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Making Farming Profitable: Scaling Climate-Smart Agriculture through Business Model Innovations

July 4, 2016

To develop and scale innovative CSA business models at climate-smart village (CSV) sites in South Asia, a workshop was held at WUR on 4 July 2016.


Smallholders in Rwanda and Zambia to enhance wheat productivity through new project

June 28, 2016

A new project aims to over double wheat production in target areas of Zambia and Rwanda to help smallholders meet rising demand and cope with high import costs.


New multi-crop zero-till planter boosts yields and farming efficiency in Pakistan

June 24, 2016

A new planter that promotes dry seeding of rice, saves water and increases planting efficiency is being used increasingly in Pakistan’s Punjab Province.


Building a sustainable future: A history of conservation agriculture in southern Africa

June 23, 2016

Since 2004, conservation agriculture has helped farmers in southern Africa maintain and boost yields, protect the environment and increase profits.


CIMMYT’s knowledge sharing efforts contribute to improved seed production in Africa

June 23, 2016

A training held from June 13 – 23, 2016 emphasized hand pollination in maize variety development and seed multiplication.


Bhutan and Bangladesh join forces to combat threat of rust diseases

June 22, 2016

For the first time, Bhutan and Bangladesh are collaborating on evaluating Bangladeshi wheat lines for resistance to yellow and leaf rusts.


Scientists trained on breeding program management, statistical data analysis

June 13, 2016

A training course on maize breeding program management and statistical data analysis was held from 23-27 May 2016 in Islamabad, Pakistan.


Seeding the future: Emergency support for drought-affected farmers in Ethiopia

June 13, 2016

The 2015-2016 El Niño has led to drought leaving 10.2 million people – more than 1 in 10 Ethiopians – in need of emergency food assistance.


Pakistan maize stakeholders discuss progress

June 8, 2016

CIMMYT’s Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) held its annual maize working group meeting on 10-11 May.


CIMMYT expands registered maize hybrids to western Nepal

June 7, 2016

CIMMYT and partners are supporting the expansion of registered hybrid maize and to help increase the crop’s productivity throughout the country.


Sustainable agriculture takes root in Karnataka, India

June 2, 2016

Nearly 150 scientists, researchers and extension agents attended a field training on conservation agriculture and mechanization for sustainable intensification.


Harnessing partnerships to build maize seed production and businesses in South Asia

June 1, 2016

A training course on maize seed production and seed business management was held from 28-30 March, 2016


New Publications: Climate change’s impact on agriculture expected to have multi-sector effects

May 30, 2016

A new study predicts that climate change will have a large, secondary impacts on agricultural societies in sub-Saharan Africa.


Pakistani farming community nudged to improve agricultural productivity

May 30, 2016

AIP organized a one-day conference on “Agricultural Productivity Improvement through Nudging” in Pakistan


CIMMYT delivers technology to public and private partners in Nepal

May 23, 2016

Farmers in Nepal are benefiting from the work done by the Cereal Systems Initiative of South Asia (CSISA).


CIMMYT scientist to assume leadership role at the American Society of Agronomy

May 23, 2016

CIMMYT Principal Scientist Ortiz-Monasterio appointed as 2017 Global Agronomy Section Vice Chair of the American Society of Agronomy.


Harnessing maize biodiversity for food security, improved livelihoods in Africa

May 20, 2016

Diverse, stress tolerant maize varieties are benefiting smallholders throughout sub-Saharan Africa.


Afghan and Indian researchers collaborate to combat wheat rust disease

May 18, 2016

Afghan and Indian researchers are collaborating to combat the wheat rust disease Karnal bunt.


Sustainable agricultural technologies: A sure pathway for improving African smallholder farmers’ nutrition and food security

May 17, 2016

A four-year project concludes with rich evidence that will enable policy makers to support adoption of innovative agricultural technologies by smallholder farmers in Africa Angeline Odero in her maize …


New Publications: Maize Lethal Necrosis survey reveals farmer impact, future needs

May 16, 2016

A new study reveals the need for continued development of maize varieities resistant to MLN and strengthening farmer resilience.