Archive for November, 2011

CIMMYT and Syngenta: working together for global food security

November 28, 2011

The Director of CIMMYT’s Global Wheat Program, Hans Braun, visited Syngenta in Basel, Switzerland, on 10 October 2011, to present CIMMYT’s current work towards achieving global food security. CIMMYT a …


11th Asian Maize Conference is the BIGGEST yet

November 28, 2011

The 11th Asian Maize Conference “Addressing climate change effects and meeting maize demand for Asia” took place during 07-11 November 2011 in Nanning, China. Nearly 375 scientists and resource person …


More CIMMYT in the media!

November 24, 2011

By 2050, it’s estimated that our global population will exceed 9 billion. How are we going to feed them all? Jon Miller from Marketplace.org visited CIMMYT to learn about the Green Revolution of the 1 …


CIMMYT features in GRDC’s Ground Cover magazine

November 24, 2011

The November-December 2011 issue of the Grains Research and Development Corporation’s (GRDC) magazine, Ground Cover, stressed the importance of continued funding of wheat research, and highlighted the …


Drought tolerant maize for Africa award recognizes Zimbabwe partners

November 24, 2011

On 14 November 2011 Thokozile Ndlela and Charles Mutimaamba of Zimbabwe’s Crop Breeding Institute received the DTMA Breeding Team Award for southern Africa. It was presented by Cosmos Magorokosho, CIM …


Conservation agriculture for rainfed smallholder maize systems of eastern India

November 14, 2011

During 19-23 October 2011, Birsa Agriculture University (BA7U), Jharkhand, India, hosted a short course on “Conservation Agriculture in Rainfed Small Holder Maize Farming Systems”, under the aegis of …


Pillar of maize: a special salute to scientists who uncovered its domestication and diversity

November 14, 2011

An extraordinary session of the ASA/CSSA/SSSA convention in San Antonio, Texas, during 16-19 October 2011, honored researchers who have dedicated their professional lives to understanding and using th …


Using genomic selection for breeding

November 13, 2011

As genotyping technologies advance, so do their applications. Genomic selection through genotyping by sequencing can be used for breeding: marker data is produced, missing data is filled in across the …


Six steps to feed seven billion: CIMMYT in the Huffington Post

November 8, 2011

Following World Food Week in October, and the recent arrival of the world’s seventh billion citizen, Kristi York Wooten published an article in the Huffington Post on 05 November 2011, bringing togeth …


Policy recommendations to improve the seed sector in eastern and southern Africa

November 7, 2011

During 26-27 October 2011, seed policy experts met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for a workshop on “Maize seed sector development in eastern and southern Africa”, to chart the way forward for the regions’ …


CIMMYT participates in the 2011 APAARI Expert Consultation Meeting

November 7, 2011

Thomas Lumpkin, CIMMYT’s Director General, recently participated as an expert at a consultation meeting on “Agricultural Biotechnology, Biosafety, and Biosecurity”, at the Taiwan Agricultural Research …


Colombian plains project hosts a maize harvest workshop

November 1, 2011

On 19 August 2011, a workshop was hosted by CIMMYT-Colombia for maize producers, association representatives, and educators and students from various local universities, among others, on the advances …