Category: All Project Updates

Six women with endless ideas and unbound aspirations: UBTMS-CDHI inspires entrepreneurial innovations

On August 31st, months of hard work culminated at the Women Entrepreneur Innovation Awards Programme’s award ceremony, co-organised by the Centre for the Development of Human Initiatives (CDHI) and Uttar Bango Terai Mahila Samitee (UBTMS). The 500+ seats were completely full and there was standing room only for later arrivals. Two women from the DSI4MTF sites […]

Update on Project Progress, August 2018

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 […]

Crop farmers form a fishery group in Saptari, Nepal

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 […]

Presenting on Water Productivity Improvement in Bangladesh at International Irrigation Conference in Australia

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 […]

Farmer groups receive new shallow tube wells from Ground Water Resources Development Board (GWRDB)

DSI4MTF farmer groups in the Saptari district of Nepal installed new shallow tube wells in their communities. Both farmer groups – Koiladi and Kanakpati – received the new shallow tube wells after filing a request for them with the District Agriculture Development Office (DADO) as per the notice published by the Ground Water Resource Development […]

Comparing earthen channels with plastic piping for efficient and cost-effective irrigation

In the Eastern Gangetic Plains, many farmers have made many positive changes to irrigation practices. For example, farmers have started using diesel pumps and have adopted better water application practices such as using furrows. But, water conveyance to fields is often still through the use of earthen channels. For large plots of land, farmers have […]

3rd annual dsi4mtf meeting

DSI4MTF partners convened in December for its 3rd annual meeting to discuss how to upscale and out-scale positive aspects of the project, how to better engage stakeholders, and how to find linkages between different project sites – located in Nepal, Bangladesh, and Bihar and West Bengal, India. The meeting served as a moment to reflect […]

Community validates case studies: An essential step in ethical community engagement

  Community validates case studies: An essential step in ethical community engagement1 Mitali Ghosh2 Subrata Majumdar3 Dhanajay Ray4 Benukanta Dey5 The context DSI4MTF, in its fourth year, has achieved important milestones. It has introduced new irrigation technologies, new cropping systems and facilitated collective farmers groups to implement the interventions. DSI4MTF adopts ethical community engagement (ECE) […]

Dipika’s Journey from Project to PhD in Australia

DSI4MTF project’s former project coordinator from Nepal, Dipika Das received John Allwright fellowship 2016, Australia awards. Every year, the award is given to few potential candidates contributing to ACIAR projects globally. The fellowship let her pursue PhD at University of Southern Queensland in Australia. Being part of the project has given her opportunity to grab […]

Agricultural innovations for water security in North West Bangladesh from institutional, gender, food and livelihood security perspectives

Sanjiv de Silva and Stephanie Leder Research has been conducted in Bangladesh as part of our project to assess technological adaptation to seasonal water stress and climatic Change. Bangladesh is seen as a potential source of learning in view of ongoing experiences of technology adoption in Bangladesh to adapt to these challenges. This report highlights […]

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