Thursday, July 31, 2014

Rice researchers from East and Southern Africa attend regional breeding workshop in Tanzania

Twenty six delegates from Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Kenya, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Zambia, and Zanzibar attended the 8th regional breeding workshop held at Morogoro, Tanzania on 8-10 July.

During the workshop collaborators in East and Southern Africa (ESA) evaluated a wide range of improved breeding lines under irrigated and rainfed ecologies at the Dakawa Research Station and Chinese Demonstration Center, respectively, and selected the most suitable rice genotypes for their country-specific requirements

The workshop also provided participants with the opportunity to update the progress of the selected breeding lines from previous workshops, reinforce regional breeding nurseries, and share experiences and available germplasm in the region.

The workshop was organized by IRRI-ESA which is based in Bujumura, Burundi.

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