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New ICT-Agriculture partnership can bring revolutionary change for farmers and food industries
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
Iron-rich Pearl Millet Reverses Iron Deficiency in Children
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
“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
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
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
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
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
Demand-driven innovation key to fighting poverty in the drylands
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
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
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
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
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
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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