CRP-GLDC ‘Science Meeting’ in Nairobi, Kenya

The CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (CRP-GLDC) organised its annual ‘Science Meeting’ from 25-29 November, 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya . The Science Meeting was attended by GLDC partner institutions from Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to identify the research priorities for 2020.

In a unique initiative, CRP-GLDC dedicated one day to Write-Shop for collaborative innovative proposals for the semi-arid and sub-humid dryland agro-ecologies of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

As part of this meeting, CRP-GLDC also organised exposure visits on the second day to the Plant Transformation Lab at Kenyatta University, Nairobi and the Peanut Processing Unit of Greenforest Foods Limited at Embakasi, Nairobi.

Day 1: Presentations by Flagship Programs (FP)

FP: Priority Setting and Impact Acceleration
Presenters: Arega Alene, Michael Hauser and Karl Hughes

        Scaling up the impact of legumes and cereals in the drylands
        Presenter: Michael Hauser

        GLDC Impact Evidencing Strategy
        Presenter: Karl Hughes

FP: Integrated Farm and Household Management
Presenter: Jules Bayala

FP: Variety and Hybrid Development
Presenter: Janila Pasupuleti

FP: Pre-Breeding and Trait Discovery
Presenter: Rajeev Gupta

Markets and Partnerships in Agri-Business (MPAB)
Presenter: Andy Hall

Gender & Youth
Presenter: Esther Njuguna-Mungai

Capacity Development
Presenter: Thomas Falk

Day 2: Field Trips


CRP-GLDC team and the partners visit the Plant Transformation Laboratory (PTL) at Kenyatta University, in Nairobi

The CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (CRP-GLDC) held its annual ‘Science Meeting’ in Nairobi, Kenya from 25-29 November, 2019. As part of this meeting, CRP-GLDC organised a one-day exposure visit to the Plant Transformation Laboratory (PTL)… Read more


CRP-GLDC team and the partners visit the Groundnut Processing Unit of the Greenforest Foods Limited

As part of this meeting, the participants of GLDC Science Meeting also went to the Groundnut Processing Unit of Greenforest Foods Limited at Embakasi in Nairobi, Kenya. Mr Matheka Athanas, Founder and CEO of Greenforest Foods Limited demonstrated the entire process to… Read more

Day 3

Group discussions on Research Priorities for 2020

The FP Leaders held extensive group discussions on Day 3 within their Flagships for the research priorities for 2020. This session provided another opportunity to the participants to discuss, reflect and share their ideas and observations with their group to firm up the research priorities.

Day 4: Presentations on Report Back Sessions on Research Priorities for 2020

Flagship Programs

FP: Priority Setting and Impact Acceleration
FP: Integrated Farm and Household Management
FP: Variety and Hybrid Development
FP: Pre-Breeding and Trait Discovery

Cross-cutting Themes

Market & Partnerships in Agri-Business (MPAB)
Gender & Youth
Capacity Development
Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL)

Day 5

Write-Shop 4: Striga

The CRP-GLDC organized a write shop to bring together key experts in basic and applied research on host-Striga interactions to explore ideas and approaches to deliver towards Striga resistant sorghum, pearl millet and finger millet varieties to farmers. Objectives: Take a stock of ongoing activities within respective groups and to come up with a common strategy…. Read more

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