• Women farmers, researchers, and local agencies fight to unlock the potential of maize in eastern India

  • Read how women farmers, researchers, and local agencies fight to unlock the potential of maize in eastern India.
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The Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) was established in 2009 with a goal of benefiting more than 8 million farmers by the end of 2020. The project is led by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and implemented jointly with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI).

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  • Generating accurate and valid scientific results

    Machine learning (ML) allows software applications to become more accurate in predicting outcomes with increased use. ML involves building algorithms that can predict an output value within an acceptable range. CSISA generates numerous scientific datasets on crop production practices and agronomic field trials, but generating frequent and valid results from these ...

  • Overcoming gender gaps in rural mechanization

    The custom hiring of labor- and cost-saving agricultural machinery services is increasingly common in South Asia. With agricultural machinery, gender gaps exist not only in the use of these technologies, but in farmers’ ability to rent and hire them. To explore
gender dynamics in emerging markets for
agricultural machinery service-provision in 
 Bangladesh, ...

  • CSISA and Bihar Agriculture University launch redesigned Soil Health Card

    Bihar Agricultural University (BAU), in collaboration with CSISA, launched a new Soil Health Card in Bihar in February 2018. The Indian Government’s Soil Health Card scheme was launched in 2015 to provide 130 million Indian farmers with a ‘soil report card,’ issued once every two years. Soil health cards ...

  • Mapping Indian soils at scale

    In India, a wealth of soil analytical data are generated by soil sampling programs such as the All India Soil Sampling Program and the Soil Health Card scheme. These rich data assets allow scientists to use state-of-the-art technologies and methods to produce digital maps of key soil fertility parameters that ...

  • New systems analysis tools help boost the sustainable intensification of agriculture in Bangladesh

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (CIMMYT) – In South Asia, the population is growing and land area for agricultural expansion is extremely limited. Increasing the productivity of already farmed land is the best way to attain food security. In the northwestern Indo-Gangetic Plains, farmers use groundwater to irrigate their fields. This allows them to ...

CIMMYT - The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center - is the global leader in publicly-funded maize and wheat research and related farming systems. Headquartered near Mexico City, CIMMYT works with hundreds of partners throughout the developing world to sustainably increase the productivity of maize and wheat cropping systems, thus improving global food security and reducing poverty. CIMMYT is a member of the CGIAR System and leads the CGIAR Research Programs on Maize and Wheat, and the Excellence in Breeding Platform. The Center receives support from national governments, foundations, development banks and other public and private agencies.


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