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Groundnut breeders in Malawi learn how to link product profiles and genotyping for faster variety turnover

EiB news | Sam Storr | 15/3/2019

A rich source of protein, oils and other nutrients that requires few inputs to produce, groundnut is considered both an important contributor to household nutrition and a cash crop. To accelerate the...

Breeders find strength in diversity at EiB contributor meeting

EiB news | Sam Storr | 3/12/2018

Around 115 members of the CGIAR breeding community, plus others representing national programs, universities, funders and the private sector, met for a three-day discussion of how to co-develop the next generation of advanced breeding programs that will improve the rate at which resource-...

Genotyping workshop for transformative rice breeding in Bangladesh

EiB news | Sam Storr | 10/10/2018

During 17-21 September, 22 members of the transformative rice breeding project at the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) received training in high-throughput genotypic selection and analysis as part of the collaboration between EiB and the High-Throughput Genotyping Project...

IRRI gathers researchers to advance breeding programs around the world

EiB news | Sam Storr | 28/9/2018

Last August, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) hosted more than 40 participants from public sector breeding programs across ten countries for the Joint Breeders’ Training and Workshop, in collaboration with EiB and the Genomic Open-Source Breeding Informatics...

CGIAR leaders meet on future of breeding program improvement

EiB news | Sam Storr | 13/9/2018

A meeting of scientific leaders in the CGIAR agreed that a cultural change is the way forward to drive breeding technology adoption, higher rates of genetic gain and more effective replacement of outdated crop varieties in the developing world.Greater accountability, adoption of transparent...

New business model puts high-tech genotyping to work for smallholder farmers

EiB news | Sam Storr | 20/8/2018

By Milcah Kigoni and Sam StorrThe ability to accurately and cheaply read the plant genome has made it possible to greatly speed up the creation of improved crops. Today, breeding teams developing varieties for smallholder farmers are showing that this technology will...

GOBII/EiB cross-project workshop showcases integrated breeding resources and tools to African partners

EiB news | Solomon Sirak | 22/2/2018

"By working together, we can have much greater impact and help train breeders in the latest and most efficient techniques,” Liz Jones, GOBII Director.This article first appeared on BTIScience.org “We are at a pivotal...