Posts Tagged ‘India’

Conservation agriculture for rainfed smallholder maize systems of eastern India

November 14, 2011

During 19-23 October 2011, Birsa Agriculture University (BA7U), Jharkhand, India, hosted a short course on “Conservation Agriculture in Rainfed Small Holder Maize Farming Systems”, under the aegis of …


Travelling seminar promotes conservation agriculture in eastern India

October 19, 2011

During 19-22 September 2011, Birsa Agricultural University (BAU), Jharkhand, India, hosted the Sub-Regional Multi-Stakeholder Travelling Seminar entitled “Conservation Agriculture Based Crop Managemen …


New Borlaug Institute for South Asia fosters improved farming for food security

October 11, 2011

The Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) was officially launched on Wednesday, 5 October 2011, at the A.P. Shinde Symposium Hall, NASC Complex in New Delhi, India. The event commenced with a welcom …


Conservation agriculture course in rainfed farming, Karnataka, India

September 19, 2011

From 18-22 August, the University of Agricultural Science (UAS) Raichur, Karnataka, hosted the first course on ‘Conservation agriculture (CA) in rainfed farming’ in India, in collaboration with CIMMYT …


Precision nutrient management for improved efficiency, healthier and more productive soils under maize and wheat systems in India

September 12, 2011

Precision or site-specific nutrient management (SSNM) is a science-based approach by which crops receive nutrients as and when needed, according to specific field conditions in a given cropping season …


Conservation agriculture capacity building in Tamilnadu, India

September 12, 2011

The promotion of conservation agriculture (CA) in different agricultural systems of Tamilnadu, India, was the focus of a consultation organized with the Agriculture Commissioner, Sandeep Saxena, and o …


DuPont Pioneer visit CIMMYT-Hyderabad

August 15, 2011

On 03 August 2011, the research leadership team of DuPont Pioneer visited CIMMYT at Hyderabad, India, for an overview of the CIMMYT-Asia maize program. Lead by John Sopper, Senior Vice-President for C …


Spreading the word on CA from Mexico

July 3, 2011

“It is very difficult to find conservation agriculture machinery. You have to go to China or India to get it,” said Mahesh Kumar Gathala, new CIMMYTBangladesh-based cropping systems agronomist for Sou …


QPM roti wins vote of confidence in Bihar, India

April 18, 2011

The government of Bihar, a state in eastern India, celebrated its 99th anniversary of independence last month, March 2011. To celebrate, the Bihar government invited CIMMYT, Rajendra Agricultural Univ …


Exploring wheat improvement

December 17, 2010

The Wheat Research Center (WRC) in Bhairahawa welcomed 20 early and mid-career wheat breeders from four CSISA countries (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan) to its scenic campus in Nepal’s Terai r …


India and CIMMYT agree to establish new research institute for South Asia

September 10, 2010

EL BATAN, 06 September 2010—On a historic day for CIMMYT, Director General Thomas A. Lumpkin and Dr. S Ayyappan, Director General of  the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR),  signed a join …


CIMMYT and the government of India to launch a second “Green Revolution” in South Asia

September 7, 2010

With Climate Change and Growing Populations South Asia Will Need to Grow More Food Than Ever Under Increasingly Difficult Conditions MEXICO CITY (CIMMYT) — In an effort to ensure food security for Sou …


Roving wheat seminar

April 12, 2010

A four-member team of scientists from the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) visited India from 07-13 March 2010 as part of a CIMMYT-sponsored “Roving Seminar on Advances of Wheat Research.” T …


Indian dignitaries and guests celebrate the life and work of Norman E. Borlaug

December 2, 2009

During 21-22 November, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) hosted a major tribute ceremony for Norman E. Borlaug at its NASC complex in New Delhi. Some 200 participants attended the ina …


CA training in India

November 27, 2009

Nearly 20 delegates from North Bengal Agriculture University’s agricultural outreach stations and several local farmers attended a conservation agriculture (conservation agriculture) traveling trainin …


Nutritious and delicious

November 26, 2009

Tortillas made from quality protein maize (QPM) are now being sold on the streets in Patna, the capital city of Bihar, India. CIMMYT-India donated a QPM tortilla unit to Magadh Credit Cooperative Soci …


Conservation agriculture training continues in Bihar, India

November 5, 2009

Three years of sowing experience with conservation agriculture (CA) practices in a rice-wheat system at an agricultural outreach station (KVK) in the Jamui district of Bihar State in India have been s …


Traveling seminar on conservation agriculture in Central Bihar, India

October 19, 2009

The Central Bihar Hub for Conservation Agriculture (CA), the Cereal System Initiative for South Asia (CSISA), and Rajendra Agriculture University (RAU) organized a traveling seminar for farmers on 2-3 …


Hybrid maize breeding course in Hyberabad

September 17, 2009

Forty-five maize scientists gathered at CIMMYT’s office in Hyderabad, India, from 31 August until 5 September for a course on maize hybrid breeding for rainfed areas in Asia. Germany’s Federal Ministr …


CA seminar in India

April 27, 2009

 More than 100 farmers in India benefited from a traveling seminar on conservation agriculture (CA) organized by CIMMYT and held in the Samastipur and Begusarai districts during 28-29 March 2009. Afte …