Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

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News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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.

Features

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

Food security
News

Genomic-wide association study evaluated samples from Bolivia and Bangladesh for blast-resistant genes.

Food security
Press releases

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

Capacity development
Videos

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

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.