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  What ICRISAT Thinks: The Director General's Blog
 
Science, market and political will must work together to successfully revive vulnerable soils and halt further land degradation
 
Earlier this month, I was a panelist at the Caux dialogue on land and security.
This is an annual forum bringing together civil society, government and donor representatives, scientists and development practitioners from the North and South, to debate the critical issue of land degradation and desertification, which is a threat especially for the forgotten poor in the drylands.
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Press Release   Press Release
MS Swaminathan and Saina Nehwal named ICRISAT Ambassadors of Goodwill

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has named Professor MS Swaminathan, renowned agricultural scientist and Father of India's Green Revolution, and Ms Saina Nehwal, Olympic medalist, ace badminton player and youth icon of India, as ICRISAT Ambassadors of Goodwill. More ...  
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 ...  
  The Pulse POD
The need for diversity Ė in our diets and on farm

Recently there has been a renewed global call for diversity by motivated scientific communities, and concerned organizations, driven by health issues, climate change and development concerns. Diversity is not new. Didnít we all learn the food pyramid of a balanced diet in school? Agricultural science has long taught the value of on-farm diversity to improve soil health,
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