Archive for July, 2009

Monsanto visits CIMMYT conservation agriculture team

July 30, 2009

To get a ground-level idea of how Monsanto support for a CIMMYT-led effort to refine and promote conservation agriculture (CA) in Mexico benefits farmers, Monsanto staff joined staff from project co s …


Program restructuring: Genetic resources

July 29, 2009

Effective 01 July 2009, the Management Committee endorsed the closing of the Genetic Resources Program (GRP). It also supported the reorganization of scientists and support staff’s reporting lines, in …


Students take over El Batán

July 28, 2009

Last week, nearly 90 students from all around the world visited El Batán to learn about CIMMYT’s research and mission. They were all members of the International Association of Students in Agricultura …


American Confederation of Associations in Sustainable Agriculture visits El Batán

July 27, 2009

About 17 people from the American Confederation of Associations in Sustainable Agriculture (CAAPAS, by its Portuguese acronym) visited El Batán on 23 July 2009. The group visited CIMMYT as part of the …


CSSA fellowship for He Zhonghu

July 22, 2009

The Crop Science Society of America has selected He Zhonghu, CIMMYT principal scientist and country representative for the CIMMYT-China office, as a fellow in 2009 for his achievements in cultivar dev …


Conservation agriculture conference for Central Asia

July 20, 2009

CIMMYT staff in Kazakhstan organized an international conference on conservation agriculture (CA) 08-10 July 2009 in northern Kazakhstan at the Institute for Grain Farming. The conference, “No-till wi …


Helpful hubs

July 15, 2009

As part of the conservation agriculture (CA) hub initiative in the central Mexican highlands, 15 technicians who supervise CA demonstration modules met at CIMMYT-El Batán on 06 July 2009. CIMMYT has b …


Researchers in Colombia learn to use Fieldbook

July 14, 2009

About 20 scientists from FENALCE learned how to use Fieldbook—software for managing maize breeding activities—at CIMMYT-Colombia from 10-12 June 2009. FENALCE, Colombia’s National Federation of Cereal …


Handling the Mexican media: training for El Batán staff

July 13, 2009

CIMMYT staff at all levels increasingly need to describe and explain center objectives, activities, and accomplishments to a broad public that includes students, scientific colleagues, decision makers …


CIMMYT trains farmers from Puebla, Mexico

July 10, 2009

Raymundo López, Agua Fría station superintendent, facilitated training for 13 farmers from the small communities of Hixtololoyax and Pantepec, in the state of Puebla on 25 June 2009. The farmers learn …


Many hands make light work

July 7, 2009

It’s that time of year again. Some CIMMYT staff are preparing their international wheat trials, which is the seed the center sends to its partners around the world. A 42-ton shipment of wheat seed arr …


CG internal auditors in training at CIMMYT

July 6, 2009

CIMMYT hosted staff of the CGIAR Internal Audit Unit (IAU), as part of a professional development workshop organized by Gerardo Carstens and Yunuhe Reyes. The training began in Mexico City on 23 June …