Archive for August, 2011

Key Australian farmers visit CIMMYT

August 30, 2011

From 19-22 August 2011, CIMMYT hosted six leading Australian grain farmers at Toluca and El Batán. The visit formed part of a tour of farms, private and public research institutes and grain processing …


Conservation agriculture trials impress in southern Ethiopia

August 30, 2011

In Hawassa region, southern Ethiopia, maize yields have been steadily declining. The deep-rooted agricultural practices of low farm input application and removal of crop residues to feed livestock hav …


CIMMYT holds the first workshop for seed multiplication specialists as part of the MasAgro program

August 30, 2011

Researchers from CIMMYT’s Global Maize Program held the first workshop on “Evaluating Maize Germplasm for Biotic and Abiotic Stress” for more than 20 specialists who are already actively involved in t …


Students learn the practical side of science

August 30, 2011

A group of students from the University of Wisconsin learned how their theoretical studies can be put in to practice when they visited CIMMYT last week, 14-21 August 2011. Alongside introductions to m …


SAGARPA Undersecretary visits the Bajío AC hub

August 22, 2011

The experimental platform of the Bajío CA hub, Irrigation District 011, hosted a special guest on 17 August 2011 when Mariano Ruiz-Funes, SAGARPA Undersecretary, came to view the progress of MasAgro i …


Deadly wheat disease hits primetime Australian TV

August 18, 2011

CIMMYT-led international efforts to identify and deploy sources of resistance to the virulent Ug99 strain of stem rust have received coverage on ABC1, the primary television channel of the Australian …


DuPont Pioneer visit CIMMYT-Hyderabad

August 15, 2011

On 03 August 2011, the research leadership team of DuPont Pioneer visited CIMMYT at Hyderabad, India, for an overview of the CIMMYT-Asia maize program. Lead by John Sopper, Senior Vice-President for C …


New maize brings hope to Kenya’s drylands

August 15, 2011

This harvest, many farmers in lower eastern Kenya were left staring in dismay at their failed maize crops. Once again, droughts have left people in the area desperate; they must purchase maize themsel …


The CGIAR at 40 – launch of the MAIZE Research Program by Dr. Thomas A Lumpkin

August 12, 2011

The CGIAR at 40 – Launch of the MAIZE Research Program by Dr. Thomas A Lumpkin View more presentations from CIMMYT, Int.


Congratulations to the second generation of CA graduates

August 8, 2011

A celebration was called for last Friday, 29 July 2011, when 24 technicians graduated from CIMMYT’s course in Conservation Agriculture (CA). Amidst the scenic setting of the Guest House Garden at El B …


Managing yellow rust disease in Nepal

August 8, 2011

From 2008-11 a Nepal Agricultural Research and Development Fund (NARDF)-funded project was conducted to try to minimize wheat losses caused by yellow rust in ten highly affected districts of Nepal, in …


The role of socio-economics in MasAgro

August 8, 2011

Socioeconomics will play a vital role in ensuring the success of MasAgro. To this end, a socio-economic inter-institutional group has been formed, with the first meeting held at CIMMYT on 27 July 2011 …


Collaboration is the key to SeeD success

August 1, 2011

The collaborative nature of the Seeds of Discovery (SeeD) initiative was highlighted at a seminar on 12th July, with Hans Braun, director of CIMMYT’s Global Wheat Program, calling for an “open and fra …


DG meets with national staff at El Batán

August 1, 2011

“We were created to help the poor people of the world who live on maize and wheat… about a billion people who live on less than 10 or 20 pesos per day, and CIMMYT has a tremendous responsibility,” sai …