India

Innovation and technology
News

International symposium in New Delhi serves to discuss new technologies and management approaches.

Gender and social inclusion
News

West Bengal farmer Halima Bibi recognized for success in maize production.

Food security
News

Smallholders in India’s Karnataka state get higher yields from drought- and heat-tolerant maize.

Innovation and technology
In the media

Source: Down to Earth (13 Nov 2019)

The state of Haryana has supplied machines like the Happy Seeder to farmers, who saw costs drop and yields increase this year.

Health and nutrition
In the media

Source: Deustche Welle (8 Nov 2019)

CIMMYT scientist M.L. Jat argues that India now needs to undergo a second, “evergreen” revolution, driven by technology such as the happy seeder.

Health and nutrition
Features

CIMMYT wheat breeder supports smallholder farmers without access to a diversified diet by improving nutritional quality in wheat.

Health and nutrition
In the media

Source: Times of India (21 Oct 2019)

CIMMYT Principal Scientist M.L. Jat notes high number of happy seeders in Haryana and Punjab.

Health and nutrition
In the media

Source: The Wire (17 Oct 2019)

Balwinder Singh warns that air pollution in India could be severe due to burning crop residue.

Innovation and technology
In the media

Source: Donne del Food (16 Oct 2019)

Study by CIMMYT, Stanford and Cornell shows microsatellites can contribute to sustainable increase of food production.

Food security
Videos

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

Health and nutrition
In the media

Source: Hindustan Times (11 Oct 2019)

CIMMYT and Cornell study states the health risks of pollution caused by stubble burning.

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.

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.