Archive for December, 2007

CIMMYT-El Batán celebrates Christmas

December 22, 2007

Staff at CIMMYT-El Batán celebrated Christmas and the year’s end with a party on 14 December 2007. There was a relaxed and happy atmosphere as everyone sat down for a wonderful meal, kindly served and …


Two important wheat workshops as part of China-CIMMYT collaboration

December 21, 2007

The Chinese National Wheat Quality Conference, jointly organized by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS), the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), and CIMMYT, was held in Beijing on 13 to 1 …


Capacity building for stronger national breeding programs: visiting scientists end their tour of duty at CIMMYT Kenya

December 14, 2007

As part of its capacity building initiatives, CIMMYT conducts periodic in-country training for visiting senior scientists drawn from national research systems. Three such scientists – Luka Atwok, Kaka …


CIMMYT Kenya says kwaheri (goodbye) to 2007!

December 14, 2007

CIMMYT Kenya held its joint Christmas and end of year lunch on 7 December. There was a convivial mood all round as the event provided a wonderful opportunity for all the team (including visiting consu …


CRIL staff from IRRI working with CIMMYT-Zimbabwe

December 7, 2007

William Eusebio and Warren Constantino, both from the IRRI CRIL office, are spending two weeks working with Vivek Bindiganavile at the CIMMYT-Zimbabwe station. They are planning the integration of the …


Rain can’t stop Obregón sports day!

December 7, 2007

A ‘Sports Day’ organized by Ciudad Obregón staff originally for 24 November got rained out, but the re-scheduled 26 November event involved 150 people and was a huge success! Starting at 2 pm, there w …


Reaching maize farmers with improved varieties better through the value chain approach

December 7, 2007

Jonathan Hellin, poverty specialist in the Impacts Targeting and Assessment Unit, was in Kenya over the past two weeks catching up with CIMMYT-Kenya colleagues and meeting senior economists and studen …


2007 CGIAR awards for CIMMYT and partners

December 7, 2007

The CGIAR honored the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS) and the Shandong Academy of Agricultural Science with the 2007 Award for Outstanding Agricultural Technology in the Asia-Pacific Re …


CAAS-China and CIMMYT renew and strengthen partnership

December 7, 2007

Building on a long, fruitful partnership, on 04 December 2007 in Beijing the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS) and CIMMYT signed an agreement for a new, three-year, collaborative wheat br …