CSISA-MI seeks to transform agriculture in southern Bangladesh by unlocking the potential productivity of the region’s farmers during the dry season through surface water irrigation, efficient agricultural machinery and local service provision.
Strategic Objective 1: To sustainably intensify and diversify agricultural production in southern Bangladesh through surface water irrigation to increase household income. CSISA-MI promotes Axial Flow Pumps (AFPs), highly efficient irrigation machines, into local markets by building public-private partnerships that address key components of the supply chain.
Strategic Objective 2: To sustainably transform agriculture in southern Bangladesh through broad-based access to agricultural mechanization services. CSISA-MI harnesses the power of private sector investment to introduce efficient technologies that enable farmers to cultivate successful dry season crops.
Strategic Objective 3: To develop new models for public and private institutions to support irrigation and agricultural mechanization in Southern Bangladesh.
CSISA-MI project is a partnership between CIMMYT and iDE and funded by the USAID Mission in Bangladesh under President Obama’s Feed the Future (FtF) Initiative.
CSISA-MI works with key government stakeholders such as the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC), the Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC) and the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE).
To know more, read the CSISA-MI Brochure
- Research Report 1: Axial Flow pumps can reduce energy use and costs for low-lift surface water irrigation in Bangladesh
- Research Report 2: Groundwater management in Bangladesh: An analysis of problems and opportunities
- Research Report 3: Uptake of Scale-Appropriate Agricultural Machinery in Bangladesh: Policy Insights from Historical and Census Survey Analyses
- Made in Bangladesh: Scale-appropriate machinery for agricultural resource conservation
- Save more, grow more, earn more
- Improving irrigation in southern Bangladesh (Bangla with English subtitles)
- Reaper machine for rapid and low-cost harvesting of rice and wheat (Bangla with English subtitles)
- Bangla videos on crop production technologies: Bed Planter, Strip Till, Power Tiller Operated Seeder (PTOS)