CIMMYT delegation meets with Turkey’s Minister of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock

Minister Kutbeddin Arzu presenting a traditional ceramic plate symbolizing wheat and fertility to CIMMYT DG Martin Kropff. Photo: Alexey Morgunov In October CIMMYT Director General Martin Kropff, BOT …


Scientists to detail state of Ug99 food security threat at Sydney meeting

Wheat farmers are facing troubles on various fronts, particularly the threat of devastating disease.


Azerbaijan and Georgia showcase progress in wheat breeding during IWWIP Traveling Seminar

The International Winter Wheat Improvement Program (IWWIP) held its 2015 International Winter Wheat Traveling Seminar in Azerbaijan and Georgia on 24 May. More than 40 participants from 18 countries a …


Australian visit to CIMMYT-Turkey strengthens decades-long collaboration

The CIMMYT Australia ICARDA Germplasm Evaluation Project (CAIGE) organized a visit for Australian breeders to Turkey during 19 April-3 May. Participants learned about the germplasm evaluation and sele …


Food Security

As staple foods, maize and wheat provide vital nutrients and health benefits, making up close to two-thirds of the world’s food energy intake, and contributing 55 to 70 percent of the total calories i …


CGIAR Research Program on WHEAT

WHEAT is part of an international, collaborative effort to raise the productivity of wheat farming systems, address the global threat of climate change, stem rust disease and help wheat farmers in dev …


CIMMYT Remembers Vital Legacy of Gender Specialist Paula Kantor

EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – CIMMYT is sad to announce the tragic death of our friend and respected colleague, gender and development specialist Paula Kantor. Paula died on May 13, in the aftermath of …


Rust-resistant wheat released for Central and West Asia

  The new variety Yusufi was released in Tajikistan for 2014. Photo: Hafiz Mumidjanov In 2013-2014, numerous new rust-resistant wheat varieties that are high yielding and broadly adapted were rel …


Seed health facilities upgraded in Turkey

By Alexey Morgounov/CIMMYT A grant provided by the CGIAR Research Program on Wheat (CRP WHEAT) has helped improve seed health facilities in Turkey. The grant benefited the International Winter Wheat I …


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- …


Physiology to further improve rainfed winter wheat yields in Turkey

In the light of the impact made by CIMMYT in physiological pre-breeding in spring wheat with drought, the Global Wheat Program in Turkey expanded their efforts to winter wheat. To support the work of …


International Winter Wheat Improvement Program reviewed

The International Winter Wheat Improvement Program (IWWIP) develops winter wheat germplasm for Central and West Asia and facilitates global germplasm exchange, as part of a joint program between the M …


Ukraine counselor visits El Batan

On 28 March 2008, Anatoly Rymar, Counselor from the Ukraine Embassy in Mexico, visited El Batán to discuss strengthened collaboration of his country with the center. According to Alex Morgounov, CIMMY …


Course prepares Turkish researchers to conduct impact assessments

Referring to the first-ever training course in Turkey on assessing the impacts of agricultural research and development, held during 22 November-01 December, Mesut Keser, Deputy Director General of th …


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 …