Component 4

Field scale innovation



To optimise the learning from scaling field scale activities under the SRFSI project, including addressing emerging issues, and to act as a link to local engagement and impact for two-way flow of information. 

Key Activities

  • Undertake a formal review of the SRFSI project

  • Set priorities for the next steps in CASI in the context of ACIAR SDIP Phase 2 goals; in particular, synthesis of gender work (e.g. household impacts for women and men; barriers to women’s adoption of CASI) to feed into policy and foresight activities

  • Identify emerging issues as a result of wider scale adoption of CASI, including biophysical, institutional and policy level constraints and opportunities

  • Link field scale outcomes and impacts into policy and foresight work, and vice versa


Key Partners

  • CIMMYT and existing SRFSI partners 

  • University of Queensland


Delivery Mechanisms

This component is primarily delivered by the existing SRFSI project team, as the continuation of SDIP Phase 1. Additional activities have been funded as priority issues have been identified. The ACIAR management team are working to ensure that this component acts as a link between policy and foresight level work and the local level for two-way flow of information. 

Commissioned Projects

Identifying Eastern Gangetic Plains soil constraints

This University of Queensland project will provide information to determine whether there is a problem/response associated with a set of specific soil constraints in the EGP, to inform future research work and scaling strategies.

Understanding changing weed dynamics in farming systems intensification in the Eastern Gangetic Plains

This project by CIMMYT aims to improve understanding on the response of men and women farmers to changing weed dynamics due to CASI adoption in the EGP.

Quantifying crop yield gaps across the IGP from new perspectives – production, farmer profit and sustainability of water use

CSIRO’s project will quantify current yield gaps (physiological, economic, and sustainable-water) for major food crops across the IGP.

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