Posts Tagged ‘Bangladesh’

European Space Agency selects CIMMYT to pilot new remote sensing project

CIMMYT has been selected by the European Space Agency to have access to the pilot version of the Sen2-Agri processing system and receive training on its use.


Bhutan and Bangladesh join forces to combat threat of rust diseases

For the first time, Bhutan and Bangladesh are collaborating on evaluating Bangladeshi wheat lines for resistance to yellow and leaf rusts.


Farmer livelihoods at risk as wheat blast disease emerges in Bangladesh

International scientists are on high alert as they develop tactics to fight wheat blast in Bangladesh, which is affecting a large portion of the country’s wheat growing area.


Tackling spread of wheat blast in Bangladesh

CIMMYT Director General travels to Bangladesh to tackle wheat blast and other activities key to maintaining food security in the country.


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.


Farm Mechanization and Conservation Agriculture for Sustainable Intensification

Agricultural intensification is both a need and an opportunity for countries in sub-Sahara Africa. For intensification to occur sustainably — with minimum negative environmental and social consequenc …


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 …


Winners of the 2015 World Food Prize announced

Based on information from the Sustainable Intensification Program Science Dissemination Team Photo: World Food Prize winner Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. Photo courtesy of worldfoodprize. “It is difficult to …


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 …


Setting the stage for delivering high zinc wheat in South Asia

HarvestPlus pioneers at the off-season seed production site in Dalang Maidan, Himachal Pradesh, India. Photo: HarvestPlus Public and private sector partners in HarvestPlus’ biofortified wheat research …


Videos sharpen Bangladeshi farmers’ interest in farm mechanization

Quality video can be an effective way of enhancing training messages and sharing complex agronomic information with a large audience. The USAID-funded Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia-Mechanis …


The first heat tolerant maize hybrids are licensed for deployment in Bangladesh, India and Nepal

Women farmers at a HTMA hybrid demonstration at Dumarawana village, Bara District, Nepal. Photo: NMRP, Rampur The Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Bangladesh’s ACI Seeds, India’s Bih …


Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia

Intensive cereal cropping systems that include rice, wheat and/or maize are widespread throughout South Asia. Often, these cropping systems are integrated with livestock or aquaculture. These systems …


The gola: storing maize to improve livelihoods in Chuadanga, Bangladesh

Farmers in Chuadanga District of Bangladesh have been using a unique local method to store their maize: the gola.


CIMMYT-Bangladesh showcase technology at national fair

Bangladesh’s Minister of Agriculture Motia Chowdhury (3rd from left) visited the CGIAR Pavilion while inaugurating the National Agricultural Technology Fair held in Dhaka on 5-7 April 2015. In the pho …


Bangladeshi scientists learn to develop stress-resilient maize

The Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) and CIMMYT organized a training course on developing stress tolerant maize at BARI facilities in Gazipur, Joydebpur, Bangladesh, on 21 April 2015. …


Agro-machinery professionals’ jamboree held in Bangladesh

Twenty-two scientists, engineers, technicians and local manufacturers of agricultural machinery working in and with CIMMYT participated in an Agro-machinery Professionals’ Jamboree held in Jhenaidah D …


HTMA offers stress-resilient maize hybrids to meet Bangladesh’s growing demand

CIMMYT’s Heat Stress Tolerant Maize for Asia (HTMA) project held a hybrid maize field day during 21-22 April at the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute’s (BARI) Regional Agricultural Research S …