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Annual meeting highlights adoption of conservation agriculture in Sichuan, China

CIMMYT is expanding conservation agricultural practices aimed at enhancing the productivity of labor, land and capital in China’s Sichuan Province.


Sustainable intensification in China: doing more with less

Transplanting rice seedlings into ZT wheat stubble in Litong, China. Photo: Yuan Hanmin As part of CIMMYT’s ongoing collaboration with the Ningxia Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences and the …


CIMMYT-China Science Week: modern conservation agriculture systems

CIMMYT-China, the Gansu Foreign Expert Bureau and Gansu Agricultural University (GAU) in Lanzhou City sponsored an international farming systems research workshop from 30 June–4 July 2015. Jack McHugh …


CIMMYT to host international conservation agriculture workshop during China Science Week

An international conservation agriculture (CA) workshop to be held during China Science Week (30 June–4 July 2015) will bring CIMMYT CA researchers, colleagues and national researchers together with t …


UAVs provide researchers in NW China with a new view of agriculture

We have come a long way when it comes to obtaining aerial images of our research sites. My colleagues and I once used helium-filled balloons and twin cameras to obtain infrared and color images in an …


Scale-appropriate mechanization: the intercontinental connection

CIMMYT aims to improve the livelihoods of poor farmers in the developing world by providing practical solutions for more efficient and sustainable farming. Among the options to improve efficiency, sca …


Precision farming down under at the national centre for engineering in agriculture

In late June, while the great majority of the conservation agriculture community converged on Winnipeg, Canada, in the Northern Hemisphere, Dr. Francelino Rodrigues, a CIMMYT post-doctoral fellow in p …