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.
Digital platform provides information that will help increase crop productivity and improve soil health.
Source: Rural 21 (1 Apr 2021)
Providing canal irrigation as a substitute irrigation source will likely not be enough to maintain current production levels.
Women in Bangladesh start successful businesses using power-tiller-operated seeders.
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.
Switch to irrigation canals will not fully compensate for the expected loss of groundwater in Indian agriculture, new study concludes.
CIMMYT market development specialist works to strengthen the seed and fertilizer market systems and value chains in Nepal.
Pakistan’s goal to achieve self-sufficiency in wheat production just became more attainable with the release of five new wheat varieties.
On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, CGIAR and CIMMYT scientists share their career journeys.
Australia’s High Commissioner visits Borlaug Institute for South Asia to witness sustainable intensification of agriculture
Barry O’Farrell highlighted strong collaboration of CIMMYT and BISA with Australian research institutes.
New publications: Scientists find genomic regions associated with better quality stover traits in maize for animal feed
The results of this study will allow breeders to optimize dual purpose maize varieties to sustainably feed people and their livestock.
The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award is the highest honor conferred by the Government of India to non-resident Indians.
Digital nutrient management tool reduces emissions, improves crop yields and boosts farmers’ profits
New research shows that the Nutrient Expert decision tool is better for farmers’ fields, extension services and the environment.
Eminent members of Indian diaspora honoured with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award at PBD Convention
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.