Archive for February, 2007

Project 11 meetings touch on CIMMYT knowledge and impacts

February 23, 2007

Seeking to review progress and plan future contributions to CIMMYT research, nine members of Project 11, “Knowledge, targeting and strategic assessment of maize and wheat farming systems,” met in El B …


CIMMYT being ready saves two Mexican girls: local community in northern Mexico benefits from work of the Security and Hygiene Committee

February 23, 2007

You’ve heard of collateral damage, but this story is about collateral benefits, according to Iván Ortiz-Monasterio, CIMMYT wheat agronomist posted to Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, northern Mexico. “At 1 a.m …


CIMMYT Board Chair at ICRISAT

February 16, 2007

Lene Lange, chair of the CIMMYT Board of Trustees, recently visited the headquarters of our sister institute, the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in Patanche …


Whistle-stop tour

February 16, 2007

Sixteen members of the Illinois Farm Bureau paid a brief visit to El Batán on Wednesday. The group included maize, wheat, and soybean farmers and they are on a study tour to learn about Mexican agricu …


Wheat meets

February 16, 2007

Staff of CIMMYT’s Global Wheat Program have just concluded a week of intense meetings at El Batán. For the first three days the scientific team presented highlights and research results from work over …


CIMMYT mourns the passing of Bent Skovmand

February 9, 2007

After years of battling illness, former CIMMYT scientist Bent Skovmand died on 06 February 2007 in Kävlinge, Sweden, at the age of 62. Born in Frederiksberg, Denmark, Skovmand did his undergraduate an …


Project 10 meetings in Zimbabwe showcase center work on sustainable systems

February 9, 2007

During 30 January-03 February, members of CIMMYT Project 10, “Conservation agriculture for maize and wheat cropping systems,” held annual review and planning meetings in Harare, Zimbabwe. “The work we …


Farewell to Raj Gupta

February 9, 2007

On January 19, 2007, Raj Gupta stepped down as the CIMMYT Facilitator of the Rice-Wheat Consortium (RWC) based in New Delhi, India. When Raj assumed the leadership of the RWC, the technological founda …