Posts Tagged ‘Borlaug’

From east Asia to south Asia, via Mexico: how one gene changed the course of history

The story of how Japanese wheat variety Norin 10 saved millions from starvation and revolutionized the world of wheat.

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.

CIMMYT scientists make a splash on Australian radio show

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation broadcast its “Country Hour” program live from the International Wheat Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney. The program features 2014 World Food Priz …

Replacing gender myths and assumptions with knowledge

If we are to be truly successful in improving the lives of farmers and consumers in the developing world, we need to base our interventions on the best evidence available.

SUPER WOMAN: Suchismita Mondal develops climate change resilient wheat

Suchismita Mondal was inspired by the humble flour tortilla to take up a career as an international wheat breeder.

Sculptor captures demeanor of Nobel laureate Norman Borlaug

Artist Katharine McDevitt, creator of a new bronze representation of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Norman Borlaug, is fascinated by sculptures representing pre-Hispanic deities.

“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.