Version 3.0 of IBP’s Breeding Management System now available

Now with the complete suite: lists, nurseries and trials streamlined in a same browser-based interface.

The IBP released a robust version of the Breeding Management System (BMS) in September, with significant improvements to core applications and exciting new functionality. It is an all-round performing solution that breeders can seriously start deploying and using throughout all steps of their breeding programmes.

Highlights of version 3.0 consist of: Continue reading

Agricultural Transformation by Innovation (AgTraIn) FELLOWSHIPS OPPORTUNITIES 2015

The Agricultural Transformation by Innovation (AgTraIn) invites grant applications from doctoral candidates around the world leaving behind the 28 EU member states and EEA_EFTA states for the Erasmus Mundus Fellowships programs.

About AgTraIn Fellowships

A fully integrated three-year Ph.D. Programme with focus on: Continue reading

Development Dialogues Blog Competition: Talking Science

Call for Research Ideas: Heat and Drought Wheat Improvement Consortium (HeDWIC)

As part of a new strategy to underpin food security, the CGIAR Research Program on Wheat (CRP WHEAT) will establish a multidisciplinary partnership to capture global expertise and resources, tentatively named the Heat and Drought Wheat Improvement Consortium -HeDWIC.
Development of HeDWIC is being facilitated by The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) in consultation with an international group of stakeholder organisations, under the CGIAR Research Program on Wheat.
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IBP Team demonstrates the Breeding Management System (BMS) at CIMMYT workshop

IBP staff is demonstrating how to apply the BMS to the maize and the wheat breeding seasons, as well as the various tools that it provides for genotyping, in CIMMYT’s Breeding Information System (IS) Workshop being held in its offices in Mexico (9-11 July 2014). Continue reading

Call for Applications for 2015 AWARD Fellowships

AWARD Fellows benefit from two-year fellowships focused on fostering mentoring partnerships, building science skills, and developing leadership capacity. Fellows stay in their institutions, continue their research, and travel to AWARD training courses held in various locations in Africa.

Who can apply? Continue reading

Call for applications - Scholarships for Master of Science in Agriculture, Plant Breeding

Soybean Innovation Lab on the web

The Soybean Innovation Lab (SIL), a USAID Feed the Future initiative, has a brand new website: and is feeding the Twittersphere under the handle @tropicalsoylab. Continue reading

Important notice: BMS Users to renew Breeding View license before 30 June


The IBP Team informs the BMS User Community that the licence for Breeding View, the statistical analysis application within the Breeding Management System (BMS), will be expiring on 30 June. Users are advised to contact our Help Desk at VSN International to have their license renewed before the end of the month so that they may continue to fully benefit from complete BMS functionality:

Helpdesk contact information: Continue reading

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