Watch WP2 webinars on cultivar testing for organic
Within LIVESEED (T2.1), we aim to design new models for cultivar testing networks for organic. To provide knowledge and as food for thoughts before a coming internal workshop, 2 webinars were organised on 3 September 2020:
Webinar #1 – Experimental designs and statistical methods and tools relevant for decentralized on-farm breeding – Pierre Rivière (Mètis)
This webinar describes experimental designs and statistical methods and tools that are relevant for decentralized on-farm breeding. Several analyses are illustrated: agronomic, sensory and network topology. A decision tree to perform the appropriated analysis according to objectives and experimental constraints as well as the R package PPBstats is presented by Pierre. For more details, please download Diversifood Booklet #3.
Webinar #2 – How can citizen sciences be applied for cost-efficient organic variety testing in Europe – Jacob van Etten (Alliance Bioversity-CIAT)
Jacob Van Etten is working at the ‘Information Services and Seed Supplies’ team, in Bioversity. He participated to the development of ClimMob, a platform designed for on-farm testing at scale. Many farmers from different countries participated to this crowdsourced project. This presentation focuses on citizen engagement in this project and provides inputs on how citizen sciences could be applied for cost-efficient organic variety testing in Europe.