Upgraded technology at the KALRO research station will optimize breeding and seed systems’ work so that scientists can provide better varieties to farmers.
Source: The Hindu (11 Feb 2023)
Arun Kumar Joshi provides insights into why India is expecting record levels of wheat production this year.
More than a drop in the bucket: addressing food security in Nepal through improved sustainable irrigationClimate adaptation and mitigation
The downstream effects of the war in Ukraine imperils food security in countries like Nepal. A CSISA-led activity looks to boost local production via increased sustainable irrigation capacity and investment.
Over three consecutive years, researchers study conservation agriculture conditions in under-developed coastal environments in South Asia.
Afghan farmers need varieties with improved traits such as heat and drought resilience, incorporating functional variation from existing landrace collections.
Researchers explore how coupling automation with drip irrigation can enhance water use efficiency and productivity, especially in South Asia’s cereal-based systems.
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.
A new initiative will monitor groundwater and will provide a framework for sustainable irrigation practices.
Over 700,000 people will benefit from the Aguas Firmes project, which will facilitate the adoption of sustainable intensification practices on more than 4,000 hectares, through a partnership with Grupo Modelo and GIZ.
Source: Rural 21 (1 Apr 2021)
Providing canal irrigation as a substitute irrigation source will likely not be enough to maintain current production levels.
Switch to irrigation canals will not fully compensate for the expected loss of groundwater in Indian agriculture, new study concludes.
New compendium analyzes existing pilot initiatives across different agro-climatic zones in India.