Source: Seed Quest (27 May 2020)
Nepal Agricultural Research Council and CIMMYT scientists suspect new races of stripe and leaf rust in the Nepal hills and terai in the recent 2020 wheat season.
New project to deliver wheat disease warnings directly to farmers’ phones in Bangladesh and Nepal.
Stakeholders work together to strengthen systems for detecting, mitigating and managing the invasion of the destructive pest.
CIMMYT and partners revise Nepal’s seed science and technology curriculum, so university graduates are better equipped to join the industry’s work force.
Digital seed information system will connect farmers to information and seed suppliers.
Nepal boosts domestic maize hybrid seed production.
Halfway into Nepal’s 12-year plan to boost seed systems, partners review progress and plan the best way to meet targets.
The Nepal Seed and Fertilizer (NSAF) project is expanding its support to include finance, working with commercial banks to develop and expand access to innovative financial products for seed companies.
Scientists in Nepal are evaluating push-pull cropping systems as a pest control method.
The maps include information on soil PH, organic matter, total nitrogen, clay content and boron content.
Lack of availability of start-up working capital, business incentives in the sector, new technologies and required technical expertise limit the current seed value chain in Nepal.
The Nepal Seed and Fertilizer project is working with seed companies to build their capacity for both seed production and distribution.