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Use Your Breeding and People Skills to Help Modernize Plant Breeding Programs Across Africa

The Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB) is a new cross-commodity platform from CGIAR that supports the modernization of breeding programs targeting Africa, Asia, and Latin America for greater impact on food and nutrition security, climate change adaptation and development. By providing important outcomes to under- resourced peoples, CGIAR centers around the world (www.cgiar.org) help realize...

MODERNIZING INDIA’S PIGEONPEA BREEDING PROGRAM TO ENHANCE GENETIC GAINS

Strategies to revolutionize the pigeonpea breeding program in India, including delivering new varieties with market-friendly traits, was the main focus of a recent workshop, ‘Pigeonpea Product Design and Management’ conducted at ICRISAT India. A multidisciplinary team of scientists representing five agro-ecological zones of India brainstormed to update the Indian pigeonpea breeding program. India accounts for...

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