Mexico’s Agriculture Minister flies to CIMMYT, fortifies partnership

August 3, 2007

The whirling blades of the official helicopter in which he arrived foretold something of the pace and intensity of CIMMYT’s tour for Alberto Cárdenas Jiménez, Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture, Livest …


More precise targeting of poverty in South Asia

July 27, 2007

In line with the need to target activities where they contribute most to alleviating poverty, CIMMYT and the Rice-Wheat Consortium (RWC) for the Indo-Gangetic Plains, a CIMMYT-convened network of nati …


Award to Jonathan Crouch

July 27, 2007

Jonathan Crouch, director of Genetic Resources and Enhancement (GREU) is one of three scientists to win the very first Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers. He is the only one …


CIMMYT-Colombia maize enters the coffee zone

July 13, 2007

The June 2007 edition of the Colombian publication “Agricultura & Ganadería” (www. agriculturayganaderia.com) carried a report on the recently-released maize hybrid FNC 3056, developed for croppin …


Borlaug: green revolution to gold standard

July 13, 2007

On Tuesday at a ceremony in the United States Congress, Norman Borlaug was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor, the highest civilian award the American government can give. Global Wheat Prog …


Wheat trials preparation

July 6, 2007

This week SIDU staff started to prepare the first International Wheat Trial (2nd Stem Rust Resistance Screening Nursery). The process includes selection of the best materials from those that arrived f …


Visitors from China

July 6, 2007

A delegation from the National Nature Science Foundation of China (NNSFC) visited CIMMYT El Batán on 11-12 July. The group of seven was led by Zhu Daoben, the Vice-President of NNSFC. During their vis …


Borlaug to receive highest US honor

July 6, 2007

Norman Borlaug will receive the highest civilian honor the United States of America can bestow at a ceremony in Washington DC this coming Tuesday, 17 July. The Congressional Gold Medal will be present …


Students from Tabasco

June 30, 2007

Eight biology students from Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco visited CIMMYT El Batán on Wednesday. They had a special interest in the management and conservation of seeds. The students were acco …


Trustee Çakmak given 2007 Derek Tribe Award

June 30, 2007

CIMMYT Board member and Professor at Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, Ismail Çakmak, has received the prestigious 2007 Derek Tribe Award of Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engine …


Seeds in transit

June 30, 2007

It’s an annual event at El Batán, the arrival of the shipment of wheat seed from the multiplication site near Mexicali in North West Mexico. The seed is grown in Mexicali because that area is free of …


Texas A&M students step out into the wider world, visit CIMMYT

June 22, 2007

During 19-29 June 2007, eight students from the Faculty of the Soil and Crop Science Department, Texas A&M University toured CIMMYT-El Batán and talked with center staff as part of an introductory …


Harvest Choice meets

June 8, 2007

Harvest Choice, a partnership between the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the University of Minnesota, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, held a workshop this week at CIM …


Outstanding again!

June 8, 2007

For the second year in a row CIMMYT has been giving a ranking of “outstanding” in the annual performance measurement conducted by the CGIAR. CIMMYT was one of only two CGIAR centers to reach this, the …


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 …