Archive for April, 2007

China sends high-level delegation to CIMMYT

April 27, 2007

In the context of CIMMYT’s long-standing and fruitful partnerships with Chinese researchers and research organizations, CIMMYT wheat scientist He Zhonghu (far left) accompanied six key experts from th …


CIMMYT and ICARDA workshop in Iran

April 27, 2007

A first National Wheat Breeding Workshop and Training on Wheat Breeding for Different Agro-Ecological Zones was held at Dezful in South- Western Iran from 11 to 21 April 2007. The event was organized …


Mexican President visits Tlaltizapán

April 27, 2007

Tlaltizapán station supervisor Francisco Magallanes, assistant supervisor Pedro Gálvez, and station staff are accustomed to attending visitors, but 24 April 2007 was one day they’ll not soon forget! T …


Rousing homage to Hugo Cordova in Central America

April 27, 2007

Distinguished scientist Hugo Córdova Orellana, who will retire in May 2007, received a rousing tribute during the 53rd annual meeting of the Programa Cooperativo Centroamericano para el Mejoramiento d …


News about CIMMYT staff

April 27, 2007

Congratulations to Pat Wall (CIMMYT Zimbabwe). He has just been elected as chair of the international agronomy section of the American Society of Agronomy. And Marilyn Warburton (GREU) is now the ANAB …


Seed Health Lab is ISO certified

April 27, 2007

After a lengthy and very detailed inspection process, the Seed Health Lab at CIMMYT has become the first in the CG system to receive International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification. …


Soil carbon experts gather at CIMMYT

April 27, 2007

Ever heard of the terms “carbon trading” or “carbon inventories?” They are now routinely bandied about by governments seeking to balance economic development with reduced impacts on global climates. I …


Visiting FAO dignitary promotes collaboration in agricultural biotechnology

April 21, 2007

Juan Izquierdo, Senior Crop Production Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean, FAO, visited CIMMYT’s El Batán research station on Thursday 19 April 2007. His discussions with center management an …


Borlaug accorded fond welcome in northwestern Mexico

April 21, 2007

The CIMMYT research station and the city of Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, in northwestern Mexico, had reason to celebrate over the last week. Norman Borlaug paid a five-day visit to the city in the Yaqui Va …


Agua Fría staff promote CIMMYT’s work

April 13, 2007

On 7 March 2007, Jesús González, of CIMMYT’s Agua Fría research station, talked of CIMMYT’s aims and achievements to an audience of 400 during the traveling exhibition “No maize, no country,” organize …


FAO joins Global Rust Initiative

April 13, 2007

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) announced Thursday that it would join CIMMYT and ICARDA in the Global Rust Initiative (GRI). “Global wheat yields could be at risk if …