At the center of global responses to challenges to maize and wheat agriculture.
Tom Hagen is combining his expertise in crop breeding and IT to help researchers and farmers be more successful.
Lack of availability of start-up working capital, business incentives in the sector, new technologies and required technical expertise limit the current seed value chain in Nepal.
Combating desertification and drought is critical, but focusing on the bigger challenge of unsustainable agriculture can deliver more for farmers. Research from India offers new insights on practical solutions for better soil fertility, more efficient water use, reduced air pollution and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Last year’s maize-growing season in Pakistan yielded a record-breaking six-million tons, decreasing the country’s dependence on imported maize seed and boosting local sales and exports of maize-based products.
Recently, the CIMMYT-led, Global Affairs Canada-funded, Nutritious Maize for Ethiopia project has led field visits for a number of high-level stakeholders.