VIDEO: African Plant Breeding Academy, UC Davis

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Training African plant breeders in advanced theory and technologies

 

 

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The African Plant Breeding Academy, Class IV (2018–2019), UC Davis, created a video of their learning experiences in the plant breeding professional certificate program. The program is taught by world-class scientists, including several from UC Davis. Giving overviews of the science, skills, projects, networking, collaboration, and other opportunities learned in the course are:

  • Eric Agoyi, Kersting’s groundnut breeder, Benin Republic
  • Moumoni Konate, peanut breeder, Institute of Environment and Agriculture Research, Burkina Faso
  • Seyni Boureima, sesame breeder, University of Maradi, Niger
  • Abimbola Oluwaranti, maize breeder, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
  • Abiola Amao Oluwafumke, moringa breeder, Forestry Research Institute, Nigeria
  • Mounira Elbaz, pepper breeder, CCRHAB, Regional Research Centre on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture, Tunisia
  • Kuma Yannah Karim, cassava breeder, Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute, Sierra Leone
  • Inge Gazendam, potato breeder, Agricultural Research Council, South Africa
  • Isaac Onziga Dramadri, cowpea breeder, Makerere University Kampala, Uganda
  • Patrick Ongom Obia, cowpea breeder, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria
  • Alexander Kena, cowpea breeder, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Kumasi, Ghana
  • Aleck Kondwakwenda, maize breeder, Crop Breeding Institute, Zimbabwe
  • Samia Lofty, citrus breeder, National Institute of Agronomical Research, Morocco
  • Pavithravani Venkataramana, lablab bean breeder, The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Tanzania
  • Matilda Bissah, rice breeder, Plant Genetic Resources Research Institute, Ghana
  • Ahmed Mohamed Abdelmoghny, cotton breeder, Agricultural Research Center, Egypt
  • John Saviour Yaw Eleblu, cowpea breeder, WACCI, University of Ghana, Ghana
  • Kouadio Nasser Yao, molecular plant breeder, The Bioscience Eastern and Central Africa, International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI)
  • Viviane Raharinivo, rice breeder, National Center of Applied Research for Rural Development, Madagascar
  • Jane Mbugua, potato breeder, Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization, Kenya
  • Kesbell Kaonga, maize breeder, Chitedze Research Station, Malawi
  • Safiatou Sangare, maize breeder, Institute of Rural Economy, Mali
  • Amade Muitia, peanut breeder, Mozambique Agricultural Research Institute, Mozambiquwe
  • Maxwell Nkachukwa Okoye, Nigerian Institute for Oil Palm Research (NIFOR), Nigeria
  • Assefa Amelework Beyene, cassava breeder, Agricultural Research Council, South Africa
  • Isata Kamanda, cassava breeder, Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute, Sierra Leone
  • Lloyd Mbulwe, Zambia Agriculture Research Institute, Zambia
  • Eric Agoyi, Kersting’s groundnut breeder, Benin Republic
  • Tesfahun Alemu Setotaw, barley breeder, Kulumsa Agriculture Research Centre, Ethiopia
  • Walter Ajambang, oil palm breeder, Institute of Agricultural Research for Development, Cameroon
  • Santatra Ravelomanantsoa, amaranth breeder, National Center of Applied Research for Rural Development, Madagascar
  • Liliane Tandzi Ngoune, maize breeder, University of Fort Hare, Institute of Agricultural Research for Development, Cameroon
  • Mizan Tesfay Abraha, tef/teff breeder, Tigray Agricultural Research Institute, Ethiopia

The course included 115 scientists from 25 African countries. Many of the sponsors of the program are noted in the video.

For more information on the African Plant Breeding Academy, and plant breeding classes in Asia, Europe, and UC Davis, visit the UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy website.

(Article by Ann Filmer, Plant Sciences, UC Davis.)

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