Posts Tagged ‘India’

Women farmers, researchers, and local agencies fight to unlock the potential of maize in eastern India

March 7, 2018

A women dries maize grain after shelling. Photo: CIMMYT/ Wasim Iftikar Unforeseen market effects, particularly rising land values and falling maize prices, have blocked the headway of women’s groups i …

Overcoming gender gaps in rural mechanization

March 6, 2018

A new publication details current gender gaps in rural mechanization in Bangladesh, and outlines plans to overcome these challenges.

Success in mainstreaming CSISA-supported agricultural technologies

January 3, 2018

Since 2015, CSISA has been working to generate evidence on best management practices for improving cropping system productivity in the Eastern Indo-Gangetic Plains.

Advanced course on conservation agriculture: Gateway for sustainable intensification of smallholder systems

December 18, 2017

On October 23, the eighth edition of the “Advanced Course on Conservation Agriculture (CA)” commenced in Ludhiana and Karnal, India.

No-burn agriculture by 2022 is possible

November 23, 2017

NEW DELHI – Crop residue burning in northwest India contributes to nearly a quarter of Delhi’s air pollution in the winter months, creating a crisis situation and public health emergency every year in …

Better farmer access to machinery eases crop residue burning in India

November 14, 2017

Farmers in India are benefitting from technological innovations that can help prevent damaging smog levels in the capital Delhi and other areas.

New study uncovers climate footprint of India’s favorite foods

November 5, 2017

India needs to tackle greenhouse gas emissions from its rice and livestock sectors according to a study by CIMMYT and partners.

Campaign against residue burning seeks to make India’s “food bowl” sustainable

October 27, 2017

In the 1960s, India became the center of the Green Revolution. Today, India needs a new Green Revolution.

8th advanced course on conservation agriculture in Asia

October 22, 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.

New Publications: Mitigating greenhouse gas emission from rising food production

September 26, 2017

A new study identifies the key ways to keep up with India’s rising food demand while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions.

Researchers set new climate services strategy in Bangladesh

September 20, 2017

Scientists from across South and Southeast Asia launched a new agenda earlier this week to boost community involvement in developing climate information and extension messaging services across the reg …

Scientists, policymakers meet in Bangladesh to produce climate services agenda for Asia

September 15, 2017

DHAKA (CIMMYT) – Successful farm management requires reliable climate prediction technology to ensure crops flourish and make it to harvest. High-quality data, maps, risk and vulnerability analyses no …

Study reveals new opportunities to cut greenhouse gas emissions in India

September 4, 2017

India is one of the world’s largest contributors to global warming, but simple changes in farm management can drastically cut emissions while meeting food demand.

New sustainable agriculture initiative targets India’s second most populous state

July 6, 2017

A new project is bringing sustainable technologies and practices to one-thousand villages in Maharashtra, India.

New Publications: Sustainable agriculture boosts water savings in India

May 30, 2017

In northwestern India, growing maize is being advocated as an alternative to rice to address resource degradation challenges such as declining water tables and climate change induced variability in ra …

Breaking Ground: Crop simulation models help Balwinder Singh predict future challenges

May 25, 2017

Balwinder Singh uses crop simulation models to help smallholder farmers in South Asia prepare for future climates and unexpected challenges.

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.