CtEH Project Update: Roots, Tuber and Banana Breeding - Phenotyping, and Germplasm Exchange Hub Upgrade
01:00 pm > 03:00 pm UTC-11:00
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Time: 1 p.m. UTC / 2 p.m. West Africa Time / 7 a.m. Mexico time. 120 minutes.
For: CtEH funders, breeding leaders, Accelerated Breeding and Breeding Resources Initiatives, NARES, Project team and other CtEH project leaders
Crops to End Hunger (CtEH) is a CGIAR initiative to accelerate and modernize the development, delivery and wide scale use of a steady stream of new crop varieties. There is evidence that the rate of adoption of new CGIAR’s varieties has slowed. CtEH supports the acceleration of breeding cycles and application of modern breeding methods needed for both productivity gains and climate change adaptation.
Watch the recording
- Xiaofei Zhang (Alliance Biodiversity-CIAT) / Ismail Rabbi (IITA): Intro slides and upgrading infrastructure and facilities for accelerated breeding and genetic gain in Cassava
- Morag Ferguson (IITA): CteH-16 Regional Germplasm Hub for Vegetatively Propagated Crops
- Hannele Lindqvist-Kreuze (CIP): Investing in (sweet)potato breeding networks to mitigate climate change and; Upgrading CIP-NARS East Africa potato breeding hub infrastructure
About the webinar
This webinar is part of a series aimed at presenting the different projects of the GIZ-sponsored CtEH breeding modernization grants. Projects’ teams, along with centres’ representatives will provide stakeholders with an update of the status of the various CtEH’s projects. Special emphasis will be placed on how these projects align with the objectives of the Breeding Resources Initiative.
In this particular webinar, the Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) breeding teams will provide participants with the latest developments on four projects that receive CtEH support:
- Upgrading Infrastructure and Facilities for Accelerated Breeding and Genetic Gain in Cassava;
- CtEH-16 Regional Germplasm Hub for Vegetatively Propagated Crops @ KEPHIS Muguga
- Investing in (sweet)potato breeding networks to mitigate climate change
- Upgrading CIP-NARS East Africa potato breeding hub infrastructure
These projects will highlight investments made to enhance RTB facilities, as part of the CAPEX, capacity building, and organizational change initiatives under the Crops to End Hunger program.
The objectives of this webinar are to:
- Provide a deeper understanding of the specific challenges related to RTB crops concerning breeding, phenotyping, and germplasm exchange obstacles, and how CtEH investments aim to expedite genetic progress ;
- Provide updates on the progress of these CtEH projects ;
- Identify collaboration opportunities where participants can support the project teams.
|West Africa Time||Topic||Presenter/s|
|14:00-14:10||Introduction and welcome to the event||Eng/Ismail Rabbi (IITA)
|14:10-14:40||Upgrading Infrastructure and Facilities for Accelerated Breeding and Genetic Gain in Cassava||Xiaofei Zhang (Alliance Biodiversity-CIAT) / Ismail Rabbi (IITA)
|14:40-15:10||CteH-16 Regional Germplasm Hub for Vegetatively Propagated Crops||Morag Ferguson (IITA)
|15:10-15:40||Investing in (sweet)potato breeding networks to mitigate climate change and; Upgrading CIP-NARS East Africa potato breeding hub infrastructure
|Hannele Lindqvist-Kreuze (CIP)|
- Crops to Eng Hunger
- Crop breeding modernization grant announcement
- Previous CtEH webinar: Facilities Upgrade and Mechanization Improvement
This webinar is part of a series aimed at presenting the different projects of the CtEH initiative. All recordings of the series can be watched later online.