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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. […]

Nepali Scientists Trained on Heat Stress-Resilient Maize

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By P.H. Zaidi/CIMMYT Nepali scientists learned about developing heat stress-resistant maize during a training event organized by Nepal’s National Maize Research Program (NMRP) and CIMMYT on 16 January at the NMRP in Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal. The event was part of the Heat Tolerant Maize for Asia (HTMA) project supported by USAID under the Feed the […]

Travelling seminar shows project progress in Nepal

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By Nirmal Gadal/CIMMYT A three-day travelling seminar organized by CIMMYT’s Hill Maize Research Project (HMRP) and partners gave policy makers a first-hand look at the status of maize varietal development, source seed production, agronomic interventions and seed multiplication and marketing in 20 districts of Nepal. In close partnership with the Nepal Agriculture Research Council (NARC) […]

Nepal wheat scientists receive government award

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The Government of Nepal and the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) awarded Madan Raj Bhatta, Sarala Sharma, Deepak Bhandari, Dhruba Bahadur Thapa, and Nutan Raj Gautam — winners of the first-ever Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) Gene Stewardship Award — for their outstanding contribution to food security through development and promotion of rust resistant wheat varieties […]

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