Posts Tagged ‘Nepal’

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. …


CIMMYT strengthens collaboration between Bhutan and Nepal

September 13, 2012

The similarities between the hills of Nepal and the maize producing areas of Bhutan encourage stronger cooperation between the two countries. To discuss this cooperation, a team of scientists from CIM …


International conservation agriculture training course: perfection, organization, and team work

July 10, 2012

This is how Vivak Kumar, from India, described the advanced course on conservation agriculture (CA) 2012, which ended two weeks ago. Kumar, an assistant professor at Meerat University, was one of seve …


Wheat improvement trainees successfully conclude course

June 19, 2012

After spending 2 months and a half in Obregon and two weeks in Batan, participants in the 2012 Wheat Improvement Course celebrated their graduation at CIMMYT’s El Batán headquarters last Thursday 31. …


Nepal farmers like rust resistant wheat

May 28, 2012

On 14 May 2012, at Tikathali, Changathali Village Development Committee Centre (VDC) in Lalitpur, around 30 participants from MoA, NARC, seed companies, and CIMMYT were joined by 61 farmers (43 female …


21st anniversary of NARC celebrated in Nepal

May 24, 2012

On 07 May 2012, the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) celebrated its 21st Anniversary in Kathmandu. Chief Guest, Barsha Man Pun, Ministerdesignate and representative of the Honorable Prime Mi …


Director General visits Nepal

May 16, 2012

CIMMYT director general Thomas Lumpkin visited Nepal during 01-03 May 2012. One of the main objectives of his visit was to discuss the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) launched last year in Ind …


Improved maize varieties and partnerships welcomed in Bhutan

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 5 no. 11, November 2008 Sandwiched between China and India, the Kingdom of Bhutan is a small country that relies on maize in a big way. But maize yields are typically low due to cro …


New greenhouse supports research on yellow rust in Nepal

May 14, 2012

December, 2004 On December 1, CIMMYT handed over a greenhouse to the Plant Pathology Division of the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC). Built with the support of CIMMYT’s project on foliar pa …


Community seed promoters trained in sustainable maize seed production and marketing in Nepal

May 6, 2012

Ensuring a market for maize seed produced using community based seed production (CBSP) in the value chain system, and enhancing management and marketing competencies of local partners are among the st …


CIMMYT lauded for outstanding technical support and partnership in Nepal

April 25, 2012

On 04 April 2012 CIMMYT received an “Award of Honor” from the Society of Agricultural Scientist of Nepal (SAS-N). The award, in a form of a plaque, was handed over by Mr. Om Prakash Yadav, Chief Guest …


Helping farmers select varieties in Nepal

April 24, 2012

A training program on wheat participatory variety selection (PVS) was held in Nepal during 28-29 February 2012. Organized by the National Wheat Research Program (NWRP), Bhairahawa, Nepal Agriculture R …


Second Wheat Improvement and Pathology course focuses on South Asia

December 5, 2011

The second “Wheat Improvement and Pathology” course took place during 16-29 November 2011 in Nepal. Organized by Arun Joshi, CIMMYT Regional Wheat Breeder, in conjunction with the Nepal Agriculture Re …


Traveling seminar exhibits maize research and development in the hills of Nepal

October 25, 2011

During 19-21 August 2011, a travelling seminar on “Maize Research and Development in the Hills of Nepal” was organized by the CIMMYT-led Hill Maize Research Project (HMRP), Nepal Agricultural Research …


Spotlight on maize seed marketing in Nepal

October 25, 2011

Since 1999, the CIMMYT-led Hill Maize Research Project (HMRP) has been analyzing the maize seed value chain, increasing market assurance for seed from community-based seed production (CBSP) projects, …


Reviewing the success of the USAID Famine Seed Project

September 19, 2011

The USAID Famine Seed Project is currently working in Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Pakistan, and Ethiopia to promote new varieties and advanced lines, strengthen links with other stakeholder …


Strengthening Bhutan-Nepal-CIMMYT Maize Program collaboration

September 5, 2011

In Bhutan, maize is one of the most important cereal crops, grown in an area of approximately 77,000 ha, at an altitude ranging from 150 to 3000+ masl. Over 69% of Bhutan’s farming households cultivat …


NARC and CIMMYT survey off-season wheat in Nepal

September 5, 2011

A team from CIMMYT and the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) recently conducted the first extensive monitoring of off-season wheat crops, in the Mude and Nigale (Sindhupalchok district) and Z …


Managing yellow rust disease in Nepal

August 8, 2011

From 2008-11 a Nepal Agricultural Research and Development Fund (NARDF)-funded project was conducted to try to minimize wheat losses caused by yellow rust in ten highly affected districts of Nepal, in …


Improving food security in Nepal

July 25, 2011

Food security cannot be achieved until food grains or seeds reach consumers or farmers. This issue was addressed during a training course on post-harvest management of wheat seeds, which was held at t …