Since its inception, visitors to IGD have included individuals from Niger, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Sri Lanka, India, Kenya, Mexico, Venezuela, Nigeria, Ghana, Indonesia, Spain and more. The IGD has received scientists from international agricultural research centers including CIAT, CIP, CIMMYT, ICARDA, IITA, ILRI, ICRAF, ICRISAT, and IPGRI. In total, over 200 guests from 25 countries have spent time at the IGD.
Research projects conducted at IGD have included: evaluating the functional and evolutionarily important allelic variation in maize, comparing genome-wide diversity in sorghum and wild sorghum, analyzing molecular markers in the Asian longhorned beetle, developing new markers in pearl millet, analyzing SNP markers in cassava, identifying fast evolving genes in sorghum, genetic analysis of Sorghum as a biomass feedstock and for ethanol production, and others. Find out more on our projects page and our individual people pages.
IGD has been involved in workshops and other educational activities, including the development of the Resource Center & Helpdesk for scientists, and several learning modules, which have been requested by over 500 scientists and teachers from more than 30 countries.