Posts Tagged ‘India’

Renewing and reinforcing partnerships in South Asia

June 30, 2008

As part of global efforts to strengthen CIMMYT’s presence with key partners in important maize and wheat production regions, in recent weeks Tom Lumpkin met with high-level agricultural research direc …


India breeders choose outstanding maize from CIMMYT

March 21, 2008

Immediately upon his return after Science Week on 10 March 2008, P.H. Zaidi, breeder in CIMMYT’s global maize program, led a field day on ICRISAT’s campus in Hyderabad, India, that was attended by som …


More precise targeting of poverty in South Asia

July 27, 2007

In line with the need to target activities where they contribute most to alleviating poverty, CIMMYT and the Rice-Wheat Consortium (RWC) for the Indo-Gangetic Plains, a CIMMYT-convened network of nati …


Advanced wheat improvement

March 9, 2007

Eight breeders from developing countries arrived in El Batán this week to attend the Advanced Wheat Improvement course. They come from India, Pakistan, Sudan, Egypt, Ecuador and South Africa and will …


CIMMYT Board Chair at ICRISAT

February 16, 2007

Lene Lange, chair of the CIMMYT Board of Trustees, recently visited the headquarters of our sister institute, the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in Patanche …


Farewell to Raj Gupta

February 9, 2007

On January 19, 2007, Raj Gupta stepped down as the CIMMYT Facilitator of the Rice-Wheat Consortium (RWC) based in New Delhi, India. When Raj assumed the leadership of the RWC, the technological founda …


High praise for CIMMYT course

December 8, 2006

CIMMYT staff recently completed giving a course titled “Innovative approaches for wheat improvement/pathology”. It was conducted at CIMMYT headquarters at El Batan and Toluca experiment station from A …


Workshop on fueling the future

November 10, 2006

An international technical workshop on ‘Bioethanol, maize and wheat: opportunities and risks’, jointly organized by CIMMYT and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), with the Global …


Bihar to subsidize zero-tillage and maize

August 22, 2006

On 09 August, the government of Bihar State, India, announced a 25% subsidy for the purchase of zero-tillage seeders, bed planters, and maize threshers. According to Raj Gupta, facilitator of the Rice …