Posts Tagged ‘Afghanistan’

CIMMYT wheat research interests future scientists

September 27, 2013

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

June 18, 2013

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

April 24, 2013

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

March 22, 2013

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 …


Australia and CIMMYT continue support for wheat and maize research in Afghanistan

November 12, 2012

After a decade of successful work in Afghanistan, CIMMYT has begun a new phase of a project supported by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the Australian Centre for Inte …


Wheat community meets in Afghanistan for 2nd ARIA-CIMMYT wheat workshop

September 26, 2012

Bringing together Afghanistan’s wheat stakeholders, the second ARIA-CIMMYT wheat workshop was held during 01-03 September 2012 on the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) campus. T …


Maize research training in Afghanistan

September 10, 2012

Despite being the fourth most important crop in Afghanistan (covering about 6.5% of the total cereal area of the country and accounting for about 6.8% of the total cereal production), maize has not be …


Training on statistical analysis in agricultural research in Kabul, Afghanistan

July 10, 2012

The agricultural research network in Afghanistan has been increasing in size and strength ever since reconstruction activities in the country began. Major disciplines such as crop improvement and agro …


Wheat improvement trainees successfully conclude course

June 19, 2012

After spending 2 months and a half in Obregon and two weeks in Batan, participants in the 2012 Wheat Improvement Course celebrated their graduation at CIMMYT’s El Batán headquarters last Thursday 31. …


1st ARIA-CIMMYT maize workshop in Kabul, Afghanistan

May 9, 2012

CIMMYT, with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), has been working on maize in Afghanistan for more than ten years, and has contributed to the release—le …


Managing wheat rusts with fungicides

May 9, 2012

For the second year in a row, Afghanistan is aiming to produce enough certified seed to meet 10% of its annual wheat seed requirement. However, more than 80% of the total certified seed under producti …


Understanding the needs of Afghanistan’s rainfed wheat

January 16, 2012

In 2011, the level of wheat production in Afghanistan fell by approximately 1.8 million tons, from the record levels harvested in 2009. This decrease was largely due to a lack of rainfall and irrigati …


First ARIA-CIMMYT Wheat Researchers’ Workshop

October 25, 2011

Wheat research in Afghanistan can be regarded as still in its infancy. The country has released over a dozen winter and spring wheat varieties during the last ten years, but increased stakeholder coor …


Training to beat Karnal bunt in Afghanistan

October 19, 2011

Karnal bunt is a wheat disease that can make grain too unpalatable for use in flour. It is quarantined by many countries, and can therefore seriously constrain global wheat seed exchange—and even move …


Afghanistan Minister may visit CIMMYT-Mexico

September 14, 2007

Global Wheat Program Director, Hans Braun, recently visited the Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) of Afghanistan, O. Ramin. Braun was accompanied by Afghanistan Country Coordina …


Making a difference in Afghanistan

June 1, 2007

Afghanistan is still be in the midst of turmoil and conflict, but the work CIMMYT is doing to help rebuild the agriculture sector has won praise from the person responsible for coordinating agricultur …