Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’

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 …


Manuel Villa Issa Joins CIMMYT Board of Trustees

August 6, 2014

El Batán, Mexico, 28 July 2014 – Manuel Villa Issa, noted agricultural economist and educator, has joined the Board of Trustees of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). Villa …


World Food Prize winner Rajaram: farmers and training are critical for wheat yields

July 22, 2014

By Mike Listman/CIMMYT   Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram, center, joined Nuria Urquía Fernández, left, representative in Mexico of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, and Raúl Urtea …


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 …


Former CIMMYT Global Wheat Program Director wins 2014 World Food Prize

June 26, 2014

By Miriam Shindler/CIMMYT CIMMYT is delighted that the World Food Prize 2014 has been awarded to distinguished wheat breeder Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram for his achievements in plant research and food product …


New agreement with Mexican government will allow MasAgro to continue its groundbreaking work

June 19, 2014

Photo: Conservation Agriculture Program staff Dr. Thomas Lumpkin/CIMMYT Director General Mexico is seen by many as one of the strongest emerging economies, with a high GDP and strong purchasing power …


AIP-maize establishes public-private variety evaluation network in Pakistan

June 9, 2014

By AbduRahman Beshir Issa/CIMMYT The maize component of the recently launched Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) for Pakistan has created a public-private network to evaluate CIMMYT international t …


Putting up resistance

June 5, 2014

Dr. Ravi Singh, a CIMMYT Distinguished Scientist and Head-Bread Wheat Improvement & Rust Research, was recently profiled for his work with wheat in the article “Putting Up Resistance,” which appea …


Launch of Invest in LAC Agriculture campaign: strong support for CIMMYT work in Mexico

May 28, 2014

By Ricardo Curiel The Invest in LAC Agriculture campaign kicked off 13 May to encourage increased investment and unlock the grain production potential of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The reg …


“A taste of the new CIMMYT”: DG shares vision with fund council

May 21, 2014

By Karen Willenbrecht/CIMMYT Dr. Thomas A. Lumpkin, CIMMYT director general, welcomed members of the CGIAR Fund Council to the El Batán campus on 9 May by promising them “a taste of the new CIMMYT.” T …


BMGF representative visits El Batán

May 15, 2014

Anderson with Dr. Thomas Lumpkin, CIMMYT director general, in the main lobby. Pamela Anderson, director of agricultural development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, visited the CIMMYT campu …


MasAgro shows maize seed advances to Mexico seed sector

May 14, 2014

Seed producers learn about new technology at a MasAgro event. Photo: Alberto Chassaigne/CIMMYT By Alberto Chassaigne/CIMMYT Representatives of Mexico’s national seed sector attended two MasAgro maize …


New facility opens in Agua Fría, Mexico

May 14, 2014

Nemesia Achacollo, Bolivia’s Minister of Land and Rural Development, and B.M. Prasanna (center left front with tan hat), director of the Global Maize Program, inaugurate a new facility. Photo: Guiller …


The art of seeding hope

April 19, 2014

María Concepción Castro Photo: Xochiquetzal Fonseca In March, CIMMYT celebrated International Women’s Day and lauded the efforts of many. At CIMMYT, we are lucky to work with outstanding female collea …


CIMMYT strengthens partnerships in South America

April 17, 2014

By Sam Storr/CIMMYT Representatives from the national agricultural systems in Bolivia and Ecuador visited CIMMYT at El Batán, Mexico, from 7-9 April to lay the framework for future collaboration to im …


Appreciation ceremony recognizes Ciudad Obregón

April 16, 2014

By Jenny Nelson/CIMMYT Hans Braun (fourth from left), director of the CIMMYT Global Wheat Program, and Antonio Gándara (fifth from left), president of Patronato, present Borlaug statues and plaques in …


Borlaug Centennial celebrated with international summit

April 7, 2014

By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT More than 700 people from nearly 70 countries joined with some of the greatest minds in agriculture and food security during 25-28 March to recognize the legacy of Dr. Norman E. …


The Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security: 28 March

March 31, 2014

By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT Check out the Storify recap here. Speakers addressed visions for the future of wheat and agriculture research and improvement during the final day of the Borlaug Summit on Wheat …


Howard Buffett Receives Norman E. Borlaug Award from CIMMYT at Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security

March 28, 2014

Ciudad Obregón, Mexico, March 27, 2014 – Howard G. Buffett, Chairman and CEO of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation was awarded the Norman E. Borlaug Award by the International Maize and Wheat Improvemen …