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Seeking mold-free food grain for Asia and the world

December 17, 2010

More than 200 delegates from 34 countries attended the international mycotoxin conference “Mycored 2010: Global Mycotoxin Reduction Strategies,” in Penang, Malaysia during 01-04 December 2010. The con …


Hugo Córdova, Knight Commander of the Order Manuel Amador Guerrero in Panamá

August 15, 2008

Hugo Córdova will be invested by Panama’s president, His Excellence Martín Torrijos, and Grand Maestre of the Order, on August 28, 2008, during the Feria Agrícola de Divisa, where according to Román G …


Quality protein maize cultivars released in El Salvador

June 20, 2008

Three quality protein maize hybrids—Platino (CML144/CML159//CML503/CML502), Oro Blanco(CML503/CML492//CML491), and synthetic Protemas (03TLWQAB3)—were released to farmers at the headquarters of the na …


India breeders choose outstanding maize from CIMMYT

March 21, 2008

Immediately upon his return after Science Week on 10 March 2008, P.H. Zaidi, breeder in CIMMYT’s global maize program, led a field day on ICRISAT’s campus in Hyderabad, India, that was attended by som …


Rajaram retires

February 15, 2008

After an outstanding career of 40 years in agricultural research, former CIMMYT wheat researcher, Wheat Program Director, and Distinguished Scientist, Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram—known affectionately at CIMMY …


CIMMYT researcher helps find cheaper way to Vitamin-A enhanced maize

January 18, 2008

In a development reported this week in Science magazine and which could enhance the nutritional status of millions of people in developing countries, a team of plant geneticists and crop scientists in …


2007 CGIAR awards for CIMMYT and partners

December 7, 2007

The CGIAR honored the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS) and the Shandong Academy of Agricultural Science with the 2007 Award for Outstanding Agricultural Technology in the Asia-Pacific Re …


Democratizing crop improvement

November 2, 2007

Maize breeders in the Mexican highlands are increasingly looking to farmers for input on how to improve crops, after decades of having little impact in these areas. It is estimated that only 7-15% of …


The importance of CIMMYT’s maize in Mexico

October 19, 2007

On September 9, and October 4 and 12, the highland maize program participated in field days in Chapingo, Puebla and Hidalgo. The events illustrated the continuing importance of CIMMYT germplasm in Mex …


Award from AgroBIO-México to Silverio García

October 19, 2007

In a gala ceremony on 18 October at the National Anthropology and History Museum of Mexico, AgroBio-México recognized Silverio García’s PhD thesis as one of the best in the country. AgroBio-México is …


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 …


Pride and pragmatism sustain a giant Mexican maize

August 18, 2007

Long as a man’s forearm, the biggest maize ears in the world are found in Jala, in the state of Nayarit, on the Pacific coast of Mexico. The traditional variety of this community is at risk, but a mai …


Out of the seminar room

August 10, 2007

The Genetic Resources and Enhancement Unit (GREU) broke with tradition this week when instead of the usual seminar with a PowerPoint presentation it moved the talk to the screen houses at El Batán. Ma …


Trustee Çakmak given 2007 Derek Tribe Award

June 30, 2007

CIMMYT Board member and Professor at Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, Ismail Çakmak, has received the prestigious 2007 Derek Tribe Award of Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engine …


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 …


Rousing homage to Hugo Cordova in Central America

April 27, 2007

Distinguished scientist Hugo Córdova Orellana, who will retire in May 2007, received a rousing tribute during the 53rd annual meeting of the Programa Cooperativo Centroamericano para el Mejoramiento d …


The release in Peru of a QPM hybrid with a global reach

March 9, 2007

A new single-cross, quality protein maize (QPM) hybrid called “NutriPeru” and designated INIA 611 was released at the Donoso research station, 80 km north of Lima, Peru, on 09 February 2007. Its paren …


CIMMYT quality protein maize hybrids shine in 2005-06 trials

November 17, 2006

In global trials during 2005-06, white-grained, quality protein maize (QPM) experimental hybrids from CIMMYT significantly outyielded the best seed industry checks. QPM grain contains nearly twice nor …


Release of new CIMMYT-derived maize hybrid in Peru

November 10, 2006

A new maize hybrid, INIA 609 Naylamp, which yielded as much as 10 tons per hectare in marginal soils, based on data gathered from trials at 36 locations in the agriculturally rich province of Lambayeq …


Bihar to subsidize zero-tillage and maize

August 22, 2006

On 09 August, the government of Bihar State, India, announced a 25% subsidy for the purchase of zero-tillage seeders, bed planters, and maize threshers. According to Raj Gupta, facilitator of the Rice …