Archive for July, 2008

Maize seed stakeholders agree on policy actions in sub-Saharan Africa

July 31, 2008

On July 28, 2008, more than 60 senior policy makers from agriculture ministries, private seed companies, seed trade associations, regional trade blocs from 13 sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries met i …


CIMMYT and IITA build capacity in variety release approaches in West and eastern Africa

July 28, 2008

Between July 21 and 26, 2008, CIMMYT in collaboration with the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the national agricultural research systems (NARS) in Benin and Mali conducted …


Seed production course at El Batán

July 27, 2008

As part of a project conducted by CIMMYT, the USDA and Mexico’s Agriculture Ministry, SAGARPA, 40 researchers, extension agents, and maize specialists participated in a training course on seed product …


Training course in Colombia: application of ecophysiology to crop improvement

July 27, 2008

From July 21 to 25, 18 crop researchers attended Colombia’s Agricultural and Livestock Research Corporation (CORPOICA) for a 40-hour training course on the application of ecophysiology to crop improve …


Mexican wheat farmers sign national agreement

July 25, 2008

Representatives from national wheat farmers’ committees all signed a national agreement for wheat provisioning on 23 July 2008 at the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture (SAGARPA) facilities. The Secretar …


International nurseries shop revamped

July 3, 2008

Every year, CIMMYT’s Seed Inspection and Distribution Unit (SIDU) ships more than 1,000 sets of seed for international wheat trials and 300 sets of maize to collaborators in over 100 countries. Seed t …