Posts Tagged ‘India’

Climate-smart agriculture to combat global warming

March 23, 2015

Agriculture has the potential to be “part of the solution to reduce the impact of climate change,” according to Dr. R.S. Paroda, Chairman of the Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences, who was …


Maize and wheat “super” Women’s Day campaign highlights diversity

March 2, 2015

A social media campaign initiated to celebrate the achievements of women has led to more than a dozen published blog story contributions about women in the maize and wheat sectors.


Chief Minister of Bihar assures support to BISA

February 23, 2015

The Chief Minister of Bihar, India, Shri Jitan Ram Manjhi, affirmed his support for the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) and its efforts to ensure food security, in a meeting with Thomas A. Lum …


Myanmar and CIMMYT assess needs and joint maize and wheat research

February 23, 2015

Given growing demand for maize and wheat in Myanmar and the increasing challenges to produce both crops, officials of the Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation’s (MOAI) Department of Agricult …


The International Maize Improvement Consortium for Asia (IMIC-Asia): partnership for targeted impacts

February 4, 2015

This is business unusual. IMIC-Asia is a partnership of over 40 institutions (seed companies, national programs and foundations) formed by CIMMYT to develop and share improved maize inbreds and hybrid …


Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram presented with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman 2015 Award, the highest honor conferred on overseas Indians

January 20, 2015

On 9 January 2015, Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram, the India-born plant scientist who led wheat breeding research at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) based in Mexico for more than th …


Heat-tolerant maize for Asia showcased at India-US technology summit

December 28, 2014

Under the theme, “Innovation in Agriculture,” updates and products of CIMMYT’s Heat-tolerant Maize for Asia (HTMA) project were displayed at the 20th India-US Technology Summit on 18-19 November in Ne …


Student reflection: visit to CIMMYT-Hyderabad, India

December 22, 2014

Three Purdue University graduate students, Ryan Gibson, Brad Thada and Rajdeep Singh Khangura, recently received training as part of the Heat Tolerant Maize for Asia (HTMA) project funded by USAID-Fee …


Q+A: Young scientist wins award for “Taking it to the Farmer”

November 13, 2014

Conservation agriculture is becoming a vital part of the rural landscape throughout Mexico and Latin America, leading to a major World Food Prize Field award for Bram Govaerts.


Enhancing the nutritional quality of maize

November 13, 2014

Malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency, which can cause blindness and stunting, increased infant and maternal mortality and lower IQs, are at epidemic levels in some parts of Asia.


Food security successes earn ‘sultan of wheat’ World Food Prize

November 13, 2014

Sanjaya Rajaram, 2014 World Food Prize laureate, is credited with producing 480 wheat varieties, leading to increased yields and food for more than 1 billion people a year.


Young researchers trained to develop resilient farming systems

October 26, 2014

From 27 September to 4 October, scientists from India’s national agricultural research systems attended the “Conservation Agriculture: Developing Resilient Systems” training program at the Central Soi …


Scale-appropriate mechanization: the intercontinental connection

October 26, 2014

CIMMYT aims to improve the livelihoods of poor farmers in the developing world by providing practical solutions for more efficient and sustainable farming. Among the options to improve efficiency, sca …


CCAFS climate smart village program progress makes news in India

September 25, 2014

The CCAFS Climate Smart Village (CSV) program recently earned significant media attention for its successes in the Indian states of Bihar, Haryana and Punjab where the program is being implemented. Th …


6th CSISA wheat breeding meeting reviews gains in South Asia

September 17, 2014

On 11-12 September, 61 scientists from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal convened in Kathmandu, Nepal, for the 6th Wheat Breeding Review Meeting of the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSIS …


CIMMYT scientist examines socio-economic determinants of yield variability in maize

September 9, 2014

M.L. Jat, senior cropping system agronomist in the Global Conservation Agriculture Program at CIMMYT, in collaboration with Hirak Banerjee, Rupak Goswami, Somsubhra Chakraborty, Sudarshan Duttac, Kaus …


CCAFS management team visits India: assessing and widening climate smart villages

September 8, 2014

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) management team lead by Bruce Campbell, Director, CCAFS, visited CIMMYT-CCAFS action sites in India during 23-28 Aug …


CSISA: Making a Difference in South Asia

September 5, 2014

Anu Dhar, Cynthia Mathys, Jennifer Johnson Staff members of the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) are developing and implementing projects aimed at improving agricultural production and …


New USAID lead for climate-resilient cereals portfolio visits Heat Stress Tolerant Maize for Asia

August 29, 2014

Dr. Nora Lapitan, the new science advisor in the Bureau for Food Security of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and lead of USAID’s Climate-Resilient Cereals portfolio, visited the …


Gupta Is new Director General of Borlaug Institute for South Asia

August 15, 2014

Hari S. Gupta was selected as the second Director General (DG) of the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) in India and assumed his new position on August 7th.