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Productores sonorenses renuevan alianza con el CIMMYT para elevar producción nacional de trigo

April 5, 2013

El acuerdo permitirá al CIMMYT continuar, 30 años más, sus investigaciones en 240 hectáreas pertenecientes al PIEAES, en tanto que el Patronato tendrá acceso a multiplicar las semillas de alto rendimi …


Farmers in northern Mexico renew CIMMYT partnership aimed at increasing national wheat production

April 5, 2013

Under this agreement, CIMMYT will continue its research on 240 hectares of land owned by the Association for Agricultural Research and Experimentation of the State of Sonora (PIEAES, or Patronato), an …


3rd International Wheat Yield Consortium Workshop: Latest news in wheat research

March 19, 2013

Over 100 stakeholders, scientists, and students from 28 countries were welcomed in Obregon, Mexico, by John Snape, CIMMYT Board of Trustees member, as he opened the 3rd International Workshop of the W …


Scientists gather in Mexico to improve wheat yields

March 4, 2013

OBREGON, MEXICO (5 March 2013) — Today began the third-ever meeting of the Wheat Yield Consortium, a unique group of scientists collaborating to dramatically increase wheat yields. The meeting is bein …


Carlos Slim, Bill Gates and Mexican dignitaries visit CIMMYT to inaugurate Biosciences Complex

February 19, 2013

On 13 February 2013, CIMMYT inaugurated a new US$ 25 million research complex at its headquarters in El Batán. The new advanced bioscience research facilities, 45 kilometers (20 miles) from Mexico Cit …


Carlos Slim, Bill Gates and Mexican dignitaries visit CIMMYT to inaugurate Bioscience facilities

February 15, 2013

Today, CIMMYT inaugurated a new US$ 25 million research complex at its headquarters in El Batan. The new advanced bioscience research facilities, 45 kilometers (20 miles) from Mexico City, marked its …


Tropicalized maize haploid inducers for doubled haploid-based breeding

December 28, 2012

The doubled haploid (DH) technology enables rapid development of completely homozygous maize lines and offers significant opportunities for fast-track development and release of elite cultivars. Besid …


Global network to increase wheat yield, fight hunger

November 27, 2012

To meet the global demand for wheat, wheat yield needs to be increased by 60% by 2050 or 1.6% per year. While scientific evidence suggests that the yield potential could be increased by 50% or more, t …


MasAgro made promising advances in its 2011 and 2012 activities

November 26, 2012

On Monday 12 November CIMMYT and SAGARPA presented the first MasAgro Activities Report 2011-2012 at CIMMYT headquarters in Texcoco, State of Mexico. In his welcome speech, Thomas Lumpkin stated that h …


Principal supplier of barley to the Mexican beer industry joins MasAgro

July 24, 2012

On 12 July 2012, Impulsora Agrícola, a company dedicated to promoting and improving the cultivation of malt barley, signed a coordination agreement with CIMMYT to adopt MasAgro’s working model. This p …


G20 agriculture report praises a Mexican program geared at raising maize and wheat production

July 9, 2012

A report by the G20 Agriculture Group recognized that the Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture program (MasAgro) is a Mexican initiative that could serve as a model for coordinating re …


Latin American ministers visit CIMMYT and develop food price crisis strategy

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 5 no. 5, May 2008 Skyrocketing food prices recently brought Latin American agriculture ministers from 14 countries and development experts to CIMMYT to seek a way forward for a regi …


Private seed companies to play an active role in IMIC-LA

December 5, 2011

“Cooperation between the public and private sectors will be crucial to achieve the objectives of the International Maize Improvement Consortium for Latin America (IMIC-LA),” said Marc Rojas, IMIC-LA L …


MasAgro: facing the future, reaffirming farmer focus

October 4, 2011

One key reason why small-scale maize farmers—particularly those in Mexico—hold on to their native varieties is their strong fear of failed crops in difficult years, according to Bram Govaerts, head of …


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 …


Return to wheat: second part of wheat management course concludes

August 17, 2010

Twenty-three farmers who attended a wheat course on soil management and preparation back in March 2010 returned to CIMMYT-Mexico to complete their training last week. “Integrated Management of Wheat i …


CIMMYT graduates its first ever CA-certified technicians

August 9, 2010

History was in the making at El Batán last Friday, 30 July 2010. After months of training, studying, and practical application, four ASGROW technicians successfully completed a written and applied tes …


Trainees become the trainers

June 1, 2010

In early March 2010, CIMMYT gathered 33 farmers and agricultural leaders for a course on science and technology transfer. Less than two months later, several of the participants have already embraced …


Wheat cropping course

March 22, 2010

Keeping with an agreement between CIMMYT and the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries, and Food (SAGARPA) to collaborate in science and technology transfer, CIMMYT …


Evaluation of promising maize materials in 20 Mexican highland locations

February 16, 2010

Nearly 30 attendees from public and private sector institutions in Mexico gathered on 03 February 2010 to discuss hybrid maize for Mexican highlands. The meeting was part of the project “Increasing th …