4 – Field Scale Innovation

Tamara Jackson

This component aimed to optimise the learning from scaling field scale activities under the SRFSI project and subsequently others; and act as a link to local engagement and impact for two-way flow of information. The other important element was in identifying emerging biophysical constraints to conservation agriculture practices in the medium term, to develop a better understanding of soil, weed and water saving dynamics. The following projects have contributed to the objectives of the component:

1.     Sustainable and Resilient Farming Systems Intensification Variations 4 – 6

2.     Identifying Eastern Gangetic Plains Soil Constraints

3.     Understanding the gendered implications of changing weed dynamics in farming systems intensification in the Eastern Gangetic Plains

4.     Quantifying crop yield gaps across the IGP from new perspectives – production, farmer profit and sustainability of water use