Videos

Opening plenary (Asia) EiB Virtual Meeting 2020

Webinar recording | 9/11/2020

First opening plenary of Sharing Excellence: EiB Virtual Meeting 2020. Watch Platform Director Michael Quinn for a program overview, reflection on our breeding program improvement mandate, and discussion.

New cooking bananas for smallholder farmers in Tanzania (EiB Story of Excellence/IITA)

Webinar recording | 9/11/2020

In this Story of Excellence, Rony Swennen talks about the challenges - breeding, organizational and technological overcome over the last five years to breed for this notoriously challenging crop.

Towards a suitable rice variety for Ghana's irrigated and rainfed lowlands (EiB Story of Excellence)

Webinar recording | 9/11/2020

Ghana organization CSIR are undertaking significant changes in their breeding pipelines. There is now available a developed product pipeline/profile for investment to develop a suitable rice variety for the lowlands of Ghana.

NARS (National Agricultural Research Systems) breakout session, Day 1. (EiB Virtual Meeting 2020)

Webinar recording | 9/11/2020

Join EiB's NARS point person Bish Das along with NARS representatives and other participants to learn more about breeding improvement approaches and programs in Africa and other locations.

EiB Operations and phenotyping in 2020

Webinar recording | 8/11/2020

In this presentation for the 2020 EiB Virtual Meeting, EiB's Gustavo Teixeira recaps progress to date in operations and phenotyping, challenges faced and big plans for shared services across the CGIAR in the future.

The power of BrAPPs: BrAPI-compliant tools & widgets

Webinar recording | 8/11/2020

An EiB Story of Excellence, from Integrated Breeding Programme (IBP), LeafNode and Boyce Thompson Institute BrAPPs are standalone independent tools or widgets which can run on its own or can be easily integrated with a larger system.

Marker design in a polyploid crop, yams

Webinar recording | 8/11/2020

One of the major challenges in yams is their polyploid nature, and lack of information available on the genetics and cytogenetics of this crop. However, the yam team has started teaming up with EiB Genotyping Module to develop QC markers for routine screening of breeding materials in yams.

Exploiting heterosis for major clonal crop gains: sweetpotato hybrids go from pipe dream to reality

Webinar recording | 8/11/2020

To reach a new level of impact, breeders at CIP set out to realize the theoretical potential of hybrid sweet potato breeding to achieve a step change in genetic gains for root yield and climate resilience-related traits within an optimized 5-6 year breeding cycle.

ViTSel: A new decision support tool to facilitate selection in breeding

Webinar recording | 4/11/2020

In this Story of Excellence, Ibnou Deng (IITA) introduces ViTSel, the Visualization Tool for Selection. ViTSel was developed between IITA and CIMMYT as part of the EiB-sponsored breeding informatics sabbatical program and supports selection in breeding by visualizing results of a multi-environmental, multi-trait analysis.

Webinar reveals approaches for breeders to save time and money, cut waste – and deliver for clients

Webinar recording | 22/10/2020

A recent webinar organized by the CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB) and Accelerating Genetic Gains in Maize and Wheat for Improved Livelihoods (AGG), invited national agricultural research systems, seed companies, other interested breeders to explore tools, techniques and transitions toward a continuous improvement culture in breeding.