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Breaking Ground: AbduRahman Beshir is revitalizing Pakistan’s maize sector

June 9, 2017

AbduRahman Beshir and his team are developing climate-resilient, biofortified and biotic stress-tolerant maize to enhance the maize seed sector.


Breaking Ground: Akhter Ali helps transform agriculture sector in Pakistan

March 9, 2017

Akhter Ali always knew he wanted to have an impact on the livelihoods of farmers in Pakistan.


Pakistan releases first quality protein maize varieties

February 23, 2017

Pakistan is releasing quality protein maize for commercial consumption, which could help boost nutrition across the country where nearly half of all children are chronically malnourished.


Radio broadcast highlights maize improvement in Pakistan

February 16, 2017

Public and private sector maize stakeholders came together to discuss CIMMYT’s maize interventions and innovations in Pakistan during a recent radio interview.


Water-saving maize holds potential to boost farmer resilience to climate change in Pakistan

January 18, 2017

New varieties of white maize in Pakistan have the potential to both quadruple savings of irrigation water and double crop yields for farmers.


National maize stem borer mass rearing laboratory inaugurated in Pakistan

October 30, 2016

CIMMYT inaugurated the first national maize stem borer mass rearing laboratory at the National Agricultural Research Center in Islamabad on 25 October 2016.


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

September 5, 2016

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

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.


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.


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.


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


Assessing the potential of ICT in Pakistan’s agricultural extension

May 5, 2016

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


New varieties reignite maize production in Pakistan

April 29, 2016

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

March 28, 2016

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

December 8, 2015

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

November 5, 2015

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

October 5, 2015

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

July 28, 2015

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

June 24, 2015

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

May 11, 2015

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