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  • Digital Groundwater Monitoring System: A Critical Foundation to Inform Natural Resources Management Policy and Sustainable Irrigation Development in Nepal

    This blog’s writers are Saral Karki, research associate—data management and analysis, and Rudriksha Rai Parajuli, technical partnerships manager and groundwater team. In Nepal, government policy focuses on expanding the use of groundwater for irrigation to enhance agricultural productivity. However, this strategy faces several challenges, including a lack of comprehensive data on groundwater resources and appropriate cropping patterns to guide where, and for what, crops groundwater should be tapped for irrigation. Parts ...

  • Facebook Groups: Reshaping the Nepali Agricultural Landscape

    Nepal is a country with a long history of agriculture. However, in recent years, farmers have faced many challenges, including climate change, pests and diseases, and limited market access. To help farmers overcome these challenges, 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 marketing skills. CSISA supports female farmers by improving their ...

  • Cropping systems of Haryana – Challenges and Opportunities

    CSISA publication under the RAWE program of CCSHAU released in February 2023 'Cropping Systems of Haryana - Challenges and Opportunities' released by DDG Education Dr. R.C Aggarwal Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) project, in collaboration with Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (CCSHAU), initiated a capacity development program under the university's Rural Agricultural Work Experience (RAWE) for students graduating with an honours Bachelor in Science in agriculture. Under this collaboration, ...

  • Boosting Nepal's Domestic Production to Combat the Global Food Security Crisis

    Agriculture is always impacted by war. However, Russia's war in Ukraine – between two big agricultural production players in the setting of globalized agricultural markets – incurs never-before-considered implications for global agriculture and food security. Russia and Ukraine are significant exporters of maize, wheat, fertilizers, edible oils and crude oil: trade that is compromised by the war, with the greatest impact being on the poor and low-income countries that rely most ...

  • Director for Sustainable Agri-Food Systems (CIMMYT) visits CSISA Bihar hub

    CIMMYT Program Director for Sustainable Agri-Food Systems, Dr. Sieg Snapp, visited CSISA project sites in Bihar in November (9-10). Dr. Sieglinde Snapp, joined by senior CSISA scientists, interacted with farmers and local officials about challenges and adoption of conservation agri-technologies and practices. The CSISA team in Bihar, led by Dr. Shishpal Poonia, apprised Director Snapp about various regional initiatives – eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar – with senior members presenting updates on ...

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