Posts Tagged ‘China’

UAVs provide researchers in NW China with a new view of agriculture

June 8, 2015

We have come a long way when it comes to obtaining aerial images of our research sites. My colleagues and I once used helium-filled balloons and twin cameras to obtain infrared and color images in an …

CIMMYT welcomes new board members

April 16, 2015

Photo credit: CIMMYT How are New Board Members Appointed? CIMMYT’s Board of Trustees is composed of 13 experts appointed in their individual capacity and not as a representative of any outside entity. …

Global partnership propels wheat productivity in China

April 13, 2015

Benefits of three decades of international collaboration in wheat research have added as much as 10.7 million tons of grain – worth US $3.4 billion – to China’s national wheat output, according to a s …

Enhancing the nutritional quality of maize

November 13, 2014

Malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency, which can cause blindness and stunting, increased infant and maternal mortality and lower IQs, are at epidemic levels in some parts of Asia.

Food security successes earn ‘sultan of wheat’ World Food Prize

November 13, 2014

Sanjaya Rajaram, 2014 World Food Prize laureate, is credited with producing 480 wheat varieties, leading to increased yields and food for more than 1 billion people a year.

Strengthening maize policies and public-private partnerships in Asia

November 11, 2014

Policies designed to promote maize industry growth require data and information, which is often difficult to obtain in Asian countries. This was discussed during the technical session on improving mai …

China’s wheat production critical to global food security

October 28, 2014

China’s domestic agricultural activities are vital to ensuring food security for its 1.4 billion people and – as the world’s largest wheat producer – the country plays a major role in shaping internat …

Scale-appropriate mechanization: the intercontinental connection

October 26, 2014

CIMMYT aims to improve the livelihoods of poor farmers in the developing world by providing practical solutions for more efficient and sustainable farming. Among the options to improve efficiency, sca …

Wheat area expansion faces a headwind requiring increased spending on R&D to raise yields

October 9, 2014

Over the last 50 years big increases in agricultural production have come through improved yields. Since 1990, wheat is the only major crop to experience an overall decline in area.

China’s wheat production critical to global food security

September 18, 2014

China’s Wheat Production Critical to Global Food Security Zhonghu He is country representative in China for the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), and Qiaosheng Zhuang is a pro …

Kenyan government officials visit MLN screening facility

September 3, 2014

Maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease, which can cause up to 100 percent yield loss on farmers’ fields, is threatening this source of food and livelihoods for many in the country. Because of this, 40 co …

Synthetic wheat in China continues to flourish due to grassy species

September 2, 2014

By Zhonghu He, Garry Rosewarne and Wuyun Yang A seed production crop of Chuanmai 104. This Provincial government initiative pays a private seed company to produce seed, which is then freely distribute …

CIMMYT to Hold Board of Trustees Meeting in Beijing

August 27, 2014

El Batán, Mexico, 27 August 2014 – The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) will hold its fall Board of Trustees (BoT) meeting 21-24 September in Beijing, China. “At its Beijing m …

Precision farming down under at the national centre for engineering in agriculture

August 15, 2014

In late June, while the great majority of the conservation agriculture community converged on Winnipeg, Canada, in the Northern Hemisphere, Dr. Francelino Rodrigues, a CIMMYT post-doctoral fellow in p …

Why wheat matters

August 14, 2014

The history of wheat is the history of civilization.

CIMMYT to conduct exchange program with Chinese Agricultural University

June 30, 2014

By Karen Willenbrecht/CIMMYT Chinese scientists will have more opportunities to learn from and apply CIMMYT’s research thanks to an agreement signed 16 June between CIMMYT and Yunnan Agricultural Univ …

The boom-bust cycle of rust resistance genes continues unabated in western China, but CIMMYT lines mostly unaffected

June 11, 2014

By Garry Rosewarne/CIMMYT Pi’Xian yield trials of Chinese-bred, CIMMYT-derived stem rust lines (above) and the National Yield Trials (below) in the 2013-14 season that was particularly bad for lodging …

The Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security: 27 March

March 28, 2014

By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT Check out the Storify recap here. Wheat’s importance in the world was the focus of day three of the Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security. Wheat’s history, production needs a …

Nutrient management tool wins award

February 12, 2014

By Sam Storr/CIMMYT A tool developed by CIMMYT and the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) offering site-specific nutrient management (SSNM) advice to help farmers achieve higher yields mor …

Scientist invited to top-level meeting

February 6, 2014

By Dan Jeffers/CIMMYT Dan Jeffers (second from the left) attends a meeting in the Great Hall of China. Source: CCTV13 A CIMMYT maize breeder participated in a prestigious meeting of foreign experts in …