Making a difference in Afghanistan

June 1, 2007

Afghanistan is still be in the midst of turmoil and conflict, but the work CIMMYT is doing to help rebuild the agriculture sector has won praise from the person responsible for coordinating agricultur …


How CIMMYT products reach resource-poor farmers: the case of Saraguro, Ecuador

June 1, 2007

Since 1995, staff from Ecuador’s National Institute of Agricultural and Livestock Research (INIAP) have worked with farmers in 17 communities in a remote Andean area to provide them seed of improved c …


Hugo Córdova farewell: stellar send-off for star scientist

May 25, 2007

Often in life’s special moments, joy and sadness can co-exist in a strange mixture. Such was the case at El Batán on 18 May 2007, when CIMMYT bid formal farewell to retiring Distinguished Scientist, H …


Class act

May 11, 2007

Seventy-four students graduated Friday, 18 May from an intensive, four-month English course at the Turkish-American Association in Ankara, Turkey. What makes the students and the course special is tha …


CIMMYT’s respected training tradition continues

May 11, 2007

Ten wheat breeders from national agricultural research systems (NARSs) in Asia, Africa and Latin America have participated in the 2007 Intermediate Wheat Improvement course, which is drawing to a clos …


The US National Academy of Sciences honors

May 4, 2007

Indian Agricultural Economist and former Director of CIMMYT’s Economics Program, Prabhu Pingali, was among 72 new members and 18 foreign associates inducted into the United States National Academy of …


Mexico’s agrarian legal office officers visit HQ

May 4, 2007

On Wednesday, 02 May 2007, representatives of the Mexico’s Agrarian Legal Office (La Procuraduría Agraria), Rubén Gallardo Zúñiga, Director of Agrarian Research in the General Direction of Research an …


China sends high-level delegation to CIMMYT

April 27, 2007

In the context of CIMMYT’s long-standing and fruitful partnerships with Chinese researchers and research organizations, CIMMYT wheat scientist He Zhonghu (far left) accompanied six key experts from th …


CIMMYT and ICARDA workshop in Iran

April 27, 2007

A first National Wheat Breeding Workshop and Training on Wheat Breeding for Different Agro-Ecological Zones was held at Dezful in South- Western Iran from 11 to 21 April 2007. The event was organized …


Mexican President visits Tlaltizapán

April 27, 2007

Tlaltizapán station supervisor Francisco Magallanes, assistant supervisor Pedro Gálvez, and station staff are accustomed to attending visitors, but 24 April 2007 was one day they’ll not soon forget! T …


Rousing homage to Hugo Cordova in Central America

April 27, 2007

Distinguished scientist Hugo Córdova Orellana, who will retire in May 2007, received a rousing tribute during the 53rd annual meeting of the Programa Cooperativo Centroamericano para el Mejoramiento d …


News about CIMMYT staff

April 27, 2007

Congratulations to Pat Wall (CIMMYT Zimbabwe). He has just been elected as chair of the international agronomy section of the American Society of Agronomy. And Marilyn Warburton (GREU) is now the ANAB …


Seed Health Lab is ISO certified

April 27, 2007

After a lengthy and very detailed inspection process, the Seed Health Lab at CIMMYT has become the first in the CG system to receive International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification. …


Soil carbon experts gather at CIMMYT

April 27, 2007

Ever heard of the terms “carbon trading” or “carbon inventories?” They are now routinely bandied about by governments seeking to balance economic development with reduced impacts on global climates. I …


Visiting FAO dignitary promotes collaboration in agricultural biotechnology

April 21, 2007

Juan Izquierdo, Senior Crop Production Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean, FAO, visited CIMMYT’s El Batán research station on Thursday 19 April 2007. His discussions with center management an …


Borlaug accorded fond welcome in northwestern Mexico

April 21, 2007

The CIMMYT research station and the city of Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, in northwestern Mexico, had reason to celebrate over the last week. Norman Borlaug paid a five-day visit to the city in the Yaqui Va …


Agua Fría staff promote CIMMYT’s work

April 13, 2007

On 7 March 2007, Jesús González, of CIMMYT’s Agua Fría research station, talked of CIMMYT’s aims and achievements to an audience of 400 during the traveling exhibition “No maize, no country,” organize …


FAO joins Global Rust Initiative

April 13, 2007

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) announced Thursday that it would join CIMMYT and ICARDA in the Global Rust Initiative (GRI). “Global wheat yields could be at risk if …


CIMMYT at the Fair

March 30, 2007

The 27th annual Texcoco Horse Fair opened on Saturday, 24 March and CIMMYT was there. The Corporate Communications design group has put together a display booth to show both CIMMYT’s flagship products …


CIMMYT in Science

March 30, 2007

Science, one of the world’s most important scientific publications, has just published a major news story about the global threat of wheat stem rust. Titled “Deadly Wheat Fungus Threatens World’s Brea …