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21st ITMI workshop: wheat geneticists come together in Mexico City

September 19, 2011

The 21st workshop of the International Triticeae Mapping Initiative (ITMI) was hosted in Mexico City from 05-09 September, coordinated by CIMMYT Wheat Molecular Biologist Susanne Dreisigacker. ITMI wa …


The CGIAR at 40 – launch of the MAIZE Research Program by Dr. Thomas A Lumpkin

August 12, 2011

The CGIAR at 40 – Launch of the MAIZE Research Program by Dr. Thomas A Lumpkin View more presentations from CIMMYT, Int.


Congratulations to the second generation of CA graduates

August 8, 2011

A celebration was called for last Friday, 29 July 2011, when 24 technicians graduated from CIMMYT’s course in Conservation Agriculture (CA). Amidst the scenic setting of the Guest House Garden at El B …


Managing yellow rust disease in Nepal

August 8, 2011

From 2008-11 a Nepal Agricultural Research and Development Fund (NARDF)-funded project was conducted to try to minimize wheat losses caused by yellow rust in ten highly affected districts of Nepal, in …


Collaboration is the key to SeeD success

August 1, 2011

The collaborative nature of the Seeds of Discovery (SeeD) initiative was highlighted at a seminar on 12th July, with Hans Braun, director of CIMMYT’s Global Wheat Program, calling for an “open and fra …


Tackling complexity in winter wheat

July 11, 2011

Winter wheat constitutes a staple food in the Central and West Asia and North Africa (CWANA) region, where it is grown on around 18 million hectares in wide-ranging cropping systems. It can be found i …


Training on conservation agriculture in Bangladesh

May 20, 2010

Over 60 researchers, field technicians, farmers, machinery manufacturers, service providers, and extension workers attended two recent conservation agriculture (CA) training events in Bangladesh. The …


Lumpkin: CIMMYT should double in size in five years

June 5, 2009

On 23 May 2009, CIMMYT DG Tom Lumpkin told staff that the center needs to double in size in five years to accomplish its mission and confront, among other challenges, a looming global food security cr …


International conference confronts Ug99

March 24, 2009

A mixture of cultures and crop specialists poured into Ciudad Obregon, Sonora state, Mexico, this week for a four-day conference on a deadly pathogen that, if left unchecked, could threaten global foo …


Maize seed stakeholders agree on policy actions in sub-Saharan Africa

July 31, 2008

On July 28, 2008, more than 60 senior policy makers from agriculture ministries, private seed companies, seed trade associations, regional trade blocs from 13 sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries met i …


CIMMYT and IITA build capacity in variety release approaches in West and eastern Africa

July 28, 2008

Between July 21 and 26, 2008, CIMMYT in collaboration with the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the national agricultural research systems (NARS) in Benin and Mali conducted …


Seed production course at El Batán

July 27, 2008

As part of a project conducted by CIMMYT, the USDA and Mexico’s Agriculture Ministry, SAGARPA, 40 researchers, extension agents, and maize specialists participated in a training course on seed product …


Training course in Colombia: application of ecophysiology to crop improvement

July 27, 2008

From July 21 to 25, 18 crop researchers attended Colombia’s Agricultural and Livestock Research Corporation (CORPOICA) for a 40-hour training course on the application of ecophysiology to crop improve …


Conservation agriculture course at El Batán

June 30, 2008

Between 26 May and 27 June 2008 CIMMYT El Batán hosted a five-week course in conservation agriculture (CA) for visiting scientists, entitled “Laying the ground for sustainable and productive cropping …


CIMMYT and IITA train economists in Stata

April 14, 2008

During 07–12 April 2008, CIMMYT and IITA gave a training course for 25 collaborators from 13 countries in eastern, western, and southern Africa on “Modeling Agricultural Technologies Using Stata,” in …


Conservation agriculture course in Toluca

April 12, 2008

About 30 people attended an intensive course in conservation agriculture (CA) during 08-10 April 2008 at the CIMMYT experiment station in Toluca. The course, which was the first in recent years by CIM …


Striga control at OFAB meeting in Kenya

March 31, 2008

About 50 participants at a meeting of the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) held discussions around CIMMYT agronomist Fred Kanampiu’s presentation on “Herbicide Seed Coating: Taming the …


Science Week 2008

March 7, 2008

CIMMYT research staff, colleagues from IRRI, GCP, and other special guests, as well as a few members of the Board of Trustees and DG designate, Thomas A. Lumpkin, gathered in El Batán from Monday 03 t …


Cereal Knowledge Bank launch

February 29, 2008

January 2008 marked the launch of the Cereal Knowledge Bank (CKB) (http://www.knowledgebank. irri.org), an online repository of learning materials related to cereals and cereal production. The CKB was …


Workshop on Mexico-USDA project: boosting farm productivity in the State of Mexico

February 22, 2008

Farmers in the State of Mexico, which borders the country’s capital, Mexico City—a potential market of nearly 20 million inhabitants— have struggled to make a profit growing maize. The state accounts …