Archive for December, 2009

New Chair of CGIAR Consortium

December 16, 2009

At its Annual Business Meeting in Washington, DC, on 07-08 December 2009, the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) announced the selection of Uruguayan Carlos Pérez del Ca …


Teosinte monitoring trip

December 15, 2009

A CIMMYT team donned their expedition gear in November 2009 and set off to collect samples of teosinte, a wild relative of maize that is disappearing. The team obtained a special permit from the Mexic …


New CIMMYT publication explores maize molecular diversity

December 14, 2009

A team of 18 scientists coordinated by CIMMYT recently published a paper that explores genetic diversity among 770 inbred maize lines. “Molecular characterization of global maize breeding germplasm ba …


Student visit

December 9, 2009

Nearly 20 Mexican students from the Instituto Tecnológico Superior de San Miguel el Grande in Oaxaca visited CIMMYT El Batán on 01 December 2009. Hosted by the Global Conservation Agriculture (CA) Pro …


Chinese visitors seek partnerships in conservation agriculture

December 8, 2009

A delegation of eight scientists from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and China Agricultural University (CAU), Beijing, arrived in Mexico on 28 November and traveled the following …


Bent Skovmand: the viking in the wheat field

December 7, 2009

On 02 December 2009, a reception was held in New York City for a recently published book based on the life of the late Bent Skovmand, former head of CIMMYT wheat genetic resources. The Viking in the W …


Indian dignitaries and guests celebrate the life and work of Norman E. Borlaug

December 2, 2009

During 21-22 November, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) hosted a major tribute ceremony for Norman E. Borlaug at its NASC complex in New Delhi. Some 200 participants attended the ina …