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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...

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...

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...

Groundbreaking data analysis set to sharpen crop breeding investments

EiB news | Adam Hunt | 1/6/2022

Source: CGIAR Gender  A groundbreaking new dataset and analysis are set to ensure crop breeders develop new varieties that benefit the world’s most disadvantaged people.The CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB) led a...

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...

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...

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...

New study shows impact of systematizing crop breeding schemes

EiB news | Adam Hunt | 26/1/2022

 IITA researchers inspect cassava field trials. Source: IITA A new study finds tremendous potential for continuous improvement and mathematical methods to improve breeding schemes, leading to better crops for farmers.The Frontiers in Plant...