For 20 years, the Sustainable Agricultural and Natural Resource Management Collaborative Research Support Program, or SANREM CRSP, worked to use the science of conservation agriculture to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in the developing world. The Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab will build upon these achievements, focusing attention on the West African nations of Senegal and Burkina Faso, East African nations of Ethiopia and Tanzania, and the South Asian countries of Bangladesh and Cambodia.
These countries were identified based on the presence of poverty and malnutrition, yield gaps and opportunities for sustainable intensification (SI) and the enabling environments and commitments of national agricultural research systems (NARS) that are conducive to SI.
Below are the six focus countries of the SIIL. The purple markers indicate regions where SIIL research projects are active.