Archive for January, 2010

Ceremony and pine for Hugo Córdova

January 29, 2010

In memory of revered maize breeder and CIMMYT distinguished scientist Hugo Córdova, who died 25 December 2009, CIMMYT staff and management joined with América Córdova, Hugo’s wife, and friends of the …


New GWP associate director

January 28, 2010

Etienne Duveiller is the new associate director of the Global Wheat Program (GWP) as of 01 January 2010. His previous position was GWP principal scientist and head of wheat pathology, to which he will …


Renaming the Obregón experiment station

January 27, 2010

In honor of Norman Borlaug and his importance to the farmers of Sonora State, Mexico, and to the entire developing world, the Mexican National Institute of Forestry, Agriculture, and Livestock Researc …


Researchers explore new data analysis tools

January 26, 2010

Fifteen researchers gathered at the headquarters of the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) in Gazipur, Bangladesh, earlier this month to learn more about data processing. The course, “Statistic …


Wheat: our daily bread

January 25, 2010

El Batán hosted two wheat events in December 2009 to support a collaborative research agreement between the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture (SAGARPA) and CIMMYT, which was signed in October 2009. Both …


Behind the science

January 19, 2010

Who is CIMMYT? Our center would not be the successful institution it is today without the dedication, expertise, and remarkable perseverance of our diverse staff. This year, the Informa will feature m …


Sasakawa and partners impacts

January 18, 2010

A website designed to track the effectiveness of efforts to improve farmers’ livelihoods in Ethiopia and Uganda is available to the public and the CIMMYT community at http://sg2000ia.cimmyt.org/. The …


Wheat genebank safety duplications shipments

January 15, 2010

One of the wheat germplasm bank’s activities is to send duplicates of its accessions to other banks for safekeeping to avoid losing its seed collections in case of man-made or natural disasters. CIMMY …


A new book, Molecular Plant Breeding, now in print

January 13, 2010

The road from basic genomics research to achieving impacts in routine plant breeding programs has been long, bumpy, and scattered with wrong turns and unexpected blockades. A new publication by CIMMYT …


Wheat physiology course

January 12, 2010

A select group of eight scientists from China and India traveled to Mexico for a two-week wheat course that ran from 23 November until 04 December. Led by Matthew Reynolds, CIMMYT wheat physiologist, …


CIMMYT begins 2010 with Science Week

January 11, 2010

CIMMYT scientists are set to meet on January 20-26 2010 for Science Week. The event is meant to bring IRS and selected national staff from Mexico and the regional offices together so that they can (1) …


The passing of one of CIMMYT’s Distinguished Scientists

January 8, 2010

The CIMMYT community and friends across the globe mourn the loss of great maize breeder Hugo Salvador Córdova Orellana who died on 25 December 2009. Hugo spent 32 years with the center striving, and o …


Innovative partnerships boost livestock-maize systems in eastern Africa

January 7, 2010

In recent times, in eastern Africa, arable land has become more scarce and livestock production has gained more ground, making maize more important than ever—both as a source of food and feed—in highl …


Socioeconomics Program (SEP) Strategy Meeting

January 6, 2010

The newly established Socioeconomics Program (SEP) held a strategy development meeting in Addis Ababa 14-17 December 2009. The social scientists of CIMMYT from the different regions convened for the f …


Seed Warriors – film

January 5, 2010

CIMMYT’s deputy director general for reserarch and partnerships, Marianne Ba¨nziger, will be featured in the new documentary film Seed Warriors: http://seedwarriors.org In the remote Norwegian town of …


El Batán Christmas party and 2009 staff recognitions

January 5, 2010

El Batán hosted its annual Christmas and holiday party on 11 December 2009 at Ex Hacienda La Resurrección, a nearby celebration hall. The event started off with an address from CIMMYT DG Tom Lumpkin, …