Posts Tagged ‘India’

Climate smart practices and conservation agriculture in India

November 8, 2012

Under the aegis of Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), CIMMYT, Rajendra Agricultural University (RAU), and Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) organized a travelling semin …


USAID supports CIMMYT-led partnership for heat resilient maize in South Asia

October 31, 2012

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will support a partnership to develop heat resilient maize for South Asia, as part of the US government’s Feed the Future initiative. The partners …


Conservation agriculture for smallholder maize farmers in Jharkhand, India

October 22, 2012

Farming in Jharkhand in eastern India is typically characterized by land degradation, moisture stress, low cropping intensity, poor biomass production, and low farm income. To address these issues fac …


Climate change and the challenges of increasing production in India

October 15, 2012

While cereal production in India has increased significantly since the mid-1960s as a result of the Green Revolution, securing the gains achieved is becoming more difficult in the context of soaring f …


Workshop on precision phenotyping in Asia

September 21, 2012

To keep pace with the unprecedented increase in maize demand in Asia, maize programs in the region are increasingly using new tools and techniques for maize improvement to achieve long-term food secur …


CIMMYT-Hyderabad welcomes a Limagrain delegation

July 30, 2012

A group of 14 Limagrain representatives visited the CIMMYT-Asia maize program in Hyderabad, India, on 18 July 2012. Limagrain is an international agricultural co-operative group specialized in field s …


International conservation agriculture training course: perfection, organization, and team work

July 10, 2012

This is how Vivak Kumar, from India, described the advanced course on conservation agriculture (CA) 2012, which ended two weeks ago. Kumar, an assistant professor at Meerat University, was one of seve …


Using double haploid in maize breeding

July 6, 2012

The use of doubled haploids in maize breeding was first proposed more than half a century ago. Today, the in vivo haploid induction technique is routinely used in maize inbred line development, in bot …


Laying foundations to create productive and sustainable cropping systems in Asia

July 2, 2012

The third offering of the advance course-Asia “Conservation Agriculture: Gateway for Productive and Sustainable Cropping Systems” began at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, India, on 28 …


Wheat improvement trainees successfully conclude course

June 19, 2012

After spending 2 months and a half in Obregon and two weeks in Batan, participants in the 2012 Wheat Improvement Course celebrated their graduation at CIMMYT’s El Batán headquarters last Thursday 31. …


Workshop on enabling technologies and environments for climate resilient future farming systems in Jharkhand, India

May 5, 2012

A two-day workshop on potential technologies and policy environments for smallholder rainfed maize farming systems of Jharkhand state, India was organized jointly by Birsa Agriculture University (BAU) …


Diversifying rice cropping systems in Karnataka, India

April 26, 2012

Farmers in the Upper Krishna Project (UKP) command area of Karnataka State in southwestern India traditionally grow two crops of rice each year, but recent water shortages have seriously cut into harv …


Annual meeting of the Affordable, Accessible, Asian Drought Tolerant Maize Project

April 23, 2012

The Affordable, Accessible, Asian (AAA) Drought Tolerant Maize Project, a Syngenta/ CIMMYT partnership, held its annual meeting at the ICRISAT-Patancheru campus in Hyderabad, India, on 15 March 2012. …


BISA welcomes Bihar Cabinet Minister

March 28, 2012

The BISA facilities at Pusa, India, received a welcome guest on 17 March 2012, when Bihar Cabinet Minister, Giriraj Singh, visited to participate in a farm festival organized by the regional station o …


Wheat biofortification meeting held in India

March 12, 2012

Meeting was held in the Indian holy city of Varanasi during 27 February to 01 March 2012. It was organized jointly by Banaras Hindu University (BHU), HarvestPlus, and CIMMYT to discuss wheat biofortif …


Understanding local needs and looking to the future: A visit to the BISA sites

February 23, 2012

During 21 January-05 February, a delegation consisting of Director General Thomas Lumpkin, Global Wheat Program Associate Director and Head of Pathology, Etienne Duveiller, Board member Andy Barr, and …


Remote sensing shows the importance of keeping wheat cool

February 21, 2012

A recent study co-authored by CIMMYT agronomist Iván Ortiz- Monasterio has demonstrated how temperatures greater than 34°C can significantly cut wheat yields. Using nine years of satellite data for wh …


BISA in Bihar

February 3, 2012

The Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) received another boost this week when the Bihar government pledged to provide 200 acres to the center, at a price of just 1 Rupee (0.02 USD) per acre. This …


Regional dialogue for conservation agriculture in South Asia

December 19, 2011

During 01-02 November 2011, agricultural science, extension, and development leaders, key researchers of South Asian national agricultural research and extension systems, and representatives from regi …


Success for CIMMYT students in India

December 13, 2011

M.T. Vinayan has been working with P.H. Zaidi at CIMMYT-Asia, Hyderabad, and was recently awarded the 2011 gold medal for the ‘Best PhD student in Plant Breeding and Genetics’ from Tamil Nadu Agricult …