Asia

As a fast growing region with increasing challenges for smallholder farmers, Asia is a key target region for CIMMYT. CIMMYT’s work stretches from Central Asia to southern China and incorporates system-wide approaches to improve wheat and maize productivity and deliver quality seed to areas with high rates of child malnutrition. Activities involve national and regional local organizations to facilitate greater adoption of new technologies by farmers and benefit from close partnerships with farmer associations and agricultural extension agents.

News

Platform in Bihar, India uses data to design interventions to help smallholder farmers.

Features

Equipment and safety protocols protect agricultural machinery workshop staff from COVID-19.

Food security
News

Alison Bentley introduces herself and CIMMYT’s innovative wheat research at the BGRI Technical Workshop.

Gender and social inclusion
Features

Inclusive seed business model empowers women from marginalized communities in Nepal.

Capacity development
Videos

A video to be aired on Bangladeshi television shows farmers how to identify the pest and manage a potential infestation.

Gender and social inclusion
Features

Women in Odisha, India, successfully shoulder responsibility in leading their families through the COVID-19 crisis.

Gender and social inclusion
Features

Women in rural Nepal prosper from training program on soil fertility management practices.

Project Coordinator
Gender and social inclusion
Features

Technical and business training provides women with opportunities to break barriers and improve livelihoods.

Capacity development
Videos

A new video dramatizes the human stakes of the battle against fall armyworm and shows how techniques developed by CIMMYT and partners are helping farmers beat the pest.

Food security
News

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

Climate change
In the media

Source: Down to Earth (25 Sep 2020)

Efficient use of fertilizer, adoption of zero-tillage and management of irrigation water can cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate change
In the media

Source: India Science Wire (22 Sep 2020)

Approach combines farmers’ knowledge of resilient crops with ‘elite’ varieties identified by scientists.

Food security
Publications

A new quantitative genetics study makes a strong case for the yield testing strategies CIMMYT uses in its wheat breeding program.

Innovation and technology
News

Study shows how the Crop-loss Assessment Monitor could help improve loss assessment and make crop insurance more efficient.