Strategy

  • Ensure access to the latest in research and technologies that are currently not available in the region

 

  • Strategize research aimed at doubling food production in South Asia while using less water, land, and energy

 

  • Strengthen cutting-edge research that validates and tests new technologies to significantly increase yield potential

 

  • Develop technologies for higher productivity in rice, maize, and wheat-based farming systems

 

  • Design research outputs targeted to small and marginal farmers across the region

 

  • Build on CIMMYT’s vast germplasm resources, and make research products and know-how developed by BISA freely available to stakeholders

 

  • Create a new generation of scientists to work with new technologies through training programs that will retain them in South Asia

 

  • Enable researchers to pursue multiple strategies and research possibilities while simultaneously allowing for more meaningful collaboration with national institutions

 

  • Build a forum with partners from all sectors – research centers, governments, the science community, businesses, and farmers – to transform farmers’ lives and improve food security in the region

 

  • Develop a policy environment that embraces new technologies and encourages investments in agricultural research

 

  • Develop and utilize BISA as a regional platform that focuses on agricultural research in the whole of South Asia