Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

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Meeting highlights new varieties, production growth and strengthened collaboration through Accelerating Genetic Gains in Maize and Wheat (AGG) project.

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Study validates importance and uncovers new benefits of crucial wheat genome segment.

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Barry O’Farrell highlighted strong collaboration of CIMMYT and BISA with Australian research institutes.

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The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award is the highest honor conferred by the Government of India to non-resident Indians.

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New research shows that the Nutrient Expert decision tool is better for farmers’ fields, extension services and the environment.

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CSISA initiatives support smallholder farmers in India to become successful entrepreneurs.

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New research shows that a portfolio of crop management practices can boost productivity while minimizing harm to the environment.

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Authors conclude that no-till, no-burn practices can cut severe pollution in northern India and that they merit strong policy support, including enforcement of bans on burning straw.

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Unprecedented adoption of agricultural technologies wards off negative impacts of COVID-19 in northwestern India.

Nutrition, health and food security
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Genomic-wide association study evaluated samples from Bolivia and Bangladesh for blast-resistant genes.

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Researchers in Zambia confirm the arrival of this devastating fungal disease to the African continent.

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New online training takes farmers and service providers though a visual journey on the use of conservation agriculture-based sustainable intensification methods.

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

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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.