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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 …


China sends high-level delegation to CIMMYT

April 27, 2007

In the context of CIMMYT’s long-standing and fruitful partnerships with Chinese researchers and research organizations, CIMMYT wheat scientist He Zhonghu (far left) accompanied six key experts from th …


Mexican President visits Tlaltizapán

April 27, 2007

Tlaltizapán station supervisor Francisco Magallanes, assistant supervisor Pedro Gálvez, and station staff are accustomed to attending visitors, but 24 April 2007 was one day they’ll not soon forget! T …


Seed Health Lab is ISO certified

April 27, 2007

After a lengthy and very detailed inspection process, the Seed Health Lab at CIMMYT has become the first in the CG system to receive International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification. …


FAO joins Global Rust Initiative

April 13, 2007

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) announced Thursday that it would join CIMMYT and ICARDA in the Global Rust Initiative (GRI). “Global wheat yields could be at risk if …


CIMMYT in Science

March 30, 2007

Science, one of the world’s most important scientific publications, has just published a major news story about the global threat of wheat stem rust. Titled “Deadly Wheat Fungus Threatens World’s Brea …


USDA visits CIMMYT

March 30, 2007

Michael Yost, Administrator, of the Foreign Agricultural Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) paid a brief visit to CIMMYT El Batán on Saturday, 24 March. He was accompanied b …


CIMMYT on Al Jazeera TV

March 2, 2007

A crew from the new English language all-news television network, Al Jazeera, which is headquartered in Doha, Qatar, paid a visit to El Batán on Wednesday. They came to videotape segments of a story t …


Wheat meets

February 16, 2007

Staff of CIMMYT’s Global Wheat Program have just concluded a week of intense meetings at El Batán. For the first three days the scientific team presented highlights and research results from work over …


Farewell to Raj Gupta

February 9, 2007

On January 19, 2007, Raj Gupta stepped down as the CIMMYT Facilitator of the Rice-Wheat Consortium (RWC) based in New Delhi, India. When Raj assumed the leadership of the RWC, the technological founda …


Message from Masa: 2006 King Baudouin Award for CIMMYT work in sub-Saharan Africa

December 15, 2006

Masa Iwanaga, CIMMYT Director General, accepts the King Baudouin Award on behalf of the organization in Washington, DC.


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 …


Delbert Hess’ work is recognized

November 10, 2006

Former CIMMYT maize program director Delbert Hess has received the Genetics and Plant Breeding Award for Industry from the Crop Science Society of America and the US National Council of Commercial Pla …


Highlights of Hugo Córdova’s work

October 27, 2006

Salvadoran national and graduate of the Universidad Autónoma Agraria “Antonio Narro” (Agronomy, 1969; Honoris Causa Doctorate, 1996) and the Colegio de Postgraduados (MSc in plant breeding, 1973), Cór …