Posts Tagged ‘Colombia’

Improving diet through nutritious maize in Colombia

A field day was organized at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture to show the advances of biofortified maize in Colombia.


Donors push for sustainable agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean

CIMMYT joins global partnership to find sustainable solutions to agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean.


CIAT Director General visits CIMMYT

Ruben Echeverría, Director General of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) headquartered near Cali, Colombia, gave a brown bag seminar on “An evolving LAC strategy … from internati …


New technologies to increase coffee-maize system profitability

To demostrate the advances of the project “Increasing the profitability of maize-coffee systems” conducted by CIMMYT in Colombia over the past 10 years in collaboration with the National Federation of …


Maize protects Colombian coffee from climate change

Preliminary results have shown that a maize-coffee cropping system acts like a huge atmospheric carbon sink, capturing up to 60 times more carbon than a coffee-bean system during one cycle of the asso …


CIAT and CIMMYT complete genetic analysis and plant breeding course in Colombia

By Luis Narro and Janeth Bolaños/ CIMMYT Dr. Jiankang Wang planted a bread tree at the end of the course, which is a CIAT tradition to mark the close of an international training course. CIMMYT’s offi …


AIP-maize establishes public-private variety evaluation network in Pakistan

By AbduRahman Beshir Issa/CIMMYT The maize component of the recently launched Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) for Pakistan has created a public-private network to evaluate CIMMYT international t …


CIMMYT strengthens partnerships in South America

By Sam Storr/CIMMYT Representatives from the national agricultural systems in Bolivia and Ecuador visited CIMMYT at El Batán, Mexico, from 7-9 April to lay the framework for future collaboration to im …


Course on remote sensing using an unmanned aerial vehicle in Peru

Training on the use of remote sensing from an unmanned aerial vehicle was given at INIAP-Peru’s Vista Florida experiment station on 1-5 June 2013. The course was organized by INIAP, the University of …


Generating drought tolerant maize varieties in Latin America

On 26-27 April 2013, the FONTAGRO “Generation and validation of drought tolerant maize varieties to stabilize and reduce mycotoxin damage resulting from climate change” project held its end-of-project …


New postharvest storage technologies for Latin America

The 2nd Latin American Convention on Airtight Storage sponsored by the global company GrainPro, Inc was held during 1-2 March 2013 in Antigua, Guatemala. More than 50 participants from Brazil, Ecuador …


FONTAGRO project holds workshop in Colombia

The FONTAGRO project “Development of Maize Lines Combining Drought Tolerance and Ear Rot Resistance as a Way to Mitigate the Effects of Climate Change and Minimize Mycotoxin Contamination” held a work …


Training, a golden rule at CIMMYT-Colombia

Training is a key CIMMYT activity, and in the CIMMYT-Colombia office it has been essential for all staff. During 08-11 November 2011, CIMMYT colleagues and partners took part in a course on analysis a …


Colombian plains project hosts a maize harvest workshop

On 19 August 2011, a workshop was hosted by CIMMYT-Colombia for maize producers, association representatives, and educators and students from various local universities, among others, on the advances …


From CIMMYT-Colombia: The first 50 years of FENALCE

This is how the National Federation of Cereal and Legume Producers (FENALCE) announces on its website that on 30 June 2010 it celebrated half a century of its establishment. CIMMYT’s relationship with …


CIMMYT stories from Colombia

Varieties of QPM released Two new quality protein maize (QPM) varieties, designed to thrive in the tropical lowland coffee production zones of southwest Colombia, were released on 14 April 2010. CIMMY …


Maize as a cash intercrop with perennials in Colombia

For about six years, CIMMYT and the large Colombian producer federations for coffee (FEDERECAFE) and cereals (FENALCE) have partnered to help coffee growers profit by cropping maize in the rows betwee …


Researchers in Colombia learn to use Fieldbook

About 20 scientists from FENALCE learned how to use Fieldbook—software for managing maize breeding activities—at CIMMYT-Colombia from 10-12 June 2009. FENALCE, Colombia’s National Federation of Cereal …


Training course in Colombia: application of ecophysiology to crop improvement

From July 21 to 25, 18 crop researchers attended Colombia’s Agricultural and Livestock Research Corporation (CORPOICA) for a 40-hour training course on the application of ecophysiology to crop improve …


First FLDP in Spanish

Thirteen national staff from CIMMYT and the Cali Colombia-based International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) took the First Leadership Development Program (FLDP) last week at El Batán. CIMMYT …