A stakeholder meeting for ACIAR-ICAR collaborative project ‘ Improving water use for dry season agriculture by marginal and tenant farmers in Eastern Gangetic Plains’ was organized at ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna on 30th September, 2016 with a purpose to create awareness about project activities among the line departments for scaling-up of the final products of the project. Stakeholders included State Government Officials, members of NGOs, IFFCO, Scientists from state agricultural universities, CAU, ICAR-RCER, IWMI and farmers’ representatives participated in the meetings.
The forum raised interesting discussion points and highlighted the many opportunities to improve dry season irrigation and production for marginal farming communities through collectives. More details on discussions are included in the attached.
Partners are following up with key agencies where there is opportunity to positively impact the out and up scaling of our work.