Posts Tagged ‘India’

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 …


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 …