Stage 4: Transition to Scale
CSISA plays a targeted and catalytic role to support initial capacity and market development for IWM through training of trainers for agricultural input dealers and through social marketing campaigns.
Cultivation & Tools
Cultivation & ToolsSEE LESS
Nepal, Bangladesh and India
Nepal, Bangladesh and IndiaSEE LESS
Countries Implemented In
High yield losses and drudgery associated with manual weed control
Multiple tactics for efficiently reducing weed competition
Cereal crop farmers in South Asia
Weed competition poses a binding constraint to yield and profitability for many farmers across South Asia. CSISA has worked to identify, improve, and validate integrative solutions including crop rotation, competitive cultivars and mechanical control along with safe and effective herbicides for complex weed flora.
Multiple weed control tactics give improved options for different farmer types and reduce dependencies on single solutions that inadvertently increase weed problems
|New Implemented Countries||Cambodia, Laos, 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