This metagenomics study examines how application of organic material alters soil microbial populations and functionality in soil from permanent beds with residue retention.
Novel technology to reduce the complexity of maize seed production and increase maize hybrid yields in farmer’s fieldsCapacity development
Collaborative field evaluations reveal promising results for sub-Saharan Africa’s low input maize farming systems and commercial seed production.
Analysis of evidence by scientists of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and CGIAR concludes that the scientific risks of genome editing are similar to those of traditional breeding.
A new study provides deeper insights into improving the performance of the country’s rice and maize seed value chains.
New textbook covers all aspects of wheat improvement, as well as rapidly evolving technologies and their potential to accelerate genetic gains and adaptation.
Galvanized leaf storage proteins serve as a nutrient lifeline for maize under drought, recent study saysClimate adaptation and mitigation
A team of researchers activates vegetative storage proteins in maize leaves, to stockpile nitrogen reserves for release when plants are hit by drought.
Multiple studies show conventional farming practices degrade soils, deplete aquifers and feed rampant greenhouse gas emissions.
Genomic selection is a promising tool to select for spot blotch resistance and index-based selection to select for spot blotch resistance, heading and plant height.
Researchers use genome-wide association mapping approach to identify new regions with resistance to the disease.
New publications: Caste-gender intersectionalities in wheat-growing communities in Madhya Pradesh, IndiaGender equality, youth and social inclusion
Study reveals gaps and interactions between caste, gender and agricultural decision-making.
Researchers evaluate the use of genomic selection in wheat breeding against deadly fungal disease.
The current focus in nutritional circles on micronutrient malnutrition and unhealthy eating habits has raised questions about continuing to invest in research on energy-rich cereal crops and related farming systems.
Results of an 8-year study show that weed density and diversity are greatly reduced when zero-tillage, drip-irrigation, and new crops are introduced to rice-wheat systems.
New study projects food demand in 2030 and considers the implications for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.
National value chain study presents an overview of the country’s maize, wheat and rice harvesting equipment, from manufacturing and imports to farm-level service provision.