Archive for March, 2010

Happy birthday, Dr. Borlaug! New monument, name for Obregón station

March 26, 2010

CIUDAD OBREGÓN, SONORA, MEXICO, 25 MARCH 2010 –The lovely weather and colorful setting of Norman E. Borlaug’s beloved Mexico graced the morning on what would have been his 96th birthday. Several hund …


Breeders select best maize during CIMMYT field day

March 24, 2010

CIMMYT held a successful maize field day on 14 March 2010 at the CIMMYT maize demonstration block at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) campus, Hyderabad, I …


The new Board of the Consortium of the CGIAR Centers visits Kenya

March 23, 2010

During 01-05 March 2010, several board members of the new Consortium of the CGIAR Centers traveled to Nairobi, Kenya, for their inaugural board meeting. Those in attendance included Carlos Perez del C …


Wheat cropping course

March 22, 2010

Keeping with an agreement between CIMMYT and the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries, and Food (SAGARPA) to collaborate in science and technology transfer, CIMMYT …


CRIL keeps busy

March 19, 2010

The Crops Research Informatics Laboratory (CRIL) has been very busy lately, with staff crisscrossing the globe to participate in training and information exchange. From 05 February to 05 March, CRIL m …


Global Futures project launched

March 18, 2010

The Socioeconomics Program (SEP) is collaborating in a new project aimed to evaluate promising technologies, investment, and policy options for improving agricultural productivity and global food secu …


Biotechnology: Potential boon for smallholder farmers, if prioritized

March 17, 2010

Though not a magic bullet “cure all,” agricultural biotechnologies can and should be used in developing countries to improve smallholder farmers’ livelihoods, but farmers themselves need to be involve …


Recognizing Women

March 8, 2010

Monday 08 March is International Women’s Day (IWD). On this date, the global community takes a moment to celebrate the economic, political, and social advances women have made worldwide. It also provi …


CIMMYT-Iran sets work plan for 2010

March 8, 2010

During the Iran-CIMMYT Joint Meeting on 16-17 February 2010, CIMMYT and Iran vowed to continue their collaborative efforts and signed a CIMMYTIran work plan for 2010. The meeting, which was held at th …


Aflatoxins: the invisible enemy

March 5, 2010

They infiltrate our food supply through staple crops and lay waste to unsuspecting consumers. Dubbed the invisible enemy, aflatoxin is one of the most potent naturally-occurring toxins. It is produced …