Award recognizes agronomist Ram Malik for successes in India’s rice-wheat systems
Ram Kanwar Malik recognized for 30 years of improving India’s rice-wheat systems.
Inaugural Paula Kantor Award recognizes work on agriculture, gender, improved diets
Post-doctoral fellow Soumya Gupta is the winner of the inaugural Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research, the International Centre for Research on Women announces.
CIMMYT scientist receives award from China for wheat research
Top wheat scientists from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and other research institutions are the recipients of a prestigious award from China’s State Council.
CIMMYT scientist Ravi Singh receives honor for wheat genetics, breeding
Scientist Ravi Singh is named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for distinguished contributions to the field of agricultural research and development.
CIMMYT is recognized for its role in strengthening Malawi’s maize seed system
CIMMYT receives an award in recognition of its efforts and contributions towards developing and strengthening Malawi’s maize seed system
Paula Kantor Award nominees must show gender research success in India
A new award recognizes contributions to the livelihoods and economic empowerment of women made by a former giant in the field of international gender research.
CIMMYT wheat breeder Ravi Singh wins China’s Friendship Award
Gains in China’s agricultural productivity over the past 30 years are due in large measure to smallholder farmers who have readily adopted innovative farming practices.
Why GM wheat may be the key to stave off world hunger
Unless global policymakers redouble their efforts to properly support a strategy to ensure a future food supply, the current hunger crisis threatens only to get worse.
CIMMYT receives “Excellence Through Stewardship” certification
CIMMYT has been awarded an Excellence Through Stewardship (ETS) certificate of achievement for successfully completing the ETS audit requirements for its operations in Mexico and Kenya. ETS is a global, not-for-profit industry-coordinated organization dedicated to “promote the responsible management of agricultural technology, through encouraging product stewardship and quality management systems practices and by educating the public.” The ETS audit was an independent third-party review of CIMMYT’s quality management system and standard operating procedures (SOP) for transgenic research. “The successful ETS certification is an important milestone in implementing and modeling – teaching and demonstrating – responsible stewardship of transgenic research,” according to Kevin Pixley, Director of CIMMYT’s Genetic Resources Program. CIMMYT is the first CGIAR center to achieve ETS certification.
World Food Prize laureate Rajaram honored at World Food Forum
Sanjaya Rajaram, recipient of the 2014 World Food Prize, told more than 200 participants at the World Food Forum in Santiago, Chile, on 14 April, that he held hopes for a “second Green Revolution.”
Presidential award in recognition of critical breakthrough in maize breeding in Zimbabwe
The Zimbabwe Maize Breeding Programme was honored on 13 February 2015, as the 2014/2015 Presidential Award winners in agricultural research during a ceremony attended by more than 1,500 people at the Research Council of Zimbabwe’s 10th International Research Symposium held in Harare.