Posts Tagged ‘India’

Indian farmers reach policy makers and researchers

April 18, 2014

By Raj Gupta and Raj Kumar Jat/CIMMYT J.S. Sandhu (center) and M.C. Diwakar (left) discuss the merits of the mid-October planting of wheat genotype CSW-18 (in foreground) with Raj Gupta, Raj Kumar Jat …


Snapshot: Borlaug celebrated

April 16, 2014

Malwinder Malhi/Syngenta   More than 80 farmers in Punjab, India, celebrated the 100th anniversary of Dr. Norman Borlaug’s birth on 25-26 March by reflecting on his achievements and legacy. …


Dr. Borlaug recognized by CIMMYT-India

April 8, 2014

By Meenakshi Chandiramani, Vibha Dhawan, Raj Gupta, Pankaj Singh and Parvinder Singh/CIMMYT CIMMYT staff members leave flowers at the statue of Dr. Norman Borlaug in New Delhi. Photo: Meenakshi Chandi …


Training teaches spot blotch detection

April 3, 2014

By Arun Joshi/CIMMYT CIMMYT-Nepal and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) organized a training program on spot blotch in wheat from 21-23 February for scientists, students and field workers. The program wa …


The Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security: 27 March

March 28, 2014

By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT Check out the Storify recap here. Wheat’s importance in the world was the focus of day three of the Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security. Wheat’s history, production needs a …


Happy Birthday, Norman Borlaug!

March 26, 2014

Today, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center will celebrate what would have been Dr. Norman E. Borlaug’s 100th birthday with the Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security, which brings …


Conservation agriculture machinery arrives in Pakistan

March 24, 2014

By Imtiaz Hussain and Imtiaz Muhammad/CIMMYT   CIMMYT’s Conservation Agriculture Program (CAP) is addressing the lack of good quality conservation agriculture (CA) seeders and multi-crop planters …


Stress-resilient maize hybrids developed for Asian tropics

March 20, 2014

By K. Seetharam, M.T. Vinayan and P.H. Zaidi/CIMMYT   The development of maize germplasm with combined drought and water-logging tolerance and a strong product line ready for deployment in Asia’s …


Climate smart villages: local adaption to promote climate smart agriculture

March 13, 2014

By M.L. Jat, Tripti Agarwal, R.S. Dadarwal and Promil Kapur/ CIMMYT and CCAFS To witness firsthand the mainstreaming of climate-smart agriculture practices and innovative community-based adaptation st …


Pioneering advocate of innovation, resource conservation and technology adoption visits South Asia

March 12, 2014

By Andrew McDonald/CIMMYT   A former CIMMYT scientist recently returned to South Asia to share his expertise in conservation agriculture.   Peter Hobbs worked for CIMMYT as a regional agrono …


India festival takes technology to farmers

March 12, 2014

By Raj Kumar Jat, M.L. Jat, R. Valluru, Raju Singh, Nikhil Singh, Jagman Dhillon and Raj Gupta/CIMMYT    A day-long “FarmFest” hosted by the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) allowed farmers to …


Behind the science: wheat researcher in Kenya screens against devastating disease

March 6, 2014

By Ma Concepción Castro /CIMMYT CIMMYT’s sole Kenya-based wheat researcher, Sridhar Bhavani, works in the heart of the center’s efforts to develop wheat resistant to stem rust in Sub-Saharan Africa. C …


Afghan farmers visit conservation agriculture farm

March 5, 2014

By Raj Kumar Jat/CIMMYT Nine Afghan farmers, including four women, recently learned about conservation agriculture in Pusa, Bihar, India. Their visit to the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) on …


Nutrient management tool wins award

February 12, 2014

By Sam Storr/CIMMYT A tool developed by CIMMYT and the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) offering site-specific nutrient management (SSNM) advice to help farmers achieve higher yields mor …


Improving food security: women start collective maize farming in tribal India

February 7, 2014

By Anuradha Dhar/CIMMYT Women farmers in the tribal villages of Odisha, eastern India, are increasing their yields through the use of hybrid seed varieties, new technologies and better agriculture pra …


Climate change mitigation: social learning in smallholder systems

February 4, 2014

By Tek Sapkota, Promil Kapoor and M.L. Jat, CIMMYT/CCAFS  The eastern Indo-Gangetic Plain in South Asia is one of the world’s most vulnerable regions to climate change. As part of propoor climate chan …


Initiative to track wheat and maize varietal adoption in South and East Asia

January 30, 2014

By Surabhi Mittal/CIMMYT A new project aims to generate quality data on the uptake and diffusion of CGIAR research outputs and assess their impact and alignment with the Consortium’s goals. The planni …


Around El Batán: scientists visit for climate change training

January 24, 2014

By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT Indian researchers A.G. Sreenivas and U.K. Shanwad hope their first visit to Mexico will yield the tools they need to address cropping systems and climate change in their home co …


Beachell-Borlaug scholars join CIMMYT

January 16, 2014

By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT Monsanto and CIMMYT are harvesting the passion of young wheat researchers through a fellowship that provides them with academic and field support. CIMMYT is working with three sc …


Agronomists learn precision-conservation agriculture

January 14, 2014

By M.L. Jat and Tripti Agarwal /CIMMYT Wheat agronomists in India learned about precision-conservation agriculture and received the tools to continue their education at a workshop in November. Nearly …