Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) project enters Phase 4.0

A renewed three-and-a-half-year commitment in India to strengthen gains made in mainstreaming innovations and agri-extension research in national systems, with emphasis on institutionalizing research delivery systems and cross-learning opportunities.

To sustainably enhance cereal crop productivity and improve smallholder farmers’ livelihoods in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal, the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA), a science-driven and impacts-oriented regional project led by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), was launched in 2009.

Over the years, working with public and private partners, CSISA has helped smallholder farmers increase their yield and supported widespread adoption of resource-conserving and climate-resilient farming technologies and practices. Through three phases from 2009 to 2021, the project impacted nearly 8.5 million farmers (mainly smallholders) through its research and agri-system innovation interventions.

A new three-and-a-half-year commitment in India by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation reinforces the project’s importance and value in reducing food insecurity and improving overall agri-food systems in the region.

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Posted on India-news, News - Homepage, News & Announcements, September 2, 2022

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