Archive for December, 2010

Seeking mold-free food grain for Asia and the world

December 17, 2010

More than 200 delegates from 34 countries attended the international mycotoxin conference “Mycored 2010: Global Mycotoxin Reduction Strategies,” in Penang, Malaysia during 01-04 December 2010. The con …


Recognizing international friendships

December 17, 2010

On 24 November 2010, the Governor of the Shandong Province presented the Qilu Friendship Award to Roberto J. Peña, CIMMYT’s GWP wheat quality expert. The Qilu Friendship Award is the highest honor awa …


Advancing wheat science from CIMMYT to the classroom

December 17, 2010

Despite numerous flight disruptions in Europe, due to unusually cold winter weather and an unforeseen strike of Spanish air traffic inspectors, 15 university professors of plant breeding, pathology, a …


Learning to lead in South Asia

December 17, 2010

Two weeks ago, two editions of the Communication, Mentoring & E-learning workshop were conducted simultaneously in Dhaka, Bangladesh (21–24 November) and New Delhi, India (23–26 November) for CSIS …


Healthy seed: key to CIMMYT germplasm exchange

December 17, 2010

Seed is the lifeblood of CIMMYT’s work. Unfettered shipments, both incoming and outgoing, depend on CIMMYT and partners’ ability to keep seed clean from pathogens and to properly document seed health. …


Exploring wheat improvement

December 17, 2010

The Wheat Research Center (WRC) in Bhairahawa welcomed 20 early and mid-career wheat breeders from four CSISA countries (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan) to its scenic campus in Nepal’s Terai r …