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.
Groundwater conservation policies help fuel air pollution crisis in northwestern India, new study finds
Later rice planting in Haryana and Punjab leads to concentrated agricultural burning in the late fall and 39% higher peak fire intensity, contributing to poor air quality.
Millions at lower risk of vitamin A deficiency after six-year campaign to promote orange-fleshed sweet potato
More than two million households across six countries received sweet potato enriched with vitamin A as part of a project led by the International Potato Center (CIP).
Scientists in Nepal are evaluating push-pull cropping systems as a pest control method.
How sustainable agriculture is helping mitigate air pollution in South Asia.
Briquetted urea and polymer-coated urea more efficient as maize fertilizers than regular urea, researchers in Nepal find.
New varieties deliver essential micronutrients to those who lack diverse diets.
In the state of West Bengal, India, farmers and entrepreneurs are finding success with the help of climate-smart conservation agriculture practices.
Cynthia Carmona on her transition from grant management in Mexico to project management in Nepal.
Source: Relief Web (1 May 2019)
USAID, CIMMYT and ICRISAT convened a workshop to share experiences, best practices, approaches and challenges in managing FAW.
Source: The Hindu (1 May 2019)
CIMMYT, USAID, ICRISAT and CGIAR have joined hands to address FAW threat in Asia.