Saskatchewan Pulse Growers explore possible collaboration opportunities with ICRISAT

Saskatchewan Pulse Growers explore possible collaboration opportunities with ICRISAT

With keen interest to enhance collaboration with ICRISAT in the area of chickpea genomics and breeding, a high-level delegation from the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers visited the ICRISAT headquarters on 17 February.  

The delegation composed of Ms Jean Harrington, Director, Board of Directors; Mr Lee Moats, Vice Chair, Board of Directors; Mr Carl Potts, Executive Director; Ms Rachel Kehrig, Director of Communications and Market Promotion; and Dr Ravi Chibbar, University of Saskatchewan met with ICRISAT Director General, Dr William Dar, and Dr CLL Gowda, Deputy Director General for Research and discussed possible opportunities for collaboration.

During the visit, Dr Potts appreciated the efforts of ICRISAT in applying high-end science in its breeding program. The delegation also interacted with the Research Program on Grain Legumes team led by Dr Rajeev K Varshney, Research Program Director; and toured the Centre of Excellence in Genomics.

Source: ICRISAT Happenings