Posts Tagged ‘Bangladesh’

Cereal Systems Initiatives for South Asia-Mechanization and Irrigation project launched

August 27, 2013

CIMMYT and International Development Enterprises (iDE) announced the initiation of the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia-Mechanization and Irrigation in Bangladesh In south-western Bangladesh, …


Research battles wheat spot blotch disease

July 19, 2013

After screening some 500 wheat lines and varieties at 6 sites in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal, a group of scientists were able to identify 35 genotypes that resist spot blotch. This is the number-one …


Thomas Lumpkin and Marianne Bänziger visited CIMMYT-Bangladesh

March 13, 2013

Thomas Lumpkin, CIMMYT director general, and Marianne Bänziger, deputy director general for research and partnerships, visited CIMMYT-Bangladesh during 20-23 February 2013 to meet with CIMMYT-Banglade …


CIMMYT-Bangladesh, February 2013: distinguished guests and donors

March 12, 2013

As farmers in southern Bangladesh –the country’s most impoverished region– face increasing costs of agricultural labor and negative effects of climate change, CIMMYT-Bangladesh partners with farmers a …


Maize diversification in Bangladesh: promoting maize for human consumption

February 21, 2013

While maize is an important cereal crop in Bangladesh – third only to rice and wheat in terms of cultivated area and second to rice in terms of production – it has not been widely used for human consu …


New project launched: Heat Stress Tolerant Maize for Asia

February 11, 2013

South Asian farm lands have been increasingly experiencing climate change related weather extremes. A report from the Asian Development Bank in 2009 warns that if the current trends persist until 2050 …


Secretary of Agriculture backs CIMMYT’s initiative for sustainable crop intensification in Bangladesh

January 29, 2013

Bangladesh has a mosaic of distinct agricultural seasons, potentially allowing farmers to cultivate two and sometimes three crops on the same field. However, in the impoverished region of Southern Ban …


Innovative public-private partnership to scale up conservation agriculture in Bangladesh

December 13, 2012

Developing public-private partnerships (PPPs) to expand conservation agriculture (CA) is one of the main goals of the USAID-funded Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia in Bangladesh (CSISA-BD). A …


Improving wheat productivity in Asia through collaboration

November 12, 2012

During 26-27 April 2012, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), in collaboration with CIMMYT …


USAID and CIMMYT visit the 1st community-managed maize seed company in the hills of Nepal

November 1, 2012

The community based seed production (CBSP) program is one of the most successful interventions of the Hill Maize Research Project (HMRP) Phase IV in Nepal. Through this program, the project has signif …


USAID supports CIMMYT-led partnership for heat resilient maize in South Asia

October 31, 2012

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will support a partnership to develop heat resilient maize for South Asia, as part of the US government’s Feed the Future initiative. The partners …


Feed the Future delegation visits CIMMYT-Bangladesh

September 25, 2012

The CIMMYT team in Bangladesh hosted a highprofile field visit on 01 September 2012 for a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) delegation consisting of Paul Weisenfeld (USAID Ass …


Workshop on precision phenotyping in Asia

September 21, 2012

To keep pace with the unprecedented increase in maize demand in Asia, maize programs in the region are increasingly using new tools and techniques for maize improvement to achieve long-term food secur …


“Save More, Grow More, Earn More” – CIMMYT in Bangladesh

August 13, 2012

Prices for irrigation, fertilizers, fuel, and labor are rising. Fresh water supplies are decreasing, and many farmers find it increasingly difficult to plant their crop on time to assure good yields a …


Using double haploid in maize breeding

July 6, 2012

The use of doubled haploids in maize breeding was first proposed more than half a century ago. Today, the in vivo haploid induction technique is routinely used in maize inbred line development, in bot …


Wheat improvement trainees successfully conclude course

June 19, 2012

After spending 2 months and a half in Obregon and two weeks in Batan, participants in the 2012 Wheat Improvement Course celebrated their graduation at CIMMYT’s El Batán headquarters last Thursday 31. …


Bangladesh seed summit

May 15, 2012

Food security is highlighted as one of the main priorities for Bangladesh in the country’s Investment Plan, and a sustainable seed supply constitutes a pivotal component of food security. With this in …


Bangladesh and CIMMYT: decades of partnership, commitment, and achievement

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 5 no. 8, August 2008 Work by CIMMYT with researchers, extension workers, policymakers, and farmers in Bangladesh for nearly four decades has helped establish wheat and maize among t …


Gap filler

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 3 no. 3, March 2006 Triticale finds a niche in Bangladesh “This is just what I was looking for,” says Al Mahmoud Hasan, a farmer near the town or Rangpur in Bangladesh. “I wanted a …


Don’t put all your eggs in one basket: Bangladesh tries maize cropping for feed

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 6 no. 2, February 2009 Demand for maize has popped up across Asia, but much of the grain is enjoyed by poultry, not people. In Bangladesh, maize is a fairly new crop, yet demand in …