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Feed the Future delegation visits CIMMYT-Bangladesh

September 25, 2012

The CIMMYT team in Bangladesh hosted a highprofile field visit on 01 September 2012 for a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) delegation consisting of Paul Weisenfeld (USAID Ass …


Conservation agriculture in Zambia: less labor and higher yields

September 24, 2012

To reduce farm labor, improve soil productivity and crop yields, and contribute towards food security of farming households in the changing climate environment, CIMMYT, the International Institute of …


“Save More, Grow More, Earn More” – CIMMYT in Bangladesh

August 13, 2012

Prices for irrigation, fertilizers, fuel, and labor are rising. Fresh water supplies are decreasing, and many farmers find it increasingly difficult to plant their crop on time to assure good yields a …


CIMMYT participates in EU Day exhibition in Nairobi

May 17, 2012

As part of European Union Day celebrations in Kenya, an exhibition to showcase research and development activities supported by the EU or its member states took place on 09 May 2012 at the Internation …


Bangladesh seed summit

May 15, 2012

Food security is highlighted as one of the main priorities for Bangladesh in the country’s Investment Plan, and a sustainable seed supply constitutes a pivotal component of food security. With this in …


Maize in Kenya: The search for a successful subsidy

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 6 no. 3, April 2009 It is a common dilemma for non-profits and assistance programs: how to deliver benefits to the needy without creating dependency or disrupting markets. Addressin …


Drought tolerant maize wins 2012 UK Climate Week Award

May 14, 2012

The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) has won Best Technological Breakthrough at the UK Climate Week Awards for its support to a project to develop drought-tolerant maiz …


Community seed promoters trained in sustainable maize seed production and marketing in Nepal

May 6, 2012

Ensuring a market for maize seed produced using community based seed production (CBSP) in the value chain system, and enhancing management and marketing competencies of local partners are among the st …


SIMLESA: Celebrating two years of achievements, defining the future

April 24, 2012

During 19-23 March 2012, over 200 researchers, policy makers, donors, seed specialists, and NGO representatives from Africa and Australia gathered in Arusha, Tanzania, for the second SIMLESA (Sustaina …


Farmers in the Charlands of Bangladesh benefit from new wheat and maize interventions

April 23, 2012

CIMMYT-CSISA-Bangladesh organized a field day in collaboration with the Wheat Research Centre (WRC) and the Department of Agriculture and Extension (DAE). In all, 162 farmers from Mymensingh, Banglade …


Drought tolerance, conservation agriculture, and double-cropping: A recipe for success in Mozambique

February 29, 2012

“Increasing Sustainable Agricultural Production in Mozambique through Drought Tolerant Maize and Conservation Agriculture” is a USAID-supported initiative bringing together two key components of CIMMY …


Machine mastery

November 3, 2009

Nearly 50 two-wheel tractor operators in Bangladesh examined, adjusted, and tested several planting machines during in a four-day practical training course at the Wheat Research Center (WRC), Dinajpur …


Laying the foundation for CSISA knowledge hubs

April 27, 2009

A new project designed to decrease hunger and increase food and income security for resource-poor farm families in South Asia will officially launch next month. This project, the Cereal System Initiat …


CGIAR highlights in World Bank 2009 Rural Week

March 17, 2009

Rodomiro Ortiz, CIMMYT director of resource mobilization, gave a presentation titled “CGIAR’s best bet technologies: From lab to farm” on 3 March during the World Bank’s Rural Week 2009 held at their …


Soil carbon experts gather at CIMMYT

April 27, 2007

Ever heard of the terms “carbon trading” or “carbon inventories?” They are now routinely bandied about by governments seeking to balance economic development with reduced impacts on global climates. I …


CIMMYT hosts high level visitors

April 14, 2006

Showing our best to some high level donor representatives was the name of the game the week of March 20 as CIMMYT played host to several important visitors. Ms Jacqueline Schafer, Assistant Administra …