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.
The overall aim of the project is to improve the livelihood of woman, marginal and tenant farmers in the Eastern Gangetic Plains...
The project is working in the Eastern Gangetic Plains, which include the Nepal Tarai, Bilhar and West Bengall regions.
The project is working with 12 partners across three countries.
Married at 14 and widowed at 16, life for Jharna Karjee (31), has been a roller coaster. After the death of her husband and with an infant to look after, she felt her world crashing with nowhere to go and nobody to depend upon. She had to return to her parents and started being involved […]
Dipika Das recently took part in a ‘John Allwright Fellowship Executive Leadership Program (JAFel)’. The program is designed for John Allwright fellows in Australia and was delivered by the University of New England in Armidale (New South Wales) on behalf of ACIAR. The program improves project leadership, project management, entrepreneurship, gender equality and crisis management. The program’s ‘Gender and […]
The Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative (SIANI) has written a blog about the recent field work conducted by Stephanie Leder, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), and Dipika Das, University of Southern Queensland (USQ), in Koiladi and Khoksar Parbaha, Eastern Terai, Nepal. The blogpost explores the impacts on male out-migration on the women and agricultural communities in […]
by Claire Swingle Today is International Migrants Day. Food and migration are often thought of together, mostly in the ways that migrants bring culinary traditions and flavors with them to new places, and the hodgepodge of delicious restaurants in areas with high immigrant populations. But food, especially food insecurity, is also a key reason why […]