Posts Tagged ‘Afghanistan’

Afghan and Indian researchers collaborate to combat wheat rust disease

Afghan and Indian researchers are collaborating to combat the wheat rust disease Karnal bunt.


Keeping virulent wheat diseases in check amid pressures of climate change

Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat is a new project that aims to mitigate climate change threats to wheat and develop disease-resistant and heat-tolerant varieties, writes Cornell’s Ronnie Coffman.


Reflections of a wheat trainee: Zaki Afshar, Afghanistan

Zaki Afshar grew up in the small city of Puli Khumri in northern Afghanistan, and visited his father’s seven-hectare farm every weekend. In this farming locality where the staple crops are wheat and r …


Sustainable Wheat and Maize Production in Afghanistan

This project aims to sustainably increase wheat and maize production in Afghanistan through the introduction of improved, drought-tolerant seed varieties that are adapted to the diverse agro-climatic …


In fond memory of Paula Kantor (1969-2015)

Paula had an exceptionally sharp, analytical mind and a deep understanding of how change can empower men and women to give them a better chance to influence their own lives and choose their own path.


For development expert Paula Kantor, gender equality was crucial

Gender and development specialist Paula Kantor had a deep understanding of how change can empower men and women to give them greater control over their own lives.


CIMMYT-Afghanistan hosts fourth annual maize workshop

CIMMYT-Afghanistan’s “Sustainable Wheat and Maize Production in Afghanistan” project recently held its fourth annual maize workshop on 27 April to foster rapid and efficient maize research and product …


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 …


Men’s roles and attitudes are key to gender progress, says CIMMYT gender specialist

Gender research and outreach should engage men more effectively, according to Paula Kantor, CIMMYT gender and development specialist who is leading an ambitious new project to empower and improve the …


World Food Prize winner boosts wheat training at CIMMYT

By Karen Willenbrecht/CIMMYT  This classic photo of Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram, left, and Dr. Norman Borlaug studying data at the Ciudad Obregón experiment station in the 1990s was taken by Gene Hettel of th …


Afghan researchers learn the essentials of wheat rust management

By Rajiv Sharma/CIMMYT Wheat has been receiving a lot of attention ever since new races of destructive fungi emerged, threatening the world’s second most important food crop. The onslaught of stem rus …


Kabul workshop addresses maize constraints

By Rajiv Sharma/CIMMYT Constraints to raising the productivity of maize in Afghanistan – the country’s fourth most important cereal – were the focus of a workshop in Kabul on 10 March. Afghanistan gro …


Afghan farmers visit conservation agriculture farm

By Raj Kumar Jat/CIMMYT Nine Afghan farmers, including four women, recently learned about conservation agriculture in Pusa, Bihar, India. Their visit to the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) on …


Training builds research skills

By Rajiv Sharma /CIMMYT CIMMYT-Afghanistan organized a training event for staff from the Agricultural Research Institute of Afghanistan (ARIA) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock …


Initiative to track wheat and maize varietal adoption in South and East Asia

By Surabhi Mittal/CIMMYT A new project aims to generate quality data on the uptake and diffusion of CGIAR research outputs and assess their impact and alignment with the Consortium’s goals. The planni …


Conservation agriculture machines brought to Afghanistan

CIMMYT is taking the next step in bringing Afghanistan a much-needed intervention to improve wheat research and production, an official for the country said at a meeting last month. With support from …


CIMMYT wheat research interests future scientists

By Amor Yahyaoui, Perla Noemí Chávez Dulanto and Isabel Peña/CIMMYT Photo: Arnauld Thiry, consultant to the GWP physiology team Wheat research is an intriguing story to many. CIMMYT’s Global Wheat Pro …


Physiology to further improve rainfed winter wheat yields in Turkey

In the light of the impact made by CIMMYT in physiological pre-breeding in spring wheat with drought, the Global Wheat Program in Turkey expanded their efforts to winter wheat. To support the work of …


2nd ARIA-CIMMYT annual maize workshop in Afghanistan: challenges to maize production

Increasing maize production in Afghanistan and defining research imperatives to address its major constraints were the topic of the 2nd Agricultural Research Institute of Afghanistan (ARIA)-CIMMYT mai …


Discussing future research and development in Afghanistan

For over 10 years, CIMMYT has been working assiduously with the national agriculture research system of Afghanistan to contribute to the war-torn country’s sustainable agricultural growth and research …