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Food security
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China’s vice minister of agriculture and rural affairs, Qu Dongyu, visited the global headquarters of CIMMYT.

Food security
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Drought-tolerant (DT) maize was among 20 success stories featured at International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers.

Innovation and technology
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The manual gives practical guidance for service providers in rural areas, where family farmers commonly lack capital to invest in farm power.

Innovation and technology
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Leaders from across South Asia recently called for increased investment in conservation agriculture to protect future food systems across the region.

Capacity building
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The Nepal Seed and Fertilizer project is working with seed companies to build their capacity for both seed production and distribution.

News

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.

News

Nepal’s push to grow its seed sector is expanding to banking, with new financial measures expected to benefit seed companies across the country.

Food security
Features

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.

News

In the 1960s, India became the center of the Green Revolution. Today, India needs a new Green Revolution.

Gender and social inclusion
Features

New research shows improved wheat raises the quality of life for men and women across rural communities in Afghanistan.

News

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.

Food security
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Afghanistan scientists meet to reflect on achievements after 15 years of Australia-funded wheat research.

Publications

A new study identifies the key ways to keep up with India’s rising food demand while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions.

News

Living near forests can help locals increase their dietary diversity, and combat hidden hunger.