Molecular Breeding for Product Development

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This course covers the stages and components of a molecular breeding program with specific focus on product development. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to design and execute their own breeding programs.


  • To understand the stages and components of a molecular breeding program
    • resources includes genetic and financial resources
  • Understanding the tools and techniques required
  • Gain proficiency in selected techniques related to molecular breeding
  • To be able to design a product-oriented molecular breeding program

Key Modules

  • Overview of molecular breeding process including discussion of scoping
  • Genetic resource identification
  • Phenotyping
  • Statistical analysis
  • Genotyping
  • Genetic analysis
  • Multi-location testing and analysis
  • Designing molecular breeding programs

Target Audience

  • Government officials
  • Scientists and technical officers
  • Those undertaking molecular breeding programs
  • Those sponsoring molecular breeding programs
  • Private Sector agri-business employees (large and small)
  • Post graduate students (Masters and PhD level)

       *suitable for people with little or no prior knowledge

Duration: 10 days


  • Basic understanding of plant breeding concepts
  • Basic understanding of statistical methods