Archive for April, 2009

Conservation agriculture going strong in Sonora

April 27, 2009

CIMMYT’s conservation agriculture (CA) Mexico team is implementing a hub for irrigated systems in Sonora state, northern Mexico. Fundación Produce Sonora is funding the hub project in collaboration wi …


Google Books

April 27, 2009

Since the middle of 2008 CIMMYT entered in the agreement with Google to scan our publications and make the full text available through Google Books. To date, 255 CIMMYT publications are available thro …


Laying the foundation for CSISA knowledge hubs

April 27, 2009

A new project designed to decrease hunger and increase food and income security for resource-poor farm families in South Asia will officially launch next month. This project, the Cereal System Initiat …


CA seminar in India

April 27, 2009

 More than 100 farmers in India benefited from a traveling seminar on conservation agriculture (CA) organized by CIMMYT and held in the Samastipur and Begusarai districts during 28-29 March 2009. Afte …


DTMA news from Zambia

April 7, 2009

Wilfred Mwangi, program leader for the Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) Project, presented the DTMA award for best breeding team in southern Africa to the Zambian Agricultural Research Institu …


Monsanto Company gives USD 10 million for rice and wheat research

April 7, 2009

On 25 March 2009 the Monsanto Company announced a USD 10 million grant to establish the Beachell-Borlaug International Scholars Program, which will help identify and support young scientists intereste …


New climate-ready maize varieties released in Malawi

April 7, 2009

ZM 309 and ZM 523 have been a success in Malawi—locals from Balaka District, greeted the new varieties with song, dance, and a poem at the government launch and field day on 20 March 2009. Malawian fa …