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Hill Maize Research Project

The Hill Maize Research Project (HMRP), funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation was initiated in 1999 with the objective of increasing the food security of farm families in the hill …


Pakistan program aims for agricultural innovation

By Imtiaz Muhammad/CIMMYT International and Pakistani scientists are expanding efforts to accelerate access to climate-resilient maize and rust-resistant wheat varieties in Pakistan, as well as to imp …


Travelling seminar shows project progress in Nepal

Travelling Seminar participants visit the NARC Agricultural Research Station, Dailekh. Photo courtesy of Everest Media Pvt. Ltd By Nirmal Gadal/CIMMYT A three-day travelling seminar organized by CIMMY …


Keeping track of rust

‘The disease that never sleeps’ is how Nobel Prize winner Norman Borlaug once described wheat rust, a group of deadly, constantly changing fungal pathogens that pose a serious threat to food security …


Nepal wheat scientists receive government award

The Government of Nepal and the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) awarded Madan Raj Bhatta, Sarala Sharma, Deepak Bhandari, Dhruba Bahadur Thapa, and Nutan Raj Gautam — winners of the first-e …


US Ambassador to Pakistan visits National Agricultural Research Center in Islamabad

US ambassador hands Wintersteiger keys to the chairman of PARC. On 8 May 2013, US ambassador Richard Olson reaffirmed the United States government’s long-term support to farming communities in Pakista …


Global Maize Program meeting: The old and the new intersect in Kathmandu

Lone Badstue (CIMMYT gender and monitoring and evaluation specialist; third from left, bottom) talks with four coordinators of community-based seed production groups in Nepal (top, from right). Also p …