Posts Tagged ‘Pakistan’

Pakistani farming community nudged to improve agricultural productivity

May 30, 2016

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


Assessing the potential of ICT in Pakistan’s agricultural extension

May 5, 2016

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


New varieties reignite maize production in Pakistan

April 29, 2016

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

April 7, 2016

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

April 1, 2016

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

March 28, 2016

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

December 18, 2015

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

December 18, 2015

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

December 8, 2015

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

November 27, 2015

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

November 13, 2015

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

November 5, 2015

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

October 28, 2015

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

October 23, 2015

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

October 6, 2015

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 …


Pakistani stakeholders evaluate the performance of CIMMYT maize germplasm across Punjab

October 5, 2015

Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), organized a traveling seminar to give stakeholders the chance to evaluate the performance of CIMMYT maize germplasm in Punjab Province, Pakistan.


Wheat Productivity Enhancement Program

September 14, 2015

The Wheat Productivity Enhancement Program aims to enhance and protect the productivity of wheat in Pakistan by supporting research that leads to the identification, adoption, and optimal agronomic ma …


Fostering public-private partnerships for decentralized wheat seed production in Pakistan

August 3, 2015

To strengthen functional linkages between private seed companies and public sector institutions in Pakistan, CIMMYT and its national partners jointly organized four training sessions, one each in Punj …


Agricultural Innovation Program for Pakistan

July 28, 2015

Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) for Pakistan is working to sustainably increase agricultural productivity and incomes in the agricultural sector through the promotion and dissemination of modern …


AIP-CIMMYT holds national meeting on conservation agriculture in Pakistan

July 6, 2015

“Cereal system productivity cannot be improved without improving agronomic practices,” declared Shahid Masood, Member of the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) at a two-day AIP-Agronomy nat …