aWhere CEO Attends 4th Annual Meeting of the IBP Project

Jul 07, 2013

aWhere CEO Dr. John Corbett attended the 4th annual meeting of the Integrated Breeding Platform Project (IBP), June 16th-21st 2013, in Montpellier, France. Dr. Corbett was invited as a guest to the event, which was primarily attended by developers and users of the Integrated Breeding Workflow System (IBWS) platform.

aWhere’s invitation targeted the addition of localized weather data for all IBWS field trials. A decision was made for aWhere to create a ‘seasonal weather profile’ for each field trial as part of the IBWS. These environmental data create the opportunity to segment field trials using weather data and to query these data for many uses, including identification of parent materials for future breeding efforts.

“Quality, localized weather data plays an important role in decision making for farmers. aWhere’s weather surfaces will provide great value to plant breeders when made available alongside the tools and services currently accessible through the IBWS platform.” says Dr. Corbett.

The IBP is a web-based platform designed to gather and spread knowledge, tools and services for integrated crop breeding. The overarching goal of the platform is to boost crop productivity and build resilience for vulnerable smallholder farmers. This is achieved through the dissemination of informatics tools and cutting edge technologies, which until now were unavailable to breeders in the developing world. CGIAR’s Generation Challenge Program is coordinating the development of the platform, along with the support of funders and key partners.

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