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  • First Lady of Wheat in Mexico to Celebrate her Father, Norman Borlaug

    First Lady of Wheat in Mexico to Celebrate her Father, Norman Borlaug

    The late wheat breeder Norman Borlaug was so dedicated to his work that he was away from home 80 percent of the time, either travelling or in the field, recalls his daughter Jeanie Borlaug Laube.
  • Innovation Key to Wheat Yield Potential Advances, Says Incoming CIMMYT DG

    Martin Kropff, who will take the helm as director general of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in June, joined scientists, and other members of the global wheat community at the CIMMYT experimental research station near the town of Ciudad Obregon in Mexico’s northern state of Sonora for annual Visitors’ Week.
  • KALRO and CIMMYT: Cementing a longstanding relationship

    KALRO and CIMMYT: Cementing a longstanding relationship

    A high-level visit from Kenya, a key country that hosts our Africa Regional Office, maize lethal necrosis screening, doubled haploid facility and is a regional hub for drought-tolerance testing hub –.all these in close collaboration with the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO). Dr. Eliud Kireger, Acting Director General of KALRO, was accompanied to CIMMYT headquarters by Stephen Mugo, CIMMYT Regional Representative for Africa and country represenative for Kenya. They spoke candidly on the triumphs and tragedies of crop research in Africa.
  • Mexico Meeting Outlines Scientific Roadmap for Increasing Wheat Yields

    Mexico Meeting Outlines Scientific Roadmap for Increasing Wheat Yields

    Mexico aims to boost its domestic wheat production 9 percent to deliver yields of 3.6 million metric tons by 2018, said a government official speaking on Tuesday at a conference in the town of Ciudad Obregon in the northern Mexican state of Sonora.
  • SIMLESA’s Seamlessly Integrated Solution to a Perennial Problem, But…

    SIMLESA’s Seamlessly Integrated Solution to a Perennial Problem, But…

    Southern Africa smallholder farmers can attain food security and more income through sustainable intensification of maize-based farming systems. Follow this February farmer field tour through Malawi and Mozambique, that included testing new hand-planting tools and assessing the benefits of conservation agriculture.

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