The Asian Centre of Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture Intensification (ACISAI) established in 2012 caters the long-felt need of a dedicated center in Asia catering to the research, educational and capacity building need in the areas of sustainable agriculture intensification, which is broadly agreed by most think-tanks, donors and governments as foundation for all future agriculture related growth and development.

Research and development undertaken by ACISAI addresses vexed socio-economic and technical issues related to the food security and sustainable agriculture development. In particular, it addresses the bottlenecks faced by smallholders in Asian countries and beyond.

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Networking & Collaboration

ACISAI acts as a regional platform for sustainable agriculture intensification by involving partners from local level to national and regional level. Partners are from Civil Society Organizations, United Nations, academic institutions and the networking is facilitated through consultation, knowledge exchange and partnership in research and policy development.

The Center is governed by a Board of Directors headed by the President of AIT. Other BoD members are Dr. H. Konuma, former Additional Director General and Regional Representative (Retd.) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for Asia–Pacific, Prof. Norman Uphoff, Professor of Government and International Agriculture and Senior Advisor of SRI International Network and Resource Center, Cornell University, USA, and Prof. Amir Kassam, Visiting Professor, School of Agriculture Policy and Development, University of Reading, UK. Dr. Abha Mishra serves as Director of the Center and support the day-to-day functions of the ACISAI.

Board of Directors

Dr. Eden Y Woon

AIT President
Email: president@ait.asia

Dr. Hiroyuki Konuma

Senior Advisor to the AIT President
Former FAO Regional Representative for Asia Pacific
Email: hiroyukikonuma@outlook.com

Prof. Norman Uphoff

Professor of Government & International Agriculture at Cornell University, US / Director of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA)
Email: ntu1@cornell.edu

Prof. Amir Kassam

Visiting Professor
School of Agriculture, Policy & Development
University of Reading, UK
Email: Aamirkassam786@googlemail.com

Dr. Abha Mishra

Director, ACISAI
Email: abhamishra@ait.asia


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* Partnerships in the horizon - More universities, research and development organizations and agricultural ministries in the region.