Archive for February, 2009

Swaziland on track with maize variety development

February 25, 2009

Farmers in Lesibovu, Swaziland, are delighted; their new seed company “Lesibovu Community Seed Company” is completing its registration. This is a big step for the small community, because thanks to Th …


Recognition to CIMMYT Scientist in Iran

February 14, 2009

CIMMYT Senior Wheat Scientist and Country Liaison Officer for Iran, Dr. Mohammad Reza Jalal Kamali, won a special recognition in 2008 from Iran’s Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture for his contribution t …


John Dixon bids CIMMYT farewell; new programs emerge from ITAU

February 5, 2009

Dr. John Dixon, Director of the Impacts Targeting and Assessment Unit (ITAU), left El Batán in mid-November 2008 and moved back to Australia. John will work with CIMMYT part-time from there until the …


Jose Crossa becomes Distinguished Scientist

February 4, 2009

Biometrician Dr. José Crossa has recently been named a CIMMYT Distinguished Scientist. He is the sixth CIMMYT researcher to receive the honor. “Crossa is recognized and respected worldwide for his con …


Future foods: The GM debate

February 2, 2009

 Rodomiro Ortiz, CIMMYT Director of Resource Mobilization, participated in a live debate on genetically modified (GM) foods at the British Science Museum’s Dana Center on 22 January 2009. The event wa …