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Leaders from across South Asia recently called for increased investment in conservation agriculture to protect future food systems across the region.

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The Nepal Seed and Fertilizer project is working with seed companies to build their capacity for both seed production and distribution.

Nutrition, health and food security
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In South Asia, the population is growing and land area for agricultural expansion is extremely limited. Increasing the productivity of already farmed land is the best way to attain food security.

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Nepal’s push to grow its seed sector is expanding to banking, with new financial measures expected to benefit seed companies across the country.

Nutrition, health and food security
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World Food Prize laureates have joined forces with an international alliance battling the fall armyworm, an aggressive pest indigenous to the Americas with a voracious appetite, and now widespread throughout Africa.

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In the 1960s, India became the center of the Green Revolution. Today, India needs a new Green Revolution.

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A two-day regional policy dialogue on scaling conservation agriculture for sustainable intensification in South Asia was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from September 8-9, 2017.

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A new study identifies the key ways to keep up with India’s rising food demand while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Living near forests can help locals increase their dietary diversity, and combat hidden hunger.

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The fall armyworm has since caused significant damage on over 280,000 hectares of maize in Africa since 2015. Zimbabwe established a fall armyworm working group in July this year to bring all stakeholders together and find solutions to manage the impacts of the pest in the country.

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CSISA partnership with a young entrepreneur in Nepal helps keep other youths involved in Agriculture.

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More farmers in Zimbabwe are demanding high-yielding, highly nutritious and drought tolerant provitamin A maize.

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Delegates at a conference in June called for a new focus and increase in investment to ensure eastern and southern Africa’s farming systems can withstand the impacts of climate change.

Capacity development
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Climate change’s impact in eastern and southern Africa has driven many farmers to seek new planting techniques that maintain or increase crop production, despite fewer resources.