Costing of Breeding Operations Workshop – Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Start time: 8:00 am
  • End time: 5:00 pm
  • Venue: Concord Hotel Nairobi, Kenya

Breeders have often been confronted with undervaluing or overestimating the costs of breeding programs. This is often due to a lack of awareness of appropriate costing methods 🌱 💰

The Breeding Costing Tool allows users to estimate the cost of crop breeding and associated research activities, thereby helping breeders make appropriate allocation of resources 💡

The software calculates the expenses involved in running a crop breeding activity or an entire breeding pipeline, utilizing data such as prices, costs, and salaries from a single year ⚖

This week, hashtagAcceleratedBreedingInitiative, alongside International Potato Center (CIP), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), International Rice Research Institute, @CIMMYT, and Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, will host a Costing of Breeding Operations Workshop in hashtagNairobi 🛠

👨‍🎓 Participants will gain proficiency in costing breeding operations and enhancing cost-effectiveness through optimization. Plus, they’ll have the opportunity to cost one Target Product Profile within their pipeline

Feeling intrigued? You too can freely access the tool from the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) and the The University of Queensland of Australia:

🔗 UQ Breeding Costing tool:
🔗 Costing of breeding programs webinar:
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