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NARS Data Management Status and Strategy

BEANS - Zimbabwe

A. Status (CBI)
1. Managed by Biometrics Unit - Harare (CBI)
    - National trials
    - Nurseries
    - Data Analysis
    - Receive data from breeding program

2. IPhIS
   - data in individual breeders computers
   - training and software
   - Crosses
   - Advanced lines
   - 2 trained by IPhIS (2007, 2010)

B. Status

1. Train biometricians in ICIS/IPhIS - to do better data management
2. Computers: for biometricians
3. Storage facilities - upgrading for germplasm

  • Renovations
  • seed silica gel

4. Train in curation
5. Transfer local database to central
6. Update regional databases/PABRA

  • train specialist for PABRA

National -> Regional -> Pan Africa ->Global

GROUNDNUT - Malawi

COWPEA

  • The data is kept by each scientist
  • Some colleagues trained - how do they share further
  • Meeting in February

CHICKPEA - Ethiopia

1. Status

  • Commodity based structure
  • research team (breeders, entomologist, agronomist & Social Science)
  • target environment (heat & drought)
  • Different sources for trials - ICRISAT / ICARDA, own crossing materials
  • parental lines is locally maintained before doing yield trial
  • data sheets in hard copy for 20 years
  • no DM system

2. Challenges - local database dev't, storage - post harvest pests, training

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