Archive for November, 2008

Mini-symposium on maize molecular breeding at CIMMYT

November 28, 2008

More than 40 maize scientists gathered for a mini-symposium on maize molecular breeding on 24 November 2008 at El Batán. Participants came from CIMMYT; the University of Chapingo; the Colegio de Postg …


Report from the field: Wheat stem rust resistance screening at Njoro, Kenya

November 28, 2008

According to Kenyan researcher Joseph Macharia, a new, highlyvirulent form of the wheat disease known as stem rust is driving Kenyan wheat farmers off their land. “If farmers can’t grow wheat, they ju …


Outreach to outreach

November 28, 2008

Jon Hellin, acting director of the Impacts, Targeting and Assessment Unit (ITAU), recently spoke with the staff of the BBC World Service Trust in London, England. His topic was Agriculture, Poverty, a …


Workshop on abiotic stress tolerant maize

November 21, 2008

A total of 16 breeders, agronomists, physiologists, and socio-economists from public and private sectors attended a workshop on abiotic stress tolerant maize on 11-12 November 2008 at the Bangladesh A …


DG Tom Lumpkin visits eastern Africa

November 21, 2008

To welcome Lumpkin to the region and so he could meet CIMMYT partners, on 18 November 2008 the Global Maize Program (GMP) organized a gala dinner attended by more than 20 dignitaries, including repres …


Course teaches new technology

November 21, 2008

Several CIMMYT breeders, pathologists, students from the Colegio de Postgraduado (Mexico), and Monsanto researchers from Argentina and the USA attended a statistical data analysis course on three-way …


Lumpkin on the move

November 14, 2008

After attending the Ug99 conference in New Delhi (5-8 November), DG Tom Lumpkin traveled to Ethiopia to meet with CIMMYT collaborators and visit regional offices. His travels across Africa will also i …


Monsanto-Mexico delegation visits El Batán

November 14, 2008

A delegation from Monsanto-Mexico visited CIMMYT El Batán on 30 October 2008 to discuss CIMMYT-ASGROW joint efforts to disseminate conservation agriculture (CA) for maize in Mexican highlands. This ef …


CIMMYT honors Patronato’s Jorge Artee and Manuel Valenzuela

November 7, 2008

Jorge Artee, the outgoing president of the Agricultural Research and Experimentation Board of the State of Sonora (Patronato), was honored on 30 October at a special dinner in Obregón organized by CIM …