Genetic trials in the region will continue throughout 2024 and 2025 to establish a baseline for genetic gains and to enable the assessment of the breeding pipeline’s progress in the coming years.
Success stories witnessed in India, Pakistan, and Nepal underscore the transformative potential of this approach, offering a beacon of hope for agricultural communities in South Asia and beyond.
Source: daily observer ()
The collaboration between CIMMYT, RWMRC, and the Krishi Gobeshona Foundation aims to revolutionize lentil production in Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
Source: Charmar News ()
CIMMYT, in partnership with NaSARRI and stakeholders, is pioneering a project in Uganda to biofortify sorghum with iron and zinc to reduce malnutrition in East Africa.
CIMMYT promoted ways to lessen climate shocks, especially for smallholder farmers who inordinately suffer the effects of climate change, including rising temperatures and extended droughts.
CIMMYT and partners are spearheading the adoption of high-yielding millet varieties to boost food security and tackle climate change.
Source: The Times of India ()
Dr. Ravi Prakash Singh, associated with CIMMYT, is awarded the Padma Shri.
Source: Milling Middle East & Africa ()
CIMMYT’s wheat varieties boost Ethiopia’s agriculture by combating rust and increasing yields, significantly enhancing food security.
Afriseed and AID-I are helping smallholder famers in Zambia transition to improved, high-yielding legumes.
Source: Daily Nigerian ()
CIMMYT’s involvement in the TELA Maize Project has been instrumental in the development of new drought-tolerant and pest-resistant maize varieties.
Attended by over 1,300 smallholder farmers, the fourth edition of the CIMMYT seed and mechanization fairs held in Mwenezi and Masvingo districts linked farmers with private sector companies.
To improve food security in Zambia and Tanzania, CIMMYT and Zamseed join forces to strengthen maize resilience.
In 2011, CIMMYT and ICAR committed to agricultural development in South Asia with the creation of BISA. Since then, BISA has increased crop yields, developed hardy wheat varieties and championed environmental health.
The mountainous Himalayan country is facing a reduction in the production of cereals, and an increase in productivity within the limited arable area is needed.
Source: Technology Works (18 Dec 2023)
Kevin Pixley explores the impact of genetic engineering on resilient crop varieties