Events & opportunities

Upcoming events

Enterprise Breeding System 2023 Town Hall

January 31, 2023 to February 1, 2023

Join us to learn what the EBS is capable of, how and when more breeding programs will be able to adopt it, and the future of breeding IT in CGIAR breeding networks.

Past events

Accelerated Breeding Initiative: Update Session

December 8, 2022

This virtual event aims to build understanding, demonstrate what ABI is delivering, and hear your questions and feedback.

Breeding Resources Initiative Townhall

November 10, 2022

This virtual event aims to build understanding, demonstrate what Breeding Resources is delivering, and hear your questions and feedback.

EiB/Corteva Mini Symposium: Managing Genetic Information

September 14, 2022

Collaborating with Corteva, EiB and the Accelerated Breeding and Breeding Resources Initiatives are organizing a mini symposium to showcase and discuss best practices managing genotyping workflows and data analytics.

EIB-IRRI Rice Breeding Operations Workshop

August 8, 2022 to August 12, 2022

Operational leaders from rice breeding programs will discuss progress and strategies on improving breeding operations.

EiB BOND Webinar: Mechanization training for breeding operations

August 3, 2022

This training webinar features representatives from manufacturers presenting key features of their products. After attending this webinar, participants will be able to use the equipment in their operations, find training and support materials in the EIB toolbox, and understand how to find technical support.

Operational Excellence Webinar: Plan-Do-Study-Act, Standard Work and SOPs

July 26, 2022

In this webinar, learn about the Plan-Do-Study-Act improvement cycle, the concept of Standard Work and how to write SOPs.

NARES–CGIAR Genetic Innovation: Strengthening and Coordinating Engagement

June 27, 2022 to June 28, 2022

CGIAR and national partner leadership meet in a two-day in-person event to clarify objectives of the six Genetic Innovation Initiatives, receive feedback from NARES leadership on how CGIAR could better engage with partners for more impact, and map out an Aide Memoire.

BOND webinar: From Cross to Cultivar. The potato breeding program at Zamarte, Poland

June 22, 2022

In this webinar, learn how the staff of eight breeders work to achieve the quantitative and qualitative goals of the Zamarte potato breeding program, Poland, with the opportunity to discuss the lessons and techniques that are applicable to CGIAR and NARS breeding programs.

Operational Excellence Webinar: Process mapping and Lean farming in Nigeria

May 18, 2022

This webinar is one of our monthly Operational Excellence Webinars to support and promote a continuous improvement culture. The webinar begins with a quick review of some behaviors that exist in a continuous improvement culture. Kehinde will lead a session on process mapping that will feature the value stream map. Ben Hartman (Clay Bottom Farms), Chyka Okarter (USAID Nigeria FtF Agricultural Extension & Advisory Services Activity) and Jean-Pierre Rousseau (Winrock International) will present their work in creating Lean farms in Nigeria. The webinar is recorded to accommodate all time zones.

EiB/Corteva Webinar: World Health & Safety at Work Day (Option 2)

April 28, 2022

Health, safety and environment (HSE) is a fundamental consideration for CGIAR breeding operations teams. This session of the BOND network offers the chance to learn the tools and approaches used by Corteva to embed sound HSE culture and practices, along with examples from the CGIAR.