Posts Tagged ‘Bangladesh’

Plowing through poverty

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 6 no. 4, June 2009 As part of the global work to test and disseminate conservation agriculture, CIMMYT and partners have introduced and promoted new agricultural machinery in Bangla …


Farmers in the Charlands of Bangladesh benefit from new wheat and maize interventions

April 23, 2012

CIMMYT-CSISA-Bangladesh organized a field day in collaboration with the Wheat Research Centre (WRC) and the Department of Agriculture and Extension (DAE). In all, 162 farmers from Mymensingh, Banglade …


Francolin: Ug99-tolerant wheat variety released in Bangladesh

March 23, 2012

The danger posed by the Ug99 strain of the disease stem rust to global wheat production is well recognized, and Bangladesh is no exception. Wheat is one of the major cereals in Bangladesh, ranking sec …


CIMMYT and IRRI Bangladesh build capacity on upland cropping systems

December 5, 2011

As part of the Cereal System Initiative in South Asia expansion in Bangladesh (CSISA-BD), 21 agricultural field staff and extension personnel from CIMMYT and the International Rice Research Institute …


Conservation agriculture gaining momentum in Bangladesh

October 25, 2011

Capacity building and improved technical knowledge of conservation agriculture (CA) are crucial elements of the Cereal System Initiative in South Asia expansion in Bangladesh (CSISA-BD). As part of CS …


Spreading the word on CA from Mexico

July 3, 2011

“It is very difficult to find conservation agriculture machinery. You have to go to China or India to get it,” said Mahesh Kumar Gathala, new CIMMYTBangladesh-based cropping systems agronomist for Sou …


Safe use of herbicide and effective weed management course

February 2, 2011

In Bangladesh, approximately 350 species of weeds have been identified, and in Asian countries, these weeds cause roughly 33% of total crop loss. Because of the threat posed by weeds, the use of herbi …


Exploring wheat improvement

December 17, 2010

The Wheat Research Center (WRC) in Bhairahawa welcomed 20 early and mid-career wheat breeders from four CSISA countries (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan) to its scenic campus in Nepal’s Terai r …


USAID Famine Seed Project meeting held in Nepal

August 3, 2010

On 30 June 2010, a USAID Famine Seed Project meeting was organized at CIMMYT’s South Asia Office in Kathmandu, Nepal. Seventeen participants, including those from the Nepal Agriculture Research Counci …


Training on conservation agriculture in Bangladesh

May 20, 2010

Over 60 researchers, field technicians, farmers, machinery manufacturers, service providers, and extension workers attended two recent conservation agriculture (CA) training events in Bangladesh. The …


Five farmer field days focus on rice and maize

May 5, 2010

Various research and extensions workers collaborating with the project “Sustainable Intensification of Rice-Maize Systems in Bangladesh” organized five farmer field days throughout March and April 201 …


Traveling workshop in Bangladesh unites researchers

April 22, 2010

The ACIAR-funded project “Sustainable intensification of rice-maize (R-M) systems in Bangladesh” held a traveling workshop in Bangladesh during 03-08 April. Fifteen researchers attended and traveled t …


Researchers explore new data analysis tools

January 26, 2010

Fifteen researchers gathered at the headquarters of the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) in Gazipur, Bangladesh, earlier this month to learn more about data processing. The course, “Statistic …


First annual review and planning of the CIMMYT-IRRI collaborative rice-maize project

November 10, 2009

Partners of the “Sustainable intensification of rice-maize production systems in Bangladesh” met 25-29 October 2009 for the project’s first annual review—the program started in June 2008 and will run …


Machine mastery

November 3, 2009

Nearly 50 two-wheel tractor operators in Bangladesh examined, adjusted, and tested several planting machines during in a four-day practical training course at the Wheat Research Center (WRC), Dinajpur …


Traveling workshop in Bangladesh brings together researchers and farmers

October 27, 2009

The ACIAR-funded project “Sustainable intensification of rice-maize (R-M) systems in Bangladesh” organized a traveling workshop from 04 to 08 October in Rajshahi and Rangpur districts of Bangladesh fo …


Three farmer field days in Bangladesh

October 14, 2009

Efforts to further disseminate and train farmers on conservation agriculture (CA) practices, specifically for rice, are underway in Bangladesh. Three farmer field days were held on 30 September and 01 …


Hands-on training for rice-maize project participants in Bangladesh

June 23, 2009

Jagadish Timsina, IRRI-CIMMYT senior scientist and project leader, and Enamul Haque, CIMMYT cropping system agronomist, organized two training sessions on 21-23 April and 14-15 June 2009 for the joint …


The beginning of Bangladesh’s “Patronato?”

June 11, 2009

Many of us in the CIMMYT community are familiar with “Patronato”—the group of private farmers in northern Mexico who  have collaborated with the center since the 1950s. These farmers support the cente …


Unpuddled rice transplanting trials yield well in Bangladesh

June 3, 2009

More than 110 farmers attended a field day in Alipur village, Durgapur, Rajshahi district, Bangladesh on 16 May 2009. Enamul Haque, cropping systems agronomist, Conservation Agricultural Program, CIMM …