When rural farmers are given a voice: successful farmers share their experience with sustainable intensification

August 17, 2014

When traveling from Chimoio to Tete along one of the main roads in central Mozambique, one inevitably passes through Malomue, a small rural village in Báruè District. Since 2008, conservation agricult …


Farmers in southern Africa reap benefits of conservation agriculture

July 1, 2014

CIMMYT’S Global Conservation Agriculture Program Manager, Irene Christiansen, received a first-hand look at the benefits and challenges of practicing conservation agriculture (CA) in southern Africa d …


Field days in Malawi and Zambia promote metal silos

May 8, 2014

By Wandera Ojanji/CIMMYT The Effective Grain Storage for Sustainable Livelihoods of African Farmers Project (EGSP) Phase-II held a series of field days in Malawi and Zambia to raise awareness and demo …


Agriculture extension and research promote conservation agriculture in Pakistan

April 29, 2014

By Imtiaz Hussain/CIMMYT CIMMYT and the Department of Agriculture Research, Punjab, held a one-day training for agriculture extension workers in Bahawalpur, Pakistan, to share information, promote col …


Traditional chiefs in eastern Zambia learn about sustainable intensification

April 28, 2014

By Walter Mupangwa and Christian Thierfelder/CIMMYT The quiet Khokwe village in the Chanje Central Block in Chipata district, Zambia, was buzzing with activity on 2 April when six traditional chiefs v …


Increasing local adoption of conservation agriculture: new bulletin released in Hindi

April 25, 2014

By H.S. Jat, R.S. Dadarwal, Love K. Singh and J.M. Sutaliya/CIMMYT The Central Soil Salinity Research Institute (CSSRI), one of India’s leading agricultural research institutes, has partnered with CIM …


Conservation agriculture machinery arrives in Pakistan

March 24, 2014

By Imtiaz Hussain and Imtiaz Muhammad/CIMMYT   CIMMYT’s Conservation Agriculture Program (CAP) is addressing the lack of good quality conservation agriculture (CA) seeders and multi-crop planters …


India festival takes technology to farmers

March 12, 2014

By Raj Kumar Jat, M.L. Jat, R. Valluru, Raju Singh, Nikhil Singh, Jagman Dhillon and Raj Gupta/CIMMYT    A day-long “FarmFest” hosted by the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) allowed farmers to …


Afghan farmers visit conservation agriculture farm

March 5, 2014

By Raj Kumar Jat/CIMMYT Nine Afghan farmers, including four women, recently learned about conservation agriculture in Pusa, Bihar, India. Their visit to the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) on …


Growing more: sustainable intensification in southern Africa

March 4, 2014

By Christian Thierfelder/CIMMYT The “double-up legume system” improves food security in Malawi by increasing yield and farmers’ incomes. Photos: Christian Thierfelder Gently undulating plains and gree …


Conservation agriculture machines brought to Afghanistan

November 19, 2013

CIMMYT is taking the next step in bringing Afghanistan a much-needed intervention to improve wheat research and production, an official for the country said at a meeting last month. With support from …


Scientists identify sustainable agriculture research themes in India

November 5, 2013

Photo: Tripti Agarwal/CIMMYT Scientists need to capture and refine farmers’ conservation agriculture innovations. This recommendation came from the National Travelling Seminar on Conservation Agricult …


CIMMYT-CCAFS modeling team discusses gender in Ethiopia

July 29, 2013

Exploring the potential for integrating gender at a range of scales in the work of the CIMMYT-CCAFS modeling team, members of the team accompanied by colleagues from the International Water Management …


Conservation agriculture: The Green Revolution for Africa?

June 25, 2013

The Global Conservation Agriculture Program (GCAP) works closely with partners all over the world toward an ultimate vision of widespread use of sustainable systems by smallholder farmers, based on th …


Nebraska Declaration on Conservation Agriculture signed

June 17, 2013

After months of discussions and debates on the scientific evidence regarding conservation agriculture for small-scale, resource-poor farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, a group of 40 scienti …


Jharkhand, India: Social learning on conservation agriculture in smallholder rainfed systems

March 26, 2013

On 13 March 2013, a social learning exercise was organized jointly by Birsa Agricultural University (BAU) and CIMMYT under the aegis of an IFAD supported “Sustainable Intensification of Maize-livestoc …


Water-saving techniques salvage wheat in drought-stricken Kazakhstan

March 21, 2013

Kazakhstan’s 2012 drought and high temperatures cut the country’s wheat harvests by more than half from 2011 output, but wheat under zero-tillage practices gave up to three times more grain than conve …


‘One cannot eat tobacco!’ SIMLEZA field tour in eastern Zambia

February 23, 2013

In rural areas surrounding Chipata in eastern Zambia, tobacco, cotton, and maize seem to dominate the agricultural landscape. If you look closer, you will also see smaller fields with groundnuts, cowp …


Haryana Chief Minister: conservation agriculture is the way of future farming

January 22, 2013

Thanks to high-yielding cultivars of wheat and rice, development of irrigation infrastructure, the work of innovative farmers, and the state’s support for improved technologies, the Indian state of Ha …


Climate Change and Agriculture: Building Resilience

January 7, 2013

This article is cross-posted from the Feed the Future blog. Feed the Future is the United States Government’s global hunger and food security initiative. It supports country-driven approaches to addre …


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