West Africa breeding operations workshop

  • Date
    21.02.22 > 25.02.22
  • Time
    09:00 am
Date: February 21, 2022 to February 25, 2022

Location: IITA headquarters at Ibadan, Nigeria

In this workshop, EiB staff meet operational leads and breeders in the West Africa region to discuss progress to improve regional breeding operations, challenges ahead and improvements needed.

The main objective of this workshop is to align ongoing initiatives and identify how to sustain the operations at each station. The goal is to compare these initiatives with demand and develop an action plan by station. Critical components such as station sustainability and gender will also be covered.

 

Agenda

Day 1 – 21 February

Start End Description Moderators
8:00 am 9:00 am Organization and Welcome Message Jan Debaene
9:00 am 10:00 am Center Assessment Overview (Operations Perspective) Amer Najm
10:00 am 10:15 am Break
10:15 am 11:00 am Components of Breeding Operational Structure (Session 1) Gustavo Teixeira, Alick Mulenga, John Derera, Amer Najm
11:00 am 12:00 pm Components of Breeding Operational Structure (Session 2) Gustavo Teixeira, Alick Mulenga, John Derera, Amer Najm
12:00 pm 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm 2:00 pm Introduction to Initiative Design Teams (IDT) Young Wha Lee
2:00 pm 4:00 pm Integrating IDTs from IITA and IRRI perspective; Moving towards Centralized Operations Alick Mulenga, Sharifah Syed Alwee

 

Day 2 – 22 February

Start End Description Moderators
8:00 am 9:00 am Quality Management Systems in Breeding Operations Steffen Webber
9:00 am 10:00 am Health, Safety, Security, & Environment Alick Mulenga
10:00 am 10:15 am Break
10:15 am 11:00 am Health, Safety, Security, & Environment: Where are we today? Bodo Trognitz
11:00 am 12:00 pm Technical aspects – Plotmanship – Field Management Overview (Session 1) Alick Mulenga, Baboucarr Manneh
12:00 pm 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm 2:00 pm Technical aspects – Plotmanship – Field Management Overview (Session 2) Vinicius Da Rocha
2:00 pm 3:00 pm Gender Inclusion Sharifah Syed Alwee, Martina Cavicchioli, Christabelle Nachilima, Princess Lilia De La Cruz
3:00 pm 4:30 pm Field Tour
4:30 pm 5:30 pm Plotmanship (How can we improve?) Amer Najm

 

Day 3 – 23 February

Start End Description Moderators
8:00 am 9:00 am Irrigation (what would be an ideal scenario?) Vinicius Da Rocha
9:00 am 10:00 am Irrigation current scenario and next steps? Vinicius Da Rocha
10:00 am 10:15 am Break
10:15 am 11:00 am Maintenance and Machine Management Amer Najm, Gustavo Teixeira
11:00 am 12:00 pm Maintenance and Machine Management (How Can we Move Forward?) Amer Najm
12:00 pm 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm 2:00 pm Seed Processing Bruce Peters
2:00 pm 3:00 pm Seed Processing; Challenges and Opportunities Amer Najm
3:00 pm 4:30 pm Visit Seed Processing facilities
4:30 pm 5:30 pm Seed Processing/Irrigation BOND Amer Najm, Vinicius Da Rocha

 

Day 4 – 24 February

Start End Description Moderators
8:00 am 9:00 am GH Structure and Controlled Environments Amer Najm, Gustavo Teixieira
9:00 am 10:00 am Group discussion / current scenario (GHs/ CE) Vinicius Da Rocha
10:00 am 10:15 am Break
10:15 am 11:00 am Capacity Development / BOND Gustavo Teixeira
11:00 am 12:00 pm Operational Excellence: Benefits and Building CI Teams Theresa Heitman
12:00 pm 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm 2:00 pm Continuous Improvement team IITA / Next step sustainability IITA CI Teams
2:00 pm 3:00 pm Group discussion / What is missing ? What need to be improved? Vinicius Da Rocha, Amer Najm
3:00 pm 4:30 pm Field Tour GH structure and controlled environment
4:30 pm 5:30 pm How can we Expand? NARES Involvement Lennin Musundire, Biswanath Das

 

Day 5 – 25 February

Start End Description Moderators
8:00 am 9:00 am Focus Groups: After all what we covered Centralization Change Management What is missing? Gustavo Teixeira, Amer Najm, Vinicius Da Rocha
9:00 am 10:00 am Evaluation Session Amer, Vinicius, Gustavo
10:00 am 11:00 am Wrap up with Breeding team Workshop Session Moderators:

 

Support: We thank Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other EiB partners for their support in delivering this work.

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