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Rebuilding Livelihoods: CIMMYT Helps Nepalese Farmers Re-cover from Earthquake

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K.C. Dilli The recent 7.6 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April, followed by a 7.3 magnitude aftershock on 12 May and several hundred additional aftershocks, has had huge negative impacts on the country’s agriculture and food security. Around two-thirds of Nepal’s population rely on agriculture for their livelihoods, and agriculture contributes 33% of […]

CIMMYT Helps the Seed Entrepreneurs’ Association of Nepal Devise Its Organizational Strategy

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Gurbinder Gill, Narayan Khanal, K.C. Dilli and Arun Joshi In response to the interest expressed by the Seed Entrepreneurs’ Association of Nepal (SEAN), CIMMYT-Nepal organized a meeting with SEAN and the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) on 29 July 2015 at NARC’s Agriculture Botany Division, Khumaltar, as an activity of the CIMMYT-led Cereal System Initiative […]

The First Heat Tolerant Maize Hybrids Are Licensed for Deployment in Bangladesh, India and Nepal

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M.T. Vinayan, K. Seetharam and P.H. Zaidi The Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Bangladesh’s ACI Seeds, India’s Bihar Agricultural University, Sabor, and the University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur, Ajeet Seeds, and Nepal’s Hariyali Community Seeds and Sean Seeds are the first proud institutions/companies to receive a license for the deployment of heat tolerant maize hybrids. B.M. […]

Nepali Scientists Set Their Sights on Developing Stress Tolerant Maize Varieties

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Nepal’s National Maize Research Program (NMRP) and CIMMYT organized a training course on developing stress tolerant maize for Nepali scientists at the NMRP in Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal, on 17 April 2015. The event was part of CIMMYT’s Heat Tolerant Maize for Asia (HTMA) project supported by the United States Agency for International Development under its Feed the Future initiative. The course provided an opportunity to learn the principles, tools and techniques involved in developing high yielding maize hybrids with enhanced tolerance to major abiotic stresses such as drought and heat.

HTMA Maize Hybrids in Nepal Offer Cheaper High-Quality Seed Alternative to Indian Imports

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In Nepal, CIMMYT’s Heat Stress Tolerant Maize for Asia (HTMA) project held a hybrid maize field day on 16 April 2015 in Dumarvana and Nijgadh villages, Bara district, and on 17 April at the National Maize Research Program (NMRP), Rampur, Chitwan. The event was attended by over 70 participants who scored hybrids by preference and criteria. They rated as the top hybrids, six HTMA varieties with scores higher than the best commercial hybrids.

Low-cost Mechanization to Benefit Smallholder Farmers in Nepal

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With a new investment of US $4 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the four-year Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia in Nepal (CSISA-NP) was launched on 10 April in Kathmandu. Aimed to benefit smallholder farmers, work will join private and public partners to integrate scale-appropriate mechanization technologies with resource conservation and management best practices.

Nepal Project Explores Wheat Diversity

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By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT A CIMMYT project in Nepal made significant progress in identifying local wheat diversity last year. The project, “Collection, multiplication, characterization and safety duplication of wheat and barley landraces from Nepal,” led by Arun Kumar Joshi, principal scientist for the Global Wheat Program, began in January 2013 and will run until October 2015. […]

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