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International Winter Wheat Improvement Program

International Winter Wheat Improvement Program (IWWIP) is a joint enterprise between the government of Turkey, CIMMYT and the International Center for Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA). The main objectiv …


Syngenta scientists visit CIMMYT–Turkey Seed Program

By Abdelfattah A. Dababat and Dietrich Hermann/CIMMYT CIMMYT has been working with agriculture research institutes in Turkey since the mid-1980s, focusing on developing germplasm that is broadly adapt …


Jeanie Borlaug visits Central Asia

By Linda McCandless/The Borlaug Global Rust Initiative  Continuing the year-long celebration of what would have been Norman Borlaug’s 100th birthday, his daughter, Jeanie Borlaug, visited wheat resear …


Pathology Research Greenhouse opened in Ankara, Turkey, honors researcher

A new greenhouse opened at the Central Field Crop Research Institute in Ankara, Turkey, honoring Senior Pathologist Lutfi Cetin for his contribution to wheat pathology research. The new, state-of-the- …


Identifying wheat landraces in Turkey

The International Winter Wheat Improvement Program (IWWIP) in cooperation with FAO Central Asia held a workshop to summarize the results of wheat landraces inventory in Turkey and develop recommendati …


Turkey dinner

The TURKEY-CIMMYT-ICARDA office in Ankara held a dinner on 1 July to welcome Alex Morgounov while saying farewell to Arne Hede and Hans-Joachim Braun. Alex, not a really a newcomer to Turkey having wo …