The Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA)


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 2022. The project is led by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and implemented jointly with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI).

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  • पम्पसेट मर्मत सम्बन्धी सामान्य जानकारी

    230819-CSISA-OBJ3-PUMPSET-BrochureDownload कृषि नेपालको अर्थतन्त्रको मेरुदण्ड हो । नेपालको कृषि, जलस्रोत व्यवस्थापन, खाद्य सुरक्षा, गरिबी न्यूनीकरण र समग्र विकासका लागि सिँचाई पम्प सेटहरू आवश्यक छन् । तिनीहरूले कृषि क्षेत्रमा निरन्तर पानी आपूर्ति गर्न मद्दत गर्दछ । पानीका स्रोतहरूको दोहन कम गर्न, जलवायू परिवर्तनबाट बालीमा पर्ने असरलाई कम गर्न, बाली विविधीकरण गर्न, गरिबी ...

  • Infographic on Rice Irrigation

    Rice is the primary staple crop in Nepal, but its production faces severe challenges due to climate change, erratic rainfall, drought, declining groundwater levels, fuel and fertilizer shortages, and rising prices. Climate change is causing more extreme weather events, such as droughts and floods, which can damage crops and reduce ...

  • Infographic on Cereal Systems Initiative in South Asia (CSISA Nepal)

    The Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) works to increase the adoption of resource-conserving and climate-resilient technologies and improve farmers’ access to market information and enterprise development. CSISA supports women farmers by improving their access and exposure to modern and improved technological innovations, knowledge, and entrepreneurial skills.

  • Improved Shallow TubeWell Drill Rig

    Groundwater is the primary source of irrigation in Nepal’s Terai regions. Shallow tube well drilling is the traditional and standard method to pump out the water bore. However, this practice is more expensive, time-consuming, and laborious. Thus, CSISA has designed and developed a mechanical technology to drill the borewell using ...

  • बोरवेल ड्रिलिङको लागि सुधारिएको प्रविधि सम्बन्धी जानकारी

    नेपालको तराई भू–भागमा सिँचाईको प्रमुख स्रोत भूमिगत पानी हो । जसको लागि बोरवेलबाट पानी बाहिर निकाल्न ड्रिलको आवश्यक हुन्छ । परम्परागत रुपमा चलिआएको स्यालो ट्युबवेल बोर ड्रिलिङ प्रविधिमा हातको सहायताले सञ्चालन गरिन्छ, जुन महङ्गो र बढी समय लाग्ने गर्दछ । तसर्थ, सिसा परियोजनाले पावर टिलर प्रयोग गरेर बोरवेल ड्रिल गर्न ...

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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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