Posts Tagged ‘Pakistan’

Push row planters manufactured and distributed locally among smallholder maize farmers in Pakistan

CIMMYT collaborates with the Cereal Crops Research Institute and Petal Seed, a local seed company in Pakistan to produce new planters.

New Publications: Research sheds light on climate and yield risk in South Asia

Research highlights important risks to farmers’ yields in Pakistan due to climate change.

New multi-crop zero-till planter boosts yields and farming efficiency in Pakistan

A new planter that promotes dry seeding of rice, saves water and increases planting efficiency is being used increasingly in Pakistan’s Punjab Province.

Scientists trained on breeding program management, statistical data analysis

A training course on maize breeding program management and statistical data analysis was held from 23-27 May 2016 in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Pakistan maize stakeholders discuss progress

CIMMYT’s Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) held its annual maize working group meeting on 10-11 May.

Pakistani farming community nudged to improve agricultural productivity

AIP organized a one-day conference on “Agricultural Productivity Improvement through Nudging” in Pakistan

Assessing the potential of ICT in Pakistan’s agricultural extension

CIMMYT’s Agricultural Innovation Program proposed a plan for applying ICT in agricultural extension in Pakistan

New varieties reignite maize production in Pakistan

New maize varieties have the potential to increase production, enhance nutrition and strengthen national industry in Pakistan.

AIP Pakistan institutes surveys to enhance effective interventions

AIP meets to review progress and plan follow up surveys to address farmer demands and future challenges.

Keeping virulent wheat diseases in check amid pressures of climate change

Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat is a new project that aims to mitigate climate change threats to wheat and develop disease-resistant and heat-tolerant varieties, writes Cornell’s Ronnie Coffman.

U.S. embassy in Pakistan highlights hybrid maize seed production

New maize varieties with resistance and tolerance to multiple stresses to benefit Pakistani farmers thanks to joint CIMMYT-USAID collaboration.

CIMMYT upgrades Pakistan’s national germplasm collection and distribution facility

As a step towards modernizing and strengthening Pakistan’s national coordinated breeding programs, CIMMYT upgraded the seed storage facility of the National Agricultural Research Center (NARC) to meet …

CIMMYT maize varieties in high demand in Pakistan

AbduRahman Beshir and M. Imtiaz Pakistan imports more than 85% of its hybrid maize seed, which costs the country about US$ 60 million each year. Due to importation and other factors, the price of hybr …

Interview with CIMMYT Director General Martin Kropff in Pakistan

From 23 – 26 August, 2015, CIMMYT’s Director General Martin Kropff visited Pakistan to attend the Agricultural Innovation Program’s (AIP) annual conference in Islamabad. Following the conference Kropf …

CIMMYT encourages women farmers in Pakistan to grow their own wheat

Woman farmer receiving wheat seed at the festival. Photo: Amina Nasim Khan Farmers, students, scientists, and researchers showed keen interest in new agricultural technologies and practices offered by …

WPEP helps farmers produce wheat seed for a food-secure future

Wheat seed distribution in Nankana-Sahib, Punjab province.Photo: Monsif ur Rehman/CIMMYT Pakistan As part of seed multiplication and distribution, an objective of the Wheat Productivity and Enhancemen …

Small farmers sow maize with a push row planter in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan

Farmer Jalees Ahmed planting maize with a push row planter in Nowshera, Pakistan. Photo: Ansaar Ahmed In Pakistan, maize is planted on 0.97 million hectares, of which 0.42 million are located in the p …

WPEP’s 2015 Annual Planning Meeting

WPEPs Annual Planning Meeting-3The Wheat Productivity Enhancement Program (WPEP), funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), held its annual wheat planning meeting organized by Paki …

WPEP enhances the capacity of national researchers and ensures quality wheat seed production in Pakistan

Imtiaz Muhammad addresses the opening session. Photo: CIMMYT-Pakistan. The Wheat Productivity Enhancement Program (WPEP) held a training course on national seed technology, organized by CIMMYT in part …

Setting the stage for delivering high zinc wheat in South Asia

HarvestPlus pioneers at the off-season seed production site in Dalang Maidan, Himachal Pradesh, India. Photo: HarvestPlus Public and private sector partners in HarvestPlus’ biofortified wheat research …