Wheat industry in Pakistan at a glance
At a cursory glance, for the last many decades, Agriculture has remained the mainstay in Pakistan’s economy. Quite steadily, it has been contributing around 21% in the country’s GDP (Pakistan Agricultural Research Council Statistics June 2014). Wheat is the major staple crop of Pakistan and it ...
Kaleem Ahmed · 24 Mar 2015
ICARDA Honored with Mendel Prize for Safely Duplicating Syria Genebank
ICARDA was honored on March 19, 2015, in Berlin with the prestigious Gregor Mendel Innovation Prize for successfully securing its globally important collection of crop genetic resources in Tel Hadya, Syria, despite the challenging conditions of civil war.
Linda McCandless with Rajita Majumdar · 20 Mar 2015
Strengthening wheat in South Asia
KATHMANDU, NEPAL: Scientists from South Asia are gathering in Kathmandu to participate in comprehensive training on wheat rust monitoring and disease management. The 2015 SAARC (South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation) Surveillance Training Workshop will foster regional collaboration and ...
Linda McCandless · 15 Mar 2015
Challenge yourself to get out of your comfort zone!
From the League of Remarkable Women in Science, an interview with 2010 WIT winner Maricelis Acevedo.
John Bakum · 10 Mar 2015
Young scientist breeds new wheat varieties
Students often consider agriculture to be not cool. However, anyone who delves deeper into the science of agriculture will discover that it is really an exciting area to explore and enjoy.
John Bakum · 10 Feb 2015
Current approaches to transgenic regulation may not be in society's best interest
In an interview with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Jorge Dubcovsky, UC-Davis, discusses current methods of regulating GMO crops, and how these regulations are impeding progress. A portion of the interview is excerpted here.
HHMI: What’s wrong with regulating the technology ...
John Bakum · 3 Feb 2015
New Borlaug stamp issued in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN: A ceremony launching a postage stamp commemorating the 100th birthday of Dr. Norman Borlaug was held at the National Agricultural Research Center (NARC), in Islamabad, Pakistan, on December 22, 2014. The stamp of Rs. 8 (8 rupees, or USD $.07) was released by the Director ...
Linda McCandless · 5 Jan 2015
Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat Project trains Nepal Scientists on operations of wheat rust surveillance solutions
A two day long workshop on effective utilization of web and Tablet based application in wheat rust surveillance was held at Kathmandu, Nepal from 12-13 November 2014. A total of 14 scientists participated in the workshop that focused on using web based tool box for rust survey data posting and ...
Pradeep Srinivas, Sathguru · 18 Dec 2014
Call for Abstracts for oral presentations at the 2015 BGRI Workshop
The BGRI is soliciting abstracts for presentation at the plenary session of the 2015 Technical Workshop to be held September 17-20 in Sydney, Australia. Abstracts will be considered, on a competitive basis, that focus on aspects of cereal rusts or systems that have innovative or promising ...
8 Dec 2014
ICARDA Research Update - Arab Countries Take New Direction for Food Security
In a landmark policy-level outcome for the Arab world, the countries in the region have agreed on a regional partnership on food security to improve their domestic productivity through greater investments in agricultural research. The decision was based on the ...
4 Dec 2014