Archive for August, 2009

Staff changes in the Global Maize Program

August 31, 2009

Marianne Bänziger will move from her current position as director of the Global Maize Program (GMP) to become CIMMYT’s new deputy director general for research and partnerships, starting 1 October 200 …


Press event publicizes CIMMYT’s conservation agriculture efforts

August 25, 2009

Nearly 10 journalists visited CIMMYT El Batán on 12 August 2009 to learn about the center’s Conservation Agriculture (CA) Program and its partnership with the private company Monsanto. The two are wor …


CIMMYT strengthens its socioeconomic presence in Ethiopia

August 24, 2009

Girma Tesfahun, post doctoral fellow based at CIMMYT’s office in Addis Ababa, was elected president of the Agricultural Economics Society of Ethiopia (AESE) for the next two years. The AESE’s general …


User survey on the CIMMYT e-News

August 7, 2009

The most recent issue of CIMMYT’s electronic newsletter included a link to a simple (multiple choice) 10-question survey designed by communications intern Laura Yates to assess readers’ opinions of th …


Maintenance and safety training for agricultural machinery

August 5, 2009

Around 20 employees from different departments in El Batán gathered at the auditorium and in La Redonda for a course on agricultural machinery maintenance and safety on 22 June 2009. The instructors, …


Working toward improved project management

August 4, 2009

How can CIMMYT better manage its project portfolio, identify fundraising needs and opportunities, and remove part of the burden for proposal development and project reporting from its scientists, free …