Archive for May, 2013

Collaborative wheat breeding for durable resistance to stripe rust in China

May 31, 2013

Breeding of durable resistance to stripe rust —the greatest biotic threat to wheat production in the largest wheat producer and consumer in the world, China— was the major theme of a workshop jointly …


Swiss Ambassador visits CIMMYT-Harare

May 22, 2013

Physiologist Jill Cairns talks about climatechange with the Swiss Ambassador. The Ambassador of Switzerland to Angola, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, Luciano Lavizzari, accompanied by the Swiss Agency …


Regional Statistics Course – module 2

May 21, 2013

One-week course on genetic analysis and plant breeding Drs. Jiankang Wang and Huihui Li, Genetic Resources Program, CIMMYT Objectives of the workshop Through lectures, practices and discussions, you w …


Regional Statistics Course – module 1

May 21, 2013

Generation, analysis and interpretation of experimental and genetic designs applied to plant breeding General objectives of the course Through lectures, practicals and discussion, you will learn: Basi …


US Ambassador to Pakistan visits National Agricultural Research Center in Islamabad

May 21, 2013

US ambassador hands Wintersteiger keys to the chairman of PARC. On 8 May 2013, US ambassador Richard Olson reaffirmed the United States government’s long-term support to farming communities in Pakista …


Nutritious Maize for Ethiopia and gender

May 16, 2013

The Nutritious Maize for Ethiopia (NuME) aims to develop and promote quality protein maize (QPM) in the major maize growing areas of Ethiopia, including the highlands and the dry lands, to improve nut …


Generating drought tolerant maize varieties in Latin America

May 15, 2013

On 26-27 April 2013, the FONTAGRO “Generation and validation of drought tolerant maize varieties to stabilize and reduce mycotoxin damage resulting from climate change” project held its end-of-project …


Honoring Dr. Evangelina Villegas Moreno, celebrating science and humanity

May 14, 2013

“I am so excited to be here,” said Dr. Evangelina Villegas as she received her Outstanding Alumni Award from the Department of Grain Science and Industry at the Kansas State University (KSU) at CIMMYT …


CIMMYT promotes China-Australia collaboration on wheat improvement

May 1, 2013

The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and Murdoch University, Australia, with financial support from the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology and the Australian government, officia …