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In its second online event, the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) presents a series of reflections on what it means to deliver genetic gain in wheat to farmers and ways to improve the future impact of wheat research. The BGRI is housed in Cornell's Department of Global Development.
Keynote: “Impact of the Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat (DRRW) / and Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat (DGGW) Projects: 12 Years of Research and Variety Adoption,” by Ronnie Coffman, BGRI vice-chair. Videos: Wheat farmers in the UK, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nepal, India and Mexico discuss challenges they face. Panel Discussion moderated by Maricelis Acevedo, associate director of science for the DGGW with BGRI wheat experts Hans Braun (CIMMYT/Mexico), Dr. Bedada Girma (EIAR/Ethiopia), Anne Gichangi (KALRO/Kenya), Vijay Vijayaraghaven (Sathguru/India), Bill Angus (Angus Wheat/UK) and Chhavi Tiwari (Harvest Plus and Banaras Hindu University/India) discuss evolving partnerships and ways to improve access to new technologies and improved wheat varieties."
Selected video clips from: Deviprasad Aryal, wheat farmer, Bharatpur, Nepal; Ramchandra Adhikari, wheat farmer, Bharatpur, Nepal; Esther Chelule, wheat farmer, Njoro, Kenya; Ajo Mergo, wheat seed producer, Kechema Murkicha, Ethiopia; Jesús Larraguibel Artola, president, Agricultural Research and Experimentation for Sonora – PIEAES, Ciudad Obregón, Mexico; and Gurjeet Singh Mann, wheat farmer, Sirsa, India.