Posts Tagged ‘India’

Why wheat matters

August 14, 2014

The history of wheat is the history of civilization.


CIMMYT-led climate project is finalist at Asia Mobile Tech Awards

July 30, 2014

By Katie Lutz  A CIMMYT-led project was named as a finalist for the 2014 mBillionth Award South Asia thanks to its mobile platform that helps farmers adapt to changing climate conditions. “Disseminati …


Climate-smart villages in Indian Punjab are heading for resilient farming

July 29, 2014

CIMMYT, with financial support from the CCAFS South Asia regional program, recently initiated climate-smart village (CSV) pilots in Punjab State, India.


Smart tools for farmers in South Asia to help increase yield

July 24, 2014

By Anuradha Dhar/CIMMYT In South Asia, 90 percent of smallholder farmers using fertilizer lack access to soil testing services. Due to blanket recommendations, the application of nutrients is not well …


Boosting productivity of smallholder farms in Nepal, India and Bangladesh

July 18, 2014

By Mahesh Gathala, TP Tiwari, Pat Wall/CIMMYT CIMMYT will lead a new research initiative to make agriculture more productive, profitable   and sustainable for smallholder farmers in the Eastern Ganget …


Indian organizations honor Rajaram for World Food Prize win

July 16, 2014

By Gurdev Singh/CIMMYT Dr. S. Ayyappan, director general of ICAR, honored Rajaram as “the best living wheat scientist in the world today.” Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram was on board a flight to New Delhi on 18 …


Climate-smart villages: the framework

July 3, 2014

Climate-Smart Villages (CSVs) in Haryana, India, are prioritizing and promoting climate-smart agriculture (CSA) interventions. Through the work of CIMMYT and its partners, the CGIAR Research Program o …


New technologies help Indian farmers improve nutrient management

June 26, 2014

By ML Jat, RS Dadarwal, Tripti Agarwal and Love Kumar Singh/CIMMYT In the intensively cropped region of northwest India, farmers generally use imbalanced and inappropriate nutrient doses, which leads …


Former CIMMYT Global Wheat Program Director wins 2014 World Food Prize

June 26, 2014

By Miriam Shindler/CIMMYT CIMMYT is delighted that the World Food Prize 2014 has been awarded to distinguished wheat breeder Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram for his achievements in plant research and food product …


First SRFSI strategic planning meeting

June 24, 2014

By Mahesh Gathala and Pat Wall/CIMMYT A new project designed to improve farming systems in Bangladesh, India and Nepal kicked off work with a strategic planning meeting 19-21 May in New Delhi. The Sus …


Improving women farmer’s access to agricultural information and training in India

June 20, 2014

By Anuradha Dhar/CIMMYT On a hot summer day in the Muzaffarpur District of Bihar State, India, 345 women farmers gathered to talk about the challenges they face in agriculture with a visiting team fro …


Mid-career scientists get new tools for big data analysis

June 10, 2014

By Raman Babu & BS Vivek/CIMMYT “It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics,” George Bernard Shaw once said, and the 56 maize researchers who attended a mid-career refr …


Seed summit aims to improve delivery of high-yielding varieties to farmers in eastern India

June 9, 2014

By Anuradha Dhar Strategies to make improved seed varieties more appealing and available to India’s farmers were the focus of the Seed Summit for Enhancing the Seed Supply Chain in Eastern India, held …


ICAR-CIMMYT wheat field days at BISA, India

May 13, 2014

By Arun Joshi, Ravi Singh, R. Valluru and Uttam Kumar/CIMMYT Wheat researchers in India learned about CIMMYT’s newest advanced wheat lines during field days this spring at each of the locations of the …


Indian official visits Borlaug Institute for South Asia

May 1, 2014

By Pankaj Singh, H.S. Sidhu and Parvinder Singh/CIMMYT It was a memorable day for Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) staff when Alok Sikka, deputy director general of natural resource management …


Precision conservation agriculture highlighted during India visits

April 30, 2014

By Pankaj Singh, Parvinder Singh, H.S. Sidhu and M.L. Jat/CIMMYT A delegation from Colorado State University, United States, and the University of Adelaide, Australia, visited the Borlaug Institute fo …


Increasing local adoption of conservation agriculture: new bulletin released in Hindi

April 25, 2014

By H.S. Jat, R.S. Dadarwal, Love K. Singh and J.M. Sutaliya/CIMMYT The Central Soil Salinity Research Institute (CSSRI), one of India’s leading agricultural research institutes, has partnered with CIM …


India maize summit focuses on partnerships

April 24, 2014

By Christian Böeber and Subash S.P./CIMMYT A recent summit in India provided a platform for various stakeholders along the maize value chain to discuss maize trade, technological gaps, industrial util …


Organization takes technology to farmers in India

April 24, 2014

By Meenakshi Singh, Raj Kumar Jat and Raj Gupta/CIMMYT A recent field day in Bihar, India, showed farmers have confidence in conservation agriculture and don’t need agri-input subsidies but rather eas …


Maize germplasm displayed at Asia field day

April 19, 2014

By Kartikeya Krothapalli/CIMMYT The International Maize Improvement Consortium-Asia (IMIC-Asia) held a maize field day on 15 March in conjunction with CIMMYT-Asia on the International Crops Research I …