Posts Tagged ‘India’

Borlaug Institute for South Asia

September 14, 2015

The Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) is a non-profit international research institute dedicated to food, nutrition and livelihood security as well as environmental rehabilitation in South Asia, …


AAA hybrids move towards commercialization

August 24, 2015

PLC6 is a term used to refer to an advanced stage of hybrid testing at Syngenta, a partner of the Affordable, Accessible, Asian (AAA) Drought Tolerant Maize Project. Four hybrids, representing combina …


Tech-savvy women in Haryana implement precision fertilizer application

August 3, 2015

The state of Haryana, India’s breadbasket, faces a major challenge due to the excessive use of nitrogen fertilizer (N: P: K = 27.2: 9.8: 1) in agriculture. The overuse of nitrogen fertilizer in the ri …


Training on developing stress-resilient maize at CIMMYT-Hyderabad, India

July 13, 2015

A training course on developing stress-resilient maize for early-/mid-career maize breeders from national programs, agricultural universities and seed companies, especially small and medium enterprise …


CIMMYT-CCAFS initiative develops 500 new climate-smart villages in Haryana, India

July 13, 2015

A climate-smart farmer in Ludhiana, Punjab, India. Photo: P. Casier/CGIAR The Department of Agriculture (DoA) of the Indian state of Haryana, in collaboration with CIMMYT-CCAFS, developed an action pl …


Fostering collaboration between Nepalese and Indian seed companies

July 6, 2015

A delegation of 15 Nepalese seed entrepreneurs learned about various business models and innovations for seed industry development on their first visit to India. The visit, sponsored by the Cereal Sys …


Learning climate smart agricultural practices empowers women farmers in Haryana

July 6, 2015

Haryana is traditionally an agrarian state where many farm operations are undertaken by women; however, in this male-dominated farm society, decision-making does not involve women folk. Under CIMMYT-C …


Fostering collaboration between Nepalese and Indian seed companies

July 1, 2015

A delegation of 15 Nepalese seed entrepreneurs learned about various business models and innovations for seed industry development on their first visit to India. The visit, sponsored by the Cereal Sys …


Farmers in India embrace high-zinc wheat for its nutritional benefits

June 10, 2015

Undernourishment affects some 795 million people worldwide. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), more than one out of every nine people do not eat enough to lead healthy, act …


First international training workshop on farming systems analysis in India

June 9, 2015

The international training workshop “Approaches for integrated analysis of agricultural systems in South Asia: Field, to farm, to landscape scale,” jointly organized by CIMMYT and the Indian Council o …


Local innovations help meet farmers’ needs in Bihar

June 2, 2015

During a pilot program with members of the Kisan Sakhi Group in Muzzafarpur, Bihar nearly 350 women farmers were trained on operating the Diesel Engine Powered Open Drum Thresher. In this picture, Sur …


CSISA mechanization meets farmers’ needs in Bihar, India

June 1, 2015

The Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) is working to ensure that farmers of all incomes, including smallholder farmers in Bihar State, have access to differently priced and scale-appropr …


Well-positioned for next phase, CSISA India plans for monsoon cropping season

June 1, 2015

As Phase II of the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) draws to a close in India, it is well positioned for a Phase III, according to Andrew McDonald, CIMMYT Cropping Systems Agronomist a …


SUPER WOMAN: Chhavi Tiwari aids women farmers with zinc-fortified wheat

May 29, 2015

ZINC DEFICIENCY IS ATTRIBUTED TO 800,000 DEATHS EACH YEAR International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT asked readers …


SUPER WOMAN: Suchismita Mondal develops climate change resilient wheat

May 29, 2015

Suchismita Mondal was inspired by the humble flour tortilla to take up a career as an international wheat breeder.


Low-cost innovations to benefit smallholder farmers in Nepal

May 5, 2015

A new investment by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia in Nepal (CSISA-NP) was launched on 10 April, 2015 at a public event in Kathma …


Maize workshop sets stage for doubling production in India by 2025

April 28, 2015

The 58th All India Coordinated Annual Maize Workshop was held at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) in Ludhiana, India during 4-6 April. The workshop brought together nearly 200 scientists in India …


Climate-smart agriculture achievements inspire support for BISA-CIMMYT in Bihar, India

April 28, 2015

The Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA), CIMMYT and stakeholders are developing, adapting and spreading climate-smart agriculture technologies throughout Bihar, India. During the 2014-2015 winter …


Innovation key to wheat yield potential advances, says in-coming CIMMYT DG

April 13, 2015

Martin Kropff, incoming CIMMYT director general, joined the global wheat community at the CIMMYT research station in Ciudad Obregon in Mexico for annual Visitors’ Week.


CIMMYT joins global move to adopt climate-smart agriculture

April 13, 2015

Climate-smart agriculture can be “an effective tool to address climate change and climate variability,” according to Kai Sonder, head of CIMMYT’s geographic information systems (GIS) unit, who was one …