YamBase workshop

Nigeria Collaborating With IITA
July 26, 2017
Seminar on “YamBase: Integrating breeding tools to speed up yam breeding activities and data management in West Africa. Where are we?”
August 18, 2017

YamBase workshop

Group picture at Bohicon during the workshop

Group picture at Bohicon during the workshop

Date: 02 – 24 April 2017

Target countries: Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Benin and Nigeria

Breeding program: CSIR-SARI Tamale (Ghana), CSIR-CRI Kumasi (Ghana), CNRA Bouake Cote D’Ivoire), UAC Abomey-Calavi (Benin Republic), EBSU Abakaliki (Nigeria) and NRCRI Umudike (Nigeria).

Report: AGRE Paterne

In order to increase the yam breeding activities through the different partner involve in this project three days’ workshop was organized by Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) in collaboration with IITA.

A total of six breeding program in four countries were visited.

The main objectives of this workshop were:

  • To provide a roundabout on a trial management components (i.e. search tools, list manager, upload and download data with Field book) through realistic, hands-on examples.
  • Interact on an individual/group basis with breeders and scientist.

 

Tamale, Ghana

Date: 03 – 05 April 2017

Venue: SARI – Seminar room

Time: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm each day

A total of 8 person have attended the workshop in Tamale.

Dr. Chamba welcomed the two speakers and acknowledges BTI and IITA to provide such workshop which will surely improve the quality of the activities in them of data management and usage of devices for data collection.

Group picture showing participants and the speaker at Tamale, Ghana

Photo 1: Group picture showing participants and the speaker at Tamale, Ghana

During the 3 days’ workshop different section in the yambase were though to the participants theatrically and practically. See agenda at the end of this report.

As matter of fact, and since yambase is an open source, security on the on data send to the yambase question were asked.

 

Kumasi, Ghana

Date: 06 – 07 April 2017

Venue: CSIR-CRI Kumasi (Ghana)

Only Dr. Emmanuel Otoo attended the workshop.

 

Bouake, Côte d’Ivoire

Date: 10 – 12 April 2017

Venue: Centre National de Recherche Agronomique (CNRA) Bouake, Côte d’Ivoire

Time: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm each day

In Bouake, 14 person include breeders, PhD student, MSc student, ICT,  yam technicians attended the workshop.

Dr. Amani welcomed the different participants in particularly the two speakers AGRE Paterne and Alex OGBONNA to sacrifice their time for the workshop.

He kindly invited the different participants to listen carefully and ask as much as possible question to understand the concept. He also pleases the participant that at the end of this workshop no more paper should be used for data collection in field.

 

Bohicon, Benin

Date: 13 – 15 April 2017

Venue: Bohicon – Hotel du carefour Seminar room

Time: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm each day

A total of 9 person have attended the workshop in organized in Benin.

Prof Dansi Alexandre National AfricaYam coordinator in Benin welcomed the participants and exhausts them to highly listen to the different topic that will be addressed during the workshop.

The main questions addressed to the speaker were about the data send to the yambase since this website is an open access and anyone can access it.

In general, the workshop was successful except the time allocated was not enough as suggested by the attendances.

Group picture at Bohicon during the workshop

Group picture at Bohicon during the workshop

 

Abakaliki, Ebony State Nigeria

Date: 18 – 20 April 2017

Venue: Abakaliki – Computer room

Time: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm each day

A total of 5 person have attended the workshop in organized in Benin.

Group picture at Abakaliki Ebony State Nigeria

Group picture at Abakaliki Ebony State Nigeria

 

Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria

Date: 21 and 24 April 2017

Venue: Biotech conference room

Time: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm each day

The highest number of people was observed at Umuike, a total of 24 person have attended the workshop.

Group picture at NRCRI Umudike, Nigeria during the yambase workshop April 2017

Group picture at NRCRI Umudike, Nigeria during the yambase workshop April 2017

Due to the number of people attended the workshop at Umidike the time allocated was not enough to cover the last part of the workshop (Data analysis using R software). However, the different topics under the usage of yambase were covered with success.

General Conclusion:

In general, the workshop was successful with high motivation from the different breeding program visited with slight suggestions.

  • Time allocated was not enough;
  • Security of the data submitted into the yambase;
  • Include data analysis program to the workshop;
  • Advance training for the local data base management;
  • Some key traits for yam phenotyping were not on yam ontology which need to be included.

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