The Power of People and Plant Breeding

What if you could have crop varieties that were made just for your farm, your processing line, or your restaurant menu? Participatory plant breeding is a powerful tool to leverage the unique strengths of farmers, plant breeders, chefs, processors and others to develop new plant varieties. In this workshop, panelists will share inspiring stories of how they were able to create varieties to meet their needs. Participants will also receive resources and learn the basics of the best practices of participatory plant breeding, including: setting expectations, coordinating breeding activities, addressing issues related to intellectual property, and leveraging everyone’s strengths.