Accelerated Breeding

ACCELERATE population improvement and variety identification

ACCELERATE is leveraging tools and services from the Breeding Resources Initiative and elite parental lines carrying high-value traits from ABI-DISCOVER to execute and optimize CGIAR-NARES-SME breeding pipelines, increasing realized rates of genetic gain oriented towards the prioritized set of crops and product profiles. It aims to accelerate breeding cycles, implement best-practice phenotyping, molecular and data management approaches, shift trialing to better reproduce farmers’ environments and management practices, and deliver more productive, nutritive, climate-resilient varieties, including those offering new marketing and income opportunities to farmers, women and marginalized groups.

Lead: Dorcus Gemenet, d.gemenet@cgiar.org


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