Operational Excellence Webinar: Process mapping and Lean farming in Nigeria

Webinar recording | 17/5/2022

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.

EiB/Corteva Webinar: Health, Safety & the Environment

Webinar recording | 17/5/2022

As part of the BOND network, we explored Corteva's approach to embedding culture and practices of sound health and safety, followed by IITA's operational health and safety practices.

Breeding scheme design using quantitative genetics: 10 session course

Webinar recording | 3/5/2022

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.

Operational Excellence: Root cause analysis and the 5 Whys method

Webinar recording | 8/4/2022

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.

Breeding Informatics Network: Team progress in 2021

Other | 9/1/2022

The Breeding Informatics Network (BrIN) convenes four teams of experts from across CGIAR breeding programs to assess the current state and requirements for analytics processes in the areas of genetic gains and experiment design, advancement decisions, genomic selection applications and marker-assisted breeding. During the BrIN end-of-year celebration, 35 participants connected from around the globe to share their progress and successes in 2021, reflect on their impacts and recommend action plans for 2022.

EiB Webinar: Operational logistics in a hybrid potato breeding company

Webinar recording | 16/12/2021

This webinar is part of the BOND (Breeding Operations Network for Development) program to develop the operational capacity at CGIAR/NARES breeding programs. This session presents how a hybrid potato breeding company manages the logistics such as moving materials, organizing trials, quality assurance, and more.

Breeding Informatics Network 2021 reflections

Other | 15/12/2021

On 15 December 2021, members of the Breeding Informatics Network (BrIN) came together to share their progress and experiences in the network.

Putting gender and social inclusion at the heart of plant breeding

Webinar recording | 29/11/2021

In this Story of Excellence, Vivian Polar (CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers & Bananas and the Gender and Breeding Initiative) shared how G+ Tools are being used to help plant breeders interpret gender research to create varieties that meet the needs of women and other farmers.

Modernizing CIP's potato breeding program

Webinar recording | 29/11/2021

In this Story of Excellence, Hannele Lindqvist-Kreuze (the International Potato Center, CIP) shares how CIP is optimizing and scaling up genotyping to accelerate breeding while maintaining low costs.

Seven habits for a highly effective breeding program – IRRI’s continuous improvement approach

Webinar recording | 22/11/2021

In this Story of Excellence, Princess Lilia dela Cruz (IRRI) shares the lessons learned by Integrated Research Support Team at IRRI, which supports breeders to improve operations so that they can focus on innovation.