Posts Tagged ‘Nepal’

Nepal project explores wheat diversity

March 5, 2014

By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT A CIMMYT project in Nepal made significant progress in identifying local wheat diversity last year. Members of a seed cooperative in the Changathali village, Lalitpur district ne …


Hill Maize Research Project IV welcomes new leader

February 18, 2014

By K.C. Dilli /CIMMYT The Hill Maize Research project (HMRP) commends the commitment, dedication and service of Guillermo Ortiz-Ferrara, who retired on 31 January after leading the project for nearly …


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 …


Nepali scientists trained on heat stress-resilient maize

January 29, 2014

By P.H. Zaidi/CIMMYT Nepali scientists learned about developing heat stress-resistant maize during a training event organized by Nepal’s National Maize Research Program (NMRP) and CIMMYT on 16 January …


Travelling seminar shows project progress in Nepal

October 9, 2013

Travelling Seminar participants visit the NARC Agricultural Research Station, Dailekh. Photo courtesy of Everest Media Pvt. Ltd By Nirmal Gadal/CIMMYT A three-day travelling seminar organized by CIMMY …


Project spotlight: the Hill Maize Research Project

October 9, 2013

HMRP partners visiting CBSP groups in the hill district of Palpa, Nepal. Photo: G. Ortiz Ferrara/CIMMYT By Dilli KC/CIMMYT Beginning in August, the Hill Maize Research Project (HMRP-IV), has worked wi …


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 …


‘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 …


Focus on heat stress resilient maize for Asia

August 19, 2013

Scientists from the Heat Stress Tolerant Maize for Asia (HTMA) project and representatives from collaborating public and private sector institutions from the region, Purdue University, and CIMMYT gath …


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 …


Nepal wheat scientists receive government award

July 4, 2013

The Government of Nepal and the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) awarded Madan Raj Bhatta, Sarala Sharma, Deepak Bhandari, Dhruba Bahadur Thapa, and Nutan Raj Gautam — winners of the first-e …


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 …


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 …


Global Maize Program meeting: The old and the new intersect in Kathmandu

February 5, 2013

Lone Badstue (CIMMYT gender and monitoring and evaluation specialist; third from left, bottom) talks with four coordinators of community-based seed production groups in Nepal (top, from right). Also p …


Improving wheat productivity in Asia through collaboration

November 12, 2012

During 26-27 April 2012, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), in collaboration with CIMMYT …


USAID and CIMMYT visit the 1st community-managed maize seed company in the hills of Nepal

November 1, 2012

The community based seed production (CBSP) program is one of the most successful interventions of the Hill Maize Research Project (HMRP) Phase IV in Nepal. Through this program, the project has signif …


USAID supports CIMMYT-led partnership for heat resilient maize in South Asia

October 31, 2012

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will support a partnership to develop heat resilient maize for South Asia, as part of the US government’s Feed the Future initiative. The partners …


Maize traveling seminar for high-level officials in Nepal

October 3, 2012

The Hill Maize Research Project (HMRP) led by CIMMYT, in close partnership with the the Nepal Agriculture Research Council (NARC) and the Department of Agriculture (DoA) jointly organized a five-day M …


Workshop on precision phenotyping in Asia

September 21, 2012

To keep pace with the unprecedented increase in maize demand in Asia, maize programs in the region are increasingly using new tools and techniques for maize improvement to achieve long-term food secur …


Nepal team receives the 1st BGRI Gene Stewardship Award

September 19, 2012

The first-ever Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) Gene Stewardship Award was awarded to the Nepal wheat team for their performance in promoting durable wheat varieties and enhancing food security. …