Developed by the CGIAR Generation Challenge Programme, in collaboration with a broad range of partners from CG Centres, universities and national programs, the Integrated Breeding Platform provides resources that breeders need to design and manage plant breeding projects. At the heart of the Platform is the Breeding Management System (BMS) – a package composed of software applications for breeders to plan, conduct, analyze and assess the outcomes of their work.
In breeding programs, vast amount of data is produced every cropping season and often time is not enough to allow decisive breeding decisions on selection and planning for the next generation. Therefore, a support system is needed to integrate all process in a breeding program to maximize benefit. BMS is an exhaustive array of interrelated breeding informatics tools and related databases. It helps breeders manage breeding activities in a very user-friendly and efficient way.
In order to promote the use of Integrated Breeding Platform in this region, BIOTEC has been selected to serve as a Regional Hub of the IBP from 2014-2015. A series of training workshops and technical support are to be provided to interested crop breeders. Three training modules have been designed. The workshop for the first module was organized in March, with the second and third modules scheduled in August and November of this year. The activities will be extended to neighboring.
Posted on 18 June 2014