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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 …


World Bank parliamentarians connect with the CGIAR in Nairobi

September 22, 2006

Parliamentarians from World Bank member countries spent the first two of a four-day mission to Kenya visiting and interacting with CGIAR scientists, partners, and stakeholders. The dozen members of th …


Workshop on group facilitation skills for participatory decision-making

September 15, 2006

Facilitation skills are strategically important in the CGIAR, as staff are increasingly called upon to manage teams and participatory processes involving people from diverse backgrounds, disciplines, …


New biotech lab manual: flashy look for flash technology

September 8, 2006

We’re pleased to announce the compiling and publication of “Laboratory Protocols: CIMMYT Applied Molecular and Genetics Laboratory.” The manual is intended for use by scientists, researchers, and stud …


Science at CIMMYT: grown-ups and children play and learn

August 11, 2006

At El Batán last 28 July 2006, we were privileged to host 76 children from the CIMMYT family. Following the DG’s welcome, a group photo, and final admonitions from their guardians, the youngsters aged …


Wheat genetic resource experts at CIMMYT plot global strategy

July 7, 2006

The world’s keepers of wheat genetic resources must provide better access to seed and information from their collections, as well as meeting the rising demand for wheat’s wild relatives, DNA mapping p …


CGIAR Marketing Group meets in Nairobi

June 30, 2006

Members of the CGIAR Marketing Group held their annual meeting on the ILRI campus in Nairobi last week. Each CG center can send two representatives, usually one from the fundraising side and the other …


Farmers discuss nitrogen sensor technology

June 24, 2006

About 75 people, including farmers, technical advisers, representatives of farmers Unions, academics, government officials, (SAGARPA State vice-representative, and Chair of the Phytosanitary Authority …


Making the grade: World Bank to provide $850,000 budget boost for outstanding

June 16, 2006

CIMMYT is one of only two centers in the CGIAR to achieve an “outstanding” level of performance in the annual appraisal conducted by the Secretariat and the Science Council. The announcement that CIMM …


The road to ISO9000 for SIDU

June 9, 2006

The seed health laboratory, part of CIMMYT’s Seed Inspection and Distribution Unit (SIDU), has just begun the process of obtaining ISO9000 accreditation with the International Standards Organization. …


China and CIMMYT: new science agreement and support

June 2, 2006

Masa Iwanaga, CIMMYT Director General, visited the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and had a fruitful meeting with Wang Jie, Vice President of NSFC. An agreement was signed with Ha …


Accessing vital knowledge in data: CIMMYT hosts important crop information workshop

May 26, 2006

One of the most important aspects of any crop breeding program is the collection, storage, retrieval and analysis of data for germplasm (e.g. wheat and maize seed) plant breeders use. This includes ph …


Quality protein maize awareness workshop held in Harare

May 26, 2006

In an effort to promote quality protein maize (QPM), CIMMYT, in collaboration with the Agricultural Research and Extension Service (AREX) in Zimbabwe, recently held a workshop on QPM awareness. QPM co …


Maize field tour in Bangladesh

May 5, 2006

A high-level delegation from the government of Bangladesh has just taken a first-hand look at hybrid maize seed being produced by the Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC). The group …


Scientific renewal

April 28, 2006

Three scientists from Pakistan have just concluded a two-week visit to CIMMYT that included a stopover in Obregón during the harvest. The visitors were Nafees Sadiq Kisana, National Coordinator for Wh …


Minister visits

April 21, 2006

Mr. M.K. Anwar, Minister of Agriculture for Bangladesh visited CIMMYT for two days this week. In addition to a welcome presentation by the Director General, he toured the Genebank, Biotech, and Cereal …


CIMMYT hosts high level visitors

April 14, 2006

Showing our best to some high level donor representatives was the name of the game the week of March 20 as CIMMYT played host to several important visitors. Ms Jacqueline Schafer, Assistant Administra …