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National maize stem borer mass rearing laboratory inaugurated in Pakistan

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


Pakistani farmers adopt new and improved agronomic techniques

The Agricultural Innovation Program Agronomy’s annual meeting was held in Islamabad, Pakistan, on 2-3 August 2016.


WPEP’s 2015 Annual Planning Meeting

WPEPs Annual Planning Meeting-3The Wheat Productivity Enhancement Program (WPEP), funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), held its annual wheat planning meeting organized by Paki …


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

“Cereal system productivity cannot be improved without improving agronomic practices,” declared Shahid Masood, Member of the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) at a two-day AIP-Agronomy nat …


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 …


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 …


Pakistan marks Borlaug’s 100th birthday with commemorative stamp

Pakistan’s National Philatelic Bureau issued a commemorative postage stamp to honor the 100th birthday, last 25 March, of late wheat scientist and Nobel Peace Laureate, Dr. Norman E. Borlaug.


Annual planning meeting for Wheat Productivity Enhancement Program supported by USDA

The Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) and CIMMYT organized a two-day annual wheat planning meeting at the National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) in Islamabad.


AIP stakeholders share experiences with multi-crop bed planter in Pakistan

CIMMYT, in collaboration with Wheat Research Institute Sindh (WRIS) and Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) supported by USAID, initiated pilot testing of a multi-crop bed planter for plantin …


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 …


Predominance of informal seed systems in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Pakistan: a wake-up call for improvement

By Krishna Dev Joshi, Muhammad Imtiaz and Akhlaq Hussain/CIMMYT Improving and sustaining wheat productivity gains in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (KP) and other parts of Pakistan is vital to addressing …


CIMMYT maize projects creating synergies for enhanced impacts in South Asia

By AbduRahman Beshir and P.H. Zaidi/CIMMYT South Asia is particularly vulnerable to climate fluctuations, and extreme weather conditions can cause abiotic stress in rain-fed crops such as maize. Recog …


CIMMYT, Pakistan renew host country agreement

Photo: Awais Yaqub By Yahya Rauf and Imtiaz Muhammad/CIMMYT CIMMYT and the government of Pakistan have formally agreed to continue the Host Country Agreement signed in 1984, which allows CIMMYT to hos …


CIMMYT-Pakistan: modernizing national wheat breeding programs

By Yahya Rauf and Imtiaz Muhammad/CIMMYT In collaboration with the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), CIMMYT organized a ceremony at the Natio …


Maize interventions discussed in Pakistan

By AbduRahman Beshir/CIMMYT Partners with the Agricultural Innovation Program for Pakistan (AIP) are working to enhance availability and access to maize seeds and varieties. The AIP maize working grou …


CIMMYT rebuilds partnerships in Pakistan

CIMMYT Faisalabad Office (left-right): Dr, Imtiaz Muhammed, Country Liaison Officer, CIMMYT Pakistan;Dr. Etienne Duveiller, South Asia Regional Director, CIMMYT; Dr. Thomas Lumpkin, Director General,C …


CIMMYT and USDA support wheat improvement in Pakistan

By Yahya Rauf/CIMMYT A meeting last month highlighted the efforts of the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) and CIMMYT to improve wheat in the country. PARC and CIMMYT-Pakistan organized th …


Focus on heat stress resilient maize for Asia

Scientists from the Heat Stress Tolerant Maize for Asia (HTMA) project and representatives from collaborating public and private sector institutions from the region, Purdue University, and CIMMYT gath …