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‘The 50 PACT’ Conference: collaborate for better food security in South Asia

September 3, 2013

Farmers need to be more involved in developing and refining technology. This was one of the key conclusions of a technology working group comprised of leading Asian scientists, representatives of farm …


Making villages ‘climate smart’

August 13, 2013

“Climatic extremes and variability are  becoming more frequent and resulting in losses for farmers. This issue cannot be addressed in isolation; it needs collective participation of all stakeholders, …


Giving power to African farmers: learning from the Indian experience

June 4, 2013

From 29 April to 10 May, 16 agricultural engineers, agronomists, machinery importers, and machinery manufacturers from Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe took part in a study tour in India organi …


First ever high-level foreign delegation visits BISA-Ludhiana

February 26, 2013

On 6 February 2013, the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) in Ladowal, Punjab, India, received a delegation consisting of eight members of the German Parliament —Harald Ebner, Alexander Süßmair, …


Conservation agriculture and spatial variability analysis of soils using EM 38 course in India

November 14, 2012

CIMMYT and the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA), in collaboration with Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), organized an advanced course on “Conservation agriculture and spatial variability an …


Climate smart practices and conservation agriculture in India

November 8, 2012

Under the aegis of Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), CIMMYT, Rajendra Agricultural University (RAU), and Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) organized a travelling semin …


Scientists discuss major wheat disease at a symposium in China

September 12, 2012

To discuss fusarium head blight (FHB, or scab), a major wheat disease, over 130 delegates from East Asia, Europe, and North and South America attended the 4th International Symposium on FHB in Nanjing …


Celebrating 15 years of partnership with South Korea

August 2, 2012

On 3 May 2012, CIMMYT marked 15 years of partnership with the Rural Development Administration (RDA) of South Korea. To commemorate this anniversary, a Plaque of Appreciation recognizing CIMMYT’s outs …


Pakistan and CIMMYT: The center says “Khush Aamdeed” (warm welcome) to a distinguished delegation

June 4, 2012

The strength and breadth of the fruitful five-decade partnership between Pakistan and CIMMYT have grown significantly in recent years: this was one conclusion from the visit to CIMMYT on 29 May 2012 o …


21st anniversary of NARC celebrated in Nepal

May 24, 2012

On 07 May 2012, the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) celebrated its 21st Anniversary in Kathmandu. Chief Guest, Barsha Man Pun, Ministerdesignate and representative of the Honorable Prime Mi …


CIMMYT’s Corporate Annual Report for 2010-11 is now available

May 18, 2012

Entitled Acute awareness, bold action to energize agriculture, the report provides compelling highlights of the center’s work to sustainably increase the productivity of maize and wheat systems, there …


Director General visits Nepal

May 16, 2012

CIMMYT director general Thomas Lumpkin visited Nepal during 01-03 May 2012. One of the main objectives of his visit was to discuss the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) launched last year in Ind …


CIMMYT and the government of India to launch a second “Green Revolution” in South Asia

September 7, 2010

With Climate Change and Growing Populations South Asia Will Need to Grow More Food Than Ever Under Increasingly Difficult Conditions MEXICO CITY (CIMMYT) — In an effort to ensure food security for Sou …