Posts Tagged ‘India’

Maize stover: an underutilized resource for rainfed India

September 12, 2013

Introducing maize stover into India’s commercial dairy systems could mitigate fodder shortages and halt increasing fodder costs, according to new research by CIMMYT and the International Livestock Res …


Training on weed control in direct seeded rice will boost farmers’ confidence

September 10, 2013

CSISA scientists address farmers’ concerns on Direct Seeded Rice method in Haryana The Dry Direct Seeded Rice (DSR) method is gaining popularity in north India, thanks to the researchers, agricultural …


Are mobile phones helping farmers?

September 4, 2013

Mobile phones promise new opportunities for reaching farmers with agricultural information, but are their potential fully utilized? CIMMYT’s agricultural economist Surabhi Mittal and IRRI’s economist …


‘The 50 PACT’ Conference: collaborate for better food security in South Asia

September 3, 2013

Farmers need to be more involved in developing and refining technology. This was one of the key conclusions of a technology working group comprised of leading Asian scientists, representatives of farm …


Making villages ‘climate smart’

August 13, 2013

“Climatic extremes and variability are  becoming more frequent and resulting in losses for farmers. This issue cannot be addressed in isolation; it needs collective participation of all stakeholders, …


Research battles wheat spot blotch disease

July 19, 2013

After screening some 500 wheat lines and varieties at 6 sites in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal, a group of scientists were able to identify 35 genotypes that resist spot blotch. This is the number-one …


CIMMYT/CCAFS in India: Gender, action, research

July 19, 2013

In June 2013, ML Jat (Global Conservation Agriculture Program) and research teams in Bihar and Haryana, India, welcomed CIMMYT gender specialist Tina Beuchelt and gender consultant Cathy Farnworth to …


Nutrient Expert™ decision support tools for maize and wheat launched

July 8, 2013

The Nutrient Expert™ decision support tools for maize and wheat in India were officially launched for public use on 20 June 2013 at the National Agricultural Science Centre Complex in New Delhi during …


ATMA annual review meeting and maize farmer-scientist interaction

June 21, 2013

Rajasthan is one of the most stress-prone dry states of India, where farmers grow maize as major crop for food and domestic consumption. As such, it provided a perfect setting for the 2nd Annual Progr …


Promoting resilient diversification options through maize and climate smart practices in India

June 13, 2013

“Declining water table, deteriorating soil health, labor shortages, increasing energy prices, and more frequent climate extremes are among the major long-term threats to food security in India,” state …


Nepalese wheat researchers trained on spot blotch disease in India

June 5, 2013

Spot blotch is one of the major diseases in the wheat growing regions of Nepal and the knowledge allowing researchers to identify and understand the disease is thus crucial. A group of 12 wheat techni …


Giving power to African farmers: learning from the Indian experience

June 4, 2013

From 29 April to 10 May, 16 agricultural engineers, agronomists, machinery importers, and machinery manufacturers from Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe took part in a study tour in India organi …


Jharkhand, India: Social learning on conservation agriculture in smallholder rainfed systems

March 26, 2013

On 13 March 2013, a social learning exercise was organized jointly by Birsa Agricultural University (BAU) and CIMMYT under the aegis of an IFAD supported “Sustainable Intensification of Maize-livestoc …


CIMMYT-India interacts with farmers at IARI Agriculture Science Fair

March 26, 2013

Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela, a farmers’ fair organized by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) annually since 1972, was held during 6-8 March 2013 in New Delhi, India. Every year, agriculture …


Zinc-rich wheat reaches communities in eastern India

March 20, 2013

In the continuous effort to increase awareness of wheat biofortification and its use to improve health and quality of life in eastern India, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Mahamana Krishak Samiti far …


India’s Economic Survey and Budget 2013: What’s in store for agriculture?

March 15, 2013

In the latest Union Budget, which was presented by India’s finance minister P. Chidambaram to the Parliament on 28 February 2013, the Government of India re-emphasized its commitment to inclusive grow …


First ever high-level foreign delegation visits BISA-Ludhiana

February 26, 2013

On 6 February 2013, the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) in Ladowal, Punjab, India, received a delegation consisting of eight members of the German Parliament —Harald Ebner, Alexander Süßmair, …


New project launched: Heat Stress Tolerant Maize for Asia

February 11, 2013

South Asian farm lands have been increasingly experiencing climate change related weather extremes. A report from the Asian Development Bank in 2009 warns that if the current trends persist until 2050 …


Haryana Chief Minister: conservation agriculture is the way of future farming

January 22, 2013

Thanks to high-yielding cultivars of wheat and rice, development of irrigation infrastructure, the work of innovative farmers, and the state’s support for improved technologies, the Indian state of Ha …


Prestigious INSA fellowship to Arun Joshi

January 16, 2013

Arun Joshi, CIMMYT senior wheat breeder for South Asia, has been named Fellow of the prestigious Indian National Science Academy (INSA) at its annual meeting in Pune, India, during 27-29 December 2012 …