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
Features

Science offers opportunity to curb greenhouse gas emissions related to agriculture and meet climate goals.

Climate change
News

Nepal boosts domestic maize hybrid seed production.

Food security
News

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

Food security
News

Hans-Joachim Braun and Alexey Morgunov receive awards and fellowships at annual meeting of crop science peers.

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.

Capacity development
News

Visit to CIMMYT headquarters reaffirms research collaboration.

Capacity development
Features

Scientists mobilize African and Latin American knowledge to protect Asia’s maize.

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.

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.

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.