Training in Germplasm maintenance & management of advanced breeding lines

Start Date
October 13, 2019
Training course

13-16 October 2019. Afghanistan. ICARDA organised under the Community-based Agriculture and livestock Project (CLAP), funded by the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) four training courses:

  • a training in Germplasm maintenance & management of advanced breeding lines
  • a training in Seed certification system
  • a training in Variety maintenance and seed production
  • a training in Data collection, statistical analysis, record keeping and reporting

CLAP is a research and development initiative of the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) aiming to improve food and feed crops for the farmers and seed systems with the help of ICARDA’s research and capacity development expertise. The initiative, started in 2014, has introduced new improved varieties of wheat and legume crops with improved crop management practices to the farmers in Parwan, Kabul and Logar provinces.

Some 255 demonstration plots of wheat, mung bean and lentil were set up in these provinces which have served effectively for training and encouraging farmers through field days. The demo plots showed good results for crop adaptability and yields.

With positive feedback from farmers and state sectors, the Afghan Ministry appreciated ICARDA’s efforts and commitment to improve the livelihoods of Afghan farmers, as well as build capacity of local and national staff and agriculture professionals.

The CLAP initiative is restoring and modernizing Afghanistan’s agricultural sector and helping farmers improve both crop and livestock productivity.

The international agricultural exhibition (Agfair)

The international agricultural exhibition (Agfair) finished on 19th Oct, 2019 after four days duration at Badam Bagh, Kabul. ICARDA technical staff shared their knowledge, researches and projects' outcomes with farmers, traders and government employees.