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Doubled haploids speed development of drought tolerant maize for Africa

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 5 no. 5, May 2008 CIMMYT is adapting an advanced technology—the doubled haploid approach—to develop inbred lines of tropical maize for sub-Saharan Africa. It promises to reduce cost …


New maize and new friendships to beat Thai drought

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 5 no. 3, March 2008 CIMMYT fosters regional partnerships and provides seed to help researchers in Thailand get drought resistant maize to farmers. “We are very, very dry,” says farm …


Battle of the tills

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 4 no. 6, June 2007 A new experiment, using precision water control, gives hard data about the gains that can be made growing wheat under zero-tillage conditions. This was a classic …


A model project

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 3 no. 3, March 2006   Donors and farmers agree – Project gets high marks for important work The Africa Maize Stress project (AMS), in which CIMMYT is a key partner, was termed …


Fighting drought in Kenya

May 14, 2012

East Africa is struggling with the worst drought in more than half a century. In Kenya, a lack of supply has pushed food prices to dangerously high levels. In June 2010, a 90-kilogram bag of maize – t …


Workshop on enabling technologies and environments for climate resilient future farming systems in Jharkhand, India

May 5, 2012

A two-day workshop on potential technologies and policy environments for smallholder rainfed maize farming systems of Jharkhand state, India was organized jointly by Birsa Agriculture University (BAU) …


Collaboration is the key to SeeD success

August 1, 2011

The collaborative nature of the Seeds of Discovery (SeeD) initiative was highlighted at a seminar on 12th July, with Hans Braun, director of CIMMYT’s Global Wheat Program, calling for an “open and fra …


Tony Fischer wins 2007 Farrer Memorial Medal

January 11, 2008

Former CIMMYT Wheat Program director, Tony Fischer, has won the 2007 Farrer Memorial Medal, an annual award established in 1911 to perpetuate the memory of famous Australian wheat rust researcher Will …


CAAS-China and CIMMYT renew and strengthen partnership

December 7, 2007

Building on a long, fruitful partnership, on 04 December 2007 in Beijing the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS) and CIMMYT signed an agreement for a new, three-year, collaborative wheat br …


Work on transgenic drought tolerance

November 20, 2007

Takashi Kumashiro (Director, Biological Resources Division) and Kazuo Nakashima (Senior Scientist, Biotechnology Lab of Dr. Yamaguchi-Shinozaki) from the Japan International Research Center for Agricu …


New drought screening site takes shape

September 14, 2007

A new drought screening site at the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) station in Kiboko, Kenya, is nearly ready for its first planting. Kiboko is located about 140 km south east of Nairobi …


Mexican farmers see conservation agriculture in the highland tropics

September 7, 2007

Faced with rapidly degrading soils and dwindling water supplies, Mexican farmers and researchers have sought with renewed vigor in recent years to apply conservation agriculture principles—reduced til …


DTMA meeting

September 7, 2007

The Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) team held its first project review and planning meeting from 3-7 September in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. During the first three days, staff from CIMMYT and the …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Asian Cereals Conference

July 28, 2006

The 2nd Central Asian Cereals Conference took place on June 13-16, 2006 in Aurora Sanatorium near Cholpon-Ata town of Issyk-Kul Lake region in the Kyrgyz Republic. The Lake Issyk-Kul is a natural pear …


Bangladesh Country Almanac version 3.0 released

July 14, 2006

The third edition of the Bangladesh Country Almanac (BCA) was released at a workshop held at the Jahangir Nagar University, Savar, chaired by its Vice Chancellor in April. In May and June a disseminat …


New CIMMYT-based maize hybrid released in Colombia

June 9, 2006

Colombia’s Agriculture and Livestock Research Corporation (CORPOICA) has released a new maize hybrid, CORPOICA PALMIRA H-262, for the country’s Cauca Valley Department. The new single-cross hybrid, wh …