Project final report

Sustainable and resilient farming systems intensification in the Eastern Gangetic Plains (SRFSI) - Final report

Date released
30 November 2021
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Brendan Brown


This project aimed to reduce poverty in the Eastern Gangetic Plains by making smallholder agriculture more productive, profitable and sustainable, while safeguarding the environment, and encouraging women to participate. The project is part of the DFAT/ACIAR-funded Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP) program, and is a collaborative venture with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre, with more than 20 partners representing the research, development, and educational sectors. The project aimed to answer two key questions:

  1. Can farm management practices based on conservation agriculture system intensification practices increase smallholder crop productivity and resilience? 
  2. Can institutional innovations that strengthen smallholders’ capacity to adapt and link women and men farmers speed up change processes?

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