Scientific Animations Without Borders (SWABO) uses animations to communicate timely information of emerging global problems that impact farmers locally. One video is helping farmers in Bangladesh fight against Fall Armyworm.
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Dr. Yubak Dhoj GC, Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, Nepal, introducing the ‘Development of Balanced Nutrient Management Innovations in South Asia’ workshop implemented by the USAID/Washington supported Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) and USAID/Nepal supported Nepal Seed and Fertilizer (NSAF) projects.
the last few decades, deteriorating soil fertility has been linked to
decreasing agricultural yields in South Asia, a region marked by inequities in
food and nutritional ...
Farmers around the world face consistent threat from crop pests, such as wheat blast disease that attacks maturing grains causing them to shrivel and reduce farmers’ yields. But new advances in technology and modeling are making it easier to identify, prevent and control these diseases.
Outbreaks of wheat blast in South Asia – a region where people consume over 100 million tons of wheat each year – have an enhanced ...
Seminar delegates observing combine harvesters with farmers in Rupandehi, Nepal. Photo: V. Dakshinamurthy/CIMMYT
CSISA in Nepal organized a three-day traveling seminar on
“Scale-appropriate machinery for cereal crop harvesting in South Asia” on March
25–29, 2019. In Nepal, the adoption of agricultural mechanization has increased
slowly over time. While small, regional markets for combine harvesters have
existed in Nepal for the last 20 years, the major rise in sales has occurred in
the last 10 years, both ...
Scientists, in collaboration with CSISA, help farmers practice integrated disease management with the help of the weather-based Stempedia model.
Stemphylium blight is one of the most damaging diseases that plagues lentil fields in South Asia, causing plants to shed leaves and loose twigs, ultimately leading to grain loss. In severe cases, yield losses as high as 90% have been reported in Bangladesh and other countries. Lentil production is an integral part ...