Groundnut researchers in Asia move towards modernization of breeding program

The first meeting of the Groundnut Network Group-Asia (GNG-A) on 30-31 March 2018 at ICRISAT-India brought together 50 groundnut researchers to give a boost to rapid development of new groundnut varieties by enhancing genetic gain and operational efficiency.

The use of modern tools and methodologies to strengthen the breeding, testing and delivery pipelines for groundnut in Asia was the focus of this interdisciplinary meeting. Breeders from six countries – Bangladesh, Laos PDR, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and India – are part of the GNG-A. The meeting focused on the need to develop efficient product development, prioritization and advancement pathways to boost groundnut production in the region.

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