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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 …


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 …


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 …


Successful workshop for plant breeders in Beijing

March 30, 2007

Plant breeders and postgraduates majoring in genetics and breeding gathered at the Institute of Crop Science of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science in Beijing between 19 and 22 March to learn …


Advanced wheat improvement

March 9, 2007

Eight breeders from developing countries arrived in El Batán this week to attend the Advanced Wheat Improvement course. They come from India, Pakistan, Sudan, Egypt, Ecuador and South Africa and will …


Assistance for resistance

March 9, 2007

One of the questions Norman Borlaug often asks when talking about rusts in the major cereals is why rice is not susceptible to rust fungi but wheat, barley and other cereals are. That question inspire …


Australian Nuffield Scholars ask searching questions of CIMMYT researchers

March 2, 2007

Eleven winners of the prestigious 2006 Nuffield Farming Scholarships in Australia visited CIMMYT during 5-7 March 2007, as part of a study tour covering three continents and diverse farming systems an …


Project 11 meetings touch on CIMMYT knowledge and impacts

February 23, 2007

Seeking to review progress and plan future contributions to CIMMYT research, nine members of Project 11, “Knowledge, targeting and strategic assessment of maize and wheat farming systems,” met in El B …


Whistle-stop tour

February 16, 2007

Sixteen members of the Illinois Farm Bureau paid a brief visit to El Batán on Wednesday. The group included maize, wheat, and soybean farmers and they are on a study tour to learn about Mexican agricu …


“Dedication” for a lifetime’s dedication: Cordova honored by Central American network

December 29, 2006

The 53rd Annual Meeting of the Central American Cooperative Program for the Improvement of Crops and Animals (PCCMCA)—a network established by Edwin J. Wellhausen and L. Sterling Wortman with Rockfell …


From labs to farmer’s lots: mapping impact pathways for CIMMYT

December 21, 2006

How do CIMMYT research products reach farmers, and how can we make that happen better, more quickly, and more often? Those are a few of the issues that CIMMYT staff, with logistical and technical supp …


Transparency and transmission: wheat quality in the marketplace

December 21, 2006

According to Erika Meng, CIMMYT economist and organizer of a workshop on wheat quality held at El Batán during 7-8 December 2006: ‘“We’ve worked on wheat quality at CIMMYT for a long time, but usually …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …