Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’

From east Asia to south Asia, via Mexico: how one gene changed the course of history

January 3, 2016

The story of how Japanese wheat variety Norin 10 saved millions from starvation and revolutionized the world of wheat.


CIMMYT marks 50 years of innovation in agricultural science for development

January 1, 2016

CIMMYT will celebrate its 50th anniversary during a three-day event from September 27 to 29, 2016, at headquarters in El Batán, near México City.


CIMMYT team wins CCAFS recognition

December 22, 2015

On 29 April, CIMMYT had a double reason to celebrate, picking up the award for “Best gender paper” and “Best science paper” (along with Bioversity), at the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Ag …


Wheat scientists eye USDA $3.4 million in new funds to boost yields

December 21, 2015

Scientists involved in a major global initiative aimed at increasing wheat yields as much as 60 percent by 2050 get a boost from U.S. government announcement of new research funds.


CIAT Director General visits CIMMYT

December 18, 2015

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 …


Towards inclusive and sustainable grain marketing

December 4, 2015

CIMMYT’s MasAgro program organized its first forum on grain marketing titled on 9 November.


Food historian Rachel Laudan visits CIMMYT

November 27, 2015

Food historian Rachel Laudan, who is currently conducting maize research, visits CIMMYT to interact with maize scientists to better understand maize in Mexico


Not all maize makes good tortillas

November 23, 2015

Tortilla dough industry partners evaluating nixtamalized kernels during the workshop “From empirical knowledge to technical tools.” Photo: Natalia Palacios/CIMMYT. With more than 600 food products der …


Kenyan delegation visits CIMMYT for collaboration on nixtamalization

November 6, 2015

Sicily Kariuki presses a perfect tortilla. Photo: Sam Storr/CIMMYT On Thursday, 5 November, a delegation of Kenyan scientists and government officials visited CIMMYT, concluding a fact-finding mission …


Project Manager

November 5, 2015

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®, is a not-for-profit research and training organization with partners in over 100 countries. Please refer to …


Kew visits CIMMYT

November 5, 2015

Bibiana Espinosa showing CIMMYT’s genetic collection. Photo: Marcelo Ortiz/CIMMYT Kew is a world-leading botanical and mycological research institution. At Kew there are over 300 scientists, working o …


New paths ahead for agricultural research

November 4, 2015

It is clear that wherever CIMMYT is involved, we have a valuable and unique contribution to make.


DG Martin Kropff’s 100 day perspective

October 26, 2015

Martin Kropff, CIMMYT Director General, emphasized CIMMYT’s achievements and new ways forward during a talk commemorating his first 100 days as DG, at CIMMYT headquarters in El Batбn, Mexico, on 20 Oc …


Un libro que rinde homenaje a las “científicas anónimas” con motivo del Día Internacional de las Mujeres Rurales

October 12, 2015

Rural women play a critical role in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty, providing innumerable benefits to agricultural systems around t …


Book celebrates maize “secret scientists” on International Day of Rural Women

October 12, 2015

Rural women play a critical role in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.


New extension agents to promote sustainable agriculture in northern Mexico

October 6, 2015

Course participants receiving their certificates. Photo credit : Luz Paola López Amezcua/CIMMYT After finishing a course they started in April 2014 and obtaining their official certification, 39 exten …


Reflections of a wheat trainee: Zaki Afshar, Afghanistan

October 5, 2015

Zaki Afshar grew up in the small city of Puli Khumri in northern Afghanistan, and visited his father’s seven-hectare farm every weekend. In this farming locality where the staple crops are wheat and r …


Towards total quality: workshop on maize seed quality analysis-based on ISTA protocols

October 5, 2015

During the training courses for MasAgro Network seed producers given in 2014, surveys were conducted to determine their training needs in 2015. CIMMYT seed systems experts who visited seed production …


Robert Zeigler

September 30, 2015

Lessons and opportunities from a commodity CGIAR center in times of change: reflecting on my IRRI era and possible implications for CIMMYT ​International Rice Research Institute ​Date: ​Wednesday, 19 …


Improved sowing for a quality harvest: certified maize seed production training in Celaya

September 21, 2015

Representatives of Mexican maize seed companies attended a training course on certified maize seed production in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico, from 17-20 August 2015. Based on seed companies’ training r …