Events & opportunities

Past events

Breeding scheme design using quantitative genetics

March 21, 2022 to March 25, 2022

This training is a professional development course designed by the Excellence in Breeding (EiB) Platform to increase the skillset of plant breeders to design breeding schemes.

East & Southern Africa breeding operations workshop

March 21, 2022 to March 25, 2022

Operational leaders from breeding programs in the East Africa region will discuss progress and strategies on improving breeding operations within the regional scope.

Operational Excellence Webinar: Continuous improvement culture

March 16, 2022

Getting to the bottom of what is causing a problem is difficult. Sometimes the person with the strongest opinion determines what steps will be taken to solve the problem. Many times the problem keeps coming back. Using root cause analysis tools can help take the emotion out of the discussion and systematically identify the main causes. Join us on March 16 to see how the Interrelationship Digraph works its magic to identify the main driver.

Breeding scheme design using quantitative genetics

February 21, 2022 to February 25, 2022

This course develops the skills and abilities of breeding personnel to enable them to independently design their breeding scheme to achieve the maximum genetic gains.

West Africa breeding operations workshop

February 21, 2022 to February 25, 2022

Workshop with operational leads and breeders in the West Africa region to discuss challenges and identify improvements.

Operational Excellence webinar: Root cause analysis and the 5 Whys method

January 19, 2022

Have you ever become frustrated by facing the same problem over and over again, despite repeated attempts to solve it? This EiB webinar aims to teach methods to get to the root cause of the issues you face in the workplace, and learn about how they have been put into practice in the Crop Health Improvement project at the International Rice Research Institute.

Enterprise Breeding Live Demos

December 2, 2021

The Enterprise Breeding System is organizing two demo sessions for the CGIAR and NARES breeding community to see how the software can be used to run key parts of a breeding workflow.

EiB Webinar: Operational logistics in a hybrid potato breeding company

December 2, 2021

This session presents how a hybrid potato breeding company manages the logistics such as moving materials, organizing trials, quality assurance, and more.

Operational Excellence Webinar: Learn about the Eight Wastes

November 23, 2021

Learn about nonvalue added activity and how to identify it by looking for the Eight Wastes in your processes.