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USAID-supported project to apply genomics research to sorghum improvement
An international team led by the University of Georgia’s Plant Genome Mapping Laboratory will work toward sustainable intensification of sorghum production, in a $4.98 million initiative recently...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
“EXPLOREit” gets ICRISAT’s science to the public
EXPLOREit breaks information barriers by making large volumes of agricultural scientific knowledge and information easily accessible by the public.
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
NAIP-ICAR and ICRISAT to organize Agri-Tech Investors Meet
The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics and the National Agricultural Innovation Project of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research will be holding a two-day Agri-...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
ICRISAT and partners launch knowledge sharing and watershed initiatives
The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics ICRISAT along with the Government of Karnataka GoK, JSW Foundation and Anandana Coca-Cola India Foundation launched three...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
ICRISAT Director General William Dar receives MS Swaminathan Leadership in Agriculture award
The Director General of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics ICRISAT, Dr William D. Dar, received the MS Swaminathan Award for Leadership in Agriculture for the year...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
APJ Abdul Kalam underscores role of biotechnology to feed the world
Renowned scientist and 11th President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, visited the headquarters of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics at Patancheru on 20 June. The...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
Bill Gates visits ICRISAT
Mr Bill Gates, Co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, visited the ICRISAT headquarters in Patancheru, Hyderabad on Thursday, 30 May. This was Mr Gates first visit to this Institute where...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
IFAD program to improve agricultural productivity in rainfed Asia holds annual meeting
Increasing the productivity of rainfed agriculture, which still supplies some 60 percent of the world's food, would make a significant impact on global food production.
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
Open Data for agriculture vital to global food security
Sharing publicly-funded agricultural data critical in helping feed the worlds growing population
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
Senegal Prime Minister supports new partnerships to tackle food security in the region
A stronger and more dynamic regional and international research-for-development partnership in agriculture is the way forward for advancing food security and poverty reduction in the drylands.
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
Stronger regional and international partnerships paving the way for food security and poverty reduction
Partnership is the key to overcoming poverty and food insecurity which remain as serious challenges in the dryland tropics of the world, affecting about 700 million people living on less than $2 a...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
ICRISAT and Senegal strengthen partnership for food and nutrition security and improved livelihoods of the poor
The Senegalese Institute for Agricultural Research (ISRA) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) have committed to a stronger and more strategic...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
SABMiller India and ICRISAT collaborate to improve rural livelihoods through integrated water resource management
Partnership driving crop productivity enhancement, soil and water conservation and livelihood generation for smallholder farmers
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
Inclusive market-oriented development needed to improve livelihoods of the poor
The power of market opportunities to offer more prosperous lives for smallholder farmers and their families in the dryland tropics was the focus of the Global Planning Meeting of the International...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
Global research programs on grain legumes and dryland cereals launched to boost food and nutrition security of the poor
Strategic, high-quality international agriculture research partnerships on grain legumes and dryland cereals to help reduce poverty and improve food and nutrition security in marginal environments
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
USAID-supported project to apply genomics research to pigeonpea improvement
First orphan legume genome sequence to be translated to crop breeding to boost food, nutrition and income security of dryland poor
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
Recycling of wastewater to improve agricultural production and farmers livelihoods in India and EU
Recycling and judicious reuse of treated wastewater, combined with enhanced water-use efficiency, promises increased crop productivity and improved livelihoods of smallholder farmers, and the...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
Decoded genome of chickpea, a leading grain legume for many poor smallholder farmers, promises improved livelihoods in marginal environments
In a scientific breakthrough that promises improved grain yields and quality, greater drought tolerance and disease resistance, and enhanced genetic diversity, a global research team has completed...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
Illumina Announces Recipients of Agricultural Greater Good Initiative Grants
Illumina, Inc. announced two new grant recipients of its Agricultural Greater Good Initiative at the 21st International Plant and Animal Genome Conference on 15 January 2013. The recipients, the...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases
ICRISAT scientist bags International Crop Science Award
Dr CL Laxmipathi Gowda, Director of the Grain Legumes Research Program at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) based in Hyderabad, India, received the 2012...
Source: ICRISAT Press Releases


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