Archive for April, 2014

Precision conservation agriculture highlighted during India visits

April 30, 2014

By Pankaj Singh, Parvinder Singh, H.S. Sidhu and M.L. Jat/CIMMYT A delegation from Colorado State University, United States, and the University of Adelaide, Australia, visited the Borlaug Institute fo …


CIMMYT featured on ‘Shamba Shape Up’

April 30, 2014

By Katharine MacMahon/ Media Manager, Shamba Shape Up As the new season of Shamba Shape Up, Kenya’s hit TV series, gets under way, CIMMYT and the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) have …


Agriculture extension and research promote conservation agriculture in Pakistan

April 29, 2014

By Imtiaz Hussain/CIMMYT CIMMYT and the Department of Agriculture Research, Punjab, held a one-day training for agriculture extension workers in Bahawalpur, Pakistan, to share information, promote col …


Traditional chiefs in eastern Zambia learn about sustainable intensification

April 28, 2014

By Walter Mupangwa and Christian Thierfelder/CIMMYT The quiet Khokwe village in the Chanje Central Block in Chipata district, Zambia, was buzzing with activity on 2 April when six traditional chiefs v …


Zambia maize technicians learn about new breeding tools

April 28, 2014

By Peter Setimela/CIMMYT Regular training sessions are a key component of capacity building for partners CIMMYT works with in breeding and seed systems. On 24-27 March, 28 maize technicians, including …


Uganda team shines at DTMA awards for eastern Africa

April 26, 2014

By Florence Sipalla/CIMMYT The Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) project recognized country teams that demonstrated excellence in breeding and disseminating drought-tolerant maize varieties dur …


President Obama honors Norman Borlaug’s work and vision

April 25, 2014

Julie Borlaug, associate director for external relations for the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, and granddaughter of the late Dr. Borlaug, has shared with CIMMYT this letter f …


Increasing local adoption of conservation agriculture: new bulletin released in Hindi

April 25, 2014

By H.S. Jat, R.S. Dadarwal, Love K. Singh and J.M. Sutaliya/CIMMYT The Central Soil Salinity Research Institute (CSSRI), one of India’s leading agricultural research institutes, has partnered with CIM …


India maize summit focuses on partnerships

April 24, 2014

By Christian Böeber and Subash S.P./CIMMYT A recent summit in India provided a platform for various stakeholders along the maize value chain to discuss maize trade, technological gaps, industrial util …


Organization takes technology to farmers in India

April 24, 2014

By Meenakshi Singh, Raj Kumar Jat and Raj Gupta/CIMMYT A recent field day in Bihar, India, showed farmers have confidence in conservation agriculture and don’t need agri-input subsidies but rather eas …


Breeders trained on molecular markers data analysis in Tanzania

April 22, 2014

By Kassa Semagn/CIMMYT   A training course held in Tanzania provided maize breeders with hands-on experience in using molecular markers for quality control analysis (genetic identity, genetic pur …


Partners recognize achievements in insect-resistant maize delivery

April 21, 2014

By Wandera Ojanji/CIMMYT The Insect Resistant Maize for Africa (IRMA) project received praise for significant progress on field and post-harvest insect pest research at its conclusion last month. “Sev …


Government of Zimbabwe promises to support Grain Storage Project

April 20, 2014

By Wandera Ojanji/CIMMYT Ringson Chitsiko, Zimbabwe’s permanent secretary for Agriculture, Mechanization and Irrigation Development, has reiterated his government’s commitment to support the Effective …


Capacity to analyze quality protein maize enhanced in Ethiopia

April 19, 2014

By Adefris Teklewold/CIMMYT The Nutritious Maize for Ethiopia (NuME) project recently donated key laboratory equipment to the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) to help analyze new qu …


Maize germplasm displayed at Asia field day

April 19, 2014

By Kartikeya Krothapalli/CIMMYT The International Maize Improvement Consortium-Asia (IMIC-Asia) held a maize field day on 15 March in conjunction with CIMMYT-Asia on the International Crops Research I …


The art of seeding hope

April 19, 2014

María Concepción Castro Photo: Xochiquetzal Fonseca In March, CIMMYT celebrated International Women’s Day and lauded the efforts of many. At CIMMYT, we are lucky to work with outstanding female collea …


Indian farmers reach policy makers and researchers

April 18, 2014

By Raj Gupta and Raj Kumar Jat/CIMMYT J.S. Sandhu (center) and M.C. Diwakar (left) discuss the merits of the mid-October planting of wheat genotype CSW-18 (in foreground) with Raj Gupta, Raj Kumar Jat …


CIMMYT strengthens partnerships in South America

April 17, 2014

By Sam Storr/CIMMYT Representatives from the national agricultural systems in Bolivia and Ecuador visited CIMMYT at El Batán, Mexico, from 7-9 April to lay the framework for future collaboration to im …


Ph.D. perspective: nematode research with CIMMYT an ‘inspiring opportunity’

April 17, 2014

By Samad Ashrafi Ashrafi is a Ph.D. candidate from Iran working with CIMMYT under Amer Dababat on a project funded by Germany’s Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. Plan …


Snapshot: Borlaug celebrated

April 16, 2014

Malwinder Malhi/Syngenta   More than 80 farmers in Punjab, India, celebrated the 100th anniversary of Dr. Norman Borlaug’s birth on 25-26 March by reflecting on his achievements and legacy. …