Source: Sci Dev Net (12 Aug 2019)
CIMMYT study shows uninterrupted energy and power supplies are critical farming inputs to reduce poverty and food insecurity,
Palmer made key contributions in applied science to fight hunger and improve livelihoods in the 20th Century.
In the northwestern province of Pakistan, CIMMYT is helping connect farmers with precision planters to support higher maize yields and incomes.
More productive, resilient varieties for thousands of farmers
Last year’s maize-growing season in Pakistan yielded a record-breaking six-million tons, decreasing the country’s dependence on imported maize seed and boosting local sales and exports of maize-based products.
In the face of endemic malnutrition, researchers in Pakistan are turning to biofortified maize to combat vitamin A, zinc and protein deficiencies.
Agronomy experts from across Pakistan gathered earlier this month to discuss progress in Pakistan since 2014 under the USAID funded Agricultural Innovation Program.
A recently held traveling seminar brought together private and public seed partners in Pakistan to enhance maize production and productivity in order to meet current demand and plan for future needs.
Farmers in Pakistan are eagerly adopting a nutrient-enhanced wheat variety offering improved food security, higher incomes, health benefits and a delicious taste.
Farmers and research partners are praising innovative, locally manufactured farm implements that support conservation agriculture in rice-wheat farming rotation in Pakistan.