Increasing genetic gains in maize through integration of novel tools and technologies
The world faces the challenge of growing more maize, responsibly and sustainably. Development of high yielding maize varieties resistant to different biotic and abiotic stresses quickly and efficiently is the need of the hour. Use of new tools and technologies is critical in achieving rapid progress in development of improved maize germplasm.
The CIMMYT Global Maize Program (GMP) actively collaborates with national agricultural research systems (NARS) and private seed companies, universities, and advanced research institutes in development of improved maize germplasm for diverse agro ecologies in tropical environments.
CIMMYT is also at the forefront in adapting new and novel technologies that enhance genetic gains. Considering the need for capacity building of collaborating partners in breeding methodologies and new technologies towards increasing the genetic gains in maize breeding programs, CIMMYT is organizing a two week international training course on increasing genetic gains through integration of novel tools and technologies, for maize breeders in Nairobi, Kenya.
This course is targeted at both early career and senior maize breeders.