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 explores 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.
SRFSI - The West Bengal Story
The story of how the Sustainable and Resilient Farming Systems Intensification (SRFSI) project and local partners successfully introduced conservation agriculture based sustainable intensification to more than 70,000 farmers in West Bengal.
Exposure visit to West Bengal a productive way of promoting agricultural mechanisation in Sunsari
Government officials and private sector partners from Sunsari visited the Satmile Satish Club in West Bengal to learn about their experiences with agricultural mechanization.
CA machinery now a compulsory part of CHC in West Bengal
CA machinery will be available to more farmers as a compulsory part of CHCs that receive government subsidies.
Exploring how Nepal's new federal system is impacting on agricultural systems
Researchers and policy makers met in Kathmandu to explore the current impact of federalisation on agriculture and water management, and to prioritise future research needs.
Conversations on CASI Convergence in Bangladesh
Work to progress incorporation of CASI into existing programs in Bangladesh is supported by the Secretary for the Ministry of Agriculture.
1 - 3 October
DFAT Partner Dialogue, Kathmandu
Workshop on Sharing Experiences with CA-based Seeding Mechanisation in Bangladesh, Dhaka
14 - 15 October
International Conference on Crop Residue Management, Patna
ACIAR Bangladesh Country Strategy Launch, Dhaka (TBC)
20 - 21 November
ACIAR SDIP Steering Committee Meeting, Rangpur
25 - 26 November
Institutional Innovation Project Mid-term Review Meeting, Kathmandu
28 - 29 November
ACIAR SDIP Project Leaders Meeting, Kathmandu