Posts Tagged ‘Bhutan’

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.


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.


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 …


Bhutan releases its first winter wheat variety

In Bhutan, wheat is an important cereal for farmers at high altitudes, where its area of cultivation is considerable. However, in recent years, the winter wheat area has declined owing to numerous cir …


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

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 …


Bhutan releases new wheat varieties after a gap of 20 years

Wheat is currently considered a secondary cereal in Bhutan because it is grown over an area of only 5,540 acres. However, its contribution to the Bhutanese farming system in terms of food and other re …


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

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

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 …


CIMMYT strengthens collaboration between Bhutan and Nepal

The similarities between the hills of Nepal and the maize producing areas of Bhutan encourage stronger cooperation between the two countries. To discuss this cooperation, a team of scientists from CIM …


Combating Gray Leaf Spot with high-yielding and QPM maize varieties in Bhutan

Maize is one of the major staples in Bhutan and is cultivated by about 70 percent of households throughout the country. Poor farmers sustain their families by consuming maize as a staple food, using i …


Improved maize varieties and partnerships welcomed in Bhutan

CIMMYT E-News, vol 5 no. 11, November 2008 Sandwiched between China and India, the Kingdom of Bhutan is a small country that relies on maize in a big way. But maize yields are typically low due to cro …


Strengthening Bhutan-Nepal-CIMMYT Maize Program collaboration

In Bhutan, maize is one of the most important cereal crops, grown in an area of approximately 77,000 ha, at an altitude ranging from 150 to 3000+ masl. Over 69% of Bhutan’s farming households cultivat …