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One size doesn’t fit all: training on farm household typology

February 1, 2013

Since adopting a one-size-fits-all approach in technology generation and dissemination is unlikely to bring positive results, it is necessary to understand what intervention works for whom, where, and …


Secretary of Agriculture backs CIMMYT’s initiative for sustainable crop intensification in Bangladesh

January 29, 2013

Bangladesh has a mosaic of distinct agricultural seasons, potentially allowing farmers to cultivate two and sometimes three crops on the same field. However, in the impoverished region of Southern Ban …


Haryana Chief Minister: conservation agriculture is the way of future farming

January 22, 2013

Thanks to high-yielding cultivars of wheat and rice, development of irrigation infrastructure, the work of innovative farmers, and the state’s support for improved technologies, the Indian state of Ha …


Climate Change and Agriculture: Building Resilience

January 7, 2013

This article is cross-posted from the Feed the Future blog. Feed the Future is the United States Government’s global hunger and food security initiative. It supports country-driven approaches to addre …


Calls to adopt SIMLESA approach in project implementation across Tanzania

December 18, 2012

“The Ministry, and specifically the Directorate of Research and Development, immensely commends SIMLESA’s participatory approach and would like to recommend it to other research and development partne …


Connecting people for sustainable agriculture

December 13, 2012

Father farmer in the field In Central Mexico, Conservation Agriculture, a more sustainable way of farming, has evolved from being a handful of researchers and a few innovative farmers working off of a …


Innovative public-private partnership to scale up conservation agriculture in Bangladesh

December 13, 2012

Developing public-private partnerships (PPPs) to expand conservation agriculture (CA) is one of the main goals of the USAID-funded Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia in Bangladesh (CSISA-BD). A …


Delegation from Bangladesh visits CIMMYT’s conservation agriculture program in India

November 25, 2012

A delegation from the Government of Bangladesh led by Begum Matia Chowdhury, Minister of Agriculture, and accompanied by Tariq A Karim, High Commissioner of Bangladesh in India, Md Abdul Hamid, Additi …


Climate smart practices and conservation agriculture in India

November 8, 2012

Under the aegis of Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), CIMMYT, Rajendra Agricultural University (RAU), and Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) organized a travelling semin …


Conservation agriculture for smallholder maize farmers in Jharkhand, India

October 22, 2012

Farming in Jharkhand in eastern India is typically characterized by land degradation, moisture stress, low cropping intensity, poor biomass production, and low farm income. To address these issues fac …


G20 recognizes Mexico and CIMMYT for creating MasAgro

October 11, 2012

Mexico and CIMMYT were recognized by G20 agricultural development experts for presenting the Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture (MasAgro) initiative at the Meeting of Agricultural Ch …


Conservation agriculture: the future of farming in western Kenya

October 8, 2012

Longer periods of drought and erratic and below-average rainfall in western Kenya have been making farming increasingly difficult over the years. In combination with declining soil fertility and deep- …


Partners meet in Ethiopia to launch Adoption Pathways

October 1, 2012

The first planning and inception meeting of the ‘Identifying socioeconomic constraints to and incentives for faster technology adoption: Pathways to sustainable intensification in Eastern and Southern …


CIMMYT at the 1st Agro-biodiversity and Agro-products Fair

September 27, 2012

National Service Seed Inspection and Certification (SNICS) and National Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (SINAREFI) organized the first Agro-biodiversity and Agroproducts Fair in Xochi …


Conservation agriculture in Zambia: less labor and higher yields

September 24, 2012

To reduce farm labor, improve soil productivity and crop yields, and contribute towards food security of farming households in the changing climate environment, CIMMYT, the International Institute of …


SIMLESA embraces innovation platforms and partnerships in Mozambique

September 3, 2012

For the past three years the SIMLESA project has been working towards its target of improving maize/legume productivity by 30 percent and reducing downside risk by 30 percent. Over a ten-year span, th …


Expanding SIMLESA to the Kalahari

August 7, 2012

With plans to expand to more countries in the region, the Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume cropping systems for food security in Eastern and Southern Africa (SIMLESA) program has included B …


Grain storage technologies to reduce post-harvest losses

July 16, 2012

A Launch and Inception Planning Workshop for the Effective Grain Storage for Sustainable Livelihoods of African Farmers (EGSP) Phase-II Project was held in Lusaka, Zambia, during 28-29 June 2012. Buil …


International conservation agriculture training course: perfection, organization, and team work

July 10, 2012

This is how Vivak Kumar, from India, described the advanced course on conservation agriculture (CA) 2012, which ended two weeks ago. Kumar, an assistant professor at Meerat University, was one of seve …


SIMLESA spills over into South Sudan

June 22, 2012

South Sudan, Africa’s newest country, is set to benefit from the project “Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Cropping Systems in Eastern and Southern Africa” (SIMLESA), following fruitful dis …