Posts Tagged ‘Nepal’

The feminizing face of wheat farming in South Asia

October 12, 2018

In wheat systems throughout South Asia, the gender myth that “wheat is a man’s crop” is still pervasive. In order to debunk this myth, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is …


CIMMYT projects working to enhance business agility of South Asian seed companies

June 18, 2018

The seed industry in Nepal, as in most developing countries, is still emerging and largely untapped. Lack of availability of start-up working capital, business incentives in the sector, new technologi …


Work of Sustainable and Resilient Farming System Intensification project applauded at external review

May 8, 2018

A female farmer telling her story. Photo: CIMMYT. This February, the Sustainable and Resilient Farming System Intensification (SRFSI) project showcased its field activities to a high-level External Su …


Overcoming gender gaps in rural mechanization

March 6, 2018

A new publication details current gender gaps in rural mechanization in Bangladesh, and outlines plans to overcome these challenges.


USAID’s Feed the Future Nepal Seed and Fertilizer Project supports NGLRP to foster lentil productivity and profitability

February 19, 2018

Nepal’s National Grain Legumes Research Program (NGLRP), in collaboration with USAID’s Feed the Future Nepal Seed and Fertilizer Project, led by The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (C …


Nepal Seed and Fertilizer Project

January 16, 2018

Nepal’s agriculture is mostly small-scale and subsistence-oriented, characterized by a mix of crop and livestock farming and providing few economies of scale in production and marketing. The agricultu …


Local businesses boost farmer access to quality seed in Nepal

December 20, 2017

The Nepal Seed and Fertilizer project is working with seed companies to build their capacity for both seed production and distribution.


How smarter financing can boost Nepal’s seed sector

November 29, 2017

Nepal’s push to grow its seed sector is expanding to banking, with new financial measures expected to benefit seed companies across the country.


New USAID seed and fertilizer initiative launched in Nepal

October 23, 2017

Nepal will benefit from a new project that will strengthen the country’s seed and fertilizer sectors, boost farmer income and increase the country’s food security.


Project to boost Nepal’s seed sector meets to discuss a way forward

October 5, 2017

Eleven seed companies shared progress and lessons learned in enhancing Nepal’s seed sector during a recent meeting held in Kathmandu, Nepal.


Researchers set new climate services strategy in Bangladesh

September 20, 2017

Scientists from across South and Southeast Asia launched a new agenda earlier this week to boost community involvement in developing climate information and extension messaging services across the reg …


Scientists, policymakers meet in Bangladesh to produce climate services agenda for Asia

September 15, 2017

DHAKA (CIMMYT) – Successful farm management requires reliable climate prediction technology to ensure crops flourish and make it to harvest. High-quality data, maps, risk and vulnerability analyses no …


Wheat forum builds partnerships for sustainable intensification in Nepal

August 31, 2017

The Government of Nepal recently endorsed a new twenty-year agriculture development strategy that charts a progressive course of action to revitalize agriculture as an engine for economic growth and d …


Entrepreneurship increases youth employment in Nepal

August 11, 2017

CSISA partnership with a young entrepreneur in Nepal helps keep other youths involved in Agriculture.


Sales boost seed sector growth in Nepal

May 18, 2017

Four Nepalese seed companies are showing signs of significant growth, with seed sales increasing nearly 60 percent since 2014.


Breaking Ground: David Guerena transfers world-class science to smallholder farmers

April 12, 2017

David Guerena recently joined CIMMYT as soil scientist-systems agronomist, he leads soils/nutrient management activities in Nepal.


Small machinery provides affordable options for women farmers in Nepal

March 2, 2017

Small-scale mechanization is becoming more important on farms in Nepal as young people, particularly men, migrate away from rural areas in large numbers.


Rebuilding farmer livelihoods in earthquake-hit Nepal

October 7, 2016

CSISA’s Earthquake Recovery Support Program has helped more than 40,000 farmers in earthquake-hit areas of Nepal for over a year.


Expanding for faster and wider deployment of heat-tolerant hybrids in South Asia

July 25, 2016

HTMA’s annual review and planning meeting was held in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 25-26 July 2016.


CIMMYT expands registered maize hybrids to western Nepal

June 7, 2016

CIMMYT and partners are supporting the expansion of registered hybrid maize and to help increase the crop’s productivity throughout the country.