Posts Tagged ‘India’

Advice for India’s rice-wheat farmers: Put aside the plow and save straw to fight pollution

Recent media reports show that the 19 million inhabitants of New Delhi are under siege from a noxious haze.


Agricultural biodiversity key to future crop improvement

Conserving and using agricultural biodiversity to create better crops can help meet several sustainable development goals and stave off further species extinctions.


Improved genetic analysis offers faster, more precise results to crop breeders

Researchers improve global collaboration on harnessing genes in breeding that can help the crop withstand the effects of climate change.


Conference highlights urgent need to harness genetic resources for future food security

The International Agrobiodiversity Congress provides a platform for farmers, scientists, policymakers and industry leaders to share their experiences in agrobiodiversity management and genetic resourc …


Empowering women to eliminate residue burning for better human and soil health

A leading NGO is working together with CIMMYT in India to generate awareness among women about climate-smart practices.


Wheat in the pouring rain: Climate-smart sowing method boosts yields in India

Farmers in the neighboring state of Bihar, India, sow wheat using zero tillage. Photo: CSISA/CIMMYT EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – Zero tillage, the agricultural practice of sowing seed directly into unp …


A leading NGO joins hands with CIMMYT-CCAFS to empower women farmers

NGO partnership brings new capacity building opportunities.


Heat-tolerant maize offers new opportunities to rice farmers in South India

Maize has emerged as a preferred choice for farmers in Karnataka, India.


CIMMYT Maize hybrids ranked first and third in nation-wide trials in India

Two hybrids from CIMMYT developed under the Heat Tolerant Maize for Asia (HTMA) project were ranked first and third during the 2015 All-India Coordinated Maize Program trials.


Launch of new geo-informatics tool

CIMMYT has launched the beta version of a geo-informatics technology that will help scientists forecast crop yields and identify other benefits to farmers.


Advanced course on conservation agriculture in Asia

Conservation agriculture is spreading across the globe and considered a harbinger for sustainable intensification of smallholder production systems.


Sustainable agriculture takes root in Karnataka, India

Nearly 150 scientists, researchers and extension agents attended a field training on conservation agriculture and mechanization for sustainable intensification.


Harnessing partnerships to build maize seed production and businesses in South Asia

A training course on maize seed production and seed business management was held from 28-30 March, 2016


Afghan and Indian researchers collaborate to combat wheat rust disease

Afghan and Indian researchers are collaborating to combat the wheat rust disease Karnal bunt.


Bayer collaboration promises new innovations for South Asia farms

CIMMYT and Bayer’s Crop Science team are looking for practical solutions to future climate-change related challenges in South Asian agriculture.


Award recognizes agronomist Ram Malik for successes in India’s rice-wheat systems

Ram Kanwar Malik recognized for 30 years of improving India’s rice-wheat systems.


National fair highlights agricultural developments in India

Thousands attend India’s national agricultural fair to discover the latest crop varieties and technological advancements in the country.


Tackling challenges to cereal production through cross-crop collaborations

Cropping systems can become more resilient in the face of climate change through better coordination and standardization.


CIMMYT scientist R.K. Malik wins Crawford Fund’s Derek Tribe Award

R.K. Malik, senior agronomist with the Sustainable Intensification Program at CIMMYT, is winner of the 2015 Crawford Fund Derek Tribe Award. CIMMYT/handout El BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) — R. K. Malik, a …


Combating malnutrition: a new zinc-rich variety of wheat

New high-zinc varieties of wheat can help improve diets in some parts of India, scientists V.K. Mishra, Ramash Chand and Arun Joshi write in The Indian Express newspaper.