CIMMYT delegation meets with Turkey’s Minister of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock

October 23, 2015

Minister Kutbeddin Arzu presenting a traditional ceramic plate symbolizing wheat and fertility to CIMMYT DG Martin Kropff. Photo: Alexey Morgunov In October CIMMYT Director General Martin Kropff, BOT …


Azerbaijan and Georgia showcase progress in wheat breeding during IWWIP Traveling Seminar

June 18, 2015

The International Winter Wheat Improvement Program (IWWIP) held its 2015 International Winter Wheat Traveling Seminar in Azerbaijan and Georgia on 24 May. More than 40 participants from 18 countries a …


Australian visit to CIMMYT-Turkey strengthens decades-long collaboration

June 1, 2015

The CIMMYT Australia ICARDA Germplasm Evaluation Project (CAIGE) organized a visit for Australian breeders to Turkey during 19 April-3 May. Participants learned about the germplasm evaluation and sele …


Food Security

May 20, 2015

As staple foods, maize and wheat provide vital nutrients and health benefits, making up close to two-thirds of the world’s food energy intake, and contributing 55 to 70 percent of the total calories i …


CGIAR Research Program on Wheat

May 15, 2015

The CGIAR Research Program on Wheat (WHEAT) is part of an international, collaborative effort to raise the productivity of wheat farming systems, address the global threat of climate change, stem rust …


CIMMYT Remembers Vital Legacy of Gender Specialist Paula Kantor

May 14, 2015

EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – CIMMYT is sad to announce the tragic death of our friend and respected colleague, gender and development specialist Paula Kantor. Paula died on May 13, in the aftermath of …


Seed health facilities upgraded in Turkey

April 2, 2014

By Alexey Morgounov/CIMMYT A grant provided by the CGIAR Research Program on Wheat (CRP WHEAT) has helped improve seed health facilities in Turkey. The grant benefited the International Winter Wheat I …


Pathology Research Greenhouse opened in Ankara, Turkey, honors researcher

September 13, 2013

A new greenhouse opened at the Central Field Crop Research Institute in Ankara, Turkey, honoring Senior Pathologist Lutfi Cetin for his contribution to wheat pathology research. The new, state-of-the- …


International Winter Wheat Improvement Program reviewed

July 23, 2012

The International Winter Wheat Improvement Program (IWWIP) develops winter wheat germplasm for Central and West Asia and facilitates global germplasm exchange, as part of a joint program between the M …


Ukraine counselor visits El Batan

March 31, 2008

On 28 March 2008, Anatoly Rymar, Counselor from the Ukraine Embassy in Mexico, visited El Batán to discuss strengthened collaboration of his country with the center. According to Alex Morgounov, CIMMY …


Course prepares Turkish researchers to conduct impact assessments

December 15, 2006

Referring to the first-ever training course in Turkey on assessing the impacts of agricultural research and development, held during 22 November-01 December, Mesut Keser, Deputy Director General of th …


Turkey dinner

July 14, 2006

The TURKEY-CIMMYT-ICARDA office in Ankara held a dinner on 1 July to welcome Alex Morgounov while saying farewell to Arne Hede and Hans-Joachim Braun. Alex, not a really a newcomer to Turkey having wo …