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Raun named OSU Sarkeys Distinguished Professor

November 20, 2007

Former CIMMYT wheat agronomist (1986-91) Bill Raun has been named the 2007 recipient of the Sarkeys Distinguished Professor Award by the Oklahoma State University (OSU) Division of Agricultural Scienc …


Wheat phenome atlas meetings at CIMMYT

November 16, 2007

Wheat scientists met at CIMMYT El Batán to discuss the wheat phenome pilot project on 12 and 13 November 2007. CIMMYT and the University of Queensland have been working together to develop a “wheat ph …


Ohio State University honors Kevin Pixley

November 9, 2007

On 16 October 2007, CIMMYT maize breeder and assistant director of the center’s global maize program, Kevin Pixley, was given the G.H. Stringfield Award from Ohio State University, USA, in recognition …


Updating Kenyan stakeholders on progress

November 9, 2007

This past Thursday, CIMMYT’s Insect Resistant Maize for Africa (IRMA) project organized a well-attended meeting to update its stakeholders, project participants, and journalists on the past year’s pro …


CIMMYT scientists win awards

November 9, 2007

Norman Borlaug opened the Crop Science Society of America annual meetings in New Orleans with an inspirational speech on 5 November 2007. Also at this meeting, the Crop Science Journal awarded CIMMYT …


Resetting the agricultural research agenda: Byerlee highlights the World Development Report’s implications for the CGIAR

November 9, 2007

Following the release of the World Development Report 2008, its Director, Derek Byerlee, was in Nairobi to discuss its implications with the Kenya-based CGIAR centres. Convened jointly by CIMMYT, ILRI …


Agricultural research reduces poverty: Byerlee delivers second Havener Memorial Lecture

October 12, 2007

Derek Byerlee, Director for the World Bank’s new World Development Report, told an attentive audience in the auditorium at El Batán on Tuesday, 9 October, that there were strong drivers for agricultur …


Havener Lecture: Byerlee to speak on development

October 5, 2007

Derek Byerlee, Director for the World Bank’s World Development Report 2008, will present the second Robert D. Havener memorial lecture on Tuesday, 9 June, in the auditorium at El Batán at 3 pm. Byerle …


Afghanistan Minister may visit CIMMYT-Mexico

September 14, 2007

Global Wheat Program Director, Hans Braun, recently visited the Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) of Afghanistan, O. Ramin. Braun was accompanied by Afghanistan Country Coordina …


Mexican maize landraces: eroding, but not lost

September 11, 2007

The fates of farmers and maize landraces in the central highlands of Mexico hinge on complex interactions between global and local economies Researchers, the media, and members of civil society organi …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Mexico’s agrarian legal office officers visit HQ

May 4, 2007

On Wednesday, 02 May 2007, representatives of the Mexico’s Agrarian Legal Office (La Procuraduría Agraria), Rubén Gallardo Zúñiga, Director of Agrarian Research in the General Direction of Research an …