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CIMMYT renames lab to honor Evangelina Villegas, World Food Prize laureate

June 7, 2017

El BATAN, Mexico, (CIMMYT) – To celebrate and expand the legacy of the late Evangelina Villegas Moreno, a pioneering Mexican cereal chemist who won the 2000 World Food Prize for co-developing quality …


Afghan researchers learn the essentials of wheat rust management

June 10, 2014

By Rajiv Sharma/CIMMYT Wheat has been receiving a lot of attention ever since new races of destructive fungi emerged, threatening the world’s second most important food crop. The onslaught of stem rus …


Training builds research skills

February 26, 2014

By Rajiv Sharma /CIMMYT CIMMYT-Afghanistan organized a training event for staff from the Agricultural Research Institute of Afghanistan (ARIA) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock …


2nd ARIA-CIMMYT annual maize workshop in Afghanistan: challenges to maize production

April 24, 2013

Increasing maize production in Afghanistan and defining research imperatives to address its major constraints were the topic of the 2nd Agricultural Research Institute of Afghanistan (ARIA)-CIMMYT mai …


Discussing future research and development in Afghanistan

March 22, 2013

For over 10 years, CIMMYT has been working assiduously with the national agriculture research system of Afghanistan to contribute to the war-torn country’s sustainable agricultural growth and research …


Australia and CIMMYT continue support for wheat and maize research in Afghanistan

November 12, 2012

After a decade of successful work in Afghanistan, CIMMYT has begun a new phase of a project supported by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the Australian Centre for Inte …


Wheat community meets in Afghanistan for 2nd ARIA-CIMMYT wheat workshop

September 26, 2012

Bringing together Afghanistan’s wheat stakeholders, the second ARIA-CIMMYT wheat workshop was held during 01-03 September 2012 on the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) campus. T …


Maize research training in Afghanistan

September 10, 2012

Despite being the fourth most important crop in Afghanistan (covering about 6.5% of the total cereal area of the country and accounting for about 6.8% of the total cereal production), maize has not be …