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Push row planters manufactured and distributed locally among smallholder maize farmers in Pakistan

CIMMYT collaborates with the Cereal Crops Research Institute and Petal Seed, a local seed company in Pakistan to produce new planters.


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

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


Scientists trained on breeding program management, statistical data analysis

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


Pakistan maize stakeholders discuss progress

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


Pakistani farming community nudged to improve agricultural productivity

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


Assessing the potential of ICT in Pakistan’s agricultural extension

CIMMYT’s Agricultural Innovation Program proposed a plan for applying ICT in agricultural extension in Pakistan


New varieties reignite maize production in Pakistan

New maize varieties have the potential to increase production, enhance nutrition and strengthen national industry in Pakistan.


U.S. embassy in Pakistan highlights hybrid maize seed production

New maize varieties with resistance and tolerance to multiple stresses to benefit Pakistani farmers thanks to joint CIMMYT-USAID collaboration.


Interview with CIMMYT Director General Martin Kropff in Pakistan

From 23 – 26 August, 2015, CIMMYT’s Director General Martin Kropff visited Pakistan to attend the Agricultural Innovation Program’s (AIP) annual conference in Islamabad. Following the conference Kropf …


Small farmers sow maize with a push row planter in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan

Farmer Jalees Ahmed planting maize with a push row planter in Nowshera, Pakistan. Photo: Ansaar Ahmed In Pakistan, maize is planted on 0.97 million hectares, of which 0.42 million are located in the p …


Pakistani stakeholders evaluate the performance of CIMMYT maize germplasm across Punjab

Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), organized a traveling seminar to give stakeholders the chance to evaluate the performance of CIMMYT maize germplasm in Punjab Province, Pakistan.


Agricultural Innovation Program for Pakistan

Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) for Pakistan is working to sustainably increase agricultural productivity and incomes in the agricultural sector through the promotion and dissemination of modern …


AIP-CIMMYT holds national meeting on conservation agriculture in Pakistan

Inaugural session of the AIP-Agronomy national meeting on conservation agriculture. Photo: Amina Nasim Khan “Cereal system productivity cannot be improved without improving agronomic practices,” decla …


AIP-CIMMYT Conducts the Largest Evaluation of Maize Germplasm in Pakistan’s History

Pakistan’s Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) tested more than 700 diverse maize lines in an effort to develop more affordable, well-adapted maize varieties.


Low-cost innovations to benefit smallholder farmers in Nepal

A new investment by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia in Nepal (CSISA-NP) was launched on 10 April, 2015 at a public event in Kathma …


Happy Seeder, happy farmers: tillage in a single pass

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

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 …


Zero tillage for smallholder wheat farmers in Balochistan, Pakistan

Under the Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) for Pakistan and in collaboration with Balochistan Agriculture Research, CIMMYT has begun testing and spreading with farmers the practice known as “zero …


Pakistan wheat farmers call for quality seed of the right varieties

Lack of good seed of appropriate varieties is holding back harvests of smallholder wheat farmers in rugged, rain-fed areas of Punjab, Pakistan, said a group of farmers to some 50 representatives of se …


Recent activities and accomplishments of the Agricultural Innovation Project (AIP) for Pakistan

The Agricultural Innovation Project (AIP) for Pakistan, led by CIMMYT and funded by USAID, has accomplished a great deal since its inception in March 2013. Among this year’s most notable AIP achieveme …