National fair highlights agricultural developments in India

Thousands attend India’s national agricultural fair to discover the latest crop varieties and technological advancements in the country.


Cereal systems in South Asia show diverse benefits of conservation agriculture

Conservation agriculture practices are climate-smart, helping farmers adapt to climate change while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions, researchers say.


HarvestPlus

HarvestPlus aims to reduce hidden hunger and provide micronutrients to billions of people directly through the staple foods that they eat. We use a novel process called biofortification to breed highe …


CSISA wheat breeders plan for future gains in South Asia

Participants from four south Asian countries attended CSISA’s annual review meeting at Karnal, India. Photo: Bal Kishan Bhonsle The growing interest of national agriculture research system (NARS) of S …


India visit: Dr. Martin Kropff, Director General, CIMMYT

Summary of CIMMYT Director General Martin Kropff visit to different research sites in several states of India, 28 September – 2 October, 2016.


CIMMYT Emeritus DG Tom Lumpkin Receives MS Swaminathan Award

CIMMYT Emeritus DG Tom Lumpkin Receives MS Swaminathan Award FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW DELHI, India (CIMMYT) — Thomas A. Lumpkin, noted international agronomist and former Director General of the Int …


Borlaug Institute for South Asia

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, …


Martin Kropff, new CIMMYT Director General, embraces science for impact

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – Martin Kropff, who takes the helm as director general at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) this week, considers science th …


Food Security

As staple foods, maize and wheat provide vital nutrients and health benefits, making up close to two-thirds of the world’s food energy intake, and contributing 55 to 70 percent of the total calories i …


Gender

CIMMYT aims to enhance the relevance and overall impact of maize and wheat-specific interventions for smallholder farmers. Raising the productivity of these crops is essential to alleviate poverty and …


CIMMYT Remembers Vital Legacy of Gender Specialist Paula Kantor

EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – CIMMYT is sad to announce the tragic death of our friend and respected colleague, gender and development specialist Paula Kantor. Paula died on May 13, in the aftermath of …


Climate-smart agriculture achievements inspire support for BISA-CIMMYT in Bihar, India

The Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA), CIMMYT and stakeholders are developing, adapting and spreading climate-smart agriculture technologies throughout Bihar, India. During the 2014-2015 winter …


Mobile app will power GreenSeeker use in South Asia

CIMMYT and the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) have jointly developed and launched an application for Android called “N Calculator,” to support smallholder farmers using the GreenSeeker, a com …


Chief Minister of Bihar assures support to BISA

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 …


Myanmar and CIMMYT assess needs and joint maize and wheat research

Given growing demand for maize and wheat in Myanmar and the increasing challenges to produce both crops, officials of the Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation’s (MOAI) Department of Agricult …


ICAR-CIMMYT wheat field days at BISA, India

By Arun Joshi, Ravi Singh, R. Valluru and Uttam Kumar/CIMMYT Wheat researchers in India learned about CIMMYT’s newest advanced wheat lines during field days this spring at each of the locations of the …


Indian official visits Borlaug Institute for South Asia

By Pankaj Singh, H.S. Sidhu and Parvinder Singh/CIMMYT It was a memorable day for Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) staff when Alok Sikka, deputy director general of natural resource management …


Precision conservation agriculture highlighted during India visits

By Pankaj Singh, Parvinder Singh, H.S. Sidhu and M.L. Jat/CIMMYT A delegation from Colorado State University, United States, and the University of Adelaide, Australia, visited the Borlaug Institute fo …


Maize germplasm displayed at Asia field day

By Kartikeya Krothapalli/CIMMYT The International Maize Improvement Consortium-Asia (IMIC-Asia) held a maize field day on 15 March in conjunction with CIMMYT-Asia on the International Crops Research I …


Indian farmers reach policy makers and researchers

By Raj Gupta and Raj Kumar Jat/CIMMYT J.S. Sandhu (center) and M.C. Diwakar (left) discuss the merits of the mid-October planting of wheat genotype CSW-18 (in foreground) with Raj Gupta, Raj Kumar Jat …