Transforming Farming Systems for Smallholders
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sustainable Intensification (SIIL), along with the associated Geospatial and Farming Systems Research Consortium and the Appropriate Scale Mechanization Consortium, will produce measurable impacts on reducing global hunger, poverty and improving the nutrition of smallholder farmers.
The focus countries are Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Tanzania and Cambodia. Activities are focused on four core areas: to sustainably increase the production of nutritious food and encourage dietary diversity of smallholder and women farmers, to increase the involvement and empowerment of women in agricultural production and processing, to increase food production through improved crop-production technologies while minimizing environmental impact, and the prevention of food loss and waste and improving food safety.
Registration is now open for the 2018 SIIL Annual Meeting and the First International Sustainable Agricultural Intensification and Nutrition (SAIN) Conference. Please visit the event pages for registration links, accommodation information, and more!
The Sustainable Intensification Assessment Framework was launched on October 24, 2017. The Guide for Sustainable Intensification Assessment Framework and the Sustainable Intensification Assessment Methods Manual are now available. More information is available here.