Posts Tagged ‘India’

Setting the stage for delivering high zinc wheat in South Asia

October 6, 2015

HarvestPlus pioneers at the off-season seed production site in Dalang Maidan, Himachal Pradesh, India. Photo: HarvestPlus Public and private sector partners in HarvestPlus’ biofortified wheat research …


Zero-till Wheat Raises Farmers’ Incomes in Eastern India, Research Shows

October 2, 2015

  NEW DELHI, India (CIMMYT) — In a study published last month in Food Security, researchers from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) reported that wheat farmers’ total …


Zero-till wheat raises farmers’ incomes in eastern India, research shows

September 30, 2015

Photo Credit: Vinaynath Reddy / CIMMYT In a study published last month in Food Security, CIMMYT researchers reported that wheat farmers’ total annual income increased by 6% on average with the introdu …


CIMMYT Emeritus DG Tom Lumpkin Receives MS Swaminathan Award

September 29, 2015

CIMMYT Emeritus DG Tom Lumpkin Receives MS Swaminathan Award FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW DELHI, India (CIMMYT) — Thomas A. Lumpkin, noted international agronomist and former Director General of the Int …


Minimizing yield losses via conservation agriculture

September 28, 2015

Last year, climatic variability such as untimely rainfall was devastating in northwest India. Mid-season rainfall resulted in massive yield losses during winter 2014-15. Starting that season, a case s …


Women in Triticum award winners reflect “diversity and talent”

September 22, 2015

Women who show significant leadership potential receive the Women of Triticum Award at the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative Conference.


Replacing gender myths and assumptions with knowledge

September 18, 2015

If we are to be truly successful in improving the lives of farmers and consumers in the developing world, we need to base our interventions on the best evidence available.


The first heat tolerant maize hybrids are licensed for deployment in Bangladesh, India and Nepal

September 17, 2015

Women farmers at a HTMA hybrid demonstration at Dumarawana village, Bara District, Nepal. Photo: NMRP, Rampur The Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Bangladesh’s ACI Seeds, India’s Bih …


Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia

September 14, 2015

Intensive cereal cropping systems that include rice, wheat and/or maize are widespread throughout South Asia. Often, these cropping systems are integrated with livestock or aquaculture. These systems …


Borlaug Institute for South Asia

September 14, 2015

The Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) is a non-profit international research institute dedicated to food, nutrition and livelihood security as well as environmental rehabilitation in South Asia, …


AAA hybrids move towards commercialization

August 24, 2015

PLC6 is a term used to refer to an advanced stage of hybrid testing at Syngenta, a partner of the Affordable, Accessible, Asian (AAA) Drought Tolerant Maize Project. Four hybrids, representing combina …


Tech-savvy women in Haryana implement precision fertilizer application

August 3, 2015

The state of Haryana, India’s breadbasket, faces a major challenge due to the excessive use of nitrogen fertilizer (N: P: K = 27.2: 9.8: 1) in agriculture. The overuse of nitrogen fertilizer in the ri …


Training on developing stress-resilient maize at CIMMYT-Hyderabad, India

July 13, 2015

A training course on developing stress-resilient maize for early-/mid-career maize breeders from national programs, agricultural universities and seed companies, especially small and medium enterprise …


CIMMYT-CCAFS initiative develops 500 new climate-smart villages in Haryana, India

July 13, 2015

A climate-smart farmer in Ludhiana, Punjab, India. Photo: P. Casier/CGIAR The Department of Agriculture (DoA) of the Indian state of Haryana, in collaboration with CIMMYT-CCAFS, developed an action pl …


Fostering collaboration between Nepalese and Indian seed companies

July 6, 2015

A delegation of 15 Nepalese seed entrepreneurs learned about various business models and innovations for seed industry development on their first visit to India. The visit, sponsored by the Cereal Sys …


Learning climate smart agricultural practices empowers women farmers in Haryana

July 6, 2015

Haryana is traditionally an agrarian state where many farm operations are undertaken by women; however, in this male-dominated farm society, decision-making does not involve women folk. Under CIMMYT-C …


Fostering collaboration between Nepalese and Indian seed companies

July 1, 2015

A delegation of 15 Nepalese seed entrepreneurs learned about various business models and innovations for seed industry development on their first visit to India. The visit, sponsored by the Cereal Sys …


Farmers in India embrace high-zinc wheat for its nutritional benefits

June 10, 2015

Undernourishment affects some 795 million people worldwide. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), more than one out of every nine people do not eat enough to lead healthy, act …


First international training workshop on farming systems analysis in India

June 9, 2015

The international training workshop “Approaches for integrated analysis of agricultural systems in South Asia: Field, to farm, to landscape scale,” jointly organized by CIMMYT and the Indian Council o …


Local innovations help meet farmers’ needs in Bihar

June 2, 2015

During a pilot program with members of the Kisan Sakhi Group in Muzzafarpur, Bihar nearly 350 women farmers were trained on operating the Diesel Engine Powered Open Drum Thresher. In this picture, Sur …