Archive for June, 2012

CIMMYT participates in Rio+20 media briefing in Nairobi

June 26, 2012

In the context of current Rio+20 discussions and events, CIMMYT staff played key roles in an 08 June 2012 media briefing co-organized by ICRAF-World Agroforestry Center, International Crops Research I …


China-CIMMYT impact: celebrating 30 years of collaborations

June 25, 2012

CIMMYT director general Tom Lumpkin, Global Wheat Program director Hans Braun, and Global Maize Program director B M Prasanna visited the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS) during 16-18 Ma …


Sustainable agriculture: “Bridging the knowledge gap between farmers and scientists” – AlertNet

June 24, 2012

Sustainable agriculture: “Bridging the knowledge gap between farmers and scientists” – AlertNet. In their RIO+20 Call-to-action, CGIAR urged to support knowledge sharing systems that engage with small …


Great new CGIAR website

June 22, 2012

Check out the new www.cgiar.org! Great new look and significant content pulled directly from the web pages of centers like CIMMYT (see, for example, the article on conservation agriculture on the fron …


SIMLESA spills over into South Sudan

June 22, 2012

South Sudan, Africa’s newest country, is set to benefit from the project “Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Cropping Systems in Eastern and Southern Africa” (SIMLESA), following fruitful dis …


Wheat improvement trainees successfully conclude course

June 19, 2012

After spending 2 months and a half in Obregon and two weeks in Batan, participants in the 2012 Wheat Improvement Course celebrated their graduation at CIMMYT’s El Batán headquarters last Thursday 31. …


ATMA annual review and planning meeting

June 18, 2012

The ‘Abiotic stress tolerant maize for Asia’ (ATMA) project aims to increase incomes and food security for the poor of South and southeast Asia, with the assistance of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Intern …


Women are the key to achieving food security: CIMMYT at the G(irls) 20 Summit

June 15, 2012

From 28 to 30 May, Mexico City held the G(irls) 20 Summit, a meeting in which 20 outstanding youths aged 18 to 20 represented each of the G20 countries, the African Union, and the European Union. This …


Preventing stripe rust in Sichuan, China

June 13, 2012

One of the worst wheat diseases in China, stripe rust has appeared in yearly epidemics since 1950 and caused losses of more than 60 million tons. As China is among the world’s main producers of wheat, …


Defining priorities for quality research in native maize

June 6, 2012

In order to define the research priorities for the Seeds of Discovery initiative in maize quality of landraces (a Strategic Initiative of both CRPs MAIZE and WHEAT funded by Mexico), a diverse group o …


Pakistan and CIMMYT: The center says “Khush Aamdeed” (warm welcome) to a distinguished delegation

June 4, 2012

The strength and breadth of the fruitful five-decade partnership between Pakistan and CIMMYT have grown significantly in recent years: this was one conclusion from the visit to CIMMYT on 29 May 2012 o …