Archive for September, 2011

Ambassadors Day highlights the importance of global collaboration in agricultural research

September 27, 2011

To feed a growing population on today’s cultivated land, the world must increase food production 70% by 2050, said the Mexican Agriculture Ministry’s (SAGARPA) coordinator of advisors, Omar Musalem, c …


Advanced training program in wheat improvement and pathology

September 27, 2011

Recognizing the current skill set required by wheat breeders, CIMMYT conducted the advanced training program ‘Wheat Improvement and Pathology’ during 15 August-15 September for 24 early- to mid-career …


INIFAP visit

September 27, 2011

As part of a Mexican government initiative to enhance the quality and service of its research organizations, on 20 September 2011 a team of specialists from the National Institute of Forestry, Agricul …


Third Conservation Agriculture Week in Sonora and Sinaloa, Mexico

September 27, 2011

Farmers in the Mexican states of Sonora and Sinaloa use conservation agriculture (CA) practices to reduce costs and achieve sustainable food production. In Sonora CA can generate average savings of 2, …


8th International Symposium on Mycosphaerella and Stagonospora Diseases of Cereals

September 19, 2011

On 11 September over 100 participants from more than 36 countries gathered for the opening of the 8th International Symposium on Mycosphaerella and Stagonospora Diseases of Cereals at the Hotel Sevill …


Conservation agriculture course in rainfed farming, Karnataka, India

September 19, 2011

From 18-22 August, the University of Agricultural Science (UAS) Raichur, Karnataka, hosted the first course on ‘Conservation agriculture (CA) in rainfed farming’ in India, in collaboration with CIMMYT …


21st ITMI workshop: wheat geneticists come together in Mexico City

September 19, 2011

The 21st workshop of the International Triticeae Mapping Initiative (ITMI) was hosted in Mexico City from 05-09 September, coordinated by CIMMYT Wheat Molecular Biologist Susanne Dreisigacker. ITMI wa …


Reviewing the success of the USAID Famine Seed Project

September 19, 2011

The USAID Famine Seed Project is currently working in Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Pakistan, and Ethiopia to promote new varieties and advanced lines, strengthen links with other stakeholder …


Addressing the future of sustainable, high-quality wheat in Mexico

September 19, 2011

Thanks to the work of Norman Borlaug and other Mexican wheat scientists, Mexico became self-sufficient in wheat production in the early 1960s. However, since the 1980s, Mexico has begun to import whea …


Matthew Reynolds becomes a Fellow of the ASA

September 19, 2011

We are delighted to announce that in October, CIMMYT Wheat Physiologist Matthew Reynolds will be recognized as a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) for 2011. The position of Fellow is th …


President Calderón highlights importance of MasAgro

September 12, 2011

President Felipe Calderón delivered his state of the nation address last Friday, 02 September, at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico. While security and economic stability were highlighted …


Precision nutrient management for improved efficiency, healthier and more productive soils under maize and wheat systems in India

September 12, 2011

Precision or site-specific nutrient management (SSNM) is a science-based approach by which crops receive nutrients as and when needed, according to specific field conditions in a given cropping season …


Conservation agriculture capacity building in Tamilnadu, India

September 12, 2011

The promotion of conservation agriculture (CA) in different agricultural systems of Tamilnadu, India, was the focus of a consultation organized with the Agriculture Commissioner, Sandeep Saxena, and o …


CIMMYT looks to collaborate with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

September 12, 2011

As part of ongoing efforts to enhance CIMMYT’s skills base and increase links with external organizations, a delegation from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln visited on 05 September to discuss possi …


Successful conservation agriculture trials continue in western Kenya

September 12, 2011

As previously reported, trials of conservation agriculture (CA) have been yielding impressive results in southern Ethiopia. However, these positive changes are not restricted to this area; farmers in …


Strengthening Bhutan-Nepal-CIMMYT Maize Program collaboration

September 5, 2011

In Bhutan, maize is one of the most important cereal crops, grown in an area of approximately 77,000 ha, at an altitude ranging from 150 to 3000+ masl. Over 69% of Bhutan’s farming households cultivat …


NARC and CIMMYT survey off-season wheat in Nepal

September 5, 2011

A team from CIMMYT and the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) recently conducted the first extensive monitoring of off-season wheat crops, in the Mude and Nigale (Sindhupalchok district) and Z …


Conservation agriculture action plan for Haryana, India

September 5, 2011

A special working group of the Farmers Commission of Haryana, India, met for a meeting at the Commissions’ headquarters at CCS Haryana Agricultural University (HAU), Hisar, on 06 August 2011, where CI …


MasAgro present at the XVI State Maize Fair, Zapopan, Jalisco, MX

September 5, 2011

This year, the traditional Zapopan green maize (elote) fair took place in Tesistán (Zapopan, Jalisco) on 23 August. It was preceded by the XVI State Maize Symposium, which occurred during 17-21 August …