Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’

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.

MasAgro widens research platforms and innovation networks in Mexico

February 13, 2015

In 2014, the Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture (MasAgro) program expanded its rural development and innovation networks to 10 Mexican regions through 50 research platforms and 233 d …

“No burning in Chiapas” GCAP campaign

February 13, 2015

“To increase my production, I don’t burn residues; I use them. I practice conservation agriculture.” This slogan was promoted by CIMMYT’s Global Conservation Agriculture Program (GCAP) from March to M …

Boosting yields while staving off the spread of wheat diseases

January 30, 2015

Wheat provides about 20 percent of the world’s food calories. Growing wheat to maturity can be complicated by fast-spreading virulent diseases, which threaten production and land-shortage pressures. T …

‘Gluten-free’ diets put food security, human health at risk – nutritionist

January 26, 2015

Complete removal of wheat from the human diet would further cripple global efforts to feed the current global population of 7.2 billion, said Julie Miller Jones, a leading nutritionist.

MasAgro offers tortillas made of maize hybrids in highlands workshop

January 21, 2015

On 11 November 2014, representatives of Mexico’s highland maize value chain attended a workshop at CIMMYT headquarters in El Batán, Mexico. MasAgro- Maize Network partners, a representative from the m …

International Wheat Yield Partnership call for proposals

January 10, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  1st Call for Proposals Seeking breakthrough discoveries that will lead to large increases in wheat yields Read Press Release The International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP) is …

U.S. nutritionist Julie Miller Jones to speak about wheat at CIMMYT

January 8, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – Julie Miller Jones, a U.S. board-certified nutrition specialist, certified food scientist, and licensed nutritionist (MN), will address scientists at …

Central American Agriculture and Livestock Council signs agreement with CIMMYT

January 5, 2015

At El Batán, Mexico, on 03 December, Thomas A. Lumpkin, CIMMYT director general, signed a memorandum of understanding with Julio Calderón, Executive Secretary of the Central American Agriculture and …

Tottori University students visit CIMMYT

January 2, 2015

A group of 16 undergraduate students and three professors from the University of Tottori, Japan, visited CIMMYT on 26 November.

Anti-wheat fad diets undermine global food security efforts

December 28, 2014

A discussion paper aims to highlight unsubstantiated nutritional claims about wheat and gluten, while shining a spotlight on the important role of wheat and fiber in human diets.

Anti-wheat fad diets undermine global food security efforts

December 18, 2014

A discussion paper aims to highlight unsubstantiated nutritional claims about wheat and gluten, while shining a spotlight on the important role of wheat and fiber in human diets.

Updated Web Wheat Atlas 3.0 prioritizes user experience

November 21, 2014

Whether you are a scientist, a researcher or simply interested in learning more about the vital staple crop that provides 20 percent of the world’s calories, the Wheat Atlas can help.

Q+A: Young scientist wins award for “Taking it to the Farmer”

November 13, 2014

Conservation agriculture is becoming a vital part of the rural landscape throughout Mexico and Latin America, leading to a major World Food Prize Field award for Bram Govaerts.

Food security successes earn ‘sultan of wheat’ World Food Prize

November 13, 2014

Sanjaya Rajaram, 2014 World Food Prize laureate, is credited with producing 480 wheat varieties, leading to increased yields and food for more than 1 billion people a year.

Scientists ship 2 tons of wheat seed samples around the world

November 12, 2014

CIMMYT seed samples — International Wheat Nurseries — are sent to government and university research institutions and national agricultural research systems around the world.

Research on climate-resilient wheat keeps Green Revolution on track

November 12, 2014

As the global population grows from a current 7 billion to a projected 9.6 billion by 2050, wheat breeders involved in the battle to ensure food security face many challenges.

MasAgro-Maize partners attend maize germplasm development and evaluation course

October 27, 2014

From 22-26 September, MasAgro-Maize partners and representatives from national seed companies and the University of Guadalajara (UdG) attended a Maize Germplasm Development and Evaluation course. Atte …