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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