Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’

Innovation key to wheat yield potential advances, says in-coming CIMMYT DG

April 13, 2015

Martin Kropff, incoming CIMMYT director general, joined the global wheat community at the CIMMYT research station in Ciudad Obregon in Mexico for annual Visitors’ Week.


CIMMYT joins global move to adopt climate-smart agriculture

April 13, 2015

Climate-smart agriculture can be “an effective tool to address climate change and climate variability,” according to Kai Sonder, head of CIMMYT’s geographic information systems (GIS) unit, who was one …


“First Lady of Wheat” in Mexico to celebrate her father, Norman Borlaug

April 13, 2015

The late wheat breeder Norman Borlaug was so dedicated to his work that he was away from home 80 percent of the time, either travelling or in the field, recalls his daughter, Jeanie Borlaug Laube.


Race for Food Security by 2050 Can be Won, Mexico Agriculture Secretary Says

April 10, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EL BATÁN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – Mexico will need to more than double food production by 2050 to feed its growing population, the country’s agriculture secretary said on Thursday, cit …


Race for Food Security by 2050 Can be Won, Mexico Agriculture Secretary Says

April 10, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EL BATÁN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – Mexico will need to more than double food production by 2050 to feed its growing population, the country’s agriculture secretary said on Thursday, cit …


Borlaug Sculpture Celebrates Contributions to Agriculture, Farmers, Food Security

April 7, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Norman Borlaug sculpture in the foyer of CIMMYT headquarters near Mexico City by Katharine McDevitt before its official unveiling. CIMMYT/Julie Mollins EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) …


Mexico meeting outlines scientific roadmap for increasing wheat yields

March 29, 2015

Mexico aims to boost domestic wheat production 9 percent by 2018, said a government official at a conference in Ciudad Obregon in the northern Mexican state of Sonora.


Mexico meeting outlines scientific roadmap for increasing wheat yields

March 25, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A scientist inspects wheat at the CIMMYT research station in Ciudad Obregon, Mexico. CIMMYT/Julie Mollins CIUDAD OBREGON, Mexico (CIMMYT) – Mexico aims to boost its domestic whea …


IICA-CIMMYT agreement to strengthen Latin American agriculture

March 23, 2015

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and CIMMYT laid the groundwork for strengthened, joint research-for-development in Latin America, signing a new Cooperation Framework …


Center pivot crop irrigation system conserves water

March 20, 2015

The Center Pivot System saves a significant amount of water while allowing the measured distribution of a precise amount to plants.


Conservation agriculture minimizes unfavorable environmental impacts

March 20, 2015

Scientists aim to improve rural incomes and livelihoods through sustainable management of agro-ecosystem productivity and diversity, while minimizing unfavorable environmental impacts.


Farmer interventions in water distribution have profound impact

March 20, 2015

Children from Hidalgo, Mexico, help water run over the furrows of a field where conservation agriculture is practiced.


Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture

March 19, 2015

The Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture program (MasAgro) is a research for rural development project supported by Mexico’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fish …


Maize and wheat global gender study: coding large-scale data to reveal the drivers of agricultural innovation

March 9, 2015

Over the last week, MAIZE and WHEAT CRP investigators from the global cross-CRP study on gender in agricultural innovation met at El Batán from 26 Feb to 1 March to take stock of progress so far and p …


CGIAR gender specialists talk International Women’s Day

March 6, 2015

CGIAR gender specialists met at CIMMYT El Batán last week, 26 February – 1 March, to discuss the next steps in the global comparative field study of gender norms, agency and agricultural innovation. T …


Maize and wheat “super” Women’s Day campaign highlights diversity

March 2, 2015

A social media campaign initiated to celebrate the achievements of women has led to more than a dozen published blog story contributions about women in the maize and wheat sectors.


Martin Kropff of Wageningen UR appointed Director General of CIMMYT

February 26, 2015

EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – The Board of Trustees of CIMMYT, is pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Martin Kropff has accepted an appointment as the new Director General of CIMMYT, starting 1 June 2015 …


No scientific basis for criticism of wheat as a food staple, nutritionist says

February 23, 2015

A nutritionist wants to dispel myths generated by claims that the protein found in wheat is unhealthy.


Prioritize food security, not conflict, wheat scientist advises

February 23, 2015

Heat and drought are a major cause of wheat yield losses worldwide, problems that scientists predict will worsen due to climate change.


CIMMYT formally welcomes four local workshops to the machinery and equipment innovation group

February 17, 2015

In 2014, the work of The Machinery and Equipment Innovation Group begun activities after signing of four contracts with four Mexican workshops.