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As drought destroys maize, Zimbabwe tries out new staples   Malawi's young farmers: 'Village life has to become more attractive'
Sorghum and millet are turning out to be saviors for farmers in Zimbabwe's arid Matabeleland North Province who see a future in these hardy crops. More suited to frequent droughts, erratic rainfall, and long mid-season dry spells than maize, the crops are ensuring alternate grains for food, cash and greater resilience to harsher weather conditions. More ..
The high rate of unemployment in Malawi is driving young people to towns, where they face disillusionment. Making village life more attractive and engaging them in the farming sector is a way out. Some enterprising youngsters have shown the way. More ..
Gender & Equity   International Year of Soils
Catch the latest news on ICRISAT’s gender research, stories from the field, videos and other resources

It is widely acknowledged and accepted that gender inequalities affect who benefits from technological innovation as well as who has access to resources, knowledge and opportunities. The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has a high priority for gender research in its agricultural research programs to ensure our success in addressing poverty, hunger and a degraded environment. More ..
World Day to Combat Drought and Desertification

An integrated land restoration programme by ICRISAT and partners have made farming in the inhospitable Yewol watershed  both sustainable and profitable.
Why the Drylands?   100 Voices on the future of genomics   Take 2 Highlights of science seminar
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