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Research on climate-resilient wheat keeps Green Revolution on track

November 12, 2014

As the global population grows from a current 7 billion to a projected 9.6 billion by 2050, wheat breeders involved in the battle to ensure food security face many challenges.


Young researchers trained to develop resilient farming systems

October 26, 2014

From 27 September to 4 October, scientists from India’s national agricultural research systems attended the “Conservation Agriculture: Developing Resilient Systems” training program at the Central Soi …


New USAID lead for climate-resilient cereals portfolio visits Heat Stress Tolerant Maize for Asia

August 29, 2014

Dr. Nora Lapitan, the new science advisor in the Bureau for Food Security of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and lead of USAID’s Climate-Resilient Cereals portfolio, visited the …


Gupta Is new Director General of Borlaug Institute for South Asia

August 15, 2014

Hari S. Gupta was selected as the second Director General (DG) of the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) in India and assumed his new position on August 7th.


“A taste of the new CIMMYT”: DG shares vision with fund council

May 21, 2014

By Karen Willenbrecht/CIMMYT Dr. Thomas A. Lumpkin, CIMMYT director general, welcomed members of the CGIAR Fund Council to the El Batán campus on 9 May by promising them “a taste of the new CIMMYT.” T …


ICAR-CIMMYT wheat field days at BISA, India

May 13, 2014

By Arun Joshi, Ravi Singh, R. Valluru and Uttam Kumar/CIMMYT Wheat researchers in India learned about CIMMYT’s newest advanced wheat lines during field days this spring at each of the locations of the …


Indian official visits Borlaug Institute for South Asia

May 1, 2014

By Pankaj Singh, H.S. Sidhu and Parvinder Singh/CIMMYT It was a memorable day for Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) staff when Alok Sikka, deputy director general of natural resource management …


Precision conservation agriculture highlighted during India visits

April 30, 2014

By Pankaj Singh, Parvinder Singh, H.S. Sidhu and M.L. Jat/CIMMYT A delegation from Colorado State University, United States, and the University of Adelaide, Australia, visited the Borlaug Institute fo …


Organization takes technology to farmers in India

April 24, 2014

By Meenakshi Singh, Raj Kumar Jat and Raj Gupta/CIMMYT A recent field day in Bihar, India, showed farmers have confidence in conservation agriculture and don’t need agri-input subsidies but rather eas …


Maize germplasm displayed at Asia field day

April 19, 2014

By Kartikeya Krothapalli/CIMMYT The International Maize Improvement Consortium-Asia (IMIC-Asia) held a maize field day on 15 March in conjunction with CIMMYT-Asia on the International Crops Research I …


Indian farmers reach policy makers and researchers

April 18, 2014

By Raj Gupta and Raj Kumar Jat/CIMMYT J.S. Sandhu (center) and M.C. Diwakar (left) discuss the merits of the mid-October planting of wheat genotype CSW-18 (in foreground) with Raj Gupta, Raj Kumar Jat …


Dr. Borlaug recognized by CIMMYT-India

April 8, 2014

By Meenakshi Chandiramani, Vibha Dhawan, Raj Gupta, Pankaj Singh and Parvinder Singh/CIMMYT CIMMYT staff members leave flowers at the statue of Dr. Norman Borlaug in New Delhi. Photo: Meenakshi Chandi …


India festival takes technology to farmers

March 12, 2014

By Raj Kumar Jat, M.L. Jat, R. Valluru, Raju Singh, Nikhil Singh, Jagman Dhillon and Raj Gupta/CIMMYT    A day-long “FarmFest” hosted by the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) allowed farmers to …


Afghan farmers visit conservation agriculture farm

March 5, 2014

By Raj Kumar Jat/CIMMYT Nine Afghan farmers, including four women, recently learned about conservation agriculture in Pusa, Bihar, India. Their visit to the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) on …


Climate change mitigation: social learning in smallholder systems

February 4, 2014

By Tek Sapkota, Promil Kapoor and M.L. Jat, CIMMYT/CCAFS  The eastern Indo-Gangetic Plain in South Asia is one of the world’s most vulnerable regions to climate change. As part of propoor climate chan …


Genome-assisted project develops climate-resilient wheat

January 13, 2014

By Ravi Valluru, Arun Joshi and Ravi P. Singh/CIMMYT Innovative approaches to plant genotyping are helping CIMMYT researchers and partners to develop high-yielding, climate-resilient wheat in South As …


Scientists identify sustainable agriculture research themes in India

November 5, 2013

Photo: Tripti Agarwal/CIMMYT Scientists need to capture and refine farmers’ conservation agriculture innovations. This recommendation came from the National Travelling Seminar on Conservation Agricult …


CIMMYT rebuilds partnerships in Pakistan

November 5, 2013

CIMMYT Faisalabad Office (left-right): Dr, Imtiaz Muhammed, Country Liaison Officer, CIMMYT Pakistan;Dr. Etienne Duveiller, South Asia Regional Director, CIMMYT; Dr. Thomas Lumpkin, Director General,C …


Bioversity, Borlaug Institute for South Asia and CIMMYT work more closely on climate resilient farming in eastern India

September 25, 2013

By M.L. Jat/CIMMYT Visitors see a demonstration on greenhouse gas measurements in CIMMYT’s long-term trial on conservation agriculture in rice-wheat systems at the Rajendra Agricultural University far …


Dr. Norman E. Borlaug statue unveiled in India

September 20, 2013

Left to right: Katharine McDevitt, Professor of Sculpture at Chapingo Autonomous University and sculptor of the statue of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug; Dr. Etienne Duveiller, BISA Director of Research for So …