Posts Tagged ‘Afghanistan’

Improved wheat helps reduce women’s workload in rural Afghanistan

October 12, 2017

New research shows improved wheat raises the quality of life for men and women across rural communities in Afghanistan.


Afghanistan scientists assess achievements of Australia-funded wheat research

October 3, 2017

Afghanistan scientists meet to reflect on achievements after 15 years of Australia-funded wheat research.


New project supports wheat conservation and genetic diversity

August 4, 2017

Farmers across Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey are benefiting from a recently launched project that aims to diversify wheat production and strengthen the crop’s resilience to climate change.


Scientists in Afghanistan set new program to raise wheat harvests

February 17, 2017

Inadequate access to new disease-resistant varieties and short supplies of certified seed are holding up wheat harvesting and contributing to rising food insecurity in Afghanistan.


Afghan and Indian researchers collaborate to combat wheat rust disease

May 18, 2016

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

April 1, 2016

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

October 5, 2015

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

September 14, 2015

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)

June 18, 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

June 10, 2015

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

June 1, 2015

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

May 14, 2015

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

March 4, 2015

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

July 10, 2014

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

June 10, 2014

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

April 10, 2014

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

March 5, 2014

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

February 26, 2014

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

January 30, 2014

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

November 19, 2013

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 …