National breeding programs prepped to measure – and boost – genetic gains.
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AGG partners meet to launch regional networks for eastern and southern Africa and assess capacity development needs.
Innovative tools and technologies help CIMMYT maize breeders in Africa accelerate the delivery of high-quality seed.
As the world becomes increasingly digital, the international agricultural research-for-development sector needs to keep up.
Approach can save breeders to time and money, cut waste and improve client-focused results.
Source: Seed World (1 Oct 2020)
CIMMYT’s seed bank preserves the genetic diversity of maize and wheat so the crops can adapt to a changing production environment.
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Tremendous impact is arising from the longstanding cooperation between CIMMYT’s maize and wheat programs and national programs in countries where CIMMYT works.
The new AGG project aims to respond to the climate emergency and gender nexus through gender-intentional product profiles for its improved seed varieties and gender-intentional seed delivery pathways.
The new AGG project has a strong focus on more synergistic and supportive partnerships with national programs to help improve the effectiveness of their breeding efforts.
Technical coordination between research and development partners is key to breed maize varieties that respond to the diverse needs of small farmers.
Piloting the system in will begin in 2020, with more advanced functions to follow in the next three years.