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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 …


Azerbaijan and Georgia showcase progress in wheat breeding during IWWIP Traveling Seminar

The International Winter Wheat Improvement Program (IWWIP) held its 2015 International Winter Wheat Traveling Seminar in Azerbaijan and Georgia on 24 May. More than 40 participants from 18 countries a …


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 …


Wheat Field Day in Georgia

By Alexei Morgounov/CIMMYT Georgia has high soil fertility and good agro-environmental conditions for growing wheat, yet the country imports most of the grain it needs. To help make Georgia’s agricult …


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 …