WIT Profile: Esraa Alwan '10
Esraa Alwan, a native of Syria, won the Women in Triticum Early Career Award in 2010. She received her undergraduate degree in Agricultural Engineering from Aleppo University in Syria, during which she also completed an MSc in conjunction with ICARDA.
Tessa Schneider · 27 Jul 2016
Ron DePauw Donates WIT Award to FINCA
Ron DePauw has always been motivated by the power of agriculture to change people’s lives.
Tessa Schneider · 20 Jul 2016
Crop diversification: the ‘old’ weapon in the hands of Ethiopian farmers
Ethiopian farmers have been faced with continuous outbreaks of virulent stem rust and yellow rust epidemics over the past decades, causing considerable damage and thousands of tons of wheat grain losses.
F.M Bassi , T. Chiari , R.P.S. Verma , S. Kumar · 15 Jun 2016
A Woman for Wheat
"A ship is safe in the harbor but that’s not what ships are for” is Maricelis Acevedo’s favorite mantra.
Linda McCandless · 3 May 2016
On Roman Robigalia Day, scientists size up battle against centuries-old wheat rust disease
Devastating fungal wheat rusts have perplexed farmers since ancient times.
CIMMYT · 25 Apr 2016
Helping Nepalese farmers adapt to climate change
SINDHULPALCHOWK, NEPAL: Farming the terraced hillsides above the Indrawati River Valley of Nepal, Nabaraj Sapkota and his wife Muthu Dei experience the impacts of climate change on an almost daily basis. Erratic rains make planting difficult.
Linda McCandless · 20 Apr 2016
2016 WIT Winners announced
Before an audience at the CIMMYT Wheat Research Station in Obregon Mexico, the BGRI presented WIT awards to another cadre of diverse early career wheat reaseachers and a WIT mentor.
2016 Early Career Women in Triticum Award winners:
John Bakum · 18 Mar 2016
New project will continue funding the BGRI to combat threats to global wheat crop
CIUDAD OBREGÓN, Mexico: Climate-change-induced heat stress and disease pathogens migrating across borders threaten the world’s wheat supply and food security in conflict zones of Africa and the Middle East.
16 Mar 2016
The BGRI is coming to AAAS
The BGRI will be well represented at the upcoming meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), held in Washington DC, 11-15 February.
John Bakum and Julie Mollins · 3 Feb 2016
CIMMYT seeks Program Manager for Global Wheat Program
TEXCOCO, MEXICO: CIMMYT is seeking a Program Manager for their Global Wheat Program. Deadline to apply is Feb. 25.
28 Jan 2016