Archive for August, 2010

Testimonies from past CIMMYT wheat courses participants

August 31, 2010

Follow our new series of videos interviewing past CIMMYT trainees. Each video highlights CIMMYT’s training impact by documenting individual accounts of how the training experience influenced scientist …


CIMMYT’s commitment to Malawi’s agricultural development recognized

August 31, 2010

On 02 August 2010, Malawi’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security held a meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi, for all donor-funded agriculture projects coordinated by international centers operating in th …


Scientists gather for spring wheat improvement meeting

August 30, 2010

Nearly 40 Russian and Kazakhstan scientists from 19 different institutions gathered at Chelyabinsk Scientific Research Institute of Agriculture, located in the Kazakhstan-bordering Russian region of C …


Researchers predict new varieties of drought-tolerant maize could generate up to US$1.5 billion for African farmers, consumers

August 26, 2010

The race is on to replace existing varieties amid concerns that climate change is likely to intensify droughts and significantly depress maize harvests in sub-Saharan Africa. As climate change intensi …


Communicating conservation agriculture

August 24, 2010

On 08 August 2010, a group of representatives from Mexico’s public and private agricultural sectors interested in conservation agriculture (CA) gathered for a workshop, given by Petr Kosina, CIMMYT kn …


CIMMYT at forum for revamping agriculture in Africa

August 23, 2010

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) held its 5thAfrican Agriculture Science Week from 19-23 July 2010 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, a country in northwest Africa. More than 700 Africa …


Return to wheat: second part of wheat management course concludes

August 17, 2010

Twenty-three farmers who attended a wheat course on soil management and preparation back in March 2010 returned to CIMMYT-Mexico to complete their training last week. “Integrated Management of Wheat i …


Technology training for managing maize information

August 16, 2010

A training workshop on the integrated International Maize Information System (IMIS)-Fieldbook platform was held for scientists, technicians, and research assistants in Nairobi, Kenya, on 05-06 August …


CIMMYT experts lead data training course in Peru

August 11, 2010

Two CIMMYT-Mexico department heads, along with Mateo Vargas from Mexico’s Chapingo Autonomous University, traveled to Peru this July to lead a five-day training course on field data analysis, with an …


Training in Toluca (and El Batán)

August 10, 2010

With much appreciated assistance from public and private sector maize extension specialists and innovative farmers, the first part of a two-part CIMMYT-hosted training course titled “Integrated manage …


CIMMYT graduates its first ever CA-certified technicians

August 9, 2010

History was in the making at El Batán last Friday, 30 July 2010. After months of training, studying, and practical application, four ASGROW technicians successfully completed a written and applied tes …


USAID Famine Seed Project meeting held in Nepal

August 3, 2010

On 30 June 2010, a USAID Famine Seed Project meeting was organized at CIMMYT’s South Asia Office in Kathmandu, Nepal. Seventeen participants, including those from the Nepal Agriculture Research Counci …