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Awards

Dr Robert Zougmoré presented with Derek Tribe Award
Dr Robert Zougmoré receives the Derek Tribe Award.

Dr Robert Zougmoré receives the Derek Tribe Award.

Dr Robert Zougmoré, Principal Scientist, West and Central Africa, ICRISAT, and Africa Program Leader, CCAFS, received the esteemed Derek Tribe Award by The Crawford Fund at Brisbane, Australia, on 5 September 2019. This was in recognition of his work towards strengthening resilience to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr Zougmoré has distinguished himself in the field of climate information services, agricultural practices and technologies, and policies and institutions for smart agriculture.

The Derek Tribe Award was launched in 2001 to reward exceptional contributions in the field of international agricultural research.

Dr Rajeev K Varshney honored with two prestigious awards
Dr NP Singh, President ISPRD and Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Pulses Research, (4th from L) felicitating Dr Rajeev Varshney with Honorary Fellowship of ISPRD. Photo: Birsa University

Dr NP Singh, President ISPRD and Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Pulses Research, (4th from L) felicitating Dr Rajeev Varshney with Honorary Fellowship of ISPRD. Photo: Birsa University

Dr Rajeev K Varshney, Research Program Director- Genetic Gains, ICRISAT, received two prestigious honors recently.

He was inducted as a Fellow of the Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development (ISPRD) for his contributions towards advancing pulses research. The felicitation was held during the Annual Meeting of All India Coordinated Research Project on Chickpea at Birsa Agricultural University (BAU), Ranchi on 27 August 2019.

 

Dr Praveen Rao, Vice-Chancellor, PJTSAU (L), Mr S Niranjan Reddy, Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture, Telangana (C) and Mr T Prakash Goud, MLA Rajendranagar (R) felicitating Dr Varshney. Photo: PJTSAU

Dr Praveen Rao, Vice-Chancellor, PJTSAU (L), Mr S Niranjan Reddy, Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture, Telangana (C) and Mr T Prakash Goud, MLA Rajendranagar (R) felicitating Dr Varshney. Photo: PJTSAU

Dr Varshney also received the Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) Life Time Achievement Award – 2019 on 3 September 2019 for his exemplary contributions towards scientific research, teaching and capacity building, specifically for Telangana. While delivering the invited guest lecture on “Global Agricultural Innovations to Feed 1.7 billion in India”, on the 5th Foundation Day celebration of PJTSAU, Dr Varshney emphasized on the urgent need to utilize faster breeding technologies and adoption of global innovations in agriculture.

New Publications

Utilization of molecular marker based genetic diversity patterns in hybrid parents to develop better forage quality multi-cut hybrids in pearl millet

Authors: Ponnaiah G, Gupta SK, Blummel M, Marappa M, Pichaikannu S, Das RR and Rathore A

Published: 2019, Agriculture, 9(5) (97). pp. 1-21.
ISSN 2077-0472

http://oar.icrisat.org/11132/ 

Assessment of the use of Participatory Integrated Climate Services for Agriculture (PICSA) approach by farmers to manage climate risk in Mali and Senegal

Authors: Dayamba DS, Ky-Dembele C, Bayala J, Dorward P, Clarkson G, Sanogo D, Diop Mamadou L, Traore I, Diakite A, Nenkam A, Binam JN, Ouedraogo M and Zougmore RB

Published: 2018, Climate Services, 12. pp. 27-35.
ISSN 24058807

http://oar.icrisat.org/11133/ 

Changing plant architecture and density can increase chickpea productivity and facilitate for mechanical harvesting

Authors: Singh U, Gaur PM, Chaturvedi SK, Hazra KK and Singh G

Published: 2019, International Journal of Plant Production (TSI), pp. 1-10. ISSN 1735-8043

http://oar.icrisat.org/11134/ 

Formation of heterotic pools and understanding relationship between molecular divergence and heterosis in pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum
(L.) R. Br.]

Authors: Singh S and Gupta SK

Published: 2019, PLoS ONE (TSI), 14 (5). pp. 1-18.
ISSN 1932-6203

http://oar.icrisat.org/11135/ 

CGIAR operations under the Plant Treaty FrameworkAuthors:  

Authors: Noriega IL, Halewood M, Abberton M, Amri A, Angarawai II, Anglin N, Blummel M, Bouman B, Campos H, Costich D, Ellis D, Gaur PM, Guarino L, Hanson J, Kommerell V, Kumar L, Lusty C, Ndjiondjop MN, Payne T, Peters M, Popova E, Prakash G, Sackville-Hamilton R, Tabo R, Upadhyaya HD, Yazbek M and Wenzl P

Published: 2019, Crop Science (TSI), 59. pp. 1-14.
ISSN 0011-183X

http://oar.icrisat.org/11137/ 

Marketing and profitability of crops in pyawt ywar pump irrigation project

Authors: Kumara Charyulu D, Thu M, Oo M and Whitbread AM

Published: 2019, Policy Brief

http://oar.icrisat.org/11138/ 

Climate services can support African farmers’ context-specific adaptation needs at scale

Authors: Hansen JW, Vaughan C, Kagabo DM, Dinku T, Carr ER, Körner J and Zougmore RB

Published: 2019, Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 3 (21). pp. 1-16. ISSN 2571-581X

http://oar.icrisat.org/11139/ 

Identification of genomic regions and diagnostic markers for resistance to aflatoxin contamination in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.)

Authors: Yu B, Huai D, Huang L, Kang Y, Ren X, Chen Y, Zhou X, Luo H, Liu N, Chen W, Lei Y, Pandey MK, Sudini H, Varshney RK, Liao B and Jiang H

Published: 2019, BMC Genetics (TSI), 20 (1). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1471-2156

http://oar.icrisat.org/11140/ 

Insights into the nitric oxide mediated stress tolerance in plants

Authors: Santisree P, Adimulam SS, Sharma K, Bhatnagar-Mathur P and Sharma KK

Published: 2019, In: Plant Signaling Molecule: Role and Regulation under Stressful Environments. Elsevier, pp. 385-406. ISBN 978-0-12-816451-8

http://oar.icrisat.org/11141/ 

Plant signaling molecule: Role and regulation under stressful environments

Authors: Khan MIR, Reddy PS, Ferrante A and Khan NA

Published: 2019, Elsevier (Woodhead Publishing). ISBN 978-0-12-816451-8

http://oar.icrisat.org/11142/

Isolation and identification of lactic acid bacteria with probiotic potential from fermented flour of selected banana varieties grown in Sri Lanka

Authors: Divisekera DMWD, Samarasekera JKRR, Hettiarachchi C, Gooneratne J, Choudhary MI and Gopalakrishnan S

Published: 2019, Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka (TSI), 47 (1). pp. 3-16. ISSN 1391-4588

http://oar.icrisat.org/11126/ 

InDel markers: An extended marker resource for molecular breeding in chickpea

Authors: Jain A, Roorkiwal M, Kale S, Garg V, Yadala R and Varshney RK

Published: 2019, PLoS ONE (TSI), 14 (3). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1932-6203

http://oar.icrisat.org/11128/ 

Technological perspectives for plant breeding

Authors: Godwin ID, Rutkoski J, Varshney RK and Hickey LT

Published: 2019, Theoretical and Applied Genetics (TSI), 132 (3). pp. 555-557. ISSN 0040-5752

http://oar.icrisat.org/11129/ 

Toward the sequence-based breeding in legumes in the post-genome sequencing era

Authors: Varshney RK, Pandey MK, Bohra A, Singh VK, Thudi M and Saxena RK

Published: 2019, Theoretical and Applied Genetics (TSI), 132 (3). pp. 797-816. ISSN 0040-5752

http://oar.icrisat.org/11130/ 

Origin of early maturing pigeonpea germplasm and its impact on adaptation and cropping systems

Authors: Saxena KB, Choudhary AK, Srivastava RK, Bohra A, Saxena RK and Varshney RK

Published: 2019, Plant Breeding (TSI), 138 (3). pp. 243-251. ISSN 0179-9541

http://oar.icrisat.org/11131/

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