Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’

Project Manager

November 5, 2015

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®, is a not-for-profit research and training organization with partners in over 100 countries. Please refer to …


Kew visits CIMMYT

November 5, 2015

Bibiana Espinosa showing CIMMYT’s genetic collection. Photo: Marcelo Ortiz/CIMMYT Kew is a world-leading botanical and mycological research institution. At Kew there are over 300 scientists, working o …


New paths ahead for agricultural research

November 4, 2015

It is clear that wherever CIMMYT is involved, we have a valuable and unique contribution to make.


DG Martin Kropff’s 100 day perspective

October 26, 2015

Martin Kropff, CIMMYT Director General, emphasized CIMMYT’s achievements and new ways forward during a talk commemorating his first 100 days as DG, at CIMMYT headquarters in El Batбn, Mexico, on 20 Oc …


Un libro que rinde homenaje a las “científicas anónimas” con motivo del Día Internacional de las Mujeres Rurales

October 12, 2015

Rural women play a critical role in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty, providing innumerable benefits to agricultural systems around t …


Book celebrates maize “secret scientists” on International Day of Rural Women

October 12, 2015

Rural women play a critical role in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.


New extension agents to promote sustainable agriculture in northern Mexico

October 6, 2015

Course participants receiving their certificates. Photo credit : Luz Paola López Amezcua/CIMMYT After finishing a course they started in April 2014 and obtaining their official certification, 39 exten …


Reflections of a wheat trainee: Zaki Afshar, Afghanistan

October 5, 2015

Zaki Afshar grew up in the small city of Puli Khumri in northern Afghanistan, and visited his father’s seven-hectare farm every weekend. In this farming locality where the staple crops are wheat and r …


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

October 5, 2015

During the training courses for MasAgro Network seed producers given in 2014, surveys were conducted to determine their training needs in 2015. CIMMYT seed systems experts who visited seed production …


Robert Zeigler

September 30, 2015

Lessons and opportunities from a commodity CGIAR center in times of change: reflecting on my IRRI era and possible implications for CIMMYT ​International Rice Research Institute ​Date: ​Wednesday, 19 …


Improved sowing for a quality harvest: certified maize seed production training in Celaya

September 21, 2015

Representatives of Mexican maize seed companies attended a training course on certified maize seed production in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico, from 17-20 August 2015. Based on seed companies’ training r …


Why GM wheat may be the key to stave off world hunger

September 21, 2015

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.


Smart mechanization is a continuous improvement process: the case of a conservation agriculture machinery manufacturer

September 21, 2015

Martín Sánchez develops machines for conservation agriculture based on CIMMYT prototypes. The building of local capacities is one of the objectives MasAgro pursues to achieve the adoption of conservat …


GCAP to become Sustainable Intensification Program (SIP)

September 18, 2015

Conservation agriculture has been a major focus of CIMMYT research, positioning the Center as a world scientific leader in the area. Following a recent internal consultation and discussions with Progr …


Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat

September 14, 2015

The Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat project, a collaborative effort begun in April 2008, which now includes 22 research institutions around the world and is led by Cornell University, seeks to mitiga …


Seeds of Discovery

September 14, 2015

Seeds of Discovery (SeeD) studies and characterizes maize and wheat genetic diversity for use in breeding programs, which develop wheat varieties and maize hybrids improved through conventional techno …


German investment in CIMMYT helps secure the world’s most important maize and wheat collections

September 4, 2015

Victor Elbling, German Ambassador to Mexico, inaugurated today a solar panel infrastructure worth 750,000 Euros at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in Mexico. The panels generate o …


Wheat scientists urge funding boost after UK-U.S. food security report

August 21, 2015

By Julie Mollins EL BATAN, Mexico, Aug 21 (CIMMYT) – Food shortages will escalate due to climate change-related production shocks and the international community must prepare to respond to price incre …


From the eye in the sky to the cell phone in the field: technologies for all

August 13, 2015

For many farmers in the developing world, cell phones are the most accessible form of technology, but are only one of many technologies changing agriculture.


MasAgro impacts: four years harvesting sustainability in Mexico’s farmlands

July 18, 2015

Luz Paola López, Sustainable Intensification Program for Latin America The “Impactos #4MasAgro” communications campaign that CIMMYT’s Sustainable Intensification Program for Latin America conducted fr …