Posts Tagged ‘El Salvador’

Central American Agriculture and Livestock Council signs agreement with CIMMYT

At El Batán, Mexico, on 03 December, Thomas A. Lumpkin, CIMMYT director general, signed a memorandum of understanding with Julio Calderón, Executive Secretary of the Central American Agriculture and …


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 …


Climate change threatens one million maize and beans farmers in Central America

(SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – 9th October 2012) – Higher temperatures and changes in rainfall patterns could transform the agricultural landscape of Central America, threatening the livelihoods of one …


Latin American ministers visit CIMMYT and develop food price crisis strategy

CIMMYT E-News, vol 5 no. 5, May 2008 Skyrocketing food prices recently brought Latin American agriculture ministers from 14 countries and development experts to CIMMYT to seek a way forward for a regi …


Tribute to Hugo Córdova: the passing of a great scientist and hunger fighter

The CIMMYT community and friends across the globe mourn the loss of maize breeder and distinguished scientist, Hugo Salvador Córdova Orellana, who died on 25 December 2009. Córdova worked for more tha …


Push for quality protein maize in El Salvador

It was unusually hot for the rainy season, but the torrid sun did not dampen farmers’ enthusiasm on the afternoon of 02 September 2009. “This is a variety that yields well, even if we don’t put lots o …


Quality protein maize cultivars released in El Salvador

Three quality protein maize hybrids—Platino (CML144/CML159//CML503/CML502), Oro Blanco(CML503/CML492//CML491), and synthetic Protemas (03TLWQAB3)—were released to farmers at the headquarters of the na …