Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’

Inspiring millennials to focus on food security: The power of mentorship

November 12, 2018

As part of their education, students worldwide learn about the formidable challenges their generation faces, including food shortages, climate change, and degrading soil health. Mentors and educators …


Establishing a soil borne pathogen research center in Turkey

November 27, 2017

Turkey’s Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock has for the first time allocated funding to establish a world-class center for research on soil borne pathogens.


5th International master class on soil born pathogens of wheat

July 27, 2016

The 5th International Master Class on Soil Borne Pathogens of Wheat was held in Eskisehir, Turkey, on 11-23 July 2016.


Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat

March 28, 2016

Climate-change-induced heat stress and disease pathogens migrating across borders threaten the world’s wheat supply and food security in Africa and the Middle East. Building on the Durable Rust Resist …


CIMMYT delegation meets with Turkey’s Minister of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock

October 23, 2015

Minister Kutbeddin Arzu presenting a traditional ceramic plate symbolizing wheat and fertility to CIMMYT DG Martin Kropff. Photo: Alexey Morgunov In October CIMMYT Director General Martin Kropff, BOT …


5th International Cereal Nematode Initiative Workshop

October 13, 2015

Photo: Participants signing in at the registration desk. Photo: Deliang Peng The 5th International Cereal Nematode Initiative (ICNI) Workshop was held in Ankara, Turkey, on 12-16 September 2015. Durin …


Message from Borlaug-Ruan international intern Sweta Sudhir, Turkey, summer 2015

October 5, 2015

Borlaug-Ruan international intern Sweta Sudhir tells us about her summer at CIMMYT-Turkey.


Statistical support for the Turkish wheat community

September 21, 2015

The soilborne pathogens (SBP) program at CIMMYT-Turkey, a Grain Research Development Corporation (GRDC) funded project, hosted two biometricians from the GRDC project Statistics for the Australian Gra …


Australian visit to CIMMYT-Turkey strengthens decades-long collaboration

June 1, 2015

The CIMMYT Australia ICARDA Germplasm Evaluation Project (CAIGE) organized a visit for Australian breeders to Turkey during 19 April-3 May. Participants learned about the germplasm evaluation and sele …


SUPER WOMAN: Jeanie Borlaug Laube unites global wheat community

May 29, 2015

International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT asked readers to submit stories about women they admire for their selfle …


International Winter Wheat Improvement Program

March 19, 2015

International Winter Wheat Improvement Program (IWWIP) is a joint enterprise between the government of Turkey, CIMMYT and the International Center for Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA). The main objectiv …


Letter from the field

February 9, 2015

World Food Prize Borlaug-Ruan Intern Describes Experience with CIMMYT in Turkey The prestigious Borlaug-Ruan International Internship provides high school students an all-expenses-paid, eight-week han …


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.


Syngenta scientists visit CIMMYT–Turkey Seed Program

July 2, 2014

By Abdelfattah A. Dababat and Dietrich Hermann/CIMMYT CIMMYT has been working with agriculture research institutes in Turkey since the mid-1980s, focusing on developing germplasm that is broadly adapt …


Seed health facilities upgraded in Turkey

April 2, 2014

By Alexey Morgounov/CIMMYT A grant provided by the CGIAR Research Program on Wheat (CRP WHEAT) has helped improve seed health facilities in Turkey. The grant benefited the International Winter Wheat I …


Happy Birthday, Norman Borlaug!

March 26, 2014

Today, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center will celebrate what would have been Dr. Norman E. Borlaug’s 100th birthday with the Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security, which brings …


Turkey hosts global plant breeding congress

December 7, 2013

By Alexey Morgounov/CIMMYT More than 650 people from 75 countries attended the International Plant Breeding Congress in Antalya, Turkey, from 11 to 14 November. The congress was organized by the Turki …


Pathology Research Greenhouse opened in Ankara, Turkey, honors researcher

September 13, 2013

A new greenhouse opened at the Central Field Crop Research Institute in Ankara, Turkey, honoring Senior Pathologist Lutfi Cetin for his contribution to wheat pathology research. The new, state-of-the- …


Inspiring a new generation of scientists: The Borlaug-Ruan Internship

March 20, 2013

Many scientists begin exploring at a young age; they try to figure out the things they don’t know, ask questions of others, and see how this information might be useful to them in creating new knowled …


Identifying wheat landraces in Turkey

January 23, 2013

The International Winter Wheat Improvement Program (IWWIP) in cooperation with FAO Central Asia held a workshop to summarize the results of wheat landraces inventory in Turkey and develop recommendati …