Archive for September, 2006

CIMMYT and John Dodds bid each other fond farewell

September 29, 2006

At a luncheon organized by CIMMYT in his honor in the Rincón Mexicano on 22 September 2006, out-going Deputy Director General for Research, John Dodds, thanked CIMMYT for the fond memories and excelle …


Board of Trustees to meet in Nairobi

September 29, 2006

The CIMMYT Board of Trustees will hold its second full meeting of the year in Nairobi from 2-6 October. In addition to regular business, the Board will spend a day visiting CIMMYT and KARI work in the …


Conservation agriculture: solution for Mexico’s maize farmers?

September 22, 2006

Using the conventional practices for growing maize in the state of Mexico—heavy tillage combined with removing and marketing residues—farmers are actually losing money, said CIMMYT research affiliate …


World Bank parliamentarians connect with the CGIAR in Nairobi

September 22, 2006

Parliamentarians from World Bank member countries spent the first two of a four-day mission to Kenya visiting and interacting with CGIAR scientists, partners, and stakeholders. The dozen members of th …


Turning on radios, tuning in to resource-conserving farm practices

September 15, 2006

A radio program in Nepal brings information to farmers in a language they understand. It’s Monday, 6:30 pm on Radio Birgunj, the voice of the plains in Southeastern Nepal. Fans for kilometers in all d …


Workshop on group facilitation skills for participatory decision-making

September 15, 2006

Facilitation skills are strategically important in the CGIAR, as staff are increasingly called upon to manage teams and participatory processes involving people from diverse backgrounds, disciplines, …


New biotech lab manual: flashy look for flash technology

September 8, 2006

We’re pleased to announce the compiling and publication of “Laboratory Protocols: CIMMYT Applied Molecular and Genetics Laboratory.” The manual is intended for use by scientists, researchers, and stud …


Mwangi honored

September 8, 2006

Kenya-based, CIMMYT agricultural economist Wilfred Mwangi has been named an Honorary Life Member by the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE). Mwangi was among seven Association …


The 2006 International Plant Breeding Symposium

September 1, 2006

How can new knowledge from research on plant DNA quickly reach farmers’ fields in more productive, resource-conserving cultivars? This was only one pressing issue discussed by some 350 crop breeding s …