Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’

Wheat phenome atlas meetings at CIMMYT

November 16, 2007

Wheat scientists met at CIMMYT El Batán to discuss the wheat phenome pilot project on 12 and 13 November 2007. CIMMYT and the University of Queensland have been working together to develop a “wheat ph …


Visit of Slovakian Minister

November 16, 2007

Miroslav Jurena, Minister of Agriculture of the Slovak Republic, spent the day at El Batán on 15 November 2007 to learn about wheat research and related work in crop genetic resources and biotechnolog …


Democratizing crop improvement

November 2, 2007

Maize breeders in the Mexican highlands are increasingly looking to farmers for input on how to improve crops, after decades of having little impact in these areas. It is estimated that only 7-15% of …


First FLDP in Spanish

October 26, 2007

Thirteen national staff from CIMMYT and the Cali Colombia-based International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) took the First Leadership Development Program (FLDP) last week at El Batán. CIMMYT …


Special mention for CIMMYT wheat poster

October 26, 2007

A poster on a CIMMYT-led project to establish a system for assessing wheat grain quality in the main wheat-producing areas of Mexico received special mention at the 1st Latin American International Co …


The importance of CIMMYT’s maize in Mexico

October 19, 2007

On September 9, and October 4 and 12, the highland maize program participated in field days in Chapingo, Puebla and Hidalgo. The events illustrated the continuing importance of CIMMYT germplasm in Mex …


Mexican farmers waking up to new beds

October 19, 2007

As part of a Fundación Sonora project and nationwide efforts to test and promote resourceconserving practices, during 10-12 October Fernando Delgado, Rodrigo Rascón, Iván Ortíz-Monasterio, and Bram Go …


Award from AgroBIO-México to Silverio García

October 19, 2007

In a gala ceremony on 18 October at the National Anthropology and History Museum of Mexico, AgroBio-México recognized Silverio García’s PhD thesis as one of the best in the country. AgroBio-México is …


CIMMYT meets farmers at the ICAMEX fair

October 12, 2007

On October 4, Javier Peña, head of CIMMYT’s cereal quality laboratory, and Fernando Delgado, superintendent of the Toluca research station, talked to farmers in Jilotepec, near Toluca, at an agricultu …


Thomas Lumpkin of AVRDC new CIMMYT DG

October 12, 2007

Lene Lange, Chairperson of the CIMMYT Board of Trustees, announced today that Thomas Lumpkin, currently DG of the Taiwan-based AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center, has accepted an appointment as Direct …


Agricultural research reduces poverty: Byerlee delivers second Havener Memorial Lecture

October 12, 2007

Derek Byerlee, Director for the World Bank’s new World Development Report, told an attentive audience in the auditorium at El Batán on Tuesday, 9 October, that there were strong drivers for agricultur …


Havener Lecture: Byerlee to speak on development

October 5, 2007

Derek Byerlee, Director for the World Bank’s World Development Report 2008, will present the second Robert D. Havener memorial lecture on Tuesday, 9 June, in the auditorium at El Batán at 3 pm. Byerle …


CIMMYT Open Day

September 28, 2007

Yesterday, CIMMYT El Batán opened its doors to 200 students from eight universities in Mexico. Students from as far away as 870 km arrived at approximately nine a.m., and were welcomed by Masa Iwanaga …


Mexican maize landraces: eroding, but not lost

September 11, 2007

The fates of farmers and maize landraces in the central highlands of Mexico hinge on complex interactions between global and local economies Researchers, the media, and members of civil society organi …


Mexican farmers see conservation agriculture in the highland tropics

September 7, 2007

Faced with rapidly degrading soils and dwindling water supplies, Mexican farmers and researchers have sought with renewed vigor in recent years to apply conservation agriculture principles—reduced til …


A pioneer passes: Bernice “Bernie” Hanson

August 24, 2007

We have received word that Mrs. Bernie Hanson, wife of Haldore Hanson, CIMMYT’s second director general, died on April 4, 2007 at the age of 91. She would have been 92 on Sunday, August 19th. Hal and …


Pride and pragmatism sustain a giant Mexican maize

August 18, 2007

Long as a man’s forearm, the biggest maize ears in the world are found in Jala, in the state of Nayarit, on the Pacific coast of Mexico. The traditional variety of this community is at risk, but a mai …


Global public goods workshops at CIMMYT

August 14, 2007

During August 15-23 CIMMYT El Batán is hosting two workshops attended by scientists from CGIAR centers and other organizations involved in genetic resource management —including CIMMYT Mexico and Keny …


Visitors at Agua Fría

August 10, 2007

On Friday July 27, our colleagues at Agua Fría were visited by two students from Instituto Tecnológico de Huejutla, Hidalgo, and two farmers from the same location. The visitors were given an introduc …


Out of the seminar room

August 10, 2007

The Genetic Resources and Enhancement Unit (GREU) broke with tradition this week when instead of the usual seminar with a PowerPoint presentation it moved the talk to the screen houses at El Batán. Ma …