Archive for December, 2011

FIELDROID from CIMMYT & GCP

December 27, 2011

Fieldroid is an application for collecting data on a Android device. Examples related to CIMMYT are: A field trial with plots, an experiment in a laboratory, or bags of seeds. You can either work with …


Regional dialogue for conservation agriculture in South Asia

December 19, 2011

During 01-02 November 2011, agricultural science, extension, and development leaders, key researchers of South Asian national agricultural research and extension systems, and representatives from regi …


Training seminar to promote the effective use of plant genetic resources in Kazakhstan

December 14, 2011

Launched in 2010 by the National Center for Biotechnology of the Republic of Kazakhstan, JSC “KazAgroInnovation”, FAO, and CIMMYT, the “Strengthening the Plant Biotechnology Capacity for Sustainable U …


Training, a golden rule at CIMMYT-Colombia

December 14, 2011

Training is a key CIMMYT activity, and in the CIMMYT-Colombia office it has been essential for all staff. During 08-11 November 2011, CIMMYT colleagues and partners took part in a course on analysis a …


Visitors discuss hybrid wheat in China

December 13, 2011

On 23 November 2011 CIMMYT-El Batán welcomed six hybrid wheat researchers from China. Changping Zhao, Yiqiang Ge, Mingshan You, Mujun Yang, Shengrong Li, and Shengquan Zhang came to discuss the advanc …


Success for CIMMYT students in India

December 13, 2011

M.T. Vinayan has been working with P.H. Zaidi at CIMMYT-Asia, Hyderabad, and was recently awarded the 2011 gold medal for the ‘Best PhD student in Plant Breeding and Genetics’ from Tamil Nadu Agricult …


40 years of the CGIAR: what are its impacts?

December 6, 2011

On 02 December 2011, the CGIAR celebrated its 40th anniversary. To commemorate this event, they are publishing stories illustrating the work of each of the CGIAR centers. Today was the turn of CIMMYT; …


Private seed companies to play an active role in IMIC-LA

December 5, 2011

“Cooperation between the public and private sectors will be crucial to achieve the objectives of the International Maize Improvement Consortium for Latin America (IMIC-LA),” said Marc Rojas, IMIC-LA L …


Second Wheat Improvement and Pathology course focuses on South Asia

December 5, 2011

The second “Wheat Improvement and Pathology” course took place during 16-29 November 2011 in Nepal. Organized by Arun Joshi, CIMMYT Regional Wheat Breeder, in conjunction with the Nepal Agriculture Re …


CIMMYT and IRRI Bangladesh build capacity on upland cropping systems

December 5, 2011

As part of the Cereal System Initiative in South Asia expansion in Bangladesh (CSISA-BD), 21 agricultural field staff and extension personnel from CIMMYT and the International Rice Research Institute …


Beloved family, friends, and colleagues commemorate Chris Dowswell

December 5, 2011

On the cold, sunny, highland Mexican morning of 29 November 2011, nearly 80 persons gathered in the pine grove at El Batán to remember Chris Dowswell, former CIMMYT colleague and dear friend to many, …