International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center- CIMYIT (Mexico)
John M. Duxbury
The Cornell program has two linked projects; one concerned with the sustainability of the rice-wheat cropping system in the Indo-Gangetic Plains and the second with developing food systems approaches to preventing Ca deficiency rickets in Chakaria thanna (Cox’s Bazaar district), Bangladesh. The rice-wheat project is a component of the core SM-CRSP program and the rickets project is supported by funds transferred from the Bangladesh AID mission to Cornell via the SM-CRSP. Activities in the rice-wheat project have been geographically constrained to Bangladesh and Nepal due to sanctions by the U.S. government against the governments of both India and Pakistan.