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.

Climate change
Press releases

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.

Health and nutrition
Press releases

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).

Innovation and technology
News

Scientists in Nepal are evaluating push-pull cropping systems as a pest control method.

Climate change
Photos

How sustainable agriculture is helping mitigate air pollution in South Asia.

Climate change
Features

Briquetted urea and polymer-coated urea more efficient as maize fertilizers than regular urea, researchers in Nepal find.

Health and nutrition
Press releases

New varieties deliver essential micronutrients to those who lack diverse diets.

Innovation and technology
Videos

In the state of West Bengal, India, farmers and entrepreneurs are finding success with the help of climate-smart conservation agriculture practices.

Cropping Systems Agronomist and Country Representative for Bangladesh

Agricultural Innovation Scientist
Food security
Features

Cynthia Carmona on her transition from grant management in Mexico to project management in Nepal.

Food security
In the media

Source: Relief Web (1 May 2019)

USAID, CIMMYT and ICRISAT convened a workshop to share experiences, best practices, approaches and challenges in managing FAW.

Food security
In the media

Source: The Hindu (1 May 2019)

CIMMYT, USAID, ICRISAT and CGIAR have joined hands to address FAW threat in Asia.

Agricultural Systems and Climate Change Scientist

Maize Molecular Breeder