DGGW Builds Seed System Capacity in Nepal for Young Agricultural Professionals
Seeds are the basic inputs in agriculture and often regarded as the carriers of new technology. Particularly in regions like Nepal where modern agricultural inputs and technologies are difficult to adopt due to economic and geographical constraints, seed remains an important means of increasing ...
Suman Dhakal, Rijuta Garapaty and Rituparna Majumder · 21 May 2019
Farmer Field Schools: Innovative and Effective Farmer Training in Nepal
Under the aegis of the Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat (DGGW) project, the Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) has established a seed system in Nepal for the purpose of creating access to quality certified seeds for smallholder farmers in the Chitwan region of Nepal. For the seed system ...
Rijuta Garapaty, Rituparna Majumder, and Suman Dhakal · 25 Apr 2019
2019 Women in Triticum award winners announced at CIMMYT visitor week
The Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat (DGGW) project’s new cohort of Women in Triticum awardees was announced March 20 at the International Center for Maize and Wheat Improvement (CIMMYT).
The Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Awards are comprised of two complementary awards ...
Samantha Hautea · 20 Mar 2019
DGGW surveillance training in 2018-19 in South Asia
Wheat disease surveillance facilitates the targeted release of rust resistant wheat varieties and/or the withdrawal of susceptible varieties. It has been an essential aspect of the Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat (DGGW) and Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat (DRRW) projects under the Borlaug ...
Aishwariya Varadan K., Richa Kapur and Rituparna Majumder · 27 Feb 2019
Learning to Lead and Build a Team
“This excellently prepared training helped in building team working skills via several team building activities and games. And it helped in gaining leadership tools such as effective communication, setting priorities, conflict resolution, making us aware of imposter syndrome, and how to be ...
Linda McCandless · 13 Feb 2019
Yr15 wheat stripe rust resistance gene: discovery, cloning and future perspectives
In October 2018, an international team of researchers released a paper that described the main results of the cloning of the highly effective wheat stripe rust resistance gene, Yr15. This discovery, which has great significance for the wheat community, was the outcome of 25 years of ...
Valentina Klymiuk · 29 Jan 2019
The BGRI Training web site
The Borlaug Global Rust Initiative is pleased to announce our newest web resource: the BGRI Training web suite. Featuring over 40 training videos, this resource is designed to aid early career wheat and rust researchers in their studies and to establish best practices for things like sample ...
John Bakum · 30 Oct 2018
International Collaboration to Alleviate an Emerging Threat to Wheat
Matthew Rouse contributed this blog to the World Food Prize's: The Borlaug Blog
Matthew Rouse · 22 Oct 2018
BAU hosts three day national meet of wheat scientists
About 300 scientists from across India and abroad discussed the ways and means of increasing the area, production, productivity and nutritional content of wheat and barley at the three-day Annual Group Meeting of the All India Coordinated Research Project on Wheat and Barley organized at Birsa ...
The Pioneer, Delhi, India · 24 Sep 2018
Indian Researchers Receive 2018 Gene Stewardship Award
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), in New Delhi, India, and associated institutions were granted the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) Gene Stewardship Award at the 2018 BGRI Technical Workshop in Marrakech, Morocco, on April 14, 2018. The award was in recognition of ...
Linda McCandless · 19 Sep 2018