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The Perilous Life of Aphids Fascinates South Asian Crop Scientists

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Arun Joshi and Mike Listman Among the world’s most destructive and hated crop pests, the sap-sucking insects known as aphids are engaged in dramatic evolutionary battles with predators that include wasps whose larvae hatch and pupate in aphid bodies, devouring them from inside. Rather than a new science fiction/horror film, this scenario is actually the […]

Scale-appropriate Mechanization: The Intercontinental Connection

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Jelle Van Loon, Timothy J. Krupnik, Frédéric Baudron, Scott Justice, Jack McHugh 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, scale-appropriate and precise planting machinery is a crucial yet rarely satisfied need. Mechanization efforts […]

Celebrate World Food Day with CIMMYT on 16 October

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Join CIMMYT in celebrating World Food Day on 16 October! Since 1979, World Food Day has served as a call for people around the world to come together to reduce hunger. This year the theme for World Food Day is “Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth,” as FAO celebrates 2014 as the […]

6th CSISA Wheat Breeding Meeting Reviews Gains in South Asia

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Arun Kumar Joshi On 11-12 September, 61 scientists from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal convened in Kathmandu, Nepal, for the 6th Wheat Breeding Review Meeting of the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) objective 4 program. The meeting was organized by CIMMYT’s Kathmandu office and led by Dr. Arun Joshi. Other CIMMYT participants were Andrew […]

Heat Stress-Resilient Maize Hybrids for Asian Farmers

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By P. Nagesh, K. Seetharam, M.T. Vinayan and P.H. Zaidi  The Heat Tolerant Maize for Asia (HTMA) project, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the Feed the Future (FTF) initiative, is a public-private alliance that targets resource-poor people of South Asia who face weather extremes and climate-change effects. HTMA aims […]

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 […]

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