Posts Tagged ‘Iran’

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

July 10, 2012

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

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. …


CA extension continues in Iran

October 11, 2011

Following on from the workshop on “Conservation Agriculture and Its Impact on Water Productivity”, described in our earlier blog post, a series of field visits and workshops were conducted in Shiraz, …


Iran’s ambitious plans for conservation agriculture

October 4, 2011

In its Fifth National Development Plan, the government of Iran pledged to place 3 million ha of land (2 million rainfed cropping systems; 1 million irrigated) under conservation agriculture (CA) techn …


Tackling complexity in winter wheat

July 11, 2011

Winter wheat constitutes a staple food in the Central and West Asia and North Africa (CWANA) region, where it is grown on around 18 million hectares in wide-ranging cropping systems. It can be found i …


CIMMYT-Iran sets work plan for 2010

March 8, 2010

During the Iran-CIMMYT Joint Meeting on 16-17 February 2010, CIMMYT and Iran vowed to continue their collaborative efforts and signed a CIMMYTIran work plan for 2010. The meeting, which was held at th …


Recognition to CIMMYT Scientist in Iran

February 14, 2009

CIMMYT Senior Wheat Scientist and Country Liaison Officer for Iran, Dr. Mohammad Reza Jalal Kamali, won a special recognition in 2008 from Iran’s Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture for his contribution t …


CIMMYT and ICARDA workshop in Iran

April 27, 2007

A first National Wheat Breeding Workshop and Training on Wheat Breeding for Different Agro-Ecological Zones was held at Dezful in South- Western Iran from 11 to 21 April 2007. The event was organized …


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 …