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Campaign against residue burning seeks to make India’s “food bowl” sustainable

October 27, 2017

In the 1960s, India became the center of the Green Revolution. Today, India needs a new Green Revolution.


Asian scientists join cross-continental training to restrain wheat blast disease

October 2, 2017

Nine South Asia wheat researchers recently visited the Americas for training on measures to control a deadly and mysterious wheat blast disease.


India celebrates women in climate smart agriculture

April 3, 2017

In celebration of International Women’s Day, 150 women from villages across Haryana and Bihar, India joined to celebrate the adoption of climate-smart agriculture in their communities.


Farming Systems Intensification in South Asia

July 7, 2016

A workshop on farming systems analysis was held at Wageningen University (WUR), The Netherlands, on 5-7 July 2016.


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.


Tackling challenges to cereal production through cross-crop collaborations

April 11, 2016

Cropping systems can become more resilient in the face of climate change through better coordination and standardization.


Farm Mechanization and Conservation Agriculture for Sustainable Intensification

February 17, 2016

Agricultural intensification is both a need and an opportunity for countries in sub-Sahara Africa. For intensification to occur sustainably — with minimum negative environmental and social consequenc …


Setting the stage for delivering high zinc wheat in South Asia

October 6, 2015

HarvestPlus pioneers at the off-season seed production site in Dalang Maidan, Himachal Pradesh, India. Photo: HarvestPlus Public and private sector partners in HarvestPlus’ biofortified wheat research …


Borlaug Institute for South Asia

September 14, 2015

The Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) is a non-profit international research institute dedicated to food, nutrition and livelihood security as well as environmental rehabilitation in South Asia, …


Tech-savvy women in Haryana implement precision fertilizer application

August 3, 2015

The state of Haryana, India’s breadbasket, faces a major challenge due to the excessive use of nitrogen fertilizer (N: P: K = 27.2: 9.8: 1) in agriculture. The overuse of nitrogen fertilizer in the ri …


First international training workshop on farming systems analysis in India

June 9, 2015

The international training workshop “Approaches for integrated analysis of agricultural systems in South Asia: Field, to farm, to landscape scale,” jointly organized by CIMMYT and the Indian Council o …


Maize workshop sets stage for doubling production in India by 2025

April 28, 2015

The 58th All India Coordinated Annual Maize Workshop was held at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) in Ludhiana, India during 4-6 April. The workshop brought together nearly 200 scientists in India …


Chief Minister of Bihar assures support to BISA

February 23, 2015

The Chief Minister of Bihar, India, Shri Jitan Ram Manjhi, affirmed his support for the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) and its efforts to ensure food security, in a meeting with Thomas A. Lum …


The perilous life of aphids fascinates South Asian crop scientists

January 27, 2015

Among the world’s most destructive and hated crop pests, the sap-sucking insects known as aphids are engaged in dramatic evolutionary battles with predators that include wasps whose larvae hatch and p …


Climate change and the challenges of increasing production in India

October 15, 2012

While cereal production in India has increased significantly since the mid-1960s as a result of the Green Revolution, securing the gains achieved is becoming more difficult in the context of soaring f …


Nepal team receives the 1st BGRI Gene Stewardship Award

September 19, 2012

The first-ever Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) Gene Stewardship Award was awarded to the Nepal wheat team for their performance in promoting durable wheat varieties and enhancing food security. …


International conference confronts Ug99

March 24, 2009

A mixture of cultures and crop specialists poured into Ciudad Obregon, Sonora state, Mexico, this week for a four-day conference on a deadly pathogen that, if left unchecked, could threaten global foo …


Bihar to subsidize zero-tillage and maize

August 22, 2006

On 09 August, the government of Bihar State, India, announced a 25% subsidy for the purchase of zero-tillage seeders, bed planters, and maize threshers. According to Raj Gupta, facilitator of the Rice …