Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia in Bangladesh (CSISA-BD) : Women farmers training case study update
- The USAID-funded Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia in Bangladesh (CSISA-BD) project is a five-year initiative implemented through a collaboration between three CGIAR member centers, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and WorldFish. The project aims to increase household income, food security and livelihoods in impoverished and agriculturally-dependent regions of Bangladesh. Another objective is to build capacity of researchers, extension workers, farmers and others by enabling rapid dissemination and adoption of improved agricultural technologies and varieties To achieve this, WorldFish has organized trainings, on the job learning and provided coaching on different activities of improved aquaculture technology. The project also focuses on increasing women's participation in agriculture to reduce the gender gap and enable women and men farmers to innovate and adopt improved technologies and varieties. Some key results and achievements of the project are also highlighted in this update.
- Gender