New Soil Intelligence System for India provides high-quality data using modern analytics

December 4, 2018

K.V. Naga Madhuri, Principal Scientist for Soil Science at Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University (front), explains soil spectra during the opening of the soil spectroscopy lab at the Regional Ag …


Scaling up mechanization in Bangladesh through partnerships

October 17, 2018

Over the last two decades, a significant number of rural Bangladeshis – especially youth – have migrated to urban centers, looking for higher paying jobs and an escape from agricultural labor. Conor R …


New publications: Adopting new agricultural technologies in Bangladesh

August 14, 2018

New technologies are at the core of sustainable agricultural growth and rural poverty alleviation, says Khondoker Mottaleb, an Agricultural Economist working within CIMMYT’s Socioeconomic Program. How …


Advocating for women entrepreneurship in Bangladesh

July 11, 2018

Dipty Roy operating her power take-off machinery in the village of Taltola, Rajbari. Photo: Rowshan Anis/iDE In Bangladesh, women disproportionately face social stigmas regarding appropriate behaviors …


How women are unlocking the potential of maize in Mayurbhanj, India

July 5, 2018

In the tribal belt of Mayurbhanj, Odisha, maize cultivation is becoming increasingly popular. Thousands of acres of fallow upland areas are suitable for maize cultivation during the kharif (monsoon) s …


Large scale maize intensification in Odisha, India

March 9, 2018

A recent meeting in India focused on the value of maize for unused land in India’s Odisha plateau during monsoon season and the importance of women in agriculture.


Overcoming gender gaps in rural mechanization

March 6, 2018

A new publication details current gender gaps in rural mechanization in Bangladesh, and outlines plans to overcome these challenges.


Success in mainstreaming CSISA-supported agricultural technologies

January 3, 2018

Since 2015, CSISA has been working to generate evidence on best management practices for improving cropping system productivity in the Eastern Indo-Gangetic Plains.


The keys to make seeder calibration easy

December 21, 2017

The Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) is helping farmers in Bangladesh save money and time with the implementation of simple calibration keys.


New systems analysis tools help boost the sustainable intensification of agriculture in Bangladesh

December 4, 2017

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.


Three technologies that are changing agriculture in Bangladesh

October 10, 2017

In agrarian countries like Bangladesh, agriculture can serve as a powerful driving force to raise family incomes and the nation’s entire economy.


Researchers set new climate services strategy in Bangladesh

September 20, 2017

Scientists from across South and Southeast Asia launched a new agenda earlier this week to boost community involvement in developing climate information and extension messaging services across the reg …


High-level meeting to set climate services agenda for South and Southeast Asia

September 14, 2017

Leaders from across South and South East Asia will gather next week to exchange ideas and strategies on how to support agricultural climate services in the region.


New initiative strengthens agricultural drought monitoring in Bangladesh

September 7, 2017

As Bangladesh faces an extensive drought for the second year in a row, partnerships are working to strengthen drought monitoring programs to help farmers.


Wheat forum builds partnerships for sustainable intensification in Nepal

August 31, 2017

The Government of Nepal recently endorsed a new twenty-year agriculture development strategy that charts a progressive course of action to revitalize agriculture as an engine for economic growth and d …


Entrepreneurship increases youth employment in Nepal

August 11, 2017

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


Breaking Ground: Crop simulation models help Balwinder Singh predict future challenges

May 25, 2017

Balwinder Singh uses crop simulation models to help smallholder farmers in South Asia prepare for future climates and unexpected challenges.


Sales boost seed sector growth in Nepal

May 18, 2017

Four Nepalese seed companies are showing signs of significant growth, with seed sales increasing nearly 60 percent since 2014.


USAID delegation tours sustainable agriculture activities in Bangladesh

May 4, 2017

A delegation of USAID representatives recently visited southern Bangladesh to learn about sustainable agriculture activities in the area and emerging challenges to wheat production.


Bangladesh urges $500 million in funds to intensify surface water irrigation

March 20, 2017

Most current food security projections show that staple crop production must double by 2050 to keep up with global need, which will continue to expand.