Posts Tagged ‘Iran’

Iran and CIMMYT join forces to boost wheat farming productivity

MEDIA RELEASE Heat- and drought-tolerant varieties and improved practices will raise farmers’ incomes, offer more affordable food and reduce costly imports Wheat farm in Moghan, Caspian Region, northe …


Iran tackles environmental challenges with new approach to cropping systems

Water shortages and decade long drought are mobilizing Iran find new approaches to agriculture.


Keeping virulent wheat diseases in check amid pressures of climate change

Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat is a new project that aims to mitigate climate change threats to wheat and develop disease-resistant and heat-tolerant varieties, writes Cornell’s Ronnie Coffman.


Scientists share strategy at conference to halt migratory wheat disease

Wheat scientists visit Washington to receive honor, detail research successes at American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting.


Women in Triticum award winners reflect “diversity and talent”

Women who show significant leadership potential receive the Women of Triticum Award at the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative Conference.


Promoting conservation agriculture in Golestan, Iran

Presentations and field demonstrations about the latest conservation agriculture practices landed on fruitful ground in Golestan Province, northern Iran, as part of a workshop involving 150 farmers, f …


Getting the most out of wheat

Wheat contributes significantly to the daily intake of essential dietary components, including B vitamins, minerals such as iron and zinc and dietary fiber.


Dr. Norman Borlaug centennial celebrated in Iran

The Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran (ABRII), in collaboration with the Iranian Society of Crop and Plant Breeding Sciences, celebrated the 100th anniversary year of the birth of …


CIMMYT to help enhance wheat productivity in Iran

By M.R. Jalal-Kamali/CIMMYT CIMMYT will assist Iran with a new pilot plan to increase wheat production and will upgrade its office there to a Regional Research and Training Center, under agreements re …


Ph.D. perspective: nematode research with CIMMYT an ‘inspiring opportunity’

By Samad Ashrafi Ashrafi is a Ph.D. candidate from Iran working with CIMMYT under Amer Dababat on a project funded by Germany’s Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. Plan …


Initiative to track wheat and maize varietal adoption in South and East Asia

By Surabhi Mittal/CIMMYT A new project aims to generate quality data on the uptake and diffusion of CGIAR research outputs and assess their impact and alignment with the Consortium’s goals. The planni …


Beachell-Borlaug scholars join CIMMYT

By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT Monsanto and CIMMYT are harvesting the passion of young wheat researchers through a fellowship that provides them with academic and field support. CIMMYT is working with three sc …


President of Iran gives award to CIMMYT wheat breeder

CIMMYT wheat breeder M.R. Jalal Kamali was recognized for his long service and contributions to farmers in the Iran. Jalal Kamali received a plaque of recognition at the 4th Congress of the Farmers Ho …


Iranian and CIMMYT scientists discuss utilization of wheat genetic resources

From 12 to 14 August, 2013, Global Wheat Program scientists Marc Ellis, Masahiro Kishii, and David Bonnett visited Iran. Together with Jalal Kamali, CIMMYT principal scientist and representative in Ir …


Physiology to further improve rainfed winter wheat yields in Turkey

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 …


CIMMYT and Iran: growing partnership in maize and wheat

To discuss the present status of maize breeding and possibilities for strengthening collaboration between CIMMYT and the national research institute in Iran, B.M. Prasanna (CIMMYT Global Maize Program …


Javier Peña on the spotlight again

During 20-27 October 2012, wheat quality expert and laboratory head Javier Peña visited the Dryland Agriculture Research Institute (DARI) in Maragheh, Iran. At DARI, he conducted a workshop on wheat g …


Improving wheat productivity in Asia through collaboration

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 …


International conservation agriculture training course: perfection, organization, and team work

This is how Vivak Kumar, from India, described the advanced course on conservation agriculture (CA) 2012, which ended two weeks ago. Kumar, an assistant professor at Meerat University, was one of seve …


Wheat improvement trainees successfully conclude course

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. …