Archive for June, 2013

Nepalese wheat researchers trained on spot blotch disease in India

June 5, 2013

Spot blotch is one of the major diseases in the wheat growing regions of Nepal and the knowledge allowing researchers to identify and understand the disease is thus crucial. A group of 12 wheat techni …


WEMA reaches out to local communities in Kenya

June 5, 2013

On 02 May 2013, the Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project organized a sensitization workshop for local community leaders, provincial administration members, agricultural extension workers, f …


A new era for Agricultural Innovation in Pakistan

June 4, 2013

On 27-28 May, representatives from CIMMYT, USAID, the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), ILRI, IRRI, AVRDC, and UC Davis met with colleagues from several Pakistan universities, agricultura …


Giving power to African farmers: learning from the Indian experience

June 4, 2013

From 29 April to 10 May, 16 agricultural engineers, agronomists, machinery importers, and machinery manufacturers from Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe took part in a study tour in India organi …


High up and hyperspectral

June 3, 2013

The aircraft operated near CIMMYT station in Ciudad Obregon ready for hyperspectral imagery collection. Last week CIMMYT obtained a new hyperspectral camera and thus significantly expanded its remote …