Posts Tagged ‘India’

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.

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.

Cereal systems in South Asia show diverse benefits of conservation agriculture

Conservation agriculture practices are climate-smart, helping farmers adapt to climate change while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions, researchers say.

Scientists point to potential genetic treasures in Mexico’s Creole wheats

FINDINGS CAN HELP TO BOOST WHEAT’S CLIMATE RESILIENCE WORLDWIDE Sukhwinder Singh at a field of Punjab Agricultural University, India, with Mexican wheat landrace evaluation trial (foreground) and whea …

CIMMYT India staff brainstorm steps to implement strategy

CIMMYT Director General Martin Kropff presented the organization’s draft strategy with its unifying vision at the staff session in the organization’s Delhi office.