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.
CSISA initiatives support smallholder farmers in India to become successful entrepreneurs.
CIMMYT system economist explores ways to streamline smallholder farming systems through mechanization, gender equity and conservation agriculture.
New research shows that a portfolio of crop management practices can boost productivity while minimizing harm to the environment.
Researchers join government officials and other stakeholders to discuss collaborative research and development activities in Bangladesh.
High-zinc and climate-resilient varieties poised to boost production for farmers and nutrition for consumers.
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Authors conclude that no-till, no-burn practices can cut severe pollution in northern India and that they merit strong policy support, including enforcement of bans on burning straw.
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New pilot in Nepal kicks off with a multi-stakeholder dialogue.
Source: The Third Pole (25 Nov 2020)
Once a world leading lentil producer, Nepal is now having to import them as farmers struggle with low productivity and warmer, wetter weather.
New research establishes three new definitions for targeting wheat varieties in India and validates effectiveness of testing in Obregon, Mexico.
New compendium analyzes existing pilot initiatives across different agro-climatic zones in India.
First meetings of the AGG Science and Technical Steering Committees generate insights and recommendations for optimizing breeding schemes.
Precision nutrient management helps women farmers in Nepal increase crop yields and household incomes.
Experts discuss solutions to postharvest losses and how agricultural mechanization can benefit rural women in the Global South.