Plant Breeding Academy
Plant Breeding Academy
Plant Breeding Academy
University of California
Plant Breeding Academy

AfPBA Course for Plant Breeders

About the African Plant Breeding Academy

Course goal

The goal of the African Plant Breeding Academy is to train practicing African plant breeders in the most advanced theory and technologies for plant breeding in support of critical decisions for crop improvement.  This includes the latest concepts in plant breeding, quantitative genetics, statistics and experimental design. It also includes accurate and precise trait evaluations, development of appropriate strategies to integrate genomics into breeding programs, and experience in identifying and utilizing genomic data and DNA-based markers in breeding programs. The instructors are internationally recognized experts in plant breeding and seed technology. The program is delivered in three 2-week sessions at the World Agroforestry Center in Nairobi, Kenya.

Who should attend?

The course is targeted toward plant breeders currently managing plant breeding programs in Africa.  Attendees can be working on any African crop. Attendees are invited on full scholarship based on applications for each class which is limited to 35 participants.

Email afpba@ucdavis.edu for information or questions about the AfPBA.

 

 

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