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.

Features

Digital platform provides information that will help increase crop productivity and improve soil health.

In the media

Source: Rural 21 (1 Apr 2021)

Providing canal irrigation as a substitute irrigation source will likely not be enough to maintain current production levels.

Regional Program Manager
Features

Women in Bangladesh start successful businesses using power-tiller-operated seeders.

Photos

In India’s state of Odisha, maize farming is lifting up the socioeconomic status of women.

CIMMYT’s tried and tested approaches in varietal turnover and decades of experience in strengthening maize and wheat seed systems have a lot to contribute to CGIAR’s plan of building robust food systems by 2030.

Press releases

Switch to irrigation canals will not fully compensate for the expected loss of groundwater in Indian agriculture, new study concludes.

Features

CIMMYT market development specialist works to strengthen the seed and fertilizer market systems and value chains in Nepal.

News

Pakistan’s goal to achieve self-sufficiency in wheat production just became more attainable with the release of five new wheat varieties.

Features

On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, CGIAR and CIMMYT scientists share their career journeys.

News

Barry O’Farrell highlighted strong collaboration of CIMMYT and BISA with Australian research institutes.

Publications

The results of this study will allow breeders to optimize dual purpose maize varieties to sustainably feed people and their livestock.

News

The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award is the highest honor conferred by the Government of India to non-resident Indians.

News

New research shows that the Nutrient Expert decision tool is better for farmers’ fields, extension services and the environment.

In the media

Source: Connected to India (11 Jan 2021)

Ravi Singh, Head of Global Wheat Improvement at CIMMYT, received the prestigious award for his invaluable contributions to wheat research and the development and training of scientists.