Archive for January, 2014

Remote sensing prepares for liftoff

January 31, 2014

By Sam Storr/CIMMYT Remote sensing experts, breeders, agronomists and policymakers discussed turning their research and experiences into tools to benefit farmers and increase food production while saf …


The Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security: CIMMYT and Norman Borlaug

January 30, 2014

In March, CIMMYT will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug with the Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security.  By uniting some of the brightest minds in agriculture and food securit …


Initiative to track wheat and maize varietal adoption in South and East Asia

January 30, 2014

By Surabhi Mittal/CIMMYT A new project aims to generate quality data on the uptake and diffusion of CGIAR research outputs and assess their impact and alignment with the Consortium’s goals. The planni …


Nepali scientists trained on heat stress-resilient maize

January 29, 2014

By P.H. Zaidi/CIMMYT Nepali scientists learned about developing heat stress-resistant maize during a training event organized by Nepal’s National Maize Research Program (NMRP) and CIMMYT on 16 January …


Farmers tell donors they want quality protein maize

January 28, 2014

By Adefris Teklewold/CIMMYT Farmers spoke of their success with new quality protein maize (QPM) varieties to senior officials from the Canadian embassy in Ethiopia during recent visits to CIMMYT-Ethio …


Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security: remembering Norman Borlaug

January 24, 2014

One of the most important aspects of planning the Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security is remembering Norman Borlaug. We’ve received photos and stories from individuals and institutions as they r …


Around El Batán: scientists visit for climate change training

January 24, 2014

By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT Indian researchers A.G. Sreenivas and U.K. Shanwad hope their first visit to Mexico will yield the tools they need to address cropping systems and climate change in their home co …


Monsanto recognized for CIMMYT collaboration

January 23, 2014

By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT Stephen Mugo, CIMMYT; Jesús Madrazo, Monsanto; and John McMurdy, USAID, members of the WEMA Partnership at the ND-GAIN Award program. Photo: Courtesy of Monsanto Monsanto receive …


CIMMYT strengthens ties with Mexico’s Science Council

January 22, 2014

By Isabel Peña/CIMMYT Research center directors from throughout Mexico met to identify possible collaborations on 25 November at CIMMYT-El Batán. Visitors, all from National Council of Science and Tec …


Australian delegation praises CIMMYT’s global achievements

January 21, 2014

By Miriam Shindler/CIMMYT The Australian delegation stand with CIMMYT representatives in front of the Gene Bank.Front row left to right: Ambassador Tim George, Ms. Robyn McClelland, Sergeant-at-Arms, …


Beachell-Borlaug scholars join CIMMYT

January 16, 2014

By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT Monsanto and CIMMYT are harvesting the passion of young wheat researchers through a fellowship that provides them with academic and field support. CIMMYT is working with three sc …


361 years of wheat work

January 15, 2014

By Mike Listman/CIMMYT From left to right: José Juan Ramírez (1974-2014); Hans Braun; John Snape; Roberto Javier Peña (1971-2013); Guillermo Ortiz-Ferrara (1971-2010); Sanjaya Rajaram; Alfredo Valenci …


Agronomists learn precision-conservation agriculture

January 14, 2014

By M.L. Jat and Tripti Agarwal /CIMMYT Wheat agronomists in India learned about precision-conservation agriculture and received the tools to continue their education at a workshop in November. Nearly …


Genome-assisted project develops climate-resilient wheat

January 13, 2014

By Ravi Valluru, Arun Joshi and Ravi P. Singh/CIMMYT Innovative approaches to plant genotyping are helping CIMMYT researchers and partners to develop high-yielding, climate-resilient wheat in South As …