Posts Tagged ‘China’

Wheat improvement trainees successfully conclude course

June 19, 2012

After spending 2 months and a half in Obregon and two weeks in Batan, participants in the 2012 Wheat Improvement Course celebrated their graduation at CIMMYT’s El Batán headquarters last Thursday 31. …


Preventing stripe rust in Sichuan, China

June 13, 2012

One of the worst wheat diseases in China, stripe rust has appeared in yearly epidemics since 1950 and caused losses of more than 60 million tons. As China is among the world’s main producers of wheat, …


Zhonghu He becomes a CIMMYT Distinguished Scientist

May 23, 2012

During his visit to the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) in China, Director General Thomas Lumpkin took the opportunity to make a very special announcement – the promotion of Zhonghu He …


Looking to the future with CAAS and China

May 22, 2012

Whilst Director General Thomas Lumpkin is in China meeting with the ex- and current Presidents of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) in Beijing, a delegation of six CAAS representativ …


9th workshop on QTL Mapping and Breeding Simulation well received at University of Sydney

March 23, 2012

A three-day workshop on QTL Mapping and Breeding Simulation was held during 7–9 March 2012, at the Plant Breeding Institute of the University of Sydney, Cobbitty, Australia. It was attended by 35 part …


CIMMYT strengthens links with China

January 23, 2012

On 11 January 2011, CIMMYT welcomed a delegation of representatives from the Chinese embassy to Mexico. The Ambassador’s wife, Linge Liu, was accompanied by Wenling Ding, First Secretary of Education, …


Visitors discuss hybrid wheat in China

December 13, 2011

On 23 November 2011 CIMMYT-El Batán welcomed six hybrid wheat researchers from China. Changping Zhao, Yiqiang Ge, Mingshan You, Mujun Yang, Shengrong Li, and Shengquan Zhang came to discuss the advanc …


11th Asian Maize Conference is the BIGGEST yet

November 28, 2011

The 11th Asian Maize Conference “Addressing climate change effects and meeting maize demand for Asia” took place during 07-11 November 2011 in Nanning, China. Nearly 375 scientists and resource person …


Innovation Research Program Award for the CIMMYT-CAAS program

October 31, 2011

Congratulations to the joint program of CIMMYT and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), which was recently awarded the Innovation Research Program Award from the Chinese Ministry of Ag …


HarvestPlus-China field day exhibits maize hybrids in southwestern China

October 24, 2011

The HarvestPlus-China (HPC) Annual Meeting for 2011 was held in Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China, during 27-30 September 2011, with 66 national and international scientists participating, including How …


Spreading the word on CA from Mexico

July 3, 2011

“It is very difficult to find conservation agriculture machinery. You have to go to China or India to get it,” said Mahesh Kumar Gathala, new CIMMYTBangladesh-based cropping systems agronomist for Sou …


Excellence recognized

July 9, 2010

The Chinese Academy of Engineering honored Zhonghu He, principal scientist of CIMMYT’s Global Wheat Program and China country representative, for his work with wheat quality improvement and promotion …


National wheat breeding and genetics conference in China

April 13, 2010

Nearly 600 participants representing all the wheat regions in China attended the 6th National Wheat Breeding and Genetics Conference in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province. The conference ran from 28-31 March …


Chinese visitors seek partnerships in conservation agriculture

December 8, 2009

A delegation of eight scientists from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and China Agricultural University (CAU), Beijing, arrived in Mexico on 28 November and traveled the following …


CSSA fellowship for He Zhonghu

July 22, 2009

The Crop Science Society of America has selected He Zhonghu, CIMMYT principal scientist and country representative for the CIMMYT-China office, as a fellow in 2009 for his achievements in cultivar dev …


Three cheers for CIMMYT-China

June 24, 2009

PhD student Xuecai Zhang from CIMMYT-China was recently awarded a 2009 fellowship from the International Fund for Agricultural Research (IFAR). Zhang was given USD 11,000 to work on the integration of …


CIMMYT-China runs third training course on

May 26, 2009

Nearly 70 participants attended a four-day training course on quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping and breeding simulation at Sichuan Agricultural University (Ya’an, Sichuan), 11-14 May 2009. This i …


Shandong Academy of Agricultural Science representatives visit CIMMYT

January 27, 2009

Mr. Zhong Chonggao, President of the Shandong Academy of Agricultural Science, visited El Batán on 13 January 2009. Mr. Qiu Ruor, Director, Crop Research Institute, accompanied him, along with Mr. Wan …


CIMMYT-China wheat project honored

January 18, 2009

A joint wheat quality project between CIMMYT and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) recently received a prestigious award from the Chinese government for research advances.The award, …


CIMMYT strengthens collaboration with China

October 24, 2008

CIMMYT DG Tom Lumpkin had a successful visit to China during 16-17 October, signing agreements with the China Scholarship Council (CSC) and China Agricultural University (CAU). Starting in 2009, CSC w …