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Are we really tackling the challenge of improving livelihoods for poor farmers?
Agricultural research for development, including the consortium of research centres CGIAR, is regularly assessed to ensure money is being wisely spent on effective measures to promote better lives for rural communities. 2014 is the African Union Year of Agriculture and Food Security and the 10th Year of the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme, which is also being reviewed for its success in improving food and nutrition security.   Read more
 
   
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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) underscored the crucial need for rural transformation and gender empowerment to sustainably reduce poverty, hunger and malnutrition,
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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 ICRISAT for a five-year term, effective January 01, 2015. Dr Bergvinson is currently with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, USA, as Senior Program Officer, Crop Value Chains and Digital Design for Agriculture Development.More ...  
  Inclusiveness for a prosperous and food secure drylands
ICRISAT Annual Report 2013

ICRISAT’s inclusive strategy seeks to enable the dryland poor, particularly women and youth, to participate rather than be sidelined in the development process. This Annual Report 2013 bears stories illustrating how we innovate to include the poor and other marginalized sectors in building solutions through agricultural research for development.
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Happenings   Impacts   Partnerships
         
Why the Drylands?   Why dryland cereals?   Why grain legumes?
 
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