Strengthening capacity and building national and regional partnerships in the seed sector
CIMMYT and its partners provide training on hybrid maize seeds to value chain actors from South Asia.
Managing seeds and agricultural losses in the wake of extreme climate events: Lessons from Nepal
Assessment of floods in Nepal in October of 2021, which affected seed availability, give clues about actions to mitigate the impact of similar climate shocks on smallholder farmers.
Ten new CIMMYT-developed maize varieties released in Pakistan
New maize varieties to bolster seed sector and enhance farm productivity.
Seed systems in Nepal are going digital
Digital seed information system will connect farmers to information and seed suppliers.
Slow-release nitrogen fertilizers measure up
Briquetted urea and polymer-coated urea more efficient as maize fertilizers than regular urea, researchers in Nepal find.
CIMMYT projects working to enhance business agility of South Asian seed companies
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.
Maize partners collaborate to maintain yield gain momentum in Pakistan
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.