Archive for May, 2009

CIMMYT-China runs third training course on

May 26, 2009

Nearly 70 participants attended a four-day training course on quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping and breeding simulation at Sichuan Agricultural University (Ya’an, Sichuan), 11-14 May 2009. This i …


Look at that: Library painting exhibition

May 25, 2009

Seven local artists are displaying over 30 thought-provoking paintings in El Batán’s library reading room and outside of the Sasakawa room. This “Expressions” exhibition will run from 22 May until 22 …


Blog, blogging, bloggers

May 22, 2009

Sharing information about CIMMYT’s work is essential for promotion, public awareness, and internal communication. The CIMMYT Informa and, more recently, the Intranet, have been the main internal commu …


Modeling the ex-ante assessment of drought

May 18, 2009

From 6-12 May 2009 an interdisciplinary team of experts from CIMMYT, IITA, University of Georgia, USA, and IFPRI met in Nairobi, Kenya to develop a model and run possible future scenarios on drought t …


CIMMYT’s April e-News

May 15, 2009

This month’s e-News takes you to Kenya where CIMMYT is partnering with local organizations to offer maize seed coupons to needy farmers. You will also get to ponder the importance of impact assessment …


Finding phenotypes: CSISA

May 14, 2009

Six visiting scientists attended a four-week training course hosted by CIMMYT-Mexico from 12 April to 8 May as part of the Cereal System Initiative in South Asia (CSISA). The course, led by wheat phys …


CSISA takes off: Official program launch

May 11, 2009

The Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) was formally initiated 29 April 2009 in Delhi, India. This large project, which is jointly funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and US …


A new initiative to address global food insecurity

May 5, 2009

One of the Millennium Development Goals is to halve the proportion of hungry people by 2015. Sadly, this is unlikely to be realised because the causes of hunger are many and complex. One problem is th …