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This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

World Food Prize 2012 | Andy McDonald | On the USAID funded Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia

The Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia seeks to decrease hunger and malnutrition and to increase food and income security of resource-poor farm families in South Asia through the accelerated development and inclusive deployment of new varieties, sustainable management technologies, and policies.

The project has eight objective:

  1. Widespread delivery and adaptation of production and post-harvest technologies to increase cereal production and raise incomes
  2. Crop and resource management practices for sustainable future cereal-based systems
  3. High-yielding, abiotic stress-tolerant, and disease- and insect-resistant rice varieties and hybrids for current and future cereal and mixed crop-livestock systems
  4. High-yielding, abiotic stress-tolerant, disease-resistant wheat varieties for current and future cereal and mixed crop-livestock systems
  5. High-yielding, heat-tolerant and disease-resistant maize inbred lines and hybrids for current and future cereal and mixed crop-livestock systems
  6. Technology targeting and improved policies for inclusive agricultural growth
  7. Creating a new generation of scientists and professional agronomists for cereal systems research and management
  8. Project management, communication and impact assessment

Watch the interview with Andy McDonald below to learn more about the CSISA Project.

World Food Prize 2012 | Andy McDonald | Feed the Future Greenroom Interviews