Posts Tagged ‘China’

Researchers receive fellowships

November 22, 2013

By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT Congratulations to two CIMMYT scientists who received fellowships this month. Wheat physiologist Matthew Reynolds (pictured left) became a fellow of the Crop Science Society of A …


Soil works as ecosystem service provider

November 14, 2013

By Jack McHugh/CIMMYT Soil’s role in the ecosystem is the basis of food security and sustainable farming, scientists learned at a conference in China last month. More than 40 researchers from the Ning …


CIMMYT partner honored with agriculture prize

October 29, 2013

By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT A long-time colleague of CIMMYT received the inaugural 2013 World Agriculture Prize from the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for the Agricultural and Life S …


Farming systems design: to feed a changing world

September 2, 2013

Farming systems all over the world face complex problems in terms of production, such as natural resource depletion, climate change, increasing food demand, and volatile prices. Farmers have to adapt …


International Conservation Agriculture Forum in Yinchuan

June 20, 2013

The International Conservation Agriculture Forum, held at the Ningxia Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences in Yinchuan during 27-31 May, was attended by a significant number of provincial gove …


Allen McHugh reports on conservation agriculture in China

June 18, 2013

The past few weeks have been busy and interesting in China: preparing for the International Conservation Agriculture Forum in Yinchuan and work travels to Beijing, Yangling (Shaanxi province), and Xuc …


Physiology to further improve rainfed winter wheat yields in Turkey

June 18, 2013

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 …


Collaborative wheat breeding for durable resistance to stripe rust in China

May 31, 2013

Breeding of durable resistance to stripe rust —the greatest biotic threat to wheat production in the largest wheat producer and consumer in the world, China— was the major theme of a workshop jointly …


CIMMYT promotes China-Australia collaboration on wheat improvement

May 1, 2013

The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and Murdoch University, Australia, with financial support from the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology and the Australian government, officia …


Droughts in major wheat areas can fuel revolutions

March 6, 2013

A February 2013 report from the Center for Climate & Security entitled “The Arab Spring and Climate Change” identifies climate change consequences—among them global and local wheat shortages and p …


Zhonghu He received the China Agriculture Elite Award

February 13, 2013

Zhonghu He, CIMMYT distinguished scientist and country liaison officer for China, received the China Agriculture Elite Award from the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) in December 2012. The award, present …


Second Class of National Science and Technology Award to Fan Xingming and his team

February 7, 2013

The prestigious Second Class of National Science and Technology Awards was presented to the “Tropical and subtropical high-quality, highyield germplasm: innovation research and application” maize proj …


Improving wheat productivity in Asia through collaboration

November 12, 2012

During 26-27 April 2012, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), in collaboration with CIMMYT …


Ravi Singh receives 2012 China Tianshan Award from Xinjiang Province of China

October 25, 2012

Ravi Singh, distinguished scientist and head of Bread Wheat Improvement and Rust Research, Global Wheat Program, received the 2012 China Tianshan Award for his contributions to the economic and social …


Nepal team receives the 1st BGRI Gene Stewardship Award

September 19, 2012

The first-ever Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) Gene Stewardship Award was awarded to the Nepal wheat team for their performance in promoting durable wheat varieties and enhancing food security. …


11th International Gluten Workshop in Beijing

September 19, 2012

The 11th International Gluten Workshop (IGW) jointly organized by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and CIMMYT, was held in Beijing, China, during …


Scientists discuss major wheat disease at a symposium in China

September 12, 2012

To discuss fusarium head blight (FHB, or scab), a major wheat disease, over 130 delegates from East Asia, Europe, and North and South America attended the 4th International Symposium on FHB in Nanjing …


Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences explores collaboration and partnership in Southern Africa

August 3, 2012

CIMMYT-Southern Africa in Harare, Zimbabwe, hosted a delegation from the Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences (YAAS), China, on 20 July 2012. The delegation was led by He Xingze, Chief and Chairman …


CIMMYT-CAAS-Seed industry interface on rapid-cycle maize breeding

July 9, 2012

To strengthen the modern technology-driven maize breeding in China, “CIMMYT-CAAS-Seed Industry Interface on Rapid-cycle Maize Breeding” was held on June 9, 2012 in CIMMYT-CAAS Joint International Rese …


China-CIMMYT impact: celebrating 30 years of collaborations

June 25, 2012

CIMMYT director general Tom Lumpkin, Global Wheat Program director Hans Braun, and Global Maize Program director B M Prasanna visited the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS) during 16-18 Ma …