New planters promote environmentally-friendly farming in Pakistan

By Imtiaz Hussain / June 23, 2017 ISLAMABAD (CIMMYT) – Farmers and research partners are praising innovative, locally manufactured farm implements that support conservation agriculture, with costs savings and soil and water conservation benefits, in rice-wheat farming rotation that cover more than 2.2 million hectares in Pakistan. In a meeting in May 2017 at the Rice Research Institute Kala Shah Kaku, …

Scaling up research for impact

by Katelyn Roett, Matthew O’Leary / April 27, 2017 EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – Agricultural innovations, like climate-resilient crops, sustainable land use practices, and farm mechanization options, can go a long way toward achieving several U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. But ensuring research reaches a significant amount of farmers to have a widespread impact is challenging. Projects, programs, and policies can …