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

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 - Scholarships for Master of Science in Agriculture, Plant Breeding

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

Call for proposals - Program for emerging agricultural research leaders 2014 - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Pre-proposal deadline: September 7th, 2014 11:59pm PST

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeks proposals for agricultural research with the potential to increase the sustainable productivity of smallholder farmers in developing countries. Sustainable productivity includes tackling the underlying social and economic determinants of productivity, such as gender equity, environmental issues, and healthy, diverse diets.   Continue reading

Call for applications: Advanced Genomics and Bioinformatics Training Workshop 2014, in Nairobi, Kenya

The workshop is organised by the Biosciences Eastern and Central Africa – International Livestock Research Institute Hub (BecA-ILRI Hub) in collaboration with the Swedish University of Agricultural Science (SLU) and will take place in Nairobi, Kenya, August 18-29, 2014. It aims at strengthening the capacity of NARS researchers in bioinformatics, computational biology Continue reading

BMS version 2.1: an intermediate release

The IBP today releases an improved version of the Breeding Management System (BMS). This intermediate release (version 2.1) brings improvements to usability and refinements to functionality from the previous version released in January.

Highlights of version 2.1 consist of: Continue reading

Integrated Breeding Multi-Year Course continues in 2014

The Integrated Breeding Multi-Year Course (IB-MYC) is designed to promote and enable the adoption of modern molecular breeding strategies and breeding informatics tools to facilitate the management of breeding programmes in developing countries. Continue reading

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