More than 40% of the global agricultural labor force is made up of women, and in the least developed countries, two in three women are employed in farming.
On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we spoke to Pragya Timsina about how women’s participation in agriculture is evolving across the Eastern Gangetic Plains and her findings which will be included in a paper coming out later this year: ‘Necessity as a driver of bending agricultural gender norms in South Asia’.
Source: New Age (21 Nov 2021)
CIMMYT-Bangladesh country representative Timothy J. Krupnik was the guest of honor at a workshop organized by Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute on fall armyworm management.
Researchers join government officials and other stakeholders to discuss collaborative research and development activities in Bangladesh.
Source: PR Newswire (18 May 2020)
CIMMYT contributed to rapid assessment and registration of biological control for fall armyworm.
Researchers urge donor agencies to support the dissemination of new blast-resistant, biofortified wheat in Bangladesh.
Experts discussed the status of the outbreak, the role of research and applicable measures.
Partners from four countries reflect and plan ahead after five years of the SRFSI project.
Policy to encourage alternative crops for wheat farmers in South Asia a short-term solution at best, say CIMMYT researchers
Workshop participants learned how to use the latest in technology to identify and keep track of the deadly Wheat Blast disease.
The first blast resistant wheat variety has been released in Bangladesh.