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Pakistani farmers adopt new and improved agronomic techniques

The Agricultural Innovation Program Agronomy’s annual meeting was held in Islamabad, Pakistan, on 2-3 August 2016.


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 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.


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 …


AIP-CIMMYT holds national meeting on conservation agriculture in Pakistan

“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 …


AIP-CIMMYT holds national meeting on conservation agriculture in Pakistan

Inaugural session of the AIP-Agronomy national meeting on conservation agriculture. Photo: Amina Nasim Khan “Cereal system productivity cannot be improved without improving agronomic practices,” decla …


Happy Seeder, happy farmers: tillage in a single pass

Gulshad Nabi (Chand) is a progressive farmer from Chak Dahir, Tehsil Muridke in the Sheikhupura District of Punjab Province, Pakistan. He cultivates wheat and basmati rice, which constitute his family …


Zero tillage for smallholder wheat farmers in Balochistan, Pakistan

Under the Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) for Pakistan and in collaboration with Balochistan Agriculture Research, CIMMYT has begun testing and spreading with farmers the practice known as “zero …


AIP stakeholders share experiences with multi-crop bed planter in Pakistan

CIMMYT, in collaboration with Wheat Research Institute Sindh (WRIS) and Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) supported by USAID, initiated pilot testing of a multi-crop bed planter for plantin …


CIMMYT and Punjab agricultural research institutions partner to introduce multi-crop bed planter

By Imtiaz Hussain and Hafiz Nasrullah/CIMMYT Farmers visiting cotton planted on wide beds with the planter. CIMMYT and the Punjab Department of Agriculture Research have introduced a multi-crop bed pl …