Tuesday, March 22, 2011

JIRCAS visit

Three scientists from the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) visited the Sahel Station with AfricaRice program leader for Genetic Diversity and Improvement, Takashi Kumashiro, on 21–22 March to discuss areas of collaboration — marker-assisted selection (MAS) for shattering, blast and cold tolerance, and capacity-building involving scientific exchange visits, and including AfricaRice Sahel breeding research assistants.