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.

Food security
Videos

BBC radio show Witness History focuses on the life and work of Norman Borlaug.

Food security
News

The work of laureate Simon N. Groot has helped smallholder farmers to enhance vegetable production and has improved the diets of millions.

Innovation and technology
Press releases

Researchers argue data from small satellites can help target agricultural interventions to locations where impact will be greatest.

Climate change
Features

CIMMYT maize physiologist supports development of new climate-resilient maize varieties that help resource-poor Asian farmers protect their food and income security.

Gender and social inclusion
Publications

New study provides recommendations to help female-headed households cope with market volatility.

In the media

Source: The Hindu Business Line (24 Sep 2019)

International team found a way to breed better wheat varieties with high yields and resistance to diseases and the adverse effects of climate change.

Climate change
In the media

Source: The Third Pole (23 Sep 2019)

CIMMYT, ICIMOD and partners launched a Regional Drought Monitoring and Outlook System for South Asia.

Food security
Features

Visiting scientist Roi Ben-David discusses Israel’s exotic germplasm gap and ongoing efforts to restore the country’s lost wheat landrace collections.

Gender and social inclusion
Publications

An agricultural organization led by indigenous Santal women is also benefiting low-income Muslim women.

Food security
In the media News

Source: Gatra (3 Sep 2019)

CIMMYT and the Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development sign MoU.

Capacity development
News

The Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD) signed a memorandum of understanding with CIMMYT to reaffirm their research partnership for maize and wheat improvement.

Innovation and technology
Press releases

New study finds that wheat farmers often do not accurately identify their varieties.

Food security
Features

Halfway into Nepal’s 12-year plan to boost seed systems, partners review progress and plan the best way to meet targets.

Innovation and technology
In the media

Source: Dhaka Tribune (17 Aug 2019)

USAID-funded CIMMYT and iDE project helped young mechanic develop the market for his locally-manufactured machines.