Improved Feeding for Better Dairy Production

Posted on News - Homepage, Trainings and Events, May 7, 2014

CSISA’s partner, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), recently conducted training programs on dairy cattle feeding management in the Indian states of Odisha and Bihar. The trainings focused on improving the nutritional benefits of crop residues and demonstrated the benefits of new feeding strategies for improving the milk productivity of dairy cattle.

Farmers Society of Maize Production and Marketing Launched in Bihar

Posted on Trainings and Events, April 22, 2014

At a recent field day in district Muzaffarpur, Bihar, the Rajender Agricultural University announced the formation of an association of maize farmers called “Krishak Makka Utpadan Avam Vipram Samiti” (Farmers Society of Maize Production and Marketing). This organisation will help find solutions for the gaps in the maize value chain and will support better delivery of technology to increase maize production in Bihar. The event was organized by CSISA, Borlaug Institute of South Asia (BISA) and RAU on 11 March and was attended by more than 300 farmers and senior officials from the state department.

Increasing Local Adoption of Conservation Agriculture: New Bulletin Released in Hindi

Posted on Trainings and Events, April 22, 2014

The Central Soil Salinity Research Institute (CSSRI), one of India’s leading agricultural research institutes, has partnered with CIMMYT to develop a technical bulletin in Hindi on conservation agriculture practices as part of the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA). The bulletin was recently released at the spring farmers’ fair, “Rabi Kisan Mela” organized by CSSRI in Karnal, Haryana. The bulletin aims to increase awareness among farmers about sustainable intensification and the latest conservation agriculture technologies.

Travel seminar on CA-based best management practices for rice

Posted on CSISA Bulletin – Issue 1, India-news, Trainings and Events, September 13, 2013

A two-day traveling seminar sponsored by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) project of IRRI was organized by CSISA Bihar hub for visiting scientists from Nepal, Bangladesh and India during 31 August – 01 September, 2013. The objective of the seminar was to initiate a discussion on the performance of conservation agriculture (CA)-based best management practices for rice in Bihar. A total of 59 people (including 3 women) consisting of 22 scientists and 37 farmers participated in the event.

Planning meeting for agriculture development in Bihar – CSISA pushes for early wheat sowing

Posted on Trainings and Events, September 11, 2013

A two-day contingency planning meeting of the State Department of Agriculture (DoA) was organised by Bihar Agricultural Management, Extension and Training Institute (BAMETI) in Patna during 7-8 September, 2013. The objective of the meet was to create a strategic plan to meet the challenge of drought-like situation prevailing in Bihar. Mr. A.K. Chauhan, Agriculture Production Commissioner and Principal Secretary along with Dr. R.N. Singh, Director BAMETI, District Agriculture Officers (DAOs), scientists from Rajendra Agricultural University (RAU), Bihar Agricultural University (BAU), Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), ICAR and progressive farmers participated in the discussions.

Training Program on machine transplanting held in Jamui

Posted on India-news, Trainings and Events, August 27, 2013

Across the 12 districts in Bihar where the CSISA project is being implemented, farmers are switching to low tillage systems and other conservation agriculture management practices that protect the soil, cut water use, and require less labour. As a step towards popularization of latest and advanced machinery in the agriculture sector, CSISA organised a series of demonstrations and training programme on raising of mat-type nursery of paddy to be transplanted by the paddy transplanter, and on direct seeding of rice.

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