Posts Tagged ‘award’

Award recognizes agronomist Ram Malik for successes in India’s rice-wheat systems

Ram Kanwar Malik recognized for 30 years of improving India’s rice-wheat systems.

Inaugural Paula Kantor Award recognizes work on agriculture, gender, improved diets

Post-doctoral fellow Soumya Gupta is the winner of the inaugural Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research, the International Centre for Research on Women announces.

CIMMYT scientist receives award from China for wheat research

Top wheat scientists from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and other research institutions are the recipients of a prestigious award from China’s State Council.

CIMMYT team wins CCAFS recognition

On 29 April, CIMMYT had a double reason to celebrate, picking up the award for “Best gender paper” and “Best science paper” (along with Bioversity), at the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Ag …

CIMMYT scientist Ravi Singh receives honor for wheat genetics, breeding

Scientist Ravi Singh is named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for distinguished contributions to the field of agricultural research and development.

CIMMYT is recognized for its role in strengthening Malawi’s maize seed system

CIMMYT receives an award in recognition of its efforts and contributions towards developing and strengthening Malawi’s maize seed system

Paula Kantor Award nominees must show gender research success in India

A new award recognizes contributions to the livelihoods and economic empowerment of women made by a former giant in the field of international gender research.

Winners of the 2015 World Food Prize announced

Based on information from the Sustainable Intensification Program Science Dissemination Team Photo: World Food Prize winner Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. Photo courtesy of worldfoodprize. “It is difficult to …

CIMMYT wheat breeder Ravi Singh wins China’s Friendship Award

Gains in China’s agricultural productivity over the past 30 years are due in large measure to smallholder farmers who have readily adopted innovative farming practices.

Reflections of a wheat trainee: Zaki Afshar, Afghanistan

Zaki Afshar grew up in the small city of Puli Khumri in northern Afghanistan, and visited his father’s seven-hectare farm every weekend. In this farming locality where the staple crops are wheat and r …

Women in Triticum award winners reflect “diversity and talent”

Women who show significant leadership potential receive the Women of Triticum Award at the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative Conference.

Why GM wheat may be the key to stave off world hunger

Unless global policymakers redouble their efforts to properly support a strategy to ensure a future food supply, the current hunger crisis threatens only to get worse.

CIMMYT receives “Excellence Through Stewardship” certification

CIMMYT has been awarded an Excellence Through Stewardship (ETS) certificate of achievement for successfully completing the ETS audit requirements for its operations in Mexico and Kenya. ETS is a globa …

World Food Prize laureate Rajaram honored at World Food Forum

Sanjaya Rajaram, recipient of the 2014 World Food Prize, told more than 200 participants at the World Food Forum in Santiago, Chile, on 14 April, that he held hopes for a “second Green Revolution.”

Celebrating CIMMYT: what will the next 50 years hold?

Photo credit: CIMMYT A year of celebrations in honor of Dr. Norman Borlaug’s birth centennial was officially closed last Thursday 9 April in a ceremony at CIMMYT headquarters in Mexico. “If he (my fat …

Presidential award in recognition of critical breakthrough in maize breeding in Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Maize Breeding Programme was honored on 13 February 2015, as the 2014/2015 Presidential Award winners in agricultural research during a ceremony attended by more than 1,500 people at the …

Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram presented with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman 2015 Award, the highest honor conferred on overseas Indians

On 9 January 2015, Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram, the India-born plant scientist who led wheat breeding research at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) based in Mexico for more than th …

CIMMYT young agricultural scientist receives 2014 Borlaug Field Award

On 15 October, Dr. Bram Govaerts, Associate Director of the Global Conservation Agriculture Program of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), received the 2014 Norman Borlaug A …

CIMMYT-led climate project is finalist at Asia Mobile Tech Awards

By Katie Lutz  A CIMMYT-led project was named as a finalist for the 2014 mBillionth Award South Asia thanks to its mobile platform that helps farmers adapt to changing climate conditions. “Disseminati …

Indian organizations honor Rajaram for World Food Prize win

By Gurdev Singh/CIMMYT Dr. S. Ayyappan, director general of ICAR, honored Rajaram as “the best living wheat scientist in the world today.” Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram was on board a flight to New Delhi on 18 …