Archive for August, 2006

Visitors tour headquarters

August 22, 2006

Dr Qu Dongyu, Vice-President, CAAS China and Dr M.E. Tusneem, Chairman of the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, learn about CIMMYT’s conservation agriculture research work from Bram Govaerts dur …


Breeders come to Mexico

August 22, 2006

More than 320 plant breeders from both developing and developed countries will gather in Mexico City next week for the International Plant Breeding symposium. CIMMYT is one of the major co-organizers …


Bihar to subsidize zero-tillage and maize

August 22, 2006

On 09 August, the government of Bihar State, India, announced a 25% subsidy for the purchase of zero-tillage seeders, bed planters, and maize threshers. According to Raj Gupta, facilitator of the Rice …


Mexican authorities monitor seed health at CIMMYT

August 18, 2006

On August 9 and 10 the Seed Health Laboratory received an inspection from the Direction General of the Phytosanitary Office (dependence of SAGARPA). This is a yearly routine for the lab, which operate …


Corpoica maize ‘V-114’ released in Colombia

August 18, 2006

Last 25 July, more than 180 farmers and staff from CIMMYT and CORPOICA, Colombia’s agriculture research organization, gathered in the field of Isabel Cristina Cardenas at Los Palmitos, near Sincelejo, …


John Niederhauser remembered at Toluca Station

August 11, 2006

On Saturday, July 29th the ashes of Dr. John S. Niederhauser, who died in August 2005, were laid to rest in a potato field at the Toluca station, by his son Mr. Roberto Niederhauser and his wife. Nied …


CIMMYT from space

August 11, 2006

CIMMYT headquarters is visible from space as these pictures illustrate. One sunny, dry season day a couple of years ago (we don’t know the exact date) a satellite photographed CIMMYT headquarters. The …


Science at CIMMYT: grown-ups and children play and learn

August 11, 2006

At El Batán last 28 July 2006, we were privileged to host 76 children from the CIMMYT family. Following the DG’s welcome, a group photo, and final admonitions from their guardians, the youngsters aged …


Message from Masa: CIMMYT’s research

August 4, 2006

Masa Iwanaga, CIMMYT Director General, on CIMMYT’s research agenda & publications