Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA)

The Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) was established in 2009 to support regional and national efforts on improving cereal production growth in South Asia’s most important grain baskets. Operating in rural hubs in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan, CSISA involves more than 300 public, civil society, and private sector partners in the development and dissemination of improved cropping systems, resource-conserving management technologies, new rice, wheat and maize varieties and hybrids, livestock feed supply chains, aquaculture systems, improved policies and markets, and public-private delivery systems.

IFPRI researchers are responsible for carrying out the policy research agenda of CSISA. CSISA's policy research agenda will continue to addresses the policy environment needed to remove constraints to the adoption of new technologies and enhance the productivity and income benefits of improved agricultural growth. The policy agenda will specifically explore strategies and solutions needed to catalyze durable change at scale through improvements in agricultural technology development and dissemination, private investment in agricultural inputs and services, and public-private partnerships.