Events & opportunities

Past events

EiB Virtual Meeting 2020: Sharing Excellence

November 10, 2020 to November 12, 2020

Webinar: Continuous Improvement for breeding processes, programs & products

October 6, 2020

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.

Webinar: Applications of Genome Editing in Agriculture: CGIAR Focus on Crop Improvement

September 29, 2020

Gene editing itself is out of scope for EiB but as a community we must think carefully about how to best integrate outputs from gene editing laboratories with breeding pipelines to best increase rates of genetic gain and reduce the age of varieties in farmers’ fields.

EiB Webinar: Breeding Insight: Creating breeder-centric software & integrated data management solutions

September 28, 2020

Specialty crop and animal breeding have lagged behind major crops and animal breeding (e.g, maize, cattle) in genomics and phenomics tool use. Sometimes this is due to crop biology, but more often to size and availability of or access to resources. Breeding Insight (BI) acts as a conduit of information, support, and resources to enable genomic insight and selection across all of the USDA-ARS public breeding efforts.

Planting New Seeds: Innovations in Global Seed Systems

September 23, 2020

The average age of crop varieties used by many farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa continues to get older, threatening productivity gains. Reversing this long-standing trend is the objective behind recent changes in seed systems, from plant breeding through to a rapid delivery of new crop varieties to farmers. This webinar will provide an overview of these changes, what they are and why they matter for smallholder farmers.

Webinar & Tool Demo: GOBii Genomics data management

August 24, 2020

GOBii has built a genomics data management system that can rapidly load, manage and extract all scales of data and many data types. Join us as we demonstrate GOBii data preparation tools, BrAPI enabled data import and Flapjack analyses, including batch analysis and decision support.

Webinar: Genomic-assisted maize breeding: Status and Opportunities

August 12, 2020

To support discussions on the topic of genomics assisted maize breeding, CIMMYT conducted an international webinar with its partners on ‘‘Genomic-assisted maize breeding: Status and Opportunities’’

EiB Annual Meeting 2019

November 5, 2019 to November 7, 2019

With the center improvement plans introduced in 2018 now underway, we wish to use this opportunity to develop a consensus definition of the modern breeding program including components, structures and functions.

Enterprise Breeding System DevOps hackathon

October 21, 2019 to November 1, 2019

From October 21 to November 1, the EBS Devops team based at CIMMYT is hosting a hackathon to advance the development of core functionalities.