Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA)
IFPRI researchers are responsible for carrying out the policy research agenda of the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA), which was established in 2009 to support regional and national efforts on improving cereal production growth in the grain baskets of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan. Learn more on the CSISA website.
Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI)
The ASTI initiative compiles, analyzes, and publicizes data on institutional developments, investments, and capacity in agricultural R&D. For data and publications, visit the ASTI website.
Program for Biosafety Systems (PBS)
PBS is an IFPRI-managed program that supports our partner countries in Africa and Asia in the responsible development and use of agricultural biotechnology. For more information, visit the PBS website.
Support for Country Policy Research and Strategy Support Programs
ST&I provides support to the three of IFPRI's support programs in the areas of setting agricultural research priorities; improving agricultural extension; strengthening seed systems; increasing adoption of innovative technologies; and improving agricultural services.
- Bangladesh Policy Research and Strategy Support Program
- Ethiopia Strategy Support Program
- Pakistan Strategy Support Program
Much of the evidence-based, actionable research that ST&I conducts for these CSSPs is a response to the expressed needs of national policymakers in the respective countries.