Better farming practices key to combating desertification and drought

June 15, 2018

Combating desertification and drought is critical, but focusing on the bigger challenge of unsustainable agriculture can deliver more for farmers. Research from India offers new insights on practical …


On-the job training boosts drought monitoring skills in Bangladesh

June 5, 2018

A two-week on the job training took place in March on the application of remote sensing in drought monitoring and crop mapping in Kathmandu, Nepal to build the capacity of young and mid-career profess …


Breaking Ground: Wei Xiong helps farmers and policymakers make better decisions

May 30, 2018

Farmers and agricultural policymakers frequently encounter tough decisions with complex trade-offs. Selecting which crop to plant next season, for example, would be much easier with a crystal ball. We …


A Capacity Approach To Climate Change Modeling: Identifying Crop Management Adaptation Options

May 23, 2018

Crop growth simulation models coupled with climate model projections are promoted and increasingly used for assessing impacts of climate change on crop yields and for informing crop-level adaptations.


“Layering” climate smart rice-wheat farming practices in India boosts benefits

May 8, 2018

New scientific research into “layering” climate smart agriculture techniques shows promise, demonstrating the potential for crop adaptability to climate change.


Q+A with Iván Ortíz-Monasterio on nitrogen application and consequences

May 7, 2018

In this interview, Iván Ortíz-Monasterio, expert on sustainable intensification and wheat crop management, discusses the overuse of nitrogen fertilizer and related consequences, his experience with fa …


Fourth international workshop on farming system design in south Asia

May 3, 2018

The fourth international workshop on “Science of Farming Systems: Moving from Prototyping to Model-Based Assessment and Designing of Sustainable and Resilient Farming Systems in South Asia” took place …


Precision Nutrient Management: The Future of Nitrogen Use Efficiency

April 20, 2018

This March, the Borlaug Institute of South Asia (BISA) held an international workshop on enhancing Nitrogen use efficiency in wheat using the combined approach of breeding and precision agronomy in La …


New Publications: Adopting climate-smart agricultural practices

April 19, 2018

Farmers in a climate-smart village in Bihar use the leaf colour chart to judge the nitrogen content required for crops. Photo: V.Reddy, ViDocs, CCAFS. Since the 1960s and the Green Revolution in India …


Building small scale mechanization capacity of service providers in Ethiopia

March 9, 2018

A CIMMYT project aims to increase soil fertility through direct row planting of major crops in Ethiopia, such as maize, wheat and teff.


USAID delegation visits CIMMYT Pakistan office

February 28, 2018

A delegation of representatives from the USAID’s Mission for Economic Growth and Agriculture in Pakistan visited the National Agricultural Research Center to see the interventions by the Agricultural …


Government officials learn about agricultural mechanization in Bangladesh

January 10, 2018

On December 10 2017,CIMMYT joined SAARC in celebrating the 33rd SAARC Charter Day.


Innovation leads South Asia’s new Green Revolution

January 9, 2018

Leaders from across South Asia recently called for increased investment in conservation agriculture to protect future food systems across the region.


Advanced course on conservation agriculture: Gateway for sustainable intensification of smallholder systems

December 18, 2017

On October 23, the eighth edition of the “Advanced Course on Conservation Agriculture (CA)” commenced in Ludhiana and Karnal, India.


Facing the fall armyworm threat

December 14, 2017

In a new blog published by Farming First, B.M. Prasanna discusses overcoming a pest that has been ravaging fields in Africa.


New Publications: Mitigating climate change effects on food security

December 7, 2017

A new study on climate change patterns indicates that climate change could reduce total crop production 23 percent by 2050


New publications: How climate-smart is conservation agriculture?

November 23, 2017

A new study shows that while CA is well suited to helping farmers adapt to, and even increase profits in changing climates, there is considerable uncertainty about how much CA contributes to the mitig …


No-burn agriculture by 2022 is possible

November 23, 2017

NEW DELHI – Crop residue burning in northwest India contributes to nearly a quarter of Delhi’s air pollution in the winter months, creating a crisis situation and public health emergency every year in …


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.


Scaling sustainable agriculture in South Asia

October 11, 2017

A two-day regional policy dialogue on scaling conservation agriculture for sustainable intensification in South Asia was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from September 8-9, 2017.