Posts Tagged ‘India’

Asia: Spreading conservation agriculture, developing researchers

November 20, 2013

By M.L. Jat, Tripti Agarwal and Promil Kapoor /CIMMYT Asia can benefit from site-specific conservation agriculture solutions to face challenges such as diverse ecologies, soils, production systems and …


Borlaug through the ages

November 18, 2013

By Patrick Wall/CIMMYT Those who worked with Dr. Norman Borlaug are proud to show their photos with him. In Punjab, India, farmer Charanjit Singh Gill shows a photo of his father with Borlaug during a …


Student reflection: my visit to CIMMYT-Hyderabad, India

November 6, 2013

Alex Renaud is a third-year graduate student pursuing a doctorate degree in plant breeding and genetics.


Scientists identify sustainable agriculture research themes in India

November 5, 2013

Photo: Tripti Agarwal/CIMMYT Scientists need to capture and refine farmers’ conservation agriculture innovations. This recommendation came from the National Travelling Seminar on Conservation Agricult …


Demonstration showcases maize hybrids

October 29, 2013

O.P. Yadav, director of the Directorate of Maize Research explains a promising hybrid to S. Ayyappan, director general of ICAR. By O.P. Yadav/Indian Council of Agricultural Research More than 120 rese …


Jharkhand tribal farmers adopt maize and conservation agriculture to battle drought

October 11, 2013

By S.P. Poonia/CIMMYT A CIMMYT project working in the rural districts of Jharkhand, India, is encouraging farmers to grow maize and use conservation agriculture practices to adapt to decreased rainfal …


Food security policies highlighted at training

October 1, 2013

By Surabhi Mittal/CIMMYT Photo: Andrew S. Chamanza/ MoAFS, Malawi and S. Mittal/CIMMYT CIMMYT’s Surabhi Mittal gave a lecture and met with policymakers from Kenya, Liberia and Malawi as part of the Ch …


New facility investigates the hidden half of maize

September 30, 2013

By P.H. Zaidi/CIMMYT A new facility at CIMMYT-Hyderabad, India, will allow researchers to assess and quantify key root traits and their dynamics under various growing conditions. CIMMYT’s new root phe …


Bioversity, Borlaug Institute for South Asia and CIMMYT work more closely on climate resilient farming in eastern India

September 25, 2013

By M.L. Jat/CIMMYT Visitors see a demonstration on greenhouse gas measurements in CIMMYT’s long-term trial on conservation agriculture in rice-wheat systems at the Rajendra Agricultural University far …


Promoting biofortified wheat to women in India

September 24, 2013

By Arun Joshi/CIMMYT Chhavi Tiwari of Banaras Hindu University talks with Mirzapur farmers about biofortified wheat. Women farmers in India are learning about the benefits of biofortified wheat from C …


ICAR-CIMMYT organize training in molecular tools in wheat

September 23, 2013

By Arun Joshi, CIMMYT Twenty young scientists from India and Nepal learned about existing and up-and-coming wheat breeding tools during a training program last month. Continuing earlier training progr …


Dr. Norman E. Borlaug statue unveiled in India

September 20, 2013

Left to right: Katharine McDevitt, Professor of Sculpture at Chapingo Autonomous University and sculptor of the statue of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug; Dr. Etienne Duveiller, BISA Director of Research for So …


CIMMYT launches mobile phone voice messaging for climate-smart villages in India

September 19, 2013

By Surabhi Mittal, CIMMYT Photo credit: S. Mittal/CIMMYT A new pilot program is trying to reach farmers in India with information on weather, pests and climate change — through their mobile phones. CI …


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 …