Archive for October, 2009

CA gives farmers new strategies for coping with change

October 29, 2009

The auditorium at El Batán was filled with caps and hats on 09 October, when a group of 32 farmers and technicians from the states of Hidalgo and Mexico visited CIMMYT. The visit was organized as a re …


Molecular breeding training workshop for eastern Africa breeders

October 28, 2009

From 12–16 October 2009 the Eastern Africa Regional Program and Research Network for Biotechnology, Biosafety and Biotechnology Policy Development (BIO-EARN); the Biosciences eastern and central Afric …


Traveling workshop in Bangladesh brings together researchers and farmers

October 27, 2009

The ACIAR-funded project “Sustainable intensification of rice-maize (R-M) systems in Bangladesh” organized a traveling workshop from 04 to 08 October in Rajshahi and Rangpur districts of Bangladesh fo …


Top honors for young CIMMYT scientist

October 21, 2009

During the recently-concluded African Crop Science Society Conference, held in Cape Town, South Africa (28 September– 01 October 2009), Silvano Assanga, research technician working for CIMMYT in Kenya …


Mexico launches special CIMMYT research fund in Borlaug’s honor

October 19, 2009

In an august and simple ceremony at the offices of the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) on 09 October 2009, Minister Francisco Mayorga Castañ …


CIMMYT continues with long-term, in-service training

October 19, 2009

During the years 2005-08 there were several two and three-month comprehensive wheat improvement/pathology training programs at El Batán, Toluca, and the Ciudad Obregón research stations, with more tha …


Traveling seminar on conservation agriculture in Central Bihar, India

October 19, 2009

The Central Bihar Hub for Conservation Agriculture (CA), the Cereal System Initiative for South Asia (CSISA), and Rajendra Agriculture University (RAU) organized a traveling seminar for farmers on 2-3 …


World Food Day, 16 October 2009: Achieving food security in times of crisis

October 16, 2009

At a time when the global economic crisis dominates the news, the world needs to be reminded that not everyone works in offices and factories. The crisis is stalking the small-scale farms and rural ar …


Three farmer field days in Bangladesh

October 14, 2009

Efforts to further disseminate and train farmers on conservation agriculture (CA) practices, specifically for rice, are underway in Bangladesh. Three farmer field days were held on 30 September and 01 …


Students swarm El Batán

October 7, 2009

Sustainability goes beyond maintaining environmentally conscientious agriculture, it also involves passing knowledge on to future leaders so information is not lost. CIMMYT is dedicated to both types …


Scientists learn stem rust screening skills

October 6, 2009

Scientists from over 20 countries, many of whom are collaborators with the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI), gathered in Kenya on 28 September for a two week international training course titled …


Matthew Reynolds talks about climate change

October 5, 2009

The US government has temporarily satisfied its hunger for information on how to adapt agriculture to climate change. On 14 September 2009, Matthew Reynolds, CIMMYT wheat physiologist, joined around 1 …


Students stop by El Batán to study plant production

October 2, 2009

Eight students from the University Catholic of Louvain (UCL), Belgium, who are working on their Master’s degrees, visited CIMMYT 22 and 29 September as part of a traveling seminar on integrated plant …