Webinar: Continuous Improvement for breeding processes, programs & products

October 6, 2020

Webinar for breeding programs on the Continuous Improvement (CI) approach

Date: Tues, Oct 6, 2020: Zoom webinar

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Organized for: NARS, seed companies, other interested breeders

Organized by: CGIAR Excellence in Breeding (EiB), Accelerating Genetic Gains (AGG), along with partners MAIZE, IRRI, CIMMYT, Syngenta

Save time and money. Cut waste. Improve results and grow.

Join Accelerating Genetic Gains (AGG), CGIAR Excellence in Breeding (EiB) and a leading international CI expert to explore tools, techniques and transitions toward a continuous improvement culture in breeding.

The Lean Improvement Methodology is an approach that can grow your programs and improve results without adding more resources. It examines the way we create value for the customer, and uses Lean methods and tools to reduce or eliminate non-value added activities.

Agenda Outline:

  • Opening Remarks (10 mins) – B.M. Prasanna, MAIZE Director
  • Principles of CI (25 mins) – Gustavo Teixeira / Theresa Heitman, EiB
  • Industry example (25 mins) – Marcelo Almeida, Operational Excellence Lead, Syngenta
  • IRRI example (25 mins) – Sharifah Shahrul, Head of Integrative Research Support platform, IRRI
  • Q &A (20mins)
  • Facilitator/Host: Dan Makumbi, EiB/CIMMYT

Interested in CI process for your program: Contact EiB's Gustavo: G.TEIXEIRA@cgiar.org

Special thanks: to EiB and AGG project funders including Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, the United States Agency for International Development and the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR), and to our presenters.