In our third Plant Biotechnology and Breeding (Plant B+B) online café, we have as invited speakers Em. Prof. Dr. Rony Swennen (IITA), Dr. Jerome Kubiriba (National Agricultural Research Organization- NARO, Uganda), and Ms. Mary Mwangi (Kenyatta University, KU, Kenya).
Our invited scientists will present their findings on how the breeding work conducted by their teams has been instrumental to create high-yielding cooking bananas and how these new varieties are finding their way to East African markets. Indeed, the speakers will go further than the breeding work and will share their experiences on the key characteristics that lead to a better adoption by farmers of the newly bred banana lines and the acceptance by the local consumers. The researchers will further discuss cross-cutting aspects such as how gender-responsive breeding and improved agronomical practices have a role to play in the adoption and dissemination of the new banana varieties to improve EA farmers’ livelihoods.
To join us, please register in advance for this webinar: