About the program
The ACIAR SDIP program aims to improve food, energy and water security for sustainable food systems in India, Bangladesh and Nepal. Funded by the Australian Government's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, this work is part of a wider regional portfolio in South Asia that focuses on integrated management of food, energy and water.
Using a long-term, gender-inclusive and highly collaborative approach, we aim to implement strategies which increase food security while reducing environmental impacts.
Our work will explore the drivers and constraints that affect development of sustainable food systems in the wider South Asia region - including the growing challenges of climate change, and the need to promote gender equality by empowering women and girls.
Sustainably supporting farmers in the Terai
Terai region of Nepal, our conservation agriculture project aims to develop more intensive, sustainable timely planting of the main cereal crops – rice, maize and wheat – increasing yield and allowing for a third crop such as mung beans.
Communicating impact from ACIAR SDIP: Behind the scenes with Conor Ashleigh
Behind the communication curtain: process, participation and product.
Beating adversity in the charlands of Bangladesh using CASI technologies
CASI approaches have been shown to be successful in the charlands, improving the livelihoods of a highly vulnerable population.
Bracing for the future: Foresight for food systems in the EGP
Workshop convened to explore key impacts and future trends for food systems in the EGP.
ACIAR SDIP Steering Committee Meeting
Steering Committee meeting held to coincide with the Foresight workshop to observe progress, and provide feedback for future work.
25 February - 25 march
Visual Communications specialist Conor Ashleigh visiting all SDIP field sites
ACIAR-DFAT Partnership Health Check, Delhi, India
2 - 4 april
Seeds of Change Gender Conference, Canberra, Australia
4 - 8 april
Field visits to Cooch Behar, India and Sunsari, Nepal
8 - 10 may
SRFSI Annual Review and Planning meeting, Kathmandu, Nepal