Visit to the maize and wheat germplasm bank

December 15, 2006

M.C. Vidal Fernández, one teacher, and 10 students from De Roque Technological Institute, Advanced studies on seed, Celaya, Guanajuato. Our colleagues Víctor H. Chávez and Eduardo Hernández guided the …


Visit to Tlaltizapán

December 15, 2006

Chinese journalists Fan Jian (center) of the Science and Technology Daily and Jianke Jiang (right) of the People’s Daily, accompany Xiaofeng Dai, Deputy Director General, Chinese Academy of Agricultur …


Course prepares Turkish researchers to conduct impact assessments

December 15, 2006

Referring to the first-ever training course in Turkey on assessing the impacts of agricultural research and development, held during 22 November-01 December, Mesut Keser, Deputy Director General of th …


Marooned at Mt. Meru: Kenya’s floods trap CIMMYT team

December 8, 2006

Last Wednesday, Kenya-based maize breeder Alpha Diallo and driver Haron Mwangi had a harrowing experience on the slopes of Mt. Meru in Tanzania, where they were marooned for nearly 6 hours. “We were o …


High praise for CIMMYT course

December 8, 2006

CIMMYT staff recently completed giving a course titled “Innovative approaches for wheat improvement/pathology”. It was conducted at CIMMYT headquarters at El Batan and Toluca experiment station from A …


Visit builds links with China

November 22, 2006

On Friday, November 17, El Batán played host to a delegation from the National Nature Science Foundation of China (NSFC), accompanied by Zhong-Hu He, regional wheat coordinator for East Asia based at …


Help to handle the hazards

November 17, 2006

On Monday, November 14, an eight-hour course on hazardous materials took place at El Batán. It was run by biologist Claudina Pérez Baldovino, and covered the proper handling of hazardous materials in …


CIMMYT China helps build Chinese-US links

November 17, 2006

A Chinese-US Workshop on ‘Crop Genomics Applications to Plant Breeding and Biotechnology’ was held at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS) in Beijing on October 23-25, with organizationa …


CIMMYT quality protein maize hybrids shine in 2005-06 trials

November 17, 2006

In global trials during 2005-06, white-grained, quality protein maize (QPM) experimental hybrids from CIMMYT significantly outyielded the best seed industry checks. QPM grain contains nearly twice nor …


Delbert Hess’ work is recognized

November 10, 2006

Former CIMMYT maize program director Delbert Hess has received the Genetics and Plant Breeding Award for Industry from the Crop Science Society of America and the US National Council of Commercial Pla …


Workshop on fueling the future

November 10, 2006

An international technical workshop on ‘Bioethanol, maize and wheat: opportunities and risks’, jointly organized by CIMMYT and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), with the Global …


Release of new CIMMYT-derived maize hybrid in Peru

November 10, 2006

A new maize hybrid, INIA 609 Naylamp, which yielded as much as 10 tons per hectare in marginal soils, based on data gathered from trials at 36 locations in the agriculturally rich province of Lambayeq …


Highlights of Hugo Córdova’s work

October 27, 2006

Salvadoran national and graduate of the Universidad Autónoma Agraria “Antonio Narro” (Agronomy, 1969; Honoris Causa Doctorate, 1996) and the Colegio de Postgraduados (MSc in plant breeding, 1973), Cór …


Highland maize takes off in Ethiopia

October 27, 2006

CIMMYT staff in Ethiopia recently participated in field days organized by the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) showcasing newly-released highland maize varieties based on CIMMYT mat …


Danish CIMMYT staff member breaks cover to break record

October 22, 2006

Jesper Nørgaard, Project Leader in the Crop Research Informatics Lab (CRIL), is sometimes to be seen playing chess in the atrium at El Batán, but did you know that he is ranked the fifth-best player i …


Paper wins award

October 22, 2006

A scientific paper which includes among its authors CIMMYT scientists Jose Crossa, Suketoshi Taba and Uruguayan researcher and CIMMYT partner Jorge Franco has been given an award by the prestigious jo …


CIMMYT journal article database

October 13, 2006

Fourteen years ago, John Woolston, a dedicated CIMMYT volunteer, compiled and began maintaining a list of CIMMYT’s peer-reviewed journal articles. A version covering the years 1966- 2002 was published …


First international meeting of the GRI

October 13, 2006

The First International Workshop of the Global Rust Initiative (GRI), 9-11 October, ended in Alexandria, Egypt, with agreement that a tremendous coordinated effort is needed to combat the resurgence o …


Outcomes of Nairobi MC and Board meetings

October 13, 2006

The management committee (MC) met in Nairobi, 28-29 September, prior to the Board of Trustees meeting, and had an excellent discussion on research planning, resource allocation, and budgeting processe …


CIMMYT and John Dodds bid each other fond farewell

September 29, 2006

At a luncheon organized by CIMMYT in his honor in the Rincón Mexicano on 22 September 2006, out-going Deputy Director General for Research, John Dodds, thanked CIMMYT for the fond memories and excelle …