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CIMMYT-CAAS-Seed industry interface on rapid-cycle maize breeding

To strengthen the modern technology-driven maize breeding in China, “CIMMYT-CAAS-Seed Industry Interface on Rapid-cycle Maize Breeding” was held on June 9, 2012 in CIMMYT-CAAS Joint International Rese …


New maize and new friendships to beat Thai drought

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 …


Social media workshop gets a “like” from GCP and CIMMYT

As part of the Generation Challenge Programme’s (GCP) plan to revamp their online space, they engaged the CGIAR Consortium’s social media expert, Peter Casier, to instruct an intensive workshop on soc …


Science Week 2008

CIMMYT research staff, colleagues from IRRI, GCP, and other special guests, as well as a few members of the Board of Trustees and DG designate, Thomas A. Lumpkin, gathered in El Batán from Monday 03 t …


Drought phenotyping workshop

From 28-30 January 2008, the Genration Challenge Programme (GCP) lived up to its middle name and organized a workshop on an intricate challenge— drought phenotyping. Held at CIMMYT’s El Batán faciliti …


Out of the seminar room

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 …


Generation Challenge Programme meets CIMMYT

This week, during August 6-8, the Generation Challenge Programme (GCP) held the kick-off meeting for its current round of six two-year projects at CIMMYT’s El Batán headquarters, bringing together 31 …


Successful workshop for plant breeders in Beijing

Plant breeders and postgraduates majoring in genetics and breeding gathered at the Institute of Crop Science of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science in Beijing between 19 and 22 March to learn …


Message from Masa

CIMMYT scientists have had remarkable success in the pre-proposal competition for the Generation Challenge Program’s competitive grants in 2006. A total of 55 pre-proposals were submitted by many orga …