Archive for March, 2015

Mexico meeting outlines scientific roadmap for increasing wheat yields

March 29, 2015

Mexico aims to boost domestic wheat production 9 percent by 2018, said a government official at a conference in Ciudad Obregon in the northern Mexican state of Sonora.


KALRO and CIMMYT: cementing a longstanding relationship

March 26, 2015

All this week, CIMMYT headquarters in Texcoco, Mexico, has the honor of hosting Dr. Eliud Kireger, the Acting Director General of the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO). To …


SIMLESA’s seamlessly integrated solution to a perennial problem, but…

March 25, 2015

A maize–legume rotation exploratory trial in Tete Province, Mozambique. And what solution is this? That Southern Africa smallholder farmers can attain food security and more income through sustainable …


Happy Seeder, happy farmers: tillage in a single pass

March 23, 2015

Gulshad Nabi (Chand) is a progressive farmer from Chak Dahir, Tehsil Muridke in the Sheikhupura District of Punjab Province, Pakistan. He cultivates wheat and basmati rice, which constitute his family …


CIMMYT showcases advances in agricultural technology and development in Pakistan

March 23, 2015

The Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP), led by CIMMYT and funded by USAID, presented the latest advances in agricultural technology and provided a platform for local industry to explore innovative …


IICA-CIMMYT agreement to strengthen Latin American agriculture

March 23, 2015

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and CIMMYT laid the groundwork for strengthened, joint research-for-development in Latin America, signing a new Cooperation Framework …


BISA and CIMMYT-India join in Agricultural Science Fair

March 23, 2015

The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) organized the Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela (Agriculture Science Fair) during 10-12 March. Initiated in 1972, the Mela is an important annual event for IARI …


Climate-smart agriculture to combat global warming

March 23, 2015

Agriculture has the potential to be “part of the solution to reduce the impact of climate change,” according to Dr. R.S. Paroda, Chairman of the Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences, who was …


World Water Day

March 20, 2015

Celebrate World Water Day Water plays a vital role in irrigation and food production, accounting for 70 percent of global freshwater withdrawals, according to U.N. Water. Additionally, statistics show …


Center pivot crop irrigation system conserves water

March 20, 2015

The Center Pivot System saves a significant amount of water while allowing the measured distribution of a precise amount to plants.


Conservation agriculture minimizes unfavorable environmental impacts

March 20, 2015

Scientists aim to improve rural incomes and livelihoods through sustainable management of agro-ecosystem productivity and diversity, while minimizing unfavorable environmental impacts.


Farmer interventions in water distribution have profound impact

March 20, 2015

Children from Hidalgo, Mexico, help water run over the furrows of a field where conservation agriculture is practiced.


Water program targeting smallholders sustains food insecure households

March 20, 2015

A CARE International program aims to sustain food security for food insecure households in rural Ethiopia.


Floodwaters put food security at risk by halting crop production

March 19, 2015

Water plays a vital role in crop production, but flooding in vulnerable regions also ruins crops and hinders aid agencies’ efforts to reach people affected by crisis.


Sustainable land and water management improve productivity

March 19, 2015

The World Food Programme provides support to the Ethiopian government’s Growth and Transformation Plan, a development agenda which addresses food security.


Lack of rain can jeopardize maize seed production

March 19, 2015

World Bank program shores up drought losses by providing Senegalese farmers with short cycle, drought-resistant seeds to help them salvage the season’s crops.


Gravity water flow project aids farmers in Ethiopian village

March 19, 2015

Nguse Adhane, a smallholder farmer who lives in a small village in Ethiopia, collects his water from a spring source, which runs dry for months at a time.


Industrial water run-off can sustainably boost crop production

March 19, 2015

This irrigation reservoir at the Kulumsa Agricultural Research Center in Ethiopia’s highlands captures water from a nearby beer distillery, diverting it from a river.


On World Water Day, photos show role water plays in food security

March 19, 2015

Water plays a vital role in irrigation and food production, accounting for 70 percent of global freshwater withdrawals, according to U.N. Water.


On World Water Day, photos show role water plays in food security

March 19, 2015

Water plays a vital role in irrigation and food production, accounting for 70 percent of global freshwater withdrawals, according to U.N. Water.