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Biotechnology efficiency for breeding and plant genetic resources in Kazakhstan: current state and ways to improve
This publication describes current status and outlooks of plant genetic resources, breeding and biotechnology in Kazakhstan needs assessment results, and priority activities for their development and effective interaction. ...
Collective action for the conservation of on-farm genetic diversity in a center of crop diversity: an assessment of the role of traditional farmers' networks
(IFPRI; CGIAR; CIMMYT, 2005)
This project explored the possible role of collective action among small-scale farmers in managing and maintaining genetic resources in a center of crop diversity. It focused on the local institutions that ensure the supply ...
Data analysis in the CIMMYT applied biotechnology center: for fingerprinting and genetic diversity studies
The molecular genetic characterization of the diversity present in the CIMMYT maize and wheat germplasm collections is an ongoing process, to which many different persons have contributed. Furthermore, one of the mandates ...
Legal issues in the use of geospatial data and tools for agriculture and natural resource management: a primer. Executive Summary
The world of agriculture and natural resource management increasingly employs approaches that emphasize integrative analyses. Multiple disciplines and sources of information are processed with software-based tools such as ...
Background on the development of the: global strategy for the Ex situ conservation and utilization of maize germplasm
(Global Crop Diversity Trust; CIMMYT, 2007)
The genetic resources of maize constitute an immeasurable treasure for humankind. Conservation of maize germplasm and knowledge about its variation and uses provide (i) resources for agricultural improvement to reduce ...
Utilizing wild grass biodiversity in wheat improvement: 15 years of wide cross research at CIMMYT
For the first time, this report brings together detailed accounts of new knowledge and techniques developed through wheat wide crosses research at CIMMYT since this work was initiated in 1979. Beginning with a summary of ...
Multilineas: gran proporcion a salvo
Las variedades multilineales -mezclas de líneas geneticamente relacionadas que portan diferentes genes de resistencia a las enfermedades- ofrecen a las agricultores una alternativa para domeñar el surgimiento de epifitias ...
Multilines: safety in numbers
Multiline varieties-mixtures of genetically related lines that have different genes for disease resistance-offer farmers a way to tame outbreaks of rust, thus stabilizing annual wheat yields. CIMMYT is producing large ...
Modern varieties, productivity, and sustainability: recent experience and emerging challenges
The contribution of modern varieties of the three major cereal crops.(rice, wheat, and maize) in the post-Green Revolution period, especially during the past decade or so, is reviewed in light of recent changes in the ...
In situ conservation of crops and their relatives: a review of current status and prospects for wheat and maize
This paper reviews the current status and prospects for in situ conservation of maize and wheat and their relatives. The caricature of in situ conservation-that it imposes cultural stasis and isolation on marginal ...