Advice for India’s rice-wheat farmers: Put aside the plow and save straw to fight pollution

Recent media reports show that the 19 million inhabitants of New Delhi are under siege from a noxious haze.


Rebuilding farmer livelihoods in earthquake-hit Nepal

CSISA’s Earthquake Recovery Support Program has helped more than 40,000 farmers in earthquake-hit areas of Nepal for over a year.


Launch of new geo-informatics tool

CIMMYT has launched the beta version of a geo-informatics technology that will help scientists forecast crop yields and identify other benefits to farmers.


CIMMYT expands registered maize hybrids to western Nepal

CIMMYT and partners are supporting the expansion of registered hybrid maize and to help increase the crop’s productivity throughout the country.


CIMMYT delivers technology to public and private partners in Nepal

Farmers in Nepal are benefiting from the work done by the Cereal Systems Initiative of South Asia (CSISA).


Video project in Bangladesh wins award for effective farmer communication

Filming “Save more, grow more, earn more” EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – A collaborative video project aimed at raising farmers’ awareness of small-scale agricultural machinery, water, time, and labor sa …


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.


CIMMYT India staff brainstorm steps to implement strategy

CIMMYT Director General Martin Kropff presented the organization’s draft strategy with its unifying vision at the staff session in the organization’s Delhi office.


Rebuilding livelihoods: CIMMYT helps Nepalese farmers recover from earthquake

USAID-Nepal has provided US$1 million to the CIMMYT-led Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia in Nepal (CSISA-NP) for earthquake relief and recovery.


Can maize help farmers in Odisha, India, cope with climate change?

Increasing drought and low rainfall are leading many rice farmers in India’s plateau region of Odisha to start cultivating a crop that requires less water, has lower input costs and earns farmers grea …


Cereal systems initiative speeds growth of mechanized technologies in India, report shows

Major impacts of the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia program include success in increasing access to and affordability of modern farming technologies for smallholder farmers across India, acc …


CIMMYT marks 50 years of innovation in agricultural science for development

CIMMYT will celebrate its 50th anniversary during a three-day event from September 27 to 29, 2016, at headquarters in El Batán, near México City.


Agricultural mechanization highlighted at farmers’ field day in Bangladesh

Shahidul Haque Khan To introduce modern agricultural machines to farmers of Jhenaidah, Bangladesh, a farmers’ field day (FFD) was held on 17 November 2015 at the M.K. High School, Kulfadanga, Maharajp …


Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia enters Phase III: focus on scalability and strategic partnerships

In eastern India, CSISA increased adoption of early sowing of wheat and zero tillage by demonstrating the benefits in farmers’ fields. Photo: Vinaynath Reddy. Growth rates of staple crop yields in Sou …


Supporting sustainable and scalable changes in cereal systems in South Asia

The rates of growth of staple crop yields in South Asia are insufficient to meet the projected demands in the region. With 40 percent of the world’s poor living in South Asia, the area composed of eas …


Building India’s national capacity in conservation agriculture

Participants received hands-on training on CA technologies and visited several participatory and strategic trials. Photo: Kiranjot Kaur/CIMMYT. It is estimated that as of 2013, nearly 1.5 million hect …


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 helps the Seed Entrepreneurs’ Association of Nepal devise its organizational strategy

In response to the interest expressed by the Seed Entrepreneurs’ Association of Nepal (SEAN), CIMMYT-Nepal organized a meeting with SEAN and the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) on 29 July 2 …


Zero-till Wheat Raises Farmers’ Incomes in Eastern India, Research Shows

  NEW DELHI, India (CIMMYT) — In a study published last month in Food Security, researchers from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) reported that wheat farmers’ total …