Rodrigo Ordóñez

Rodrigo Ordóñez

Rodrigo Ordóñez is CIMMYT's Communications Manager.

Food security
News

CIMMYT is offering a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners in South and South East Asia and similar agro-ecological zones, to scale up production for farmers in these areas.

Climate change
In the media

Source: Sci Dev Net (31 Jul 2019)

CIMMYT scientists stress the importance of increasing wheat yield and tolerance to drought for a food secure Africa.

Climate change
In the media News

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation (29 Jul 2019)

CIMMYT is working with partners to breed wheat that better copes with heat, to help farmers around the world.

Climate change
News

In an interview for BBC Newsday, CIMMYT senior scientist Velu Govindan spoke of today’s challenges for wheat breeders.

Climate change
In the media

Source: Dhaka Tribune (24 Jul 2019)

With CIMMYT support, Bangladesh developed blast resistant wheat in the quickest possible time.

Health and nutrition
In the media

Source: Online Khabar (24 Jul 2019)

Soil scientist David Guerena, who works for the Nepal Seed and Fertiliser Project run by CIMMYT, advocates for zinc-enriched fertilizers in Nepal.

Innovation and technology
Press releases

More than 800 global experts will gather in Saskatoon to strategize on ways to meet projected nutritional needs of 60% more people by 2050.

Health and nutrition
In the media

Source: The Telegraph (15 Jul 2019)

CIMMYT study reveals water conservation policies by the regional governments of Haryana and Punjab aggravate air pollution.

Climate change
News

A transformation is urgently needed in the world’s food system to make it more resilient to climate change and to reduce its emissions, explains the Executive Director of the CGIAR System Organization in an op-ed.

Food security
In the media

Source: Kenya News Agency (27 Jun 2019)

CIMMYT’s Stephen Mugo suggests early planting, intercropping and other methods.

Innovation and technology
News

Open to young women and men under 35 who are implementing innovations in Latin American maize-based agri-food systems.

Climate change
In the media

Source: Physics World (25 Jun 2019)

A CGIAR and CIMMYT study suggests that some countries and crops are more vulnerable to the effects of climate change than others.

Innovation and technology
News

Harnessing the power of partnerships and innovation.

Health and nutrition
In the media

Source: Biotech News (23 Jun 2019)

CIMMYT, HarvestPlus and IITA have worked to develop provitamin A-enriched maize varieties and zinc-enriched maize and wheat.