Posts Tagged ‘Bangladesh’

Agricultural mechanization highlighted at farmers’ field day in Bangladesh

December 18, 2015

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

November 13, 2015

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

November 9, 2015

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

October 28, 2015

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

October 19, 2015

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

October 6, 2015

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

September 21, 2015

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

September 17, 2015

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

September 14, 2015

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

July 13, 2015

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

July 6, 2015

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

June 24, 2015

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

June 22, 2015

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

June 8, 2015

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 …


Well-positioned for next phase, CSISA India plans for monsoon cropping season

June 1, 2015

As Phase II of the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) draws to a close in India, it is well positioned for a Phase III, according to Andrew McDonald, CIMMYT Cropping Systems Agronomist a …


New report highlights need for groundwater management solutions in Bangladesh

April 28, 2015

The recent report “Groundwater Management in Bangladesh: An Analysis of Problems and Opportunities,” published by the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia – Mechanization and Irrigation (CSISA-MI) …


Research highlights solutions for groundwater management in Bangladesh

April 10, 2015

A recent research report ‘Groundwater Management in Bangladesh: An Analysis of Problems and Opportunities’, published by the USAID Feed the Future Funded Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia – Mec …


Climate-smart agriculture to combat global warming

March 23, 2015

Agriculture has the potential to be “part of the solution to reduce the impact of climate change,” according to Dr. R.S. Paroda, Chairman of the Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences, who was …


USAID’s Feed the Future initiative highlights CIMMYT heat tolerant maize breeding

February 23, 2015

The Feed the Future initiative of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) featured CIMMYT’s Heat Tolerant Maize for Asia (HTMA) project in a recent newsletter, highlighting it as an exem …


Two-wheel tractors to increase smallholder farm power in Ethiopia

February 19, 2015

For Ethiopian smallholder farmers who have for millennia used the traditional animal-drawn maresha plow, two-wheel tractors could increase their productivity while reducing labor.