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New ICT-Agriculture partnership can bring revolutionary change for farmers and food industries
31/05/2016
An initiative to boost digital agriculture has been launched in a strategic partnership between the startup incubator of the Indian state of Telangana, T-Hub and the International Crops Research...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
Hack4Farming hackathon for the future of agricultural development in India
13/05/2016
Over 100 participants including researchers, data analysts, computer programmers, developers and stakeholders came together at a two-day hackathon, to explore digital solutions to address...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
New initiative to help Sorghum and Millet farmers increase their yields in spite of high temperatures and low rainfall
11/05/2016
A dryland cereals improvement project ‘HOPE Phase 2’ aimed at improving productivity of sorghum, pearl millet and finger millet will be launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
ICRISAT Governing Board calls for strengthening partnerships in drought hit Zimbabwe to benefit smallholder farmers
27/04/2016
Increasing and expanding the production of small grains such as legumes and millets, are critical for overcoming the challenges of the current severe drought gripping Zimbabwe.
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
First six underprivileged South African youth trained to be future agri-preneurs
07/03/2016
A first group of six South African youth have successfully completed a four month agricultural training program at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
New sorghum varieties released in Nigeria with higher iron, yields and drought resilience
26/02/2016
The release of two new nutritionally high sorghum varieties, one with three times higher iron content, will be a boost for farmers as well as the malnourished populations, especially children in...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
Government of Telangana and ICRISAT launch Digital Agriculture Initiatives to boost small holder agriculture
09/07/2015
The Government of Telangana and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) have joined hands to implement Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-based...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
Agri-business Investors Camp for start-ups
04/06/2015
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
Iron-rich Pearl Millet Reverses Iron Deficiency in Children
18/05/2015
A new study has found that pearl millet bred to be richer in iron was able to reverse iron deficiency in school-aged Indian children in six months. In just four months, iron levels improved...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
ICRISAT committed to support Andhra Pradesh Government in its mission to boost income for farmers
01/05/2015
“We need to work together to achieve higher levels of growth with science-led interventions in the Primary Sector Mission and Andhra Pradesh should become one of the top three states in country,”...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
Priority investments set for agriculture in the drylands of Ethiopia
24/04/2015
New approaches and priority international investments have been agreed for agricultural research and development in the drylands of Ethiopia.
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
New initiatives in to boost export of seeds and sorghum products from Telangana, India
20/03/2015
The Government of Telangana is committed to encouraging the setting up of a Seed Export Accelerator (SEP) and Sorghum Export Development Platform (SEDP).
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
Women in India are being empowered through unlikely sources
06/03/2015
Amid current uproar on inequality and prejudice faced by many women in India, what’s heartening is that positive changes are happening for some women in the rural sector – one of the toughest groups...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
Next-generation genomics key to global food and nutritional security
23/01/2015
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
Demand-driven innovation key to fighting poverty in the drylands
08/01/2015
Inclusive and demand-driven innovation is the key to fighting poverty, eradicating hunger and malnutrition, and providing environmentally sustainable solutions to the most pressing challenges faced...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
“GreenPHABLET” – Delivering Personalized Information to Farmers Saving Crops, Raising Incomes
30/12/2014
ICIRISAT today commercially launched the “GreenPHABLET powered by the GreenSIM” – a customized low-cost combination phone and tablet computer.“ICRISAT has been at the forefront of using the latest...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
Philippines Congress commends Dr William Dar
26/12/2014
The House of Representatives, led by Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr., has commended former agriculture secretary and ICRISAT Director General Dr William D Dar for his “exemplary public service to our...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
ICRISAT investments in agricultural research yield high payoffs for the dryland poor
12/12/2014
A growing pipeline of science-based agricultural innovations and impacts by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is impacting the lives of the dryland poor...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
Director General of ICRISAT retires after 15 years of transformative leadership in agricultural research
12/12/2014
Dr William D. Dar, Director General of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) with its global headquarters in Hyderabad, relinquishes his post on 31 December...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
Philippine President honors ICRISAT Director General as outstanding overseas Filipino
08/12/2014
Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III recently honored Dr William D. Dar, Director General of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) headquartered in...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases

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