Haramaya University: Training on Demand –Led Plant Breeding for Ethiopia, February 21-22, 2020
College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) in collaboration with the Vice-president for Research Affairs Office conducted a two-day training on Demand/Market-Led Plant Breeding for Plant Breeders, Physiologist, Nutritionists, Protectionists, Socio-economists, and Extensions from February 21-22, 2020 at Resource Center. Learn more
The course was divided into nine modules:
1. DLB for Ethiopia: Why?
2. Principles of DLB
3. Visioning and foresight for setting breeding goals
Session 5: Continuing professional skills development – Plans for training and creating a DLB advanced training module on variety performance, product profiling, and communication.
Leaders: Paul Kimani (University of Nairobi) and Viv Anthony (Syngenta Foundation)
The core objectives of this Mauritius meeting was to share ideas and make decisions on the content of Phase 2 programme, but also consult and include additional partners to strengthen and broaden the reach of Demand-Leb Breeding. More information and document are available here.
2015 - Ghana Demand-Leb Breeding workshop
The first value chain "Tomato" workshop took place in June 2015 in Ghana. All documents can be downloaded here.
In 2014, we helped stage two Nairobi workshops in the area of demand-led plant variety design. You will find presentations from the first one lower down this page. The second, in November, was designed to help educators develop new training materials for Africa's future breeders. Our Foundation was closely involved as part of the new Alliance for Agricultural R&D for Food Security. All documents can be found below.
A first consultative workshop took place in May. The participants came from the public and private sectors, and from national, regional, Pan-African and international R&D agencies that support breeding for new plant varieties in Africa.