Posts Tagged ‘India’

8th advanced course on conservation agriculture in Asia

April 5, 2017

CIMMYT will hold its 8th annual conservation agriculture advanced course in Asia from October 23 to November 6, 2017 at the Borlaug Institute for South Asia in India.


India celebrates women in climate smart agriculture

April 3, 2017

In celebration of International Women’s Day, 150 women from villages across Haryana and Bihar, India joined to celebrate the adoption of climate-smart agriculture in their communities.


“Young Scientist Award” winner fights hidden hunger with high zinc wheat

February 27, 2017

A scientist who has advanced the development of nutrient-rich wheat varieties with higher yield potential, disease resistance and improved traits wins Young Scientist Award for Agriculture.


Participatory scaling of climate-smart agriculture

December 30, 2016

A recap of climate smart agriculture in Bihar, India through 2016.


New Publications: Rise of micro-satellites offers cost-effective way to collect data on smallholder farms

December 7, 2016

Micro-satellites are emerging as an effective low-cost option to collecting data like sow date and yields on small farms across the developing world.


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

November 28, 2016

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

November 25, 2016

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

November 18, 2016

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

November 1, 2016

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

October 18, 2016

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

October 10, 2016

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

September 27, 2016

NGO partnership brings new capacity building opportunities.


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

September 14, 2016

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

September 2, 2016

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

June 15, 2016

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


Sustainable agriculture takes root in Karnataka, India

June 2, 2016

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

June 1, 2016

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

May 18, 2016

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


Bayer collaboration promises new innovations for South Asia farms

May 12, 2016

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

April 22, 2016

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