India's Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

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Innovation and technology
Features

CIMMYT scientist applies genomics in maize breeding to achieve higher genetic gains.

Innovation and technology
In the media

Source: Down to Earth (15 Jul 2020)

While an estimated 10 percent of India’s 44 million ha of rice is cultivated through direct seeding, the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to an increase in this practice.

Food security
Publications

A new policy brief provides a roadmap for accelerating the adoption of conservation agriculture in Eastern India.

Climate change
Features

Interest in farm machinery and crop diversification spike as farmers respond to COVID-19 labor shortages.

Innovation and technology
Features

As the current pandemic and restrictions create labor constraints, CIMMYT experts discuss the role scale-appropriate farm machinery can play in addressing them.

Climate change
In the media

Source: The Hindu Business Line (17 Apr 2020)

New study in India reports conservation agriculture increases crop yield and income, reduces the use of natural resources, and offers climate benefits.

Food security
Press releases

New analysis shows benefits of conservation agriculture to crop performance, water efficiency and climate action in South Asia.

Food security
News

New blog published by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs argues that balancing food security, rural livelihoods, water for agriculture and air quality need not be a zero-sum game.

Health and nutrition
In the media

Source: Outlook India (25 Feb 2020)

Harvest Plus supports cross-sector alliances to advance biofortified crops in India.

Capacity development
News

Women in West Bengal form farmer groups and cooperatives drawing on sustainable agricultural practices from CIMMYT’s SRFSI project.

Innovation and technology
News

International symposium in New Delhi serves to discuss new technologies and management approaches.

Food security
Explainers

Wheat blast is one of the most fearsome and intractable wheat diseases in recent decades. It spreads through infected seeds, crop residues as well as by spores that can travel long distances in the air, posing a major threat to wheat production in tropical areas.

Gender and social inclusion
News

West Bengal farmer Halima Bibi recognized for success in maize production.

Innovation and technology
Press releases

The average farmer who uses the Happy Seeder can generate up to 20% more profits than those who burn their fields, according to a new study published in Science.