In August 2017, BPAT leader Dr Chris Lambrides, visited IITA in Ibadan, Nigeria, to organise BPATs of the cassava, yam, soybean, cowpea, maize and plantain (banana) breeding programs.
In August 2017, the BPAT team attended the UK summit in London, as part of the Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat (DGGW) project, run by Cornell University.
In May 2017, the BPAT team of assessors travelled to IITA (International Institute for Tropical Agricultrue) and NARO (National Agricultural Research Organisation) to review 3 banana breeding programs.
In March 2017, the BPAT team of assessors, traveled to CIMMYT in Mexico, to review the wheat breeding program.
Dr David Jordan and Dr Emma Mace (QAAFI) interviewed by Channel 7 (Toowoomba, QLD, Australia)A Warwick research facility is wrapping up a project, funded by Bill Gates, to develop drought-resistant sorghum for use in Ethiopia.(SOURCE: 7 News Toowoomba Facebook page)
The results from the BPAT reviews (done in November 2016) were used in a workshop held for ICRISAT cooperators to help guide breeding programs in improving their targeting, speed, scale, efficiency, quality (control, precision, and accuracy) according to each partner’s
In November 2016, the BPAT team of assessors, traveled to ICRISAT in India, to review 5 major breeding programs :- sorghum, pearlmillet, pigeonpea, groundnut and chickpea.
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