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Precision planters boost maize yields in Pakistan

February 13, 2019

In the northwestern province of Pakistan, near the Afghan border, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is helping connect farmers with precision planters to support higher mai …

Cross-sector collaboration needed to boost wheat production in Pakistan

August 15, 2017

Agronomy experts from across Pakistan gathered earlier this month to discuss progress in Pakistan since 2014 under the USAID funded Agricultural Innovation Program.

New planters promote environmentally-friendly farming in Pakistan

June 23, 2017

Farmers and research partners are praising innovative, locally manufactured farm implements that support conservation agriculture in rice-wheat farming rotation in Pakistan.

Crop sensors sharpen nitrogen management for wheat in Pakistan

January 27, 2017

Pakistani and CIMMYT scientists are working with wheat farmers to test and promote precision agriculture technology.

Pakistani farmers adopt new and improved agronomic techniques

October 11, 2016

The Agricultural Innovation Program Agronomy’s annual meeting was held in Islamabad, Pakistan, on 2-3 August 2016.

Push row planters manufactured and distributed locally among smallholder maize farmers in Pakistan

September 5, 2016

CIMMYT collaborates with the Cereal Crops Research Institute and Petal Seed, a local seed company in Pakistan to produce new planters.

New multi-crop zero-till planter boosts yields and farming efficiency in Pakistan

June 24, 2016

A new planter that promotes dry seeding of rice, saves water and increases planting efficiency is being used increasingly in Pakistan’s Punjab Province.

Small farmers sow maize with a push row planter in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan

November 5, 2015

Farmer Jalees Ahmed planting maize with a push row planter in Nowshera, Pakistan. Photo: Ansaar Ahmed In Pakistan, maize is planted on 0.97 million hectares, of which 0.42 million are located in the p …

AIP-CIMMYT holds national meeting on conservation agriculture in Pakistan

July 6, 2015

“Cereal system productivity cannot be improved without improving agronomic practices,” declared Shahid Masood, Member of the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) at a two-day AIP-Agronomy nat …

AIP-CIMMYT holds national meeting on conservation agriculture in Pakistan

June 24, 2015

Inaugural session of the AIP-Agronomy national meeting on conservation agriculture. Photo: Amina Nasim Khan “Cereal system productivity cannot be improved without improving agronomic practices,” decla …

Happy Seeder, happy farmers: tillage in a single pass

March 23, 2015

Gulshad Nabi (Chand) is a progressive farmer from Chak Dahir, Tehsil Muridke in the Sheikhupura District of Punjab Province, Pakistan. He cultivates wheat and basmati rice, which constitute his family …

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 …

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 …

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 …