Archive for January, 2008

Fieldbook course for maize breeders and assistants

January 25, 2008

During 21-25 January, 29 persons attended a course at El Batán on Fieldbook and MaizeFinder. Organized by Eduardo Hernández, of the CRIL, with support from Marianne Bänziger and Kevin Pixley, director …


Three tons of seed shipped to Svalbard vault

January 25, 2008

On 22 January 2008, CIMMYT sent more than 160 boxes of seed for long-term deposit in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Norway. The shipment comprised 10,000 maize accessions and 48,000 of wheat, and wei …


Did you know?

January 18, 2008

Since 1966 and throughout its history, CIMMYT has sought to enhance the human resources available for agricultural research related to its own objectives. In doing so, CIMMYT has helped candidates stu …


IWIS/ICIS course in Spanish at El Batán

January 18, 2008

During 7-11 January 2007, Jesper Norgaard of the IRRI-CIMMYT Crops Research Informatics Lab (CRIL) gave a course for Spanish-speaking CIMMYT staff on IWIS3, the latest version of the International Whe …


CIMMYT researcher helps find cheaper way to Vitamin-A enhanced maize

January 18, 2008

In a development reported this week in Science magazine and which could enhance the nutritional status of millions of people in developing countries, a team of plant geneticists and crop scientists in …


Polar bears and permafrost: Keeping maize and wheat seed safe against a global catastrophe

January 14, 2008

CIMMYT recently sent three tons of maize and wheat seed to a “doomsday vault” near the North Pole to keep it—and the valuable genetic diversity it embodies—safe for future generations. On 22 January 2 …


Tony Fischer wins 2007 Farrer Memorial Medal

January 11, 2008

Former CIMMYT Wheat Program director, Tony Fischer, has won the 2007 Farrer Memorial Medal, an annual award established in 1911 to perpetuate the memory of famous Australian wheat rust researcher Will …


Bangladesh visitors’ office

January 11, 2008

CIMMYT Bangladesh held an opening ceremony for their new visitors’ office at the Regional Wheat Center at the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) on 08 January 2008. Harun-or-Rashid, Dir …