Workshop: How to set up a modern plant breeding program

Date: 
October 25, 2021

Making the whole greater than the sum of its parts: How to set up a modern plant breeding program

Workshop delivered during the 2nd African Plant Breeders Association (APBA) Conference

Time: 12-2 PM Kigali time

Meet the CGIAR-EiB regional team, learn about current approaches to modernize breeding programs. 

 

Agenda

  Title Speaker (mins)
  Introduction: EiB and this workshop Biswanath Das (EiB NARES coordinator, Nairobi) 5
Understanding market needs and priority setting Agnes Mbugua (EiB, marketing specialist, Nairobi) 15
Setting up a targeted, product profile orientated, breeding program Dorcus Gemenet (EiB breeding scheme optimization expert, Nairobi) 15
Integrative Genomic Resources for speeding up public breeding pipelines – case studies in Africa Ana Oliveira (EiB genotyping coordinator) 15
Importance of mechanization and modern phenotyping tools to improve breeding operations Vinicius da Rocha (EiB mechanization specialist ESA) 15 
Data management – why and how? EBS intro Young Wha (EiB lead for EBS development, biometrics, Mexico) 15
Running a modern breeding pipeline – EiB perspectives Dragan Milic & Bodo Trognitz, EiB CGIAR Breeding Specialists 15 
Modernization approach being implemented with NARES – process and examples Lennin Musundire (EiB NARES support specialist, Nairobi) 15 
  Q&A   15

 

More information

The APBA in partnership with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and several other institutions announce the second Conference of the APBA (#APBAConf2021). The conference will be hosted both virtually and in-person at the Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda from October 25-30, 2021.

 

Short description: 
Meet the CGIAR-EiB regional team, learn about current approaches to modernize breeding programs. Oct 25, 12-2 PM Kigali time