Archive for July, 2010

Give your heart to conservation agriculture

July 30, 2010

This year, the Conservation Agriculture (CA) Program in Mexico, CIMMYT’s host country, is participating in the 2010 Mexico Initiative. “Iniciativa México” is a venue for individuals, institutions, and …


Agua Fría holds dedication for Hugo Córdova

July 28, 2010

On Thursday 14 July 2010, staff at the Mexican experimental station in Agua Fría held a ceremony to honor the late Hugo Córdova, one of CIMMYT’s distinguished scientists and a remarkable maize breeder …


From CIMMYT-Colombia: The first 50 years of FENALCE

July 20, 2010

This is how the National Federation of Cereal and Legume Producers (FENALCE) announces on its website that on 30 June 2010 it celebrated half a century of its establishment. CIMMYT’s relationship with …


Maize breeding advanced course and statistics workshop

July 16, 2010

From 01-06 July 2010 two courses took place at the Colombian National Agricultural Research Organization Colombian Corporation for Agricultural Research (CORPOICA) La Libertad Research Center in the c …


Fourth International Master Class: soil-borne pathogens of wheat

July 16, 2010

The Fourth International Soil-Borne Pathogens of Wheat Master Class was hosted at ANADOLU Research Institute in Eskisehir in Turkey from 20 June to 03 July 2010, coordinated by CIMMYT nematologist Jul …


The culture of maize and survival of landraces

July 13, 2010

In addition to being a major staple food, maize is important in many indigenous Mexican cultures. Staff at CIMMYT-El Bátan had the opportunity to learn about the relationship between maize and native …


Excellence recognized

July 9, 2010

The Chinese Academy of Engineering honored Zhonghu He, principal scientist of CIMMYT’s Global Wheat Program and China country representative, for his work with wheat quality improvement and promotion …


Webpage training at El Batán

July 7, 2010

On 28 June 2010, 15 participants from various CIMMYT units and departments attended a one-day workshop given by the CIMMYT web team. Held at El Batán, the event covered the basic uses of Joomla—a cont …


Advanced course on conservation agriculture: laying the groundwork for sustainable and productive cropping systems

July 6, 2010

Nine trainees joined CIMMYT-Mexico for a five week advanced course on conservation agriculture (CA). From 24 May to 25 June 2010, CIMMYT experts mentored the participants, who assisted in field activi …


Celebrating diversity through sports

July 2, 2010

United for sports: this was the theme of Sports Day held at CIMMYT’s El Batán campus on 18 June 2010. Teams from the Mexican CIMMYT stations (Agua Fría, Obregón, Tlatizapán, Toluca, El Batán) congrega …