Participants in the field during the training. Photo: ICRISAT

Participants in the field during the training. Photo: ICRISAT

A five-day training workshop for NARS cereal breeding technicians was organized by ICRISAT-Nairobi at their Kiboko field station from 8-12 August.

The objective of the workshop was to enhance participants’ knowledge and capacity on theory and practical application of emasculation, pollination, seed production and data collection in sorghum, finger millet and pearl millet for improved management of their breeding programs.

The training brought together 12 participants from Kenya (6), Ethiopia (1), Tanzania (4) and Malawi (2). The training was conducted by the technical staff of ICRISAT lead by Mr Patrick and assisted by Mr Samuel Massive of Kenya Plant Health Institute Services.

Supported by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, HOPE 2 project is undertaken as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals.

Partners: Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR), Ethiopia; Kenya Agricultural and Livestock research Organization (KALRO), Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services (KEPHIS); Department of Research and Development (DRD), Tanzania; Department of Agricultural Research Services (DARS), Malawi.

Source: ICRISAT Happenings