Archive for October, 2006

Highlights of Hugo Córdova’s work

October 27, 2006

Salvadoran national and graduate of the Universidad Autónoma Agraria “Antonio Narro” (Agronomy, 1969; Honoris Causa Doctorate, 1996) and the Colegio de Postgraduados (MSc in plant breeding, 1973), Cór …


Highland maize takes off in Ethiopia

October 27, 2006

CIMMYT staff in Ethiopia recently participated in field days organized by the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) showcasing newly-released highland maize varieties based on CIMMYT mat …


Danish CIMMYT staff member breaks cover to break record

October 22, 2006

Jesper Nørgaard, Project Leader in the Crop Research Informatics Lab (CRIL), is sometimes to be seen playing chess in the atrium at El Batán, but did you know that he is ranked the fifth-best player i …


Paper wins award

October 22, 2006

A scientific paper which includes among its authors CIMMYT scientists Jose Crossa, Suketoshi Taba and Uruguayan researcher and CIMMYT partner Jorge Franco has been given an award by the prestigious jo …


CIMMYT journal article database

October 13, 2006

Fourteen years ago, John Woolston, a dedicated CIMMYT volunteer, compiled and began maintaining a list of CIMMYT’s peer-reviewed journal articles. A version covering the years 1966- 2002 was published …


First international meeting of the GRI

October 13, 2006

The First International Workshop of the Global Rust Initiative (GRI), 9-11 October, ended in Alexandria, Egypt, with agreement that a tremendous coordinated effort is needed to combat the resurgence o …


Outcomes of Nairobi MC and Board meetings

October 13, 2006

The management committee (MC) met in Nairobi, 28-29 September, prior to the Board of Trustees meeting, and had an excellent discussion on research planning, resource allocation, and budgeting processe …