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  • Closure Event of CSISA/Nepal COVID Response Activity in Surkhet

    We are thrilled to announce the successful completion of the CSISA COVID-19 program for Surkhet hub. The program kicked off from July 2021 - June 2024. Surkhet team hosted the event and officially concluded it's episode in Birendranagar, Surkhet on June 4, 2024. This program wouldn't have been possible without the incredible collaboration and contributions of all our partners, beneficiaries, and especially the smallholder farmers we've supported. We extend our deepest ...

  • MEL Cell established at the Division of Agricultural Extension, Indian Council of Agricultural Research

    The Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) project in India works closely with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Division of Extension, Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK), State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) and state governments to strengthen the research for development (R4D) system by integrating convergence processes with evidence generation and feedback from large-scale surveys with farmers. In 2018-2019, CSISA embarked on an ambitious task of generating data for evidence: Landscape ...

  • Convergence Platform (CP) and Landscape Diagnostic Survey (LDS) review meeting

    On 22 February, CSISA facilitated a Convergence Platform (CP) meeting with LDS (pulses) review, jointly led by the Directorate of Extension Education, OUAT (Bhubaneswar) and ICAR-ATARI (Kolkata) in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha. Project partners, public and private stakeholders (around 57 participants) from Odisha and West Bengal, along with progressive farmers and Service Providers, participated in the meeting. The data and research on DSR-suitability landscapes, varietal performance, and overall productivity, profitability and sustainability of mechanized-DSR ...

  • 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 ...


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