Archive for March, 2009

Putting triticale to the test

March 31, 2009

The cereal crop triticale was the focus of a four-day meeting in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora State, Mexico, from 23-26 March. CIMMYT started breeding this wheat-rye hybrid in the 1960s for its durability a …


International conference confronts Ug99

March 24, 2009

A mixture of cultures and crop specialists poured into Ciudad Obregon, Sonora state, Mexico, this week for a four-day conference on a deadly pathogen that, if left unchecked, could threaten global foo …


CGIAR highlights in World Bank 2009 Rural Week

March 17, 2009

Rodomiro Ortiz, CIMMYT director of resource mobilization, gave a presentation titled “CGIAR’s best bet technologies: From lab to farm” on 3 March during the World Bank’s Rural Week 2009 held at their …


CIMMYT Global Maize Program experiences Zimbabwe

March 17, 2009

From 28 February to 3 March, the Global Maize Program (GMP) team and participants from the Socioeconomics and Genetic Resources programs (forming ‘GMP Plus’) were in Harare, Zimbabwe for their annual …


Student’s MSc research recognized

March 6, 2009

Former MSc student Eliel Martínez Cruz, now a PhD student at the Colegio de Postgraduados, received a Pan-American Nutrition, Food Science and Technology Award from Grupo Bimbo. He won recognition in …


Wheat physiologists fête Matthew Reynolds

March 4, 2009

On 20 February 2009 in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora State, northern Mexico, CIMMYT wheat physiology staff threw a surprise party for Wheat physiologist Matthew Reynolds, who on 22 February completed 20 year …


First general meeting 2009 of Mexican national staff with Tom Lumpkin

March 3, 2009

With a full-house in the auditorium at El Batán, on Wednesday 25 February 2009, Director General Tom Lumpkin addressed Mexican national staff in person and via simultaneous Skype conference call also …


Farmers from Puebla learn about conservation agriculture at El Batán

March 2, 2009

“We have the same amount of land but we need it to yield more, because every day there are more of us; we need a livelihood and we’re sad to see that our children, our brothers, and our family are lea …