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UK coordinator: Dr Sean Mayes, University of Nottingham, UK

Partner Country coordinators: Prof Albert Modi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of College of Agriculture, Engineering & Science, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa; and Dr Alice Muchugi, Scientist, World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.

Discipline: Crop Genetics, Crop Breeding, Crop Science

Dates and venue: 9th – 13th July 2018 at Rabie Saunders Building, School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

The Workshop
  • Objective 1: To link ECRs from different countries and different disciplines to form ‘multidisciplinary groups’

  • Objective 2: To evaluate across crops, by discipline.

  • Objective 3: To develop a plan for increasing uptake of each crop and the requirements to exploit genomics.

  • Objective 4: To compare the crop-specific examples and to develop a ‘generic’ framework approach for any underutilised crop.

  • Objective 5: To understand the importance of field-based analysis and the farmer contribution to identifying key trait requirements for improvement.

  • Objective 6: Career development, networking and mentoring sessions.

Application and Deadline:

The full application must be completed and submitted to by the 5th May 2018.

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