Improving water use for dry season agriculture
by marginal and tenant farmers

in the Eastern Gangetic Plains

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Improving water use for dry season agriculture
by marginal and tenant farmers in the Eastern Gangetic Plains

The Eastern Gangetic Plains, which include the Nepal Tarai, Bihar and West Bengal regions, is one of the most densely populated, poverty stricken belts in South Asia. The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research is investing in research aiming to improve the livelihood of women, marginal and tenant farmers in the Eastern Gangetic Plains, through improved water use and increased dry season agricultural production.

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What are we doing?

What are we doing?

The overall aim of the project is to improve the livelihood of woman, marginal and tenant farmers in the Eastern Gangetic Plains...

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Where are we working?

Where are we working?

The project is working in the Eastern Gangetic Plains, which include the Nepal Tarai, Bilhar and West Bengall regions.

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Who is involved?

Who is involved?

The project is working with 12 partners across three countries.

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Project Updates

The DSI4MTF team look forward to annual meetings in Kolkata 1st to 5th October 2018. The main focus will be on consolidation and documentation of our findings. The 2018 annual report submitted to ACIAR in July 2018 outlines the significant impact that we are making across our regions. Thank you to all Partners for your […]

by Manita Raut A year ago, if you had told the  fishery group that their first sale alone would amount to almost Rs 10,000, it would have felt like a distant dream. The group formed when members of crop-farming groups established in Saptari under the DSI4MTF project decided to organize themselves into a fish farming […]

Dr Manir Maniruzzaman, a Principal Scientific Officer at the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute, took advantage of the opportunity to attend the Irrigation Australia Conference (IAL) in Sydney, Australia on 13-15 June to present on the DSI4MTF team’s project work.  More than 80 local and international speakers presented on different topics related to advanced irrigation and […]

The International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage hosted their 8th Asian Regional Conference in Kathmandu, Nepal from May 2-4. The conference theme was “Irrigation in Support of an Evergreen Revolution” and attracted approximately 600 national and international delegates. The DSI4MTF project was well represented as the project team delivered three papers. Erik Schmidt from USQ presented […]

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