Archive for July, 2006

Asian Cereals Conference

July 28, 2006

The 2nd Central Asian Cereals Conference took place on June 13-16, 2006 in Aurora Sanatorium near Cholpon-Ata town of Issyk-Kul Lake region in the Kyrgyz Republic. The Lake Issyk-Kul is a natural pear …


Award for Zhonghu He

July 28, 2006

Zhonghu He, CIMMYT Principal Scientist and Country Representative in China received the Taishan Scholars Award, the highest honor for individual scientists from the Shandong Provincial Government. The …


Message from Masa

July 14, 2006

CIMMYT scientists have had remarkable success in the pre-proposal competition for the Generation Challenge Program’s competitive grants in 2006. A total of 55 pre-proposals were submitted by many orga …


Bangladesh Country Almanac version 3.0 released

July 14, 2006

The third edition of the Bangladesh Country Almanac (BCA) was released at a workshop held at the Jahangir Nagar University, Savar, chaired by its Vice Chancellor in April. In May and June a disseminat …


Turkey dinner

July 14, 2006

The TURKEY-CIMMYT-ICARDA office in Ankara held a dinner on 1 July to welcome Alex Morgounov while saying farewell to Arne Hede and Hans-Joachim Braun. Alex, not a really a newcomer to Turkey having wo …


Wheat genetic resource experts at CIMMYT plot global strategy

July 7, 2006

The world’s keepers of wheat genetic resources must provide better access to seed and information from their collections, as well as meeting the rising demand for wheat’s wild relatives, DNA mapping p …


The cycle continues: clean seed for our partners

July 7, 2006

This week a truck arrived at El Batán with wheat seed from CIMMYT’s 2006 Mexicali quarantine nurseries (a wheat multiplication site free of wheat diseases like Karnal Bunt). CIMMYT annually distribute …


Message from Masa: Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia

July 7, 2006

Masa Iwanaga, CIMMYT Director General, visits Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia.