International Maize Improvement  Consortium – Asia (IMIC-Asia)       B.S. Vivek and P.H. Zaidi
International Maize ImprovementConsortium-Asia● A partnership with seed entities● A partnership that promises to deliver i...
IMIC-Asia: A partnership              Open to all Indian and non-              Indian seed entities in Asia               ...
IMIC-Asia● Project Started: 1 July 2010● I Phase: 5 years
IMIC-Asia: An Expanding Partnership                    Membership    Seed Companies               25               20     ...
Business Unusual                                                   CIMMYT                                                 ...
Sub-Projects● Sub-Project 1: Germplasm development and  distribution● Sub-Project 2: Training● Sub-Project 3: Evaluation o...
SUB-PROJECT 1: GERMPLASMDEVELOPMENT AND DISTRIBUTION
IMIC-Asia: Priority Traits                            Medium to late maturity                     Agronomic performanceBri...
Sub-Project 1: Germplasmdevelopment and distribution● Provide early and advanced generation CIMMYT  lines through field da...
SUB-PROJECT 2: TRAINING
Sub-Project 2: TrainingActivity 2.1 Management of Maize Breeding ProgramsAdvantages ● Customized training given to the bre...
Sub-Project 2: TrainingActivity 2.2 Data Management ● To make informed decisions: data turn around is critical to   breedi...
Sub-Project 2: TrainingActivity 2.3 Group Training on Breeding ● Managing drought trials ● DH training ● Seed Business Man...
SUB-PROJECT 3: HYBRID TESTING
Sub-Project 3: Hybrid TestingWhy the need?● Unlike wheat, maize has more genotype x environment interaction   => a hybrid...
Sub-Project 3: Hybrid TestingWhy the need?● Such testing demands careful planning, logistics and  resources   Many compan...
Sub-Project 3: Hybrid TestingCIMMYT’s role: Coordination ● Each member seed company submits proprietary hybrids   to CIMMY...
Consortium DefaultSub-Project 1:           OptionalsGermplasm (1.1, 1.2)                           Sub-Project 2: Training...
IMIC-Asia: Expanding Activities  IMIC-Asia: expanding relevance  30        IMIC Trials: Sub-Project 3  25  20  15         ...
Related Consortia ● ICRISAT   Hybrid Parents Research Consortium – Pigeon Pea   Sorghum   Millet ● IRRI
● bvivek@cgiar.org
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S8.3 International Maize Improvement Consortium – Asia (IMIC-Asia)

  1. 1. International Maize Improvement Consortium – Asia (IMIC-Asia) B.S. Vivek and P.H. Zaidi
  2. 2. International Maize ImprovementConsortium-Asia● A partnership with seed entities● A partnership that promises to deliver impact through development of hybrid maize for targeted priorities
  3. 3. IMIC-Asia: A partnership Open to all Indian and non- Indian seed entities in Asia Broadens germplasm portfolio of seed entitiesStrengthens humanresource capacity of seed Fosters public-private linkagesentities (breeding, seedbusiness management) Targeted impact Based on an annual membership fee
  4. 4. IMIC-Asia● Project Started: 1 July 2010● I Phase: 5 years
  5. 5. IMIC-Asia: An Expanding Partnership Membership Seed Companies 25 20 Small Medium Big # Members 15 10 National Regional Multinational 5 0 2010 2011 Varied portfolio and capabalities Members 25 28 -Many lack germplasm - Many need trainingGold Members: 21 - Most need a Hybrid TestingSilver Members: 7 Network
  6. 6. Business Unusual CIMMYT + Genebank + Training NARS IMIC-Asia + Network–NARS NGOs ARIs… Seed Companies Small Medium Big National Regional Multinational FOCUS - Many lack germplasm - Many need training - Most need a Hybrid Testing Network Farmer
  7. 7. Sub-Projects● Sub-Project 1: Germplasm development and distribution● Sub-Project 2: Training● Sub-Project 3: Evaluation of Hybrids
  8. 8. SUB-PROJECT 1: GERMPLASMDEVELOPMENT AND DISTRIBUTION
  9. 9. IMIC-Asia: Priority Traits Medium to late maturity Agronomic performanceBright Orange/ Yellow Rust, turcicum and High density tolerance maydis blights Tackling PFSR: an IMIC strategic priority Heat stress tolerance Drought Tolerance
  10. 10. Sub-Project 1: Germplasmdevelopment and distribution● Provide early and advanced generation CIMMYT lines through field days● Data on per se performance for all traits● Ready-made CIMMYT hybrid combinations for marketing by member companies
  11. 11. SUB-PROJECT 2: TRAINING
  12. 12. Sub-Project 2: TrainingActivity 2.1 Management of Maize Breeding ProgramsAdvantages ● Customized training given to the breeder keeping in mind the needs of the company ● Especially suited to trainees from companies that are  small to medium in nature wish to grow in the maize seed business through having their own portfolio of hybrid products
  13. 13. Sub-Project 2: TrainingActivity 2.2 Data Management ● To make informed decisions: data turn around is critical to breeding operations, especially that of maize ● The elements of quick data turn around: Fast data capture Quick data analysis Availability of visualization tools to finalize selection
  14. 14. Sub-Project 2: TrainingActivity 2.3 Group Training on Breeding ● Managing drought trials ● DH training ● Seed Business Management
  15. 15. SUB-PROJECT 3: HYBRID TESTING
  16. 16. Sub-Project 3: Hybrid TestingWhy the need?● Unlike wheat, maize has more genotype x environment interaction  => a hybrid good at a location need not be good at another location● Breeding for identified target environments is crucial to derive maximum return to investment● Climate change is real: erratic rainfall, global increase in temperature● Seed company needs performance data to enter the market in another country● Information in advance to entering All India Coordinated Maize trials (=> complementary trials and not meant to replace any existing trialing systems)
  17. 17. Sub-Project 3: Hybrid TestingWhy the need?● Such testing demands careful planning, logistics and resources  Many companies lack the logistic and resource capability
  18. 18. Sub-Project 3: Hybrid TestingCIMMYT’s role: Coordination ● Each member seed company submits proprietary hybrids to CIMMYT ● CIMMYT forms the trials ● CIMMYT handles seed export and despatch ● Data is collected by collaborators ● CIMMYT gets the data back ● CIMMYT analyzes and summarizes data
  19. 19. Consortium DefaultSub-Project 1: OptionalsGermplasm (1.1, 1.2) Sub-Project 2: Training Sub-Project 3: Testing Activity 1.3: Ready-made hybrids Doubled Haploidy Molecular Breeding
  20. 20. IMIC-Asia: Expanding Activities IMIC-Asia: expanding relevance 30 IMIC Trials: Sub-Project 3 25 20 15 2010 10 2011 5 0 Entries Sites Visit to Krishidhan Seeds, Jalna Visit to Foliage Crop Solutions, Attar: a new memberVisit to Rasi Seeds, Attur (IMIC partner)
  21. 21. Related Consortia ● ICRISAT Hybrid Parents Research Consortium – Pigeon Pea Sorghum Millet ● IRRI
  22. 22. ● bvivek@cgiar.org

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