Archive for November, 2009

CA training in India

November 27, 2009

Nearly 20 delegates from North Bengal Agriculture University’s agricultural outreach stations and several local farmers attended a conservation agriculture (conservation agriculture) traveling trainin …


Nutritious and delicious

November 26, 2009

Tortillas made from quality protein maize (QPM) are now being sold on the streets in Patna, the capital city of Bihar, India. CIMMYT-India donated a QPM tortilla unit to Magadh Credit Cooperative Soci …


Symposium at CIMMYT for wheat yield consortium

November 25, 2009

Nearly 60 world-renowned scientists and wheat experts gathered at El Batán during 10-13 November 2009 for the intensive workshop “Complementary strategies to raise wheat yield potential.” The event wa …


Maize as a cash intercrop with perennials in Colombia

November 24, 2009

For about six years, CIMMYT and the large Colombian producer federations for coffee (FEDERECAFE) and cereals (FENALCE) have partnered to help coffee growers profit by cropping maize in the rows betwee …


Ensuring a positive, productive workplace

November 23, 2009

As an international center, CIMMYT unites people of various nationalities, cultures, and backgrounds. Sensitivity and respect are key to the way we work. During 3-6 November 2009, El Batán hosted a Di …


Training and seminar on rice residue management

November 18, 2009

A farmer-led organization in Punjab, India co-organized a course with the Cereal System Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) in response to farmers’ demands for more information about sustainable croppin …


“GreenSeeker” sensor in northern Mexico

November 17, 2009

For several years wheat farmers in Sonora State, Mexico, have used infrared sensors to target nitrogen applications more effi ciently. Now, farmers in other major commercial farming regions in Mexico— …


World Food Summit 2009

November 16, 2009

The three-day World Food Summit led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) starts Monday 16 November in Rome. Nearly 60 heads of state are expected to attend to discuss i …


CIMMYT staff accepts numerous awards

November 16, 2009

 Pat Wall obtains ASA recognition On 02 November 2009, the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) presented Pat Wall, director of CIMMYT’s global conservation agriculture program, with its “International …


Focus on leadership in training workshop

November 13, 2009

From 29 October to 01 November 2009, 14 mid-level managers from CIMMYT and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture worked intensively on their managerial skills as part of the First Level Le …


Day of the Dead altar

November 12, 2009

As they have in past years, staff from the Applied Biotechnology Center constructed an altar as part of their Day of the Dead celebration, a traditional Mexican holiday that commiserates the lives of …


First annual review and planning of the CIMMYT-IRRI collaborative rice-maize project

November 10, 2009

Partners of the “Sustainable intensification of rice-maize production systems in Bangladesh” met 25-29 October 2009 for the project’s first annual review—the program started in June 2008 and will run …


Goodbye party for Pixley

November 6, 2009

Coworkers, family, and friends gathered on 23 October 2009 in El Batán’s Rincón Mexicano to say goodbye to Kevin Pixley, former associate director of the Global Maize Program (GMP), who will start wor …


Conservation agriculture training continues in Bihar, India

November 5, 2009

Three years of sowing experience with conservation agriculture (CA) practices in a rice-wheat system at an agricultural outreach station (KVK) in the Jamui district of Bihar State in India have been s …


First global meeting on Cereal Cyst Nematode Initiative

November 4, 2009

The first international Cereal Cyst Nematode Initiative Conference took place in Antalya, Turkey, during 21-23 October 2009. The cereal cyst nematode has been gaining recognition in global wheat produ …


Machine mastery

November 3, 2009

Nearly 50 two-wheel tractor operators in Bangladesh examined, adjusted, and tested several planting machines during in a four-day practical training course at the Wheat Research Center (WRC), Dinajpur …