Breeding approaches for African Forgotten Foods

Watch on replay to find out more about opportunities for collaboration between the UK and Africa to support breeding and improvement of forgotten foods.

Event Details
When

Wed 09 Mar 2022

09.30 - 11.30

Where

Online

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Forgotten foods have enormous nutritional, medicinal, and economic value. They could contribute to poverty reduction and improve food security in Africa. But they haven’t attracted sufficient research and development attention.

Watch on replay to find out more about opportunities for collaboration between the UK and Africa to support breeding and improvement of forgotten foods.

Webinar recordings are now available

Welcome & Introduction

Dr Pedro Carvalho, Innovate UK KTN and Dr Aggrey Agumya, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)

Introduction to the African Manifesto for Forgotten Foods

Dr Wole Fatunbi, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)

Case Studies on Breeding Approaches for Forgotten Foods

Breeding Bambara Groundnut

Dr Presidor Kendabie, Niger Delta University/ University of Nottingham, Nigeria/UK

Amaranth Breeding

Professor Katherine Denby, University of York, UK

Breeding in Roots and Tubers

Dr Ernest Baafi, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) – Crops Research Institute (CRI), Ghana

Panel: How novel breeding technologies can be applied to Forgotten Foods

Chaired by: Sayed Azam-Ali, Crops For the Future (CFF)

  • Dr Dorcas Olubunmi Ibitoye, National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), Nigeria
  • Dr Matthew Milner, National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB), UK
  • Dr Ayoni Ogunbayo, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), HarvestPlus program, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
  • Ian Dawson, Scotland’s Rural College
  • Peter Emmrich, School of International Development, University of East Anglia

Who is this for?

  • Researchers working on breeding in forgotten foods in the UK and Africa
  • Breeders interested in forgotten foods

Why watch on replay?

  • To learn more about forgotten foods and the role new technologies could play in crop improvement
  • To connect with others working in this area

This event was in partnership with the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)

Agenda

Here’s an overview of what’s happening at the event!

  • 09:30am – Welcome & Introduction | Dr Pedro Carvalho, Innovate UK KTN
  • 09:40am – Introduction to the African Manifesto for Forgotten Foods | Dr Wole Fatunbi, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)
  • 09:55am – Q&A
  • 10:00am – Case Studies on Breeding Approaches for Forgotten Foods
    1. Breeding Bambara Groundnut, Dr Presidor Kendabie, Niger Delta University/ University of Nottingham, Nigeria/UK
    2. Amaranth Breeding, Professor Katherine Denby, University of York, UK
    3. Breeding in Roots and Tubers, Dr Ernest Baafi, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) – Crops Research Institute (CRI), Ghana
  • 10:20am – Q&A
  • 10:25am – Panel discussion: How novel breeding technologies can be applied to Forgotten Foods
    1. Dr Dorcas Olubunmi Ibitoye, National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), Nigeria
    2. Dr Matthew Milner, National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB), UK
    3. Dr Ayoni Ogunbayo, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Mali
  • 10:55am – Thanks and Networking Tips | Dr Pedro Carvalho, Innovate UK KTN
  • 11:00am – Networking
  • 11:30am – Close