Posts Tagged ‘Pakistan’

USAID’s Feed the Future initiative highlights CIMMYT heat tolerant maize breeding

February 23, 2015

The Feed the Future initiative of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) featured CIMMYT’s Heat Tolerant Maize for Asia (HTMA) project in a recent newsletter, highlighting it as an exem …


Zero tillage for smallholder wheat farmers in Balochistan, Pakistan

February 10, 2015

Under the Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) for Pakistan and in collaboration with Balochistan Agriculture Research, CIMMYT has begun testing and spreading with farmers the practice known as “zero …


Pakistan wheat farmers call for quality seed of the right varieties

February 10, 2015

Lack of good seed of appropriate varieties is holding back harvests of smallholder wheat farmers in rugged, rain-fed areas of Punjab, Pakistan, said a group of farmers to some 50 representatives of se …


Pakistan marks Borlaug’s 100th birthday with commemorative stamp

January 19, 2015

Pakistan’s National Philatelic Bureau issued a commemorative postage stamp to honor the 100th birthday, last 25 March, of late wheat scientist and Nobel Peace Laureate, Dr. Norman E. Borlaug.


Pakistan: maize needed for marginal areas

December 26, 2014

Farmers in the farthest reaches of Pakistan need access to white- grained maize, according to Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad, chairman of the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC). “There is a good progre …


Reaching out to smallholder farmers in Pakistan

December 16, 2014

CIMMYT entered an important new partnership with Pakistan’s National Rural Support Program (NRSP) on 7 November 2014 for wheat varietal evaluation, promotion and deployment, as well as on-farm agronom …


Scientists ship 2 tons of wheat seed samples around the world

November 12, 2014

CIMMYT seed samples — International Wheat Nurseries — are sent to government and university research institutions and national agricultural research systems around the world.


Research on climate-resilient wheat keeps Green Revolution on track

November 12, 2014

As the global population grows from a current 7 billion to a projected 9.6 billion by 2050, wheat breeders involved in the battle to ensure food security face many challenges.


Scale-appropriate mechanization: the intercontinental connection

October 26, 2014

CIMMYT aims to improve the livelihoods of poor farmers in the developing world by providing practical solutions for more efficient and sustainable farming. Among the options to improve efficiency, sca …


Annual planning meeting for Wheat Productivity Enhancement Program supported by USDA

September 23, 2014

The Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) and CIMMYT organized a two-day annual wheat planning meeting at the National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) in Islamabad.


Wheat value chain workshop aims to bolster food security in Sindh, Pakistan

September 17, 2014

Food insecurity is a persistent problem in Sindh, a province in Pakistan slightly smaller than Tajikistan and home to 42.5 million residents. Almost three-quarters of the population are subject to reg …


AIP stakeholders share experiences with multi-crop bed planter in Pakistan

September 4, 2014

CIMMYT, in collaboration with Wheat Research Institute Sindh (WRIS) and Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) supported by USAID, initiated pilot testing of a multi-crop bed planter for plantin …


Recent activities and accomplishments of the Agricultural Innovation Project (AIP) for Pakistan

August 22, 2014

The Agricultural Innovation Project (AIP) for Pakistan, led by CIMMYT and funded by USAID, has accomplished a great deal since its inception in March 2013. Among this year’s most notable AIP achieveme …


Heat stress-resilient maize hybrids for Asian farmers

August 21, 2014

The “2nd Annual Progress Review and Planning Meeting for the HTMA Project” was held 22-23 July at UAS, Raichur in Karnataka, India. To take advantage of the presence of renowned scientists at this new …


Why wheat matters

August 14, 2014

The history of wheat is the history of civilization.


CIMMYT and Punjab agricultural research institutions partner to introduce multi-crop bed planter

July 10, 2014

By Imtiaz Hussain and Hafiz Nasrullah/CIMMYT Farmers visiting cotton planted on wide beds with the planter. CIMMYT and the Punjab Department of Agriculture Research have introduced a multi-crop bed pl …


Predominance of informal seed systems in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Pakistan: a wake-up call for improvement

June 27, 2014

By Krishna Dev Joshi, Muhammad Imtiaz and Akhlaq Hussain/CIMMYT Improving and sustaining wheat productivity gains in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (KP) and other parts of Pakistan is vital to addressing …


CIMMYT maize projects creating synergies for enhanced impacts in South Asia

June 13, 2014

By AbduRahman Beshir and P.H. Zaidi/CIMMYT South Asia is particularly vulnerable to climate fluctuations, and extreme weather conditions can cause abiotic stress in rain-fed crops such as maize. Recog …


CIMMYT promotes the role of women in agriculture at Pakistan maize conference

June 12, 2014

By AbduRahman Beshir and Imtiaz Muhammad/CIMMYT Dr. Imtiaz Muhammad, CIMMYT country representative for Pakistan, urged academics to encourage women to pursue agricultural careers during his keynote sp …


AIP-maize establishes public-private variety evaluation network in Pakistan

June 9, 2014

By AbduRahman Beshir Issa/CIMMYT The maize component of the recently launched Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) for Pakistan has created a public-private network to evaluate CIMMYT international t …