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  • EoI for Nepal: CSISA-COVID Response

    The CSISA-COVID Response and Resilience Activity-Objective III is seeking Expressions of Interests (EOI) from private companies engaged in agricultural mechanization (repairing, distributing and manufacturing) to partner with the project. The project anticipates signing agreements with one or more successful partner(s), subject to alignment with the project priorities, due diligence, and agreement on terms. Project Background The CSISA-COVID Response and Resilience Activity is a buy-in from the USAID/Nepal mission which aims to support ...

  • Convergence between DSR Odisha Project-CSISA-Mission Shakti and the Department of Agriculture empowering small and marginal farmers in Odisha

    Background “Precision direct seeded rice based diversified systems for transforming labour requirement, yields and profitability of smallholder farmers in Odisha” in short “DSR-Odisha project” funded by Government of Odisha is being implemented by International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) since Rabi 2021-22 in collaboration with Department of Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment (DAFE). The project aims to increase productivity and ensure socio-economic and environmental sustainability while improving smallholders’ profitability in rice-based systems by ...

  • IFPRI- CSISA launches primary survey to understand factors affecting farmer’s decisions for delayed planting of rice and wheat in Bihar, India

    Background Late transplanting of paddy is common in the rice-wheat cropping systems of Bihar and its neighboring regions. The delay in paddy transplantation further leads to late sowing of wheat, exposing it to high temperatures during the crucial grain-filling stage resulting in low system productivity. This study will assess factors that influence farmers’ decision-making around the timing of transplanting and harvesting paddy in Bihar. The study will help identify agro-economic and ...

  • March 2022, CSISA regional meeting, held in ISARC-Varanasi, India

    Participants from across the country and region at the meeting proposed ideas and committed to actions for scaling innovations supporting smallholder farmers and strengthening project partnerships in-country and in the region. On March (13 – 19), 2022, the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) project convened their regional – India, Nepal & Bangladesh – meeting in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, to discuss the project's impact, plans, and potential convergence programs ...

  • Being the change you wanted to see as a young girl

    CSISA Agricultural scientist shares experience as the first woman in STEM in her family. In the traditional Indian society Madhulika Singh grew up in, girls choosing to study science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) was as radical as choosing a life partner on their own. “They say women hold up half the sky. I believe they should hold up as much and contribute equally in STEM too,” says Singh, now an agriculture ...


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