This book provides a unique account of cross-sectoral innovations through efficient partnerships based on the hands-on experience of internationally renowned contributors specialised in the field of Science of Delivery. The challenges and lessons learned from large development initiatives based in Asia, and from the work undertaken by international research institutions, such as the FAO, are brought together in this book to benefit development agencies, policy makers, corporates, post graduate students, farmers' organizations, and those involved in supplying agricultural inputs and/or buying agricultural produce, particularly in developing countries within Asia and Africa.
Through a number of case studies the book describes how the consortium approach of capacity building for equitable and efficient benefits, collective action, and convergence, will benefit millions of small farm-holders in different regions of Asia
Suhas P. Wani is Former Research Program Director - Asia and Director, IDC at International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India. Serving as Advisor to JSW Foundation, Mumbai, international Consultant Asian Development Bank, (ADB) Manila, Trustee of S.M. Sehgal Foundation (SMSF), BAIF Integrated Rural Development, Hyderabad, Member of Advisory Board Council of North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, Maharashtra. Served as Sustainable Agriculture Advisory Board Member of Unilever, Jury for JSW-Times of India Earth Care Awards and Times of India-PRF Social Impact Incubator Program. Has published 600+ research papers, book chapters and books. Spearheaded six Strategic papers for the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), GoI, received Gold medal from Government of Vietnam, Fellowship from Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences (YAAS), Kunming, China; Doreen Mashler Award, Best ICAR Award and Outstanding scientific article award, Krishi Sanman Award by ABP Majha, Abhinav - Innovative Practices in IWMP" by Ministry of Rural Development, GoI, Asian CSR Leadership Award, 50 Most Impactful Leaders in Water & Water Management.
K.V. Raju, Economic Advisor to Chief Minister, Government of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, India. Earlier, he was Theme Leader, Policy and Impact, IDC, Regional Program of Asia, ICRISAT; Economic Advisor to Chief Minister, Government of Karnataka; Professor, Institute for Economics and Social Change (ISEC), Bengaluru. Worked in the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and Visiting Research Fellow in the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington DC. He has worked on strategic policies and institutions for integrated development of agriculture and water resources management with different state governments in India and southeast asia. He has organised a number of international development investors to meet in Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh in the capacity as Advisor to Chief Minister. He has guided a number of post graduate students in the area of policies and institutions at ISEC. Published 23 books and 103 papers.
: Tapas Bhattacharyya, Ph.D. worked as a Principal Scientist and HOD in ICAR, and Vice-Chancellor (former) of Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth (DBSKKV), Dapoli, Maharashtra, India. He has been carrying out basic research in terms of soils and their utility. He has worked for various national and international projects with special reference to soil carbon sequestration and soil carbon modelling to address the issues of global warming and climate change. He initiated research in benchmark soils of India to use it for similar geographical areas for up scaling. Documentation of resource information for posterity and their use in generating temporal datasets, geo referencing resource information for easy monitoring in terms of soil degradation, quality and soil health in India to develop soil information system have been his main research management agenda.
Chapter 1. Death Valley of Impacts Why in Agriculture, how to Cross it with Scaling-up Strategy to Achieve Impacts?- Chapter 2. Agro-ecologies- Soils and Water Regimes and Impacts of Climate Change as Challenges for Impacts of Scaling-up. .- Chapter 3. Empowerment of Stakeholders an Essential Component for Effective and Efficient Service Delivery in Rural Areas. Tapas Bhattacharya and Suhas P. Wani.- Chapter 4. Seeing is Believing- Participatory Integrated Demonstrations of Improved Technologies for Scaling-up through Building Partnerships for Impacts.- Chapter 5. Journey of Neglected Underutilised Crops to Future Smart Crops for Achieving Zero Hunger Challenge.- Chapter 6. Pulses Production Revolution in India Through Rice-Fallows Management.- Chapter 7. Sustainable Intensification of Food systems through lentil and Grass Peas in Asia.- Chapter 8. Environment -friendly Direct Seeding Rice Technology to Foster Sustainable Rice Production.- Chapter 9. Sustainable Intensification of Potato Production in Asia through Scaling-up.- Chapter 10. Scaling-up Technology Adoption for Enhancing Water Use Efficiency in India.- Chapter 11. Scaling-up of Conservation Agriculture for Climate Resilient Agriculture in Indo Gangetic Plains.- Chapter 12. Enabling Institutions, Policies, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Mechanism: A Must for Scaling-up for Impact.- Chapter 13. Success Stories from Scaling-up Initiatives with State Governments and Corporates in India, China and Thailand.- Chapter 14. Lessons Learnt and Way Forward to Benefit Millions of Farmers.