Archive for August, 2008

University of Wisconsin students visit CIMMYT

August 26, 2008

A group of eight students from the University of Wisconsin visited CIMMYT the week of 16-24 August, along with their professor, Shawn Kaeppler. The visit was designed to encourage students to consider …


CIMMYT inspires Texas A&M students

August 22, 2008

During August 10-20 2008 CIMMYT El Batán is hosting a group of 16 students from Texas A&M University, accompanied by Ronald Cantrell, former Director of the CIMMYT Maize Program and Director Gener …


Students from Puebla visit El Batán

August 17, 2008

On 15 August 2008, 40 agrobiotechnology students from the Universidad Tecnológica de Izúcar de Matamoros, Puebla, Mexico, visited CIMMYT along with three professors. The visit was intended to compleme …


Hugo Córdova, Knight Commander of the Order Manuel Amador Guerrero in Panamá

August 15, 2008

Hugo Córdova will be invested by Panama’s president, His Excellence Martín Torrijos, and Grand Maestre of the Order, on August 28, 2008, during the Feria Agrícola de Divisa, where according to Román G …


Texas A&M seeks new partnerships with CIMMYT

August 9, 2008

El Batán hosted four distinguished scientists from Texas A&M University (TAMU) during 5-7 August 2008, here to explore options for new partnerships involving the two institutions. Visiting from TA …


Travel award honors Jesse Dubin

August 8, 2008

An American Phytopathological Society (APS) Student Travel Award has been established in honor of H. Jesse Dubin, former CIMMYT wheat pathologist. Dubin has dedicated the award to the Peace Corps beca …


Promoting Striga control technologies in western Kenya

August 1, 2008

The Striga Control Project of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) is supporting widespread demonstrations in western Kenya of a promising method to control Striga, a highly invasive …


The journey of a seed

August 1, 2008

Seed is the lifeblood of CIMMYT research and partnerships. Behind the scenes at CIMMYT, many thousands of seeds are on the move. Constantly arriving and departing as seed is shared with partners, they …