Stage 4: Transition to Scale
Insights are being shared with public and private sector seed companies to influence seed production priorities and associated marketing campaigns, in order to promote longer-duration wheat varieties.
Agriculture and Evidence & Impact
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India, Nepal and Bangladesh
India, Nepal and BangladeshSEE LESS
Countries Implemented In
Yield potential constraints created by late planting and inappropriate varieties
Facilitating earlier planting and increasing availability of long-duration wheat varieties
All wheat farmers in South Asia
CSISA has conducted controlled-trial and on-farm diagnostic research to document the role of longer-duration wheat varieties coupled with timely planting on yield and resilience. These practices can increase yield potential by 50% and are 'no regrets' management options that consistently perform better than the alternatives, thereby boosting performance without compromising reliability.
|New Implemented Countries||Myanmar|
The Team Behind the Innovation
The Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) is led by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and implemented by a team of scientists and change-makers with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). Operating across South Asia, CSISA works to increase the adoption of resource-conserving and climate-resilient technologies and improves farmers’ access to markets and enterprise development.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN