Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’

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 …

Why GM wheat may be the key to stave off world hunger

September 21, 2015

Unless global policymakers redouble their efforts to properly support a strategy to ensure a future food supply, the current hunger crisis threatens only to get worse.

Smart mechanization is a continuous improvement process: the case of a conservation agriculture machinery manufacturer

September 21, 2015

Martín Sánchez develops machines for conservation agriculture based on CIMMYT prototypes. The building of local capacities is one of the objectives MasAgro pursues to achieve the adoption of conservat …

GCAP to become Sustainable Intensification Program (SIP)

September 18, 2015

Conservation agriculture has been a major focus of CIMMYT research, positioning the Center as a world scientific leader in the area. Following a recent internal consultation and discussions with Progr …

Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat

September 14, 2015

The Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat project, a collaborative effort begun in April 2008, which now includes 22 research institutions around the world and is led by Cornell University, seeks to mitiga …

Seeds of Discovery

September 14, 2015

Seeds of Discovery (SeeD) studies and characterizes maize and wheat genetic diversity for use in breeding programs, which develop wheat varieties and maize hybrids improved through conventional techno …

German investment in CIMMYT helps secure the world’s most important maize and wheat collections

September 4, 2015

Victor Elbling, German Ambassador to Mexico, inaugurated today a solar panel infrastructure worth 750,000 Euros at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in Mexico. The panels generate o …

Wheat scientists urge funding boost after UK-U.S. food security report

August 21, 2015

By Julie Mollins EL BATAN, Mexico, Aug 21 (CIMMYT) – Food shortages will escalate due to climate change-related production shocks and the international community must prepare to respond to price incre …

From the eye in the sky to the cell phone in the field: technologies for all

August 13, 2015

For many farmers in the developing world, cell phones are the most accessible form of technology, but are only one of many technologies changing agriculture.

MasAgro impacts: four years harvesting sustainability in Mexico’s farmlands

July 18, 2015

Luz Paola López, Sustainable Intensification Program for Latin America The “Impactos #4MasAgro” communications campaign that CIMMYT’s Sustainable Intensification Program for Latin America conducted fr …

Creative solutions for Latin American agriculture

July 6, 2015

Nele Verhulst, Strategic Research Coordinator of the Global Conservation Agriculture Program (GCAP), led CIMMYT’s 21st International Training Course on Conservation Agriculture from 25 May-26 June. A …

Looking towards the future: Govaerts examines food security and nutrition in a changing world

July 6, 2015

Bram Govaerts, associate director of the Global Conservation Agriculture Program (GCAP) and leader of the Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture (MasAgro) program, made a presentation on …

Mexican leader expresses support for innovation and sustainable development

July 6, 2015

As part of his plan for working with Mexico, CIMMYT’s host country, on 24 June Director General Martin Kropff held an introductory meeting with Senator Manuel Cota, leader of Mexico’s National Peasant …

Director General Martin Kropff on Science Week 2015: “Taking CIMMYT to the next level”

June 30, 2015

During Science Week (15-18 June) held at CIMMYT headquarters in El Batán, Mexico, scientists from around the world gathered to share the successes and review the activities of different CIMMYT program …

The race to feed the world by 2050: implications for international agricultural research

June 30, 2015

The good news: by 2050, world population growth will likely fall to half or less the rate of 1.7% per year witnessed over the last half of the 20th century, offering a glimmer of hope for humanity to …

SAGARPA and CIMMYT aligning agendas for a great new vision on sustainable maize and wheat systems for improved livelihoods

June 12, 2015

Texcoco, Mexico, 11 June 2015.- Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) discusse …

The land that feeds us

June 11, 2015

​The Land that Feeds Us: Growing Land Scarcity, the Borlaug Hypo​​thesis, and the Rise of Megafarms by Derek Byerlee ​Visiting Scholar, Stanford University and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University …

Growing land scarcity, the Borlaug hypothesis and the rise of megafarms

June 9, 2015

Derek Byerlee, former director of the CIMMYT economics program (1987-94) and current visiting scholar at Stanford University and adjunct professor at Georgetown University, presented some of his lates …