On September 5th, 2017, at the laboratory of Genetics, Horticulture and Seed Sciences, where organize a ceremony to grant the participants of the trainee on “Practices and techniques of market gardening production” with their certificate of participations.
The Laboratory of Genetics, Horticulture and Seed Science (GBioS) at the School of Plant Science, Faculty of Agronomic Sciences is the unique Laboratory of the University of Abomey-Calavi dealing with horticulture and seed sciences. Before 2016 the Laboratory was known as the ‘Horticulture and Genetics Unit’. Based on the dedication and research outputs as well as students interest in cultivar development and molecular breeding, the Unit was upgraded in 2016 into a laboratory to act independently and with more visibility. The vision of GBioS is to be by 2022 a leading Plant Genetic Resources and Horticultural Research Group of Excellence, recognized nationally, regionally and internationally for its quality, relevance and impact. Research within the GBioS mainly focuses on (i) unlocking the potential of neglected crops, (ii) improving agronomic practices of horticultural crops and (iii) improving access of smallholders farmers, women and youth to quality seeds. Regarding the education objectives, GBioS has experimental fields to showcase good agronomic practices and give hands-on experience to students and other people interested in getting skills on how to efficiently produce different crops.