New generation of farmers lead the way in making farming more productive and profitable
Smallholder farmers increasingly benefit as the younger generation adopts mechanization and sustainable agri-technologies.
A reluctant farmer changes the fortune of his inherited land
Ravi Ranjan took to farming after the death of his grandfather and, despite his initial apprehension about working in agriculture, has never looked back.
Sustainability of rice production in the Northwestern Indo-Gangetic Plains
Scientists determine nitrogen use could be reduced without impacting rice yields for sustainability of rice production in Northwestern Indo-Gangetic Plains.
Wheat versus heat
Urgent action is required to mitigate effects of temperature extremes in South Asia, which threaten wheat production and human health.
CIMMYT scientist receives award for weed research
Ram Kanwar Malik named Honorary Member by the Weed Science Society of America for research on herbicide-resistant weed Phalaris minor affecting wheat crops.
Less water for better crops
Researchers explore how coupling automation with drip irrigation can enhance water use efficiency and productivity, especially in South Asia’s cereal-based systems.
Climate-smart strategy for weed management proves to be extremely effective
Results of an 8-year study show that weed density and diversity are greatly reduced when zero-tillage, drip-irrigation, and new crops are introduced to rice-wheat systems.
Capturing a clearer picture
Researchers, extension services, partners and policymakers can better support feminization of agriculture processes in the Indo-Gangetic Plains through improved research and recommendations.