Posts Tagged ‘Nepal’

‘The 50 PACT’ Conference: collaborate for better food security in South Asia

September 3, 2013

Farmers need to be more involved in developing and refining technology. This was one of the key conclusions of a technology working group comprised of leading Asian scientists, representatives of farm …


Focus on heat stress resilient maize for Asia

August 19, 2013

Scientists from the Heat Stress Tolerant Maize for Asia (HTMA) project and representatives from collaborating public and private sector institutions from the region, Purdue University, and CIMMYT gath …


Research battles wheat spot blotch disease

July 19, 2013

After screening some 500 wheat lines and varieties at 6 sites in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal, a group of scientists were able to identify 35 genotypes that resist spot blotch. This is the number-one …


Nepal wheat scientists receive government award

July 4, 2013

The Government of Nepal and the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) awarded Madan Raj Bhatta, Sarala Sharma, Deepak Bhandari, Dhruba Bahadur Thapa, and Nutan Raj Gautam — winners of the first-e …


Nepalese wheat researchers trained on spot blotch disease in India

June 5, 2013

Spot blotch is one of the major diseases in the wheat growing regions of Nepal and the knowledge allowing researchers to identify and understand the disease is thus crucial. A group of 12 wheat techni …


New project launched: Heat Stress Tolerant Maize for Asia

February 11, 2013

South Asian farm lands have been increasingly experiencing climate change related weather extremes. A report from the Asian Development Bank in 2009 warns that if the current trends persist until 2050 …


Global Maize Program meeting: The old and the new intersect in Kathmandu

February 5, 2013

Lone Badstue (CIMMYT gender and monitoring and evaluation specialist; third from left, bottom) talks with four coordinators of community-based seed production groups in Nepal (top, from right). Also p …


USAID and CIMMYT visit the 1st community-managed maize seed company in the hills of Nepal

November 1, 2012

The community based seed production (CBSP) program is one of the most successful interventions of the Hill Maize Research Project (HMRP) Phase IV in Nepal. Through this program, the project has signif …


USAID supports CIMMYT-led partnership for heat resilient maize in South Asia

October 31, 2012

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will support a partnership to develop heat resilient maize for South Asia, as part of the US government’s Feed the Future initiative. The partners …


Maize traveling seminar for high-level officials in Nepal

October 3, 2012

The Hill Maize Research Project (HMRP) led by CIMMYT, in close partnership with the the Nepal Agriculture Research Council (NARC) and the Department of Agriculture (DoA) jointly organized a five-day M …


Workshop on precision phenotyping in Asia

September 21, 2012

To keep pace with the unprecedented increase in maize demand in Asia, maize programs in the region are increasingly using new tools and techniques for maize improvement to achieve long-term food secur …


Nepal team receives the 1st BGRI Gene Stewardship Award

September 19, 2012

The first-ever Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) Gene Stewardship Award was awarded to the Nepal wheat team for their performance in promoting durable wheat varieties and enhancing food security. …


CIMMYT strengthens collaboration between Bhutan and Nepal

September 13, 2012

The similarities between the hills of Nepal and the maize producing areas of Bhutan encourage stronger cooperation between the two countries. To discuss this cooperation, a team of scientists from CIM …


Nepal farmers like rust resistant wheat

May 28, 2012

On 14 May 2012, at Tikathali, Changathali Village Development Committee Centre (VDC) in Lalitpur, around 30 participants from MoA, NARC, seed companies, and CIMMYT were joined by 61 farmers (43 female …


21st anniversary of NARC celebrated in Nepal

May 24, 2012

On 07 May 2012, the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) celebrated its 21st Anniversary in Kathmandu. Chief Guest, Barsha Man Pun, Ministerdesignate and representative of the Honorable Prime Mi …


Director General visits Nepal

May 16, 2012

CIMMYT director general Thomas Lumpkin visited Nepal during 01-03 May 2012. One of the main objectives of his visit was to discuss the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) launched last year in Ind …


Improved maize varieties and partnerships welcomed in Bhutan

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 5 no. 11, November 2008 Sandwiched between China and India, the Kingdom of Bhutan is a small country that relies on maize in a big way. But maize yields are typically low due to cro …


New greenhouse supports research on yellow rust in Nepal

May 14, 2012

December, 2004 On December 1, CIMMYT handed over a greenhouse to the Plant Pathology Division of the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC). Built with the support of CIMMYT’s project on foliar pa …


Community seed promoters trained in sustainable maize seed production and marketing in Nepal

May 6, 2012

Ensuring a market for maize seed produced using community based seed production (CBSP) in the value chain system, and enhancing management and marketing competencies of local partners are among the st …


CIMMYT lauded for outstanding technical support and partnership in Nepal

April 25, 2012

On 04 April 2012 CIMMYT received an “Award of Honor” from the Society of Agricultural Scientist of Nepal (SAS-N). The award, in a form of a plaque, was handed over by Mr. Om Prakash Yadav, Chief Guest …