As the current pandemic and restrictions create labor constraints, CIMMYT experts discuss the role scale-appropriate farm machinery can play in addressing them.
Source: The Hindu Business Line (17 Apr 2020)
New study in India reports conservation agriculture increases crop yield and income, reduces the use of natural resources, and offers climate benefits.
New blog published by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs argues that balancing food security, rural livelihoods, water for agriculture and air quality need not be a zero-sum game.
Is it up to the village men? Or women, too?
Source: Outlook India (25 Feb 2020)
Harvest Plus supports cross-sector alliances to advance biofortified crops in India.
Women in West Bengal form farmer groups and cooperatives drawing on sustainable agricultural practices from CIMMYT’s SRFSI project.
Source: Times of India (31 Jan 2020)
New seed will withstand drought conditions and natural calamities.
New publications: Optimum nitrogen fertilizer rates for rice and wheat in the Indo-Gangetic Plains of India
The results of the study will allow farmers to get the best crop yields while saving money and reducing harmful nitrous oxide emissions.
CIMMYT researcher explores the ways in which gender norms influence agricultural innovation around the world.
CSISA publishes policy and research note on how to develop balanced nutrient management innovations in the region.
International symposium in New Delhi serves to discuss new technologies and management approaches.
West Bengal farmer Halima Bibi recognized for success in maize production.
Smallholders in India’s Karnataka state get higher yields from drought- and heat-tolerant maize.
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.
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.