Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’

Scientists ship 2 tons of wheat seed samples around the world

November 12, 2014

CIMMYT seed samples — International Wheat Nurseries — are sent to government and university research institutions and national agricultural research systems around the world.


Research on climate-resilient wheat keeps Green Revolution on track

November 12, 2014

As the global population grows from a current 7 billion to a projected 9.6 billion by 2050, wheat breeders involved in the battle to ensure food security face many challenges.


MasAgro-Maize partners attend maize germplasm development and evaluation course

October 27, 2014

From 22-26 September, MasAgro-Maize partners and representatives from national seed companies and the University of Guadalajara (UdG) attended a Maize Germplasm Development and Evaluation course. Atte …


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 …


CIMMYT young agricultural scientist receives 2014 Borlaug Field Award

October 22, 2014

On 15 October, Dr. Bram Govaerts, Associate Director of the Global Conservation Agriculture Program of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), received the 2014 Norman Borlaug A …


CIMMYT recognizes the International Day of Rural Women

October 14, 2014

 Download Press Release (89.05 kB) El Batán, Mexico 14 October 2014 – The International Day of Rural Women will take place 15 October 2014, marking the sixth celebration of this United Nations (UN) da …


Mexican university students attend eighth annual CIMMYT open house

September 26, 2014

On 19 September CIMMYT-El Batán held the eighth annual Open House for 300 Mexican students from the states of Puebla, Querétaro, Michoacán, Guadalajara, Guanajuato, State of Mexico and Distrito Federa …


Will yield increases continue to feed the world? The case for wheat

September 25, 2014

Wheat, being produced equally in developing and developed countries, is the top global source of calories and the top traded food grain, a position it is unlikely to lose.


Australian wheat breeders’ relationship with Mexico spans more than 40 years

September 24, 2014

In Australia, over 90 percent of local wheat varieties can be traced back to CIMMYT varieties, reports Kim Honan in a 17 September article on ABC’s Rural website.


Towards total quality: workshop on maize seed quality analysis based on ISTA protocols

September 14, 2014

During the training courses for MasAgro Network seed producers given in 2014, surveys were conducted to determine their training needs in 2015.


Toluca Experiment Station holds field day for CIMMYT scientists and staff

September 12, 2014

A field day was held on 4 September at CIMMYT’s Toluca experiment station to give CIMMYT scientists the opportunity to explain their program objectives and research activities to colleagues who may no …


A tribute to Alejandro Ortega, former CIMMYT maize scientist

September 11, 2014

In communion with family members, Mexican and global partners and past colleagues, CIMMYT mourns the passing and celebrates the extraordinary life of Alejandro Ortega y Corona, former CIMMYT maize sci …


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 …


University of Wisconsin students experience Mexico’s maize and culture

September 1, 2014

On 9 August CIMMYT-El Batán welcomed a group of 22 students and three teachers from the University of Wisconsin for a week-long stay. The students are enrolled in the university’s course for a Global …


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 …


MasAgro Móvil brings key crop Information to farmers’ mobile phones in Guanajuato

August 25, 2014

As of April, farmers in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato are now receiving localized agriculture updates and decision-making advice on their mobile telephones thanks to a service launched by Ma …


Genetic Resources and Bioinformatics

August 20, 2014

Genetic resources and bioinformatics are the responsibility of the Genetic Resources Program (GRP). It contributes to CIMMYT’s overall mission of increasing crop productivity to improve food security …


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 …


Former DG praises CIMMYT’s progress, renews Japanese collaboration with CIMMYT

August 7, 2014

By Karen Willenbrecht/CIMMYT CIMMYT’s previous director general had strong praise for the organization’s current working environment and leadership after a tour of the headquarters office at El Batán …


Manuel Villa Issa se une al Consejo del CIMMYT

August 6, 2014

Descargar comunicado de prensa (852.45 kB) Texcoco, Estado de México, 28 de julio de 2014 – El destacado economista y catedrático Dr. Manuel Villa Issa se une al Consejo Directivo del Centro Internaci …