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  • The World Food Prize Recognizes Young Agricultural Scientist for Innovations in Sustainable Agriculture as Winner of the 2014 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, Endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation

    The World Food Prize Recognizes Young Agricultural Scientist for Innovations in Sustainable Agriculture as Winner of the 2014 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, Endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation

    The third annual award recognizes researchers under 40 who emulate the scientific innovation and dedication to food security demonstrated by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Norman Borlaug.

  • CIMMYT to Hold Board of Trustees Meeting in Beijing

    The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) will hold its fall Board of Trustees (BoT) meeting 21-24 September in Beijing, China. “At its Beijing meeting, the Board will continue its mission to improve the governance and management functions at CIMMYT through extensive discussions with the Management Committee and key staff. The Board will also provide advice and direction, drawing on the extensive experience of Board members from their work in international public and private organizations,” announced Dr. John Snape, Chair of CIMMYT’s BoT.

  • Ethiopian Government Supports and Expands Promotion of Quality Protein Maize

    Ethiopian Government Supports and Expands Promotion of Quality Protein Maize

    The Ethiopian government has announced the launch of a new initiative to improve nutritional security in the country. ‘Strengthening Quality Protein Maize Promotion and Seed Supply Systems in Ethiopia’ sets a target of increasing the quality protein maize (QPM) production area in Ethiopia to 200,000 hectares (which is approximately 10 percent of the total land area currently devoted to maize production in the country) in three years (2015-17).

  • Manuel Villa Issa Joins CIMMYT Board of Trustees

    Manuel Villa Issa Joins CIMMYT Board of Trustees

    Manuel Villa Issa, noted agricultural economist and educator, has joined the Board of Trustees of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT).  Villa Issa is the Coordinator for Research, Innovation and Partnerships of the National Institute for Research on Forestry, Crops and Livestock of Mexico (INIFAP).
  • Bolivia and CIMMYT Partner to Boost Sustainable Grain Production

    Bolivia and CIMMYT Partner to Boost Sustainable Grain Production

    The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and Bolivia’s Institute of Agriculture and Forestry Innovation (INIAF) signed a scientific collaboration agreement to strengthen food security in the Andean country by developing research and capacity building activities that sustainably increase basic grain production.

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