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Australian horticulture sector to benefit from R and D agreement with ICRISAT
A new research agreement was signed today between the Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics (ICRISAT) at the institute’s...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
ICRISAT scientist receives Japan’s Niigata International Food Award
Dr CL Laxmipathi Gowda, Deputy Director General for Research of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), received the 2014 Sano Touzaburo Special Prize from...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
ICRISAT creates agribusiness opportunities for farmer producer organizations
Farmer producer organizations (FPOs) from six states of India are benefiting from the agribusiness facilitation of ICRISAT that will enable them to operate as businesses and make their farm...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
ICRISAT Director General Dr William Dar honored with Life Time Achievement Award at the 7th Agriculture Leadership Summit
In recognition of his relentless efforts to improve the livelihoods of poor smallholder farmers in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, Dr. William Dar, Director General of the International Crops Research...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
ICRISAT Governing Board commits to new significant research and science investments in Africa
The Governing Board of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has today made a decision to boost its research in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by investing US$ 5...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
Improved productivity through innovation vital in addressing farm labor shortage in India
In India, boosting the productivity of an agricultural sector that has long relied on low-wage, surplus labor in the world’s second most populous country, requires sustainable and inclusive labor-...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
ICRISAT awards outstanding women farmers in India
Recognizing the contribution of women to agriculture is critical to achieve global food security, said Dr William Dar, Director General, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
Massive Open Online Courses for Agricultural Professionals to usher in classrooms without boundaries
Opening unlimited opportunities for the less privileged in India to have access to quality agricultural education, the ‘National Virtual Academy for Indian Agriculture to promote Massive Open Online...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
Biofuel initiatives should enhance, and not compromise, food and nutritional security of the poor
We can link the poor and marginal farmers with the global biofuels revolution without compromising their access to food and nutrition, said Dr William Dar, Director General of the International Crops...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
John Kerin named ICRISAT Ambassador of Goodwill
The Hon John Kerin AM, Chair of the Crawford Fund and former Australian national Minister for Primary Industries and Energy, and for Trade and Overseas Development, has been appointed as an...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
James Bolger affirms support, as ICRISAT Ambassador of Goodwill, for science-based solutions to poverty and hunger
The world will have to feed 10 billion people by 2050. Today, a billion people are hungry and about 3 billion are not eating well. To overcome poverty, hunger and malnutrition, science is an...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
IFAD President visits ICRISAT, elevates partnership for making smallholder farming a profitable business
With 75% of the world’s extremely poor people living in the rural areas and dependent on agriculture, Dr Kanayo Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
One Agriculture-One Science: A new partnership to revitalize global agricultural education
An international partnership across India, Africa and the USA has formed the ‘One Agriculture-One Science: A Global Education Consortium’ initiative aimed at revitalizing global agricultural...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
MS Swaminathan and Saina Nehwal named ICRISAT Ambassadors of Goodwill
The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics has named Professor MS Swaminathan, renowned agricultural scientist and Father of India's Green Revolution, and Ms Saina Nehwal,...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
Appointment of new ICRISAT Director General
The Governing Board of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr David Bergvinson as the next Director General of...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
Union Minister for Agriculture Shri Radha Mohan Singh visits ICRISAT
Taking technologies that are ready to the doorstep of every smallholder farmer in the country is a priority for the Union Government.
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
Information and communication technology tools to help improve pigeonpea yield
Three hundred pigeonpea farmers across 37 villages in India are to trial using phablets and mobile phones for the latest farming and marketing advice. This is part of a pilot on a new business model...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
Improving watersheds to benefit small farmers
As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, the Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (RECL) has partnered with ICRISAT to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers by...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
SEWA and ICRISAT launch ICT-based knowledge sharing tools to boost smallholder agriculture
The Self Employed Women’s Association of India and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics have joined hands to carry out Information and Communication Technology based...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
Farmers on a journey to share new agri-ventures with fellow farmers to boost Indian agriculture
A train journey to promote cross learning among farmers across India was kick-started today with the first of five Agro-tech and business opportunities expos scheduled to take place in five cities –...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases


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