Posts Tagged ‘Nepal’

Helping farmers select varieties in Nepal

April 24, 2012

A training program on wheat participatory variety selection (PVS) was held in Nepal during 28-29 February 2012. Organized by the National Wheat Research Program (NWRP), Bhairahawa, Nepal Agriculture R …


Second Wheat Improvement and Pathology course focuses on South Asia

December 5, 2011

The second “Wheat Improvement and Pathology” course took place during 16-29 November 2011 in Nepal. Organized by Arun Joshi, CIMMYT Regional Wheat Breeder, in conjunction with the Nepal Agriculture Re …


Traveling seminar exhibits maize research and development in the hills of Nepal

October 25, 2011

During 19-21 August 2011, a travelling seminar on “Maize Research and Development in the Hills of Nepal” was organized by the CIMMYT-led Hill Maize Research Project (HMRP), Nepal Agricultural Research …


Spotlight on maize seed marketing in Nepal

October 25, 2011

Since 1999, the CIMMYT-led Hill Maize Research Project (HMRP) has been analyzing the maize seed value chain, increasing market assurance for seed from community-based seed production (CBSP) projects, …


Reviewing the success of the USAID Famine Seed Project

September 19, 2011

The USAID Famine Seed Project is currently working in Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Pakistan, and Ethiopia to promote new varieties and advanced lines, strengthen links with other stakeholder …


Strengthening Bhutan-Nepal-CIMMYT Maize Program collaboration

September 5, 2011

In Bhutan, maize is one of the most important cereal crops, grown in an area of approximately 77,000 ha, at an altitude ranging from 150 to 3000+ masl. Over 69% of Bhutan’s farming households cultivat …


NARC and CIMMYT survey off-season wheat in Nepal

September 5, 2011

A team from CIMMYT and the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) recently conducted the first extensive monitoring of off-season wheat crops, in the Mude and Nigale (Sindhupalchok district) and Z …


Managing yellow rust disease in Nepal

August 8, 2011

From 2008-11 a Nepal Agricultural Research and Development Fund (NARDF)-funded project was conducted to try to minimize wheat losses caused by yellow rust in ten highly affected districts of Nepal, in …


Improving food security in Nepal

July 25, 2011

Food security cannot be achieved until food grains or seeds reach consumers or farmers. This issue was addressed during a training course on post-harvest management of wheat seeds, which was held at t …


Disseminating new seed in Nepal

May 7, 2011

On 28 April 2011, a one-day roaming day seminar on Wheat Seed Production and Rust Disease Management in Nepal attracted 51 farmers interested in quality seed production, and raising wheat production a …


Exploring wheat improvement

December 17, 2010

The Wheat Research Center (WRC) in Bhairahawa welcomed 20 early and mid-career wheat breeders from four CSISA countries (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan) to its scenic campus in Nepal’s Terai r …


First Ug99 tolerant wheat variety released in Nepal

September 15, 2010

On 02 September 2010, Nepal gave the go-ahead to release a new wheat variety with resistance to Ug99. BL3063—given the common name “Vijay” meaning Victory—has CIMMYT parental lines in its pedigree, go …


USAID Famine Seed Project meeting held in Nepal

August 3, 2010

On 30 June 2010, a USAID Famine Seed Project meeting was organized at CIMMYT’s South Asia Office in Kathmandu, Nepal. Seventeen participants, including those from the Nepal Agriculture Research Counci …


Ug99 resistant wheat variety promotion continues in Nepal

May 19, 2010

On 29 April a wheat participatory variety selection (PVS) day in Nepal attracted 50 farmers interested in preventing yield loss due to rusts and other diseases; learning about quality seed production; …


Traveling CSISA wheat seminar in Nepal

April 16, 2010

A 32-member team of scientists from four national wheat programs (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal) participated in a wheat breeding roving seminar in Nepal during 20-26 March 2010. The objectiv …


Roving wheat seminar

April 12, 2010

A four-member team of scientists from the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) visited India from 07-13 March 2010 as part of a CIMMYT-sponsored “Roving Seminar on Advances of Wheat Research.” T …


Turning on radios, tuning in to resource-conserving farm practices

September 15, 2006

A radio program in Nepal brings information to farmers in a language they understand. It’s Monday, 6:30 pm on Radio Birgunj, the voice of the plains in Southeastern Nepal. Fans for kilometers in all d …


Safe in Nepal

April 28, 2006

It has been a trying two weeks for staff in the CIMMYT South Asia Regional Office in Kathmandu, Nepal. During the time of large daily demonstrations, often met with military force, the government orde …