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Appreciation ceremony recognizes Ciudad Obreg贸n

By Jenny Nelson/CIMMYT

Hans Braun (fourth from left), director of the CIMMYT Global Wheat Program, and Antonio G谩ndara (fifth from left), president of Patronato, present Borlaug statues and plaques in appreciation of those who helped with the Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security. (Photo: Courtesy of the Tribuna del Yaqui newspaper)

Patronato, an organization representing farmers in Sonora, Mexico, held its Annual Day of the Farmer (D铆a del Agricultor) on 8 April and awarded plaques of appreciation to the many organizations and agencies in Ciudad Obreg贸n, Sonora, that participated in securing the safety and enjoyment of all participants at the Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security, held in the city on 25-28 March. Hans Braun, Global Wheat Program director, attended the event. He expressed his gratitude to Patronato for facilitating the extensive support provided by the police, medical services, fire department and the airport that created the environment for a successful event. Braun also presented a Borlaug statue to Rogelio Diaz Brown, presidente municipal of Ciudad Obreg贸n, as well as to the rector of the Universidad de La Salle Noreste (ULSA), in recognition of their assistance and the warm hospitality of the Ciudad Obreg贸n and the students, staff and faculty of ULSA. Officials who attended the event included Fernando Isaac Apodaca Lauterio, secretary of municipal public security; Jos茅 Alejandro Cervantes Flores, transit chief; Orlando Velderrain Paredes, official with the prevention police; Manuel Alejandro Velasco Villanueva, infantry colonel chief of staff of Mexican Defense; and Adolfo D铆az Herrera, chief inspector and head of the police.