Basic Wheat Improvement Course - 2022


OVERVIEW. Since 1968, the CIMMYT wheat training program has been training plant scientists to address challenges in wheat production around the globe. The Basic Wheat Improvement Course provides an overview of basic concepts in genetics, conventional breeding, statistics, plant physiology and pathology, as well as the integration of new technologies into breeding pipelines. 

CANDIDATES. The course is intended for mid-career scientists (<40 years old) working in NARS organizations, but graduate students are welcome to apply.

  • Provide participants with a detailed overview of CIMMYT's breeding objectives and priorities for developing wheat germplasm.
  • Understanding the breeding process of the CIMMYT's wheat program and how other disciplines contribute to it. 
  • Obtain the skills and knowledge needed to successfully design and manage a wheat breeding program.