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  • Convergence platform led by CSISA and partners strengthen collaborative delivery systems in Bihar agriculture

    CSISA, JEEViKA and the Bihar Agriculture University are catalysing sustainable solutions for farmers, which are empowering them (small and marginal farmers including women) to secure more prosperous lives.

  • Evidence that Mung Beans Strengthen Nepal's Farm Systems

    Mung bean cleaning process at Poshan Food Product, in Butwal, Nepal. Photo credit: CSISA Archive 2020 A long-term study by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) shows that mung beans, a month-long leguminous crop commonly known as green gram, strengthen rice-wheat farming systems and livelihoods in Nepal. According to Narayan Khanal, a researcher who works with the Cereal Systems Initiatives for South Asia (CSISA), growing evidence indicates mung beans planted ...

  • Online news portal features DSR promotion by CSISA in Nepal

    An online news portal in Nepal issued a short article about direct-seeded rice (DSR) promoted by CSISA in Kailali District, Sudurpashchim Province in Nepal. The article highlights the introduction of DSR six years back by CSISA and how it has expanded throughout the district. Khagendra Sharma, Spokesperson of Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture & Cooperative of Sudurpaschim Province, mentions that DSR is more profitable than conventional rice farming, hence farmers are ...

  • Animations help in Bangladesh’s fight against Fall Armyworm

    Scientific Animations Without Borders (SWABO) uses animations to communicate timely information of emerging global problems that impact farmers locally. One video is helping farmers in Bangladesh fight against Fall Armyworm. Read full article here. English video / Bangla video

  • New policy brief highlights opportunities to promote balanced nutrient management in South Asia

    Dr. Yubak Dhoj GC, Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, Nepal, introducing the ‘Development of Balanced Nutrient Management Innovations in South Asia’ workshop implemented by the USAID/Washington supported Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) and USAID/Nepal supported Nepal Seed and Fertilizer (NSAF) projects. Over the last few decades, deteriorating soil fertility has been linked to decreasing agricultural yields in South Asia, a region marked by inequities in food and nutritional ...


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