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The workshop is organised and funded under ‘British Council Researcher Links’ programme, through the Newton Fund and National Research Foundation. The programme aims to provide opportunities for early career researchers from the UK and internationally to interact, learn from each other and explore opportunities for building long-lasting research collaborations.

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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