Webinar: UQ Breeding Costing Tool - Accurate cost estimates for better decisions

Date: 
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 10:00

 

How can breeding programs estimate the costs of breeding and its associated research activities? How can breeders make better decisions about resource allocation?

Join us as we unpack and explore the UQ Breeding Costing Tool, a powerful solution for breeders and breeding managers.

Date: April 22,2021

Time: Nairobi, 10-1130am / Ibadan, 8-930am / Hyderabad, 1230-2pm / Manila, 3-430pm / Brisbane, 5-630pm

Organized for: NARS breeding programs in Africa, other interested breeders and leaders

Organized by: CGIAR Excellence in Breeding (EiB), Accelerating Genetic Gains (AGG), along with partners University of Queensland (UQ) and more

Description:

The “Breeding Costing Tool” is a powerful solution for allowing users to estimate the cost of crop breeding and its associated research activities and to help breeders make decisions about resource allocation. The costing tool is designed to calculate the cost of running a crop breeding activity, or an entire breeding pipeline, using the prices, costs and salaries from a single year. The software is freely available from the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation and the University of Queensland in Australia.

Join the UQ team, the EiB and AGG teams, and users from the global private sector and African national research organizations as we introduce the tool, examine case studies and demonstrate how it can be used to make better decisions.

Tentative Agenda:

  • 10 mins: Introduction and opening remarks – CGIAR leadership
  • 25 mins: Intro to the costing tool – UQ team
  • 20 mins: Case study and feedback from EIAR Ethiopia on costing tool use
  • 20 mins: Perspective from private sector on importance of costing
  • 15 mins: Q&A

Queries: Contact EiB's Bish Das: B.DAS@cgiar.org

See/download the tool: EiB  toolbox / UQ website

To join: Please check here for the Zoom link prior to the event

 

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, GIZ/BMZ Germany, ACIAR Australia, the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR), and our presenters and partners.