Archive for February, 2011

The Economist hat-trick

February 28, 2011

The Economist, a chief international source of world affairs and political news, has recently published a series entitled “A Special Report on Feeding the World” wherein it discusses CIMMYT’s role in …


Northern Mexico is bitten by frost

February 28, 2011

The globe’s changing weather has brought extreme frosts to the north Mexican states of Sonora and Sinaloa this February, causing large crop losses. In Sonora, the frost has damaged more than 6,000 hec …


Wheat invasion at El-Batán

February 28, 2011

CIMMYT’s annual wheat improvement and pathology course kicked-off this week at CIMMYT-El Batán. The three-month long course, began 21 February 2011, will give participants an intensive understanding o …


Farmers stay updated with their cellphones

February 16, 2011

From Bihar PRABHA News: The Indian unit of Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo (CIMMYT) Mexico, which played an important role in India’s Green Revolution in the 1970s, has developed …


Joining forces: CIMMYT and ICAMEX

February 14, 2011

A course entitled “Fieldbook and applied statistics – ICAMEX” aimed at scientists and research assistants from ICAMEX (Instituto de Investigación y Capacitación Agropecuaria, Acuícola, Forestal del Es …


Release of insect resistant maize hybrids

February 14, 2011

The Insect Resistant Maize for Africa (IRMA) project recorded a tremendous success in 2010 with the release of six maize varieties. The released varieties are hybrids that have post-harvest and stem b …


Conquering climate change with maize hybrids and varieties

February 14, 2011

A meeting was held during 17-21 January 2011 in Chiclayo, Peru to review progress on developing maize germplasm designed to mitigate the effects of climate change and reduce contamination with mycotox …


Workshop success at strikes again at CIMMYT-El Batán

February 2, 2011

The 7th Workshop on QTL Mapping and Breeding Simulation was held at CIMMYT-El Batán during 20-21 January 2011. The two-day workshop, which explored advanced breeding software and technologies, was fre …


Safe use of herbicide and effective weed management course

February 2, 2011

In Bangladesh, approximately 350 species of weeds have been identified, and in Asian countries, these weeds cause roughly 33% of total crop loss. Because of the threat posed by weeds, the use of herbi …


Alleviating aflatoxin in Africa

February 2, 2011

In Kenya today, the issues of food security and food quality have been under intense discussion following the outbreak of aflatoxin contamination in maize in recent years. At CIMMYT, the aflatoxin con …