New publications: From working in the fields to taking control
New study presents a typology of women’s decision-making in wheat in India.
New Publications: Cropping pattern zonation of Pakistan
Zoning study shows the reach of 25 crops in Pakistan.
New publications: Gender differentiated small-scale farm mechanization in Nepal hills
Adoption of mini-tiller is significantly lower in female-headed households, CIMMYT researchers find.
CIMMYT and Pakistan: 60 years of collaboration
New fact sheet captures the impact of six decades of maize and wheat research in Pakistan.
New publications: Breeders can benefit much more from phenotyping tools
Researchers discuss how phenotyping can assist breeding and make the case for investing in new methodologies.
New publication: Scaling agricultural mechanization services in smallholder farming systems
Study shows service provider models in Africa, Latin America and South Asia increase smallholder access to agricultural machinery, but can remain dependent on projects to tackle major bottlenecks for scaling.
New publications: Optimum nitrogen fertilizer rates for rice and wheat in the Indo-Gangetic Plains of India
The results of the study will allow farmers to get the best crop yields while saving money and reducing harmful nitrous oxide emissions.
New publications: Durum wheat selection under zero tillage increases early vigor and is neutral to yield
Researchers demonstrate that CIMMYT’s durum wheat lines can be grown, bred, and selected under zero tillage or conventional tillage conditions without negatively affecting yield.
Policy brief highlights opportunities to promote balanced nutrient management in South Asia
CSISA publishes policy and research note on how to develop balanced nutrient management innovations in the region.
New publications: Understanding changes in farming systems to propose adapted solutions
Researchers identify national policies, climate and soil fertility changes, population increase, and urban expansion as the major drivers of farming systems change in the Hawassa area of Ethiopia.
New publications: Special collection on wheat genetics and breeding
Researchers present highlights from 40 years of collaboration on wheat genomics, breeding for disease resistance and quality improvement.
New publications: Do market shocks generate gender-differentiated impacts?
New study provides recommendations to help female-headed households cope with market volatility.
New publications: Exploring how women seize control of wheat–maize technologies in Bangladesh
An agricultural organization led by indigenous Santal women is also benefiting low-income Muslim women.
New publications: A study of water markets in Bangladesh
Researchers analyze irrigation service providers to understand how different business models and pump types affect pricing and water conservation.
New publications: Shifting the mindset from “reaching many” to sustainable change
Paper describes mindset and skills required to go from pilot project to sustainable systemic change at scale.