Gender, breeding and genomics workshop

Venue: Haile Selassie Ave, Nairobi, Kenya
Date: Tuesday October 18 2016

The goal is to increase the relevance and benefits of plant and animal breeding to poor rural women producers in low-income countries, especially Africa. To this end, the workshop is designed to produce a synthesis of past success and promising novel approaches for incorporating gender considerations into the development of improved crop varieties and animal breeds.

The workshop aims to identify the essential, “must have” ingredients of successful, gender- responsive breeding initiatives and to explore implications of the revolution in genomics for new opportunities and entry points in the breeding research cycle for effective integration of gender. This topic will be addressed across crop, livestock and fish breeding: see the workshop’s open call for case studies section for more detail on content.

 

For more information visit the workshop website.