Crops to End Hunger Case Studies in Africa and Beyond: Supporting CGIAR Partners through Genotyping Services

  • Date
    04.08.23 > 31.01.24
  • Time
    03:00 pm > 04:00 pm UTC+03:00
  • Registration

    Check your inbox for an invitation, or join the Zoom link below just before scheduled sessions.

DateAugust 14, 2023 to May 31, 2024

This seminar series presents an in-depth overview of Crops to End Hunger breeding modernization projects and its significant role in supporting all CGIAR partners through genotyping services from 2021 to 2023. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the projects that our partners are currently working on, how the allocated funds were utilized, and future plans and possibilities.

Join us in this informative and enriching series to gain insights into the impactful projects undertaken by our CGIAR partners, understand the efficient utilization of resources, discuss lessons learned, and explore the path ahead for further advancements. Together, we can create a brighter future and make a significant difference in global agriculture and food security.

  • To join: Check your inbox for an invitation, or join this Zoom link just before scheduled sessions: Virtual Zoom Meeting Zoom
  • Presenter/s: Various CGIAR partners, genotyping experts, leaders
  • Target audiences: CGIAR/NARES crop breeding staff and experts and other interested parties
  • Date/time/duration: Weekly or biweekly at 5pm (Nairobi Time). Approx 45 minutes per session


The webinar will help participants understand or be able to do the following:

  • Provide an overview of CtEH projects and how they support or impact particular crops
  • Understand how technologies such as genotyping are being employed in crop breeding, and supporting breeding decisions, particularly in Africa
  • Increase engagement within CGIAR partnerships and improve understanding on how CGIAR genotyping services can contribute
  • Foster collaboration and knowledge-sharing, within a platform that explores innovative strategies and best practices in achieving our common goal of ending hunger

More info:

Schedule: (Details may change. Please check back for adjustments.)

# Timing


Date Title Presenters & Speakers Crop(s) Institute Country
0 2nd week of August


  10th Overall Introduction Eng Hwa    CIMMYT   
1 2nd week of August 10th Seminar 1


Intro: Hugo Campos  Potato/ Sweetpotato  CIP  Peru 
Presentation Using KASP markers for QC in potato and sweet potato, lessons learned and perspectives


Kante Moctar

Guilherme da Silva

Potato/ Sweetpotato CIP/


Peru/ Brazil
2 4th week of August 24th  Seminar 2  Intro: Robert Asiedu  Yam  IITA  Nigeria 


Harnessing the potential of highly informative KASP and middle density SNP markers panel for yam breeding


Agre Paterne Yam IITA Nigeria
3 1st week of September 7th 


Seminar 3  Intro: Joaquim Mutaliano Sorghum  IIAM Mozambique 
Presentation Understanding drought tolerance and validating Stay-green KASP markers in sorghum


Damaris Odeny Sorghum ICRISAT Kenya
4 3rd week of September  21st  Seminar 4  Intro: Melaku Gedil Maize  IITA  Nigeria 
Genetic and morphological characterization of maize landraces for heat tolerance


Charles Nelimor Maize CSRI Ghana
5 1st Week of October  5th  Seminar 5  Intro: Timothy Close  Cowpea  UC Davis  USA 
Usage of cowpea low and mid-density panels


Patrick Ongom Cowpea ITTA Nigeria
6 3rd week of October 19th  Seminar 6  Intro: David De Koeyer  Potato  AAFC  Canada 
Accelerating Genetic Gains through Genomics-Led Breeding in Potato


Salej Sood Potato ICAR India
7 1st Week of November  2nd 


Seminar 7  Intro: Claudia Teixeira  Maize  EMBRAPA  Brazil 
Advances in breeding climate-resistant maize varieties for West Africa and Central Africa: a review of current tools available to plant breeders


Gloria Adu Maize CSRI Ghana
8 4th week of November  30th  Seminar 8  Intro: Kevin Pixley  Maize & Wheat  CIMMYT  Mexico 
Integration of the CGIAR consolidated genotyping services into the CIMMYT Global Wheat Program


Susanne Dreisigacker Wheat CIMMYT Mexico
9 2nd week of December  14th  Seminar 9  Intro: Rodomiro Ortiz  Musa, Potato, etc.  SLU  Sweden 
KASP markers for efficiency in Musa
Brigitte Uwimana

Delphine Amah

Banana/plantain IITA Uganda/Nigeria

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