Posts Tagged ‘Bangladesh’

Scale-appropriate mechanization: the intercontinental connection

October 26, 2014

CIMMYT aims to improve the livelihoods of poor farmers in the developing world by providing practical solutions for more efficient and sustainable farming. Among the options to improve efficiency, sca …


6th CSISA wheat breeding meeting reviews gains in South Asia

September 17, 2014

On 11-12 September, 61 scientists from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal convened in Kathmandu, Nepal, for the 6th Wheat Breeding Review Meeting of the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSIS …


CSISA: Making a Difference in South Asia

September 5, 2014

Anu Dhar, Cynthia Mathys, Jennifer Johnson Staff members of the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) are developing and implementing projects aimed at improving agricultural production and …


New USAID lead for climate-resilient cereals portfolio visits Heat Stress Tolerant Maize for Asia

August 29, 2014

Dr. Nora Lapitan, the new science advisor in the Bureau for Food Security of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and lead of USAID’s Climate-Resilient Cereals portfolio, visited the …


Heat stress-resilient maize hybrids for Asian farmers

August 21, 2014

The “2nd Annual Progress Review and Planning Meeting for the HTMA Project” was held 22-23 July at UAS, Raichur in Karnataka, India. To take advantage of the presence of renowned scientists at this new …


Boosting productivity of smallholder farms in Nepal, India and Bangladesh

July 18, 2014

By Mahesh Gathala, TP Tiwari, Pat Wall/CIMMYT CIMMYT will lead a new research initiative to make agriculture more productive, profitable   and sustainable for smallholder farmers in the Eastern Ganget …


Stress-resilient maize hybrids developed for Asian tropics

March 20, 2014

By K. Seetharam, M.T. Vinayan and P.H. Zaidi/CIMMYT   The development of maize germplasm with combined drought and water-logging tolerance and a strong product line ready for deployment in Asia’s …


Innovative farm machinery transforms agriculture in Bangladesh

February 25, 2014

By Anuradha Dhar/CIMMYT A new CIMMYT book, Made in Bangladesh: Scale-appropriate machinery for agricultural resource conservation, highlights the innovative machinery that can be used with two-wheeled …


Machinery book published in Bangladesh

February 3, 2014

A new, open-source book on agricultural machinery in Bangladesh is now available online. Made in Bangladesh: Scale-appropriate machinery for agricultural resource conservation was written by authors f …


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 …


Asia wheat breeders review progress and look ahead

October 25, 2013

By Arun Joshi /CIMMYT Over the past five years, more than a dozen new stress tolerant wheat varieties have become available to farmers in South Asia, through breeding research and partnerships as part …


‘The 50 PACT’ Conference: collaborate for better food security in South Asia

September 3, 2013

Farmers need to be more involved in developing and refining technology. This was one of the key conclusions of a technology working group comprised of leading Asian scientists, representatives of farm …


Cereal Systems Initiatives for South Asia-Mechanization and Irrigation project launched

August 27, 2013

CIMMYT and International Development Enterprises (iDE) announced the initiation of the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia-Mechanization and Irrigation in Bangladesh In south-western Bangladesh, …


Research battles wheat spot blotch disease

July 19, 2013

After screening some 500 wheat lines and varieties at 6 sites in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal, a group of scientists were able to identify 35 genotypes that resist spot blotch. This is the number-one …


Thomas Lumpkin and Marianne Bänziger visited CIMMYT-Bangladesh

March 13, 2013

Thomas Lumpkin, CIMMYT director general, and Marianne Bänziger, deputy director general for research and partnerships, visited CIMMYT-Bangladesh during 20-23 February 2013 to meet with CIMMYT-Banglade …


CIMMYT-Bangladesh, February 2013: distinguished guests and donors

March 12, 2013

As farmers in southern Bangladesh –the country’s most impoverished region– face increasing costs of agricultural labor and negative effects of climate change, CIMMYT-Bangladesh partners with farmers a …


Maize diversification in Bangladesh: promoting maize for human consumption

February 21, 2013

While maize is an important cereal crop in Bangladesh – third only to rice and wheat in terms of cultivated area and second to rice in terms of production – it has not been widely used for human consu …


New project launched: Heat Stress Tolerant Maize for Asia

February 11, 2013

South Asian farm lands have been increasingly experiencing climate change related weather extremes. A report from the Asian Development Bank in 2009 warns that if the current trends persist until 2050 …


Secretary of Agriculture backs CIMMYT’s initiative for sustainable crop intensification in Bangladesh

January 29, 2013

Bangladesh has a mosaic of distinct agricultural seasons, potentially allowing farmers to cultivate two and sometimes three crops on the same field. However, in the impoverished region of Southern Ban …


Innovative public-private partnership to scale up conservation agriculture in Bangladesh

December 13, 2012

Developing public-private partnerships (PPPs) to expand conservation agriculture (CA) is one of the main goals of the USAID-funded Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia in Bangladesh (CSISA-BD). A …