UQ’s Professor Mark Cooper has joined Dr Yilma Kebede and Dr Chris Lambrides as permanent members of the BPAT Team. Professor Mark Cooper is Chair of Prediction Based Crop Improvement at The University of Queensland, and a global leader in
Our BPAT Assessors travelled to Uganda in February. During their visit, Dr Edward Kanju from IITA (right in photo), expressed his gratitude for the potential improvements the BPAT program is bringing to the cassava breeding program. The photo shows Dr
Our team of consultants will be travelling to Nigeria at the end of November to carry out assessments of IITA’s breeding programs of soybean, cowpea, maize, yam and plantain (banana).
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.
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
Questionnaire l to be filled by breeding program staff before BPAT team visit
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.