CIMMYT drought tolerant maize: A key innovation for millions of farmers, says FAO
Drought-tolerant (DT) maize was among 20 success stories featured at International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers.
Training manual greases the wheels for mechanization entrepreneurs
The manual gives practical guidance for service providers in rural areas, where family farmers commonly lack capital to invest in farm power.
Innovation leads South Asia’s new Green Revolution
Leaders from across South Asia recently called for increased investment in conservation agriculture to protect future food systems across the region.
Local businesses boost farmer access to quality seed in Nepal
The Nepal Seed and Fertilizer project is working with seed companies to build their capacity for both seed production and distribution.
New systems analysis tools help boost the sustainable intensification of agriculture in Bangladesh
In South Asia, the population is growing and land area for agricultural expansion is extremely limited. Increasing the productivity of already farmed land is the best way to attain food security.
How smarter financing can boost Nepal’s seed sector
Nepal’s push to grow its seed sector is expanding to banking, with new financial measures expected to benefit seed companies across the country.
Borlaug Dialogue delegates widen net to curb threat from fall armyworm
World Food Prize laureates have joined forces with an international alliance battling the fall armyworm, an aggressive pest indigenous to the Americas with a voracious appetite, and now widespread throughout Africa.
Campaign against residue burning seeks to make India’s “food bowl” sustainable
In the 1960s, India became the center of the Green Revolution. Today, India needs a new Green Revolution.
Improved wheat helps reduce women’s workload in rural Afghanistan
New research shows improved wheat raises the quality of life for men and women across rural communities in Afghanistan.
Scaling sustainable agriculture in South Asia
A two-day regional policy dialogue on scaling conservation agriculture for sustainable intensification in South Asia was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from September 8-9, 2017.
Afghanistan scientists assess achievements of Australia-funded wheat research
Afghanistan scientists meet to reflect on achievements after 15 years of Australia-funded wheat research.
New Publications: Mitigating greenhouse gas emission from rising food production
A new study identifies the key ways to keep up with India’s rising food demand while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions.
New evidence shows forests help reduce malnutrition
Living near forests can help locals increase their dietary diversity, and combat hidden hunger.
Zimbabwe enacts new strategy in fall armyworm fight
The fall armyworm has since caused significant damage on over 280,000 hectares of maize in Africa since 2015. Zimbabwe established a fall armyworm working group in July this year to bring all stakeholders together and find solutions to manage the impacts of the pest in the country.