Posts Tagged ‘Peru’

Global wheat breeding returns billions in benefits but stable financing remains elusive

What do a chapati, a matza, or couscous have in common? The answer is wheat, which is a source for one-fifth of the calories and protein consumed globally.


Creative solutions for Latin American agriculture

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 …


The art of seeding hope

María Concepción Castro Photo: Xochiquetzal Fonseca In March, CIMMYT celebrated International Women’s Day and lauded the efforts of many. At CIMMYT, we are lucky to work with outstanding female collea …


Programming language helps crop data analysis

By Luis Narro/CIMMYT The computer programming language “R” can help crop researchers with data analysis and interpretation, students learned during a course on the tool this month. Held at the Nationa …


Training on mycotoxins supports Peruvian maize exports

By Sam Storr/CIMMYT To bolster maize exports to the European Union (EU), Peru is taking measures to ensure its grain is free from mycotoxins, according to CIMMYT maize pathologist Henry Ngugi. “They w …


Course on remote sensing using an unmanned aerial vehicle in Peru

Training on the use of remote sensing from an unmanned aerial vehicle was given at INIAP-Peru’s Vista Florida experiment station on 1-5 June 2013. The course was organized by INIAP, the University of …


Generating drought tolerant maize varieties in Latin America

On 26-27 April 2013, the FONTAGRO “Generation and validation of drought tolerant maize varieties to stabilize and reduce mycotoxin damage resulting from climate change” project held its end-of-project …


“Sky Walker” advances phenotyping in Southern Africa

To free phenotyping of the varietal development bottleneck label, many new tools have been developed to enable an easier plant growth and development characterization and field variability. Until rece …


FONTAGRO project holds workshop in Colombia

The FONTAGRO project “Development of Maize Lines Combining Drought Tolerance and Ear Rot Resistance as a Way to Mitigate the Effects of Climate Change and Minimize Mycotoxin Contamination” held a work …


Phenotyping, plant breeding and precision agriculture in Peru

The National Agricultural Innovation Institute, through the Vista Florida Experiment Station in Chiclayo, Peru, in collaboration with CIMMYT, organized the workshop “Phenotyping in plant breeding and …


Biotechnology applied to plant genetic breeding

A course on biotechnology applications to plant genetic breeding was held during 26-30 September 2011, at La Molina Agricultural University, Lima, Peru. Over 100 scientists from Peru’s National Instit …


Conquering climate change with maize hybrids and varieties

A meeting was held during 17-21 January 2011 in Chiclayo, Peru to review progress on developing maize germplasm designed to mitigate the effects of climate change and reduce contamination with mycotox …


The release in Peru of a QPM hybrid with a global reach

A new single-cross, quality protein maize (QPM) hybrid called “NutriPeru” and designated INIA 611 was released at the Donoso research station, 80 km north of Lima, Peru, on 09 February 2007. Its paren …


Release of new CIMMYT-derived maize hybrid in Peru

A new maize hybrid, INIA 609 Naylamp, which yielded as much as 10 tons per hectare in marginal soils, based on data gathered from trials at 36 locations in the agriculturally rich province of Lambayeq …


Corpoica maize ‘V-114’ released in Colombia

Last 25 July, more than 180 farmers and staff from CIMMYT and CORPOICA, Colombia’s agriculture research organization, gathered in the field of Isabel Cristina Cardenas at Los Palmitos, near Sincelejo, …


John Niederhauser remembered at Toluca Station

On Saturday, July 29th the ashes of Dr. John S. Niederhauser, who died in August 2005, were laid to rest in a potato field at the Toluca station, by his son Mr. Roberto Niederhauser and his wife. Nied …