Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’

5th International master class on soil born pathogens of wheat

The 5th International Master Class on Soil Borne Pathogens of Wheat was held in Eskisehir, Turkey, on 11-23 July 2016.


Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat

Climate-change-induced heat stress and disease pathogens migrating across borders threaten the world’s wheat supply and food security in Africa and the Middle East. Building on the Durable Rust Resist …


CIMMYT delegation meets with Turkey’s Minister of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock

Minister Kutbeddin Arzu presenting a traditional ceramic plate symbolizing wheat and fertility to CIMMYT DG Martin Kropff. Photo: Alexey Morgunov In October CIMMYT Director General Martin Kropff, BOT …


5th International Cereal Nematode Initiative Workshop

Photo: Participants signing in at the registration desk. Photo: Deliang Peng The 5th International Cereal Nematode Initiative (ICNI) Workshop was held in Ankara, Turkey, on 12-16 September 2015. Durin …


Message from Borlaug-Ruan international intern Sweta Sudhir, Turkey, summer 2015

Borlaug-Ruan international intern Sweta Sudhir tells us about her summer at CIMMYT-Turkey.


Statistical support for the Turkish wheat community

The soilborne pathogens (SBP) program at CIMMYT-Turkey, a Grain Research Development Corporation (GRDC) funded project, hosted two biometricians from the GRDC project Statistics for the Australian Gra …


Australian visit to CIMMYT-Turkey strengthens decades-long collaboration

The CIMMYT Australia ICARDA Germplasm Evaluation Project (CAIGE) organized a visit for Australian breeders to Turkey during 19 April-3 May. Participants learned about the germplasm evaluation and sele …


SUPER WOMAN: Jeanie Borlaug Laube unites global wheat community

International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT asked readers to submit stories about women they admire for their selfle …


International Winter Wheat Improvement Program

International Winter Wheat Improvement Program (IWWIP) is a joint enterprise between the government of Turkey, CIMMYT and the International Center for Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA). The main objectiv …


Letter from the field

World Food Prize Borlaug-Ruan Intern Describes Experience with CIMMYT in Turkey The prestigious Borlaug-Ruan International Internship provides high school students an all-expenses-paid, eight-week han …


Scientists ship 2 tons of wheat seed samples around the world

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


Syngenta scientists visit CIMMYT–Turkey Seed Program

By Abdelfattah A. Dababat and Dietrich Hermann/CIMMYT CIMMYT has been working with agriculture research institutes in Turkey since the mid-1980s, focusing on developing germplasm that is broadly adapt …


Rust-resistant wheat released for Central and West Asia

  The new variety Yusufi was released in Tajikistan for 2014. Photo: Hafiz Mumidjanov In 2013-2014, numerous new rust-resistant wheat varieties that are high yielding and broadly adapted were rel …


Jeanie Borlaug visits Central Asia

By Linda McCandless/The Borlaug Global Rust Initiative  Continuing the year-long celebration of what would have been Norman Borlaug’s 100th birthday, his daughter, Jeanie Borlaug, visited wheat resear …


Ph.D. perspective: nematode research with CIMMYT an ‘inspiring opportunity’

By Samad Ashrafi Ashrafi is a Ph.D. candidate from Iran working with CIMMYT under Amer Dababat on a project funded by Germany’s Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. Plan …


Seed health facilities upgraded in Turkey

By Alexey Morgounov/CIMMYT A grant provided by the CGIAR Research Program on Wheat (CRP WHEAT) has helped improve seed health facilities in Turkey. The grant benefited the International Winter Wheat I …


Happy Birthday, Norman Borlaug!

Today, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center will celebrate what would have been Dr. Norman E. Borlaug’s 100th birthday with the Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security, which brings …


Turkey hosts global plant breeding congress

By Alexey Morgounov/CIMMYT More than 650 people from 75 countries attended the International Plant Breeding Congress in Antalya, Turkey, from 11 to 14 November. The congress was organized by the Turki …


Pathology Research Greenhouse opened in Ankara, Turkey, honors researcher

A new greenhouse opened at the Central Field Crop Research Institute in Ankara, Turkey, honoring Senior Pathologist Lutfi Cetin for his contribution to wheat pathology research. The new, state-of-the- …


Physiology to further improve rainfed winter wheat yields in Turkey

In the light of the impact made by CIMMYT in physiological pre-breeding in spring wheat with drought, the Global Wheat Program in Turkey expanded their efforts to winter wheat. To support the work of …