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2022 SMIL Annual Meeting

2022 SMIL Annual Meeting Agenda

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2022 SMIL Annual Meeting Presentations

SMIL Target Countries
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SMIL Ethiopia Presentation
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SMIL Niger Presentation
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SMIL Senegal Presentation
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SMIL Communications
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SMIL Finance
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Genetic Enhancement of Sorghum to Promote Commercial Seed Supply and Grain Market Development
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Advancing improved functionality and protein quality sorghum hybrids for food applications in Ethiopia
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Seed Balls: Enhancing the Yield Effect in Pearl Millet and Sorghum and Disseminating the Technology in West Africa
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GENMIL: Genetic Enhancement of Pearl Millet for Yield, Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Niger and Senegal
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Enabling Marker Assisted Selection for Sorghum Disease Resistance in Senegal and Niger
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Expanding Markets for Sorghum and Millet Farmers in West Africa through Strengthening of Women and Youth Processors and Nutrition-based Promotion of Products
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Sorghum Trait Deployment Pipeline for Improved Food and Feed Value
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SAWAGEN: Improving Sorghum Adaptation in West Africa with a Genomics-Enabled Breeding Network
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Durable Adaptation to Aphid and Drought for Smallholder Sorghum in the Americas
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Genetic Improvement of Sorghum for Resistance to Fungal Pathogens - Tesfaye Mengiste
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Genetic Improvement of Sorghum for Resistance to Fungal Pathogens - Chemeda Birhanu
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Genetic Improvement of Sorghum for Resistance to Fungal Pathogens - Gezahegn Girma Tessema
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2022 SMIL Annual Meeting (Zoom links)

Monday, March 21
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- Opening remarks
- SMIL target country presentations
- USAID discussion about country presentations
- SMIL communications
- SMIL finance
- Adjourn
- SMIL Management Entity and EAB debrief
Tuesday, March 22
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Zoom passcode: 2p.gmjG=
- Genetic Enhancement of Sorghum to Promote Commercial Seed Supply and Grain Market Development
- Advancing Improved Functionality and Protein Quality Sorghum Hybrids for Food Applications in Ethiopia
- Adjourn
- SMIL Management Entity and EAB debrief
Wednesday, March 23
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Zoom passcode: *cZ87xN=
- Seed Balls: Enhancing the Yield Effect in Pearl Millet and Sorghum and Disseminating the Technology in West Africa
- GENMIL: Genetic Enhancement of Pearl Millet for Yield, Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in West Africa
- Enabling Marker Assisted Selection for Sorghum Disease Resistance in Senegal and Niger
- Adjourn
- SMIL Management Entity and EAB debrief
Thursday, March 24
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Zoom passcode: HGAZwa4$
- Expanding Markets for Sorghum and Millet Farmers in West Africa Through Strengthening of Women and Youth Processors and Nutrition-based Promotion of Products
- Sorghum Trait Deployment Pipeline for Improved Food and Feed Value
- SAWAGEN: Improving Sorghum Adaptation in West Africa with a Genomics-Enabled Breeding Network
- Adjourn
- SMIL Management Entity and EAB debrief
Friday, March 25
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Zoom passcode: 6k1gm%Uc
- Durable Adaptation to Aphid and Drought for Smallholder Sorghum in the Americas
- Genetic Improvement of Sorghum for Resistance to Fungal Pathogens
- Closing Remarks
- Adjourn
- SMIL Management Entity and EAB debrief

2022 SMIL Annual Meeting Posters

Prolonged water deficit induces differential expression of flowering genes in millet
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Low Input Genomic DNA Extraction Protocol for Sorghum Leaves, suitable for Next Generation Sequencing
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Genetic Improvement of Post-cooking Protein Digestibility of Sorghum Grain for Human Consumption
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Application of low cost extrusion in development of nutritionally enhanced instant millet millet-fruit blended porridges for West Africa
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Improving Nutritional Quality of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) by Soaking Process
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Gendered trait preferences for new striga tolerant sorghum genotypes in Konni region, Niger
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