/3/2022

To many, crop breeding may sound very scientific and technical. But there are key social aspects to it, too. As we mark International Women’s Day, let’s examine the links between gender and the science of breeding. Breeding has a tremendous opportunity to benefit women, or at least “do no harm.” This is especially true for rural women in developing countries. To do so, breeding programs must incorporate gender...

How to drive tech adoption among crop breeders? This new framework is key

How to | Adam Hunt | 22/2/2022

  Handheld device being deployed in the wheat physiology process. Source: Alfredo Sáenz, CIMMYT A crop breeder’s relationship with technology can drive or stall progress. And in many cases, public breeding programs are playing catch-up. So, how can breeding teams...

Organizational change involves not only the technical — but the personal

| Misha Nicholas | 18/2/2022

 It’s often said that life is a rollercoaster, trundling between obstacles and successes. CGIAR is embarking on its own ups and downs as the One CGIAR transformation officially takes hold. There will be successes, and a strong, more impactful organization will be born. But we also expect some twists and turns. As we move down this track, we should consider the words of...

CGIAR Mourns Barbara H. Wells, Leading Expert in Genetic Innovation, Agriculture, and Forestry Research

Partner news | | 17/2/2022

Dr. Wells’ distinguished career in the agriculture and forestry research and innovation sectors spanned more than 30 years. She joined CGIAR in 2014 as Director General of CIP. Among many achievements...

New pricing plan for genotyping services from April 2022

EiB news | Sam Storr | 8/2/2022

Over the last year, global supply chains and service providers have been affected by rising inflation, costs and challenges. Genotyping services and inputs in particular are affected by rising demand due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.The CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB) has been...