Archive for September, 2012

CIMMYT at the 1st Agro-biodiversity and Agro-products Fair

September 27, 2012

National Service Seed Inspection and Certification (SNICS) and National Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (SINAREFI) organized the first Agro-biodiversity and Agroproducts Fair in Xochi …


Wheat community meets in Afghanistan for 2nd ARIA-CIMMYT wheat workshop

September 26, 2012

Bringing together Afghanistan’s wheat stakeholders, the second ARIA-CIMMYT wheat workshop was held during 01-03 September 2012 on the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) campus. T …


Feed the Future delegation visits CIMMYT-Bangladesh

September 25, 2012

The CIMMYT team in Bangladesh hosted a highprofile field visit on 01 September 2012 for a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) delegation consisting of Paul Weisenfeld (USAID Ass …


Conservation agriculture in Zambia: less labor and higher yields

September 24, 2012

To reduce farm labor, improve soil productivity and crop yields, and contribute towards food security of farming households in the changing climate environment, CIMMYT, the International Institute of …


CIMMYT and IITA training on management of seed production and maize field trials

September 21, 2012

During 27 August – 1 September 2012, the Drought Tolerant Maize in Africa (DTMA) project held a training course on management of field trials and nurseries and seed production of open pollinated and h …


Workshop on precision phenotyping in Asia

September 21, 2012

To keep pace with the unprecedented increase in maize demand in Asia, maize programs in the region are increasingly using new tools and techniques for maize improvement to achieve long-term food secur …


SIMLESA researchers discuss monitoring and evaluation

September 20, 2012

The fourth workshop on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) organized by the Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa (SIMLESA) initiative to …


Fine-tuning plans to develop improved seed markets in Mexico

September 20, 2012

Executive representatives of more than 30 Mexican smallscale seed companies who belong to the International Maize Yield Consortium (IMIC) of the Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture (M …


Nepal team receives the 1st BGRI Gene Stewardship Award

September 19, 2012

The first-ever Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) Gene Stewardship Award was awarded to the Nepal wheat team for their performance in promoting durable wheat varieties and enhancing food security. …


11th International Gluten Workshop in Beijing

September 19, 2012

The 11th International Gluten Workshop (IGW) jointly organized by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and CIMMYT, was held in Beijing, China, during …


MasAgro gains the support of the Mexican Council for Sustainable Rural Development

September 14, 2012

On 30 August 2012, 140 members of the Mexican Council for Sustainable Rural Development visited CIMMYT headquarters in Texcoco, State of Mexico, to observe its experimental plots, become acquainted wi …


CIMMYT strengthens collaboration between Bhutan and Nepal

September 13, 2012

The similarities between the hills of Nepal and the maize producing areas of Bhutan encourage stronger cooperation between the two countries. To discuss this cooperation, a team of scientists from CIM …


Scientists discuss major wheat disease at a symposium in China

September 12, 2012

To discuss fusarium head blight (FHB, or scab), a major wheat disease, over 130 delegates from East Asia, Europe, and North and South America attended the 4th International Symposium on FHB in Nanjing …


Training leaders the innovative way

September 11, 2012

15 staff members from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and CIMMYT participated in a four-day Leadership Development Program in Nairobi, Kenya, facilitated by Sharon Crabtree and …


Representing CIMMYT at the ICAE in Brazil

September 11, 2012

A team of scientists from CIMMYT’s socioeconomics program participated in the 28th triennial International Conference of Agricultural Economists (ICAE) in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, during 18-24 August 20 …


Maize research training in Afghanistan

September 10, 2012

Despite being the fourth most important crop in Afghanistan (covering about 6.5% of the total cereal area of the country and accounting for about 6.8% of the total cereal production), maize has not be …


Bringing doubled haploid technology to tropical maize breeders

September 10, 2012

“Those who have not used the doubled haploid technology are not in this century” said Kingstone Mashingaidze, Programme Manager for Plant Breeding and Biotechnology of South Africa’s Agricultural Rese …


GreenSeeker pocket sensor now available

September 5, 2012

The GreenSeeker handheld crop sensor, an easy-to-use measurement device designed to assess the health of a crop, was introduced by Trimble on 6 August 2012. By positioning the sensor over a plant and …


CIMMYT student awarded best poster at the National Biosafety Conference, Kenya

September 4, 2012

Murenga Mwimali, a PhD student in plant breeding at the University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, currently hosted at CIMMYT-Kenya, was awarded the best student poster at the first National Biosafety …


SIMLESA embraces innovation platforms and partnerships in Mozambique

September 3, 2012

For the past three years the SIMLESA project has been working towards its target of improving maize/legume productivity by 30 percent and reducing downside risk by 30 percent. Over a ten-year span, th …