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2016

Global press clippings   

Zimbabwean ‘wizard’ bewitches a bumper crop amid drought   (23 March 2016) (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
How a simple SIM card makes farmers more efficient—and possibly saves lives (20 March 2016) (Ars Technica)
John Hoffmire: The importance of environmental practices in poverty alleviation  (15 March 2016) (Deseret News)
Pulses Set Racing at Victoria Falls (03 March 2016) (THE HUFFINGTON POST)
Science: Not Just a Western Sector, It Can Help Africa Too  (20 January 2016) (Inter Press Service)
Chickpea genomes sequenced in India  (01 January 2016) (SciDevNet)
Information and communication innovations in East Africa (04 December 2015) (CCAFS blog)

National press clippings

Six South African youths complete agri-training programme  (07March 2016) (India Today)
South African youth trained to be future agri-preneurs  (08 March 2016) (The Hindu)
Nigeria: Sorghum With Higher Iron Content Hits Market  (03 March 2016) (Daily Trust, Nigeria)
The biggest challenge we face today is the attitude of people  (28 February 2016) (The Times of India)
Breakthrough may lead to peanut varieties with better pod and oil yield (27 February 2016) (Food & Beverage News)
Peanut had its origin in Bolivia: ICRISAT scientist part of groundnut gene sequencing  (23 February 2016) (The Times of India)
ICRISAT incubator plans Rs100 crore fund for agri start-ups  (19 February 2016) (Live Mint)
ICRISAT scientist bags award for water management   (19 February 2016) (The Hindu)
World CSR Day: ICRISAT wins two CSR awards for work on climate change and community development (19 February 2016)  (The Hans India)
Project to improve production of groundnut launched  (10 February 2016) (Graphic Online, Ghana)
Tribals keen on cultivating groundnut (21 November 2015) (The Hans India)

2015

Global press clippings   

Climate change and the continual demand for economic growth (14 December 2015) (Letters – The Guardian, UK)
Will a radical farming shift save drought-stricken Zimbabwe? A call for climate-smart action. (14 December 2015) (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
New campaign to promote traditional Kenyan food
(8 December 2015) (The STAR, Kenya)
Rajasthani women farmers combat climate change in the desert (26 Nov 2015) (The Third Pole, InterNews)
Women lead the way out of poverty in an Indian desert (19 Nov 2015) (Al-Jazeera International)
Malawi’s toxic harvest (16 October 2015) (SciDev.Net)
Could pigeonpea be a life changer for Malawi’s drought-stricken farmers?  (09 October 2015) (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
Malawi’s young farmers: ‘Village life has to become more attractive’ (29 September 2015) (The Guardian, UK)
As drought destroys maize, Zimbabwe tries out new staples  (11 September 2015) (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
To make a difference: how good is that?  (10 August 2015)  (PARTNERS Magazine, ACIAR, Australia)
The messenger  (10 August 2015)  (PARTNERS Magazine, ACIAR, Australia)
Iron deficiency in children resolved by biofortified pearl millet (15 July 2015) (Cornell Chronicle)
Au Mali, des femmes mijotent une révolution culinaire (30 April 2015) (GEO, France) (Women in Mali cook up a storm)
Women ‘nutrition leaders’ changing the fate of children in Mali (16 April 2015) (Africa Rising)
ICRISAT donates pigeonpea seed to Malawi govt (14 April 2015) (Nyasa Times)
Rebranding bran: teaching nutrient-rich cooking in Mali (8 April 2015) (theguardian , UK)
The value of investing in women farmers (30 March 2015) (The Pulse Pod e-magazine by CICILS, UAE)
Can ‘down to earth’ innovations keep hunger at bay in the Sahel? (24 March 2015 ) (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
Mali’s women take up arms against ‘miniyamba’ (18 March 2015 ) (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
La révolution numérique transforme l’agriculture Africaine: est-ce que les plus petits vont en profiter?(16 March 2015) (YouPhil, France) (French) (The digital revolution is transforming the African agriculture: is that the little ones will enjoy? )
Changer le destin des enfants de Koutiala autour d’une marmite. (9 March 2015) (YouPhil, France)  (Change the fate of the children of Koutiala around a pot)
Tech-Savvy Women Farmers Find Success with SIM Cards (4 March 2015) (Inter Press Service)
From field to lab: whose priorities count? (4 March 2015) (CIAT blog)
Kenya: Go for Sorghum, Say Climate Smart Farmers (20 Feb 2015) (Thomson Reuters Foundation, All Africa)
New knowledge sharing platform helps Mali rig better defense against climate change (16 Jan 2015) (CCAFS Blog)
Phablet for farmers (7 Jan 2015) (Asian Scientist)

National press clippings

Science-led approach for agricultural development in Telangana (7 December 2015) (The Hans India)
COP21: Indian women leading the fight against climate change (29 November 2015) (The Hans India)
Farmers leading in fighting climate change – Efforts part of CGIAR programme (28 Nov 2015) (Food & Beverages News)
Rajasthan’s women farmers beat climate change, global warming (26 Nov 2015) (The Times of India)
Women Farmers: Combating climate change in Rajasthan (26 Nov 2015) (Rural Marketing Magazine)
Bhoochetana, a 100 Voices series, records Karnataka agri growth success  (24 November 2015) (Food & Beverages News)
Videos featuring success stories of Bhoochetana scheme now on the Net (23 Nov 2015) (The Hindu)
Bhoochetana: A major agricultural success story in India in decades (21 Nov 2015) (The Times of India)
ICRISAT, IIT Bombay launches free online agriculture course (19 Nov 2015) (The Times of India)
‘Dynamo treated’ water promises bumper crop (30 November 2015) (The Hindu)
ICRISAT introduces finger millet as mandate crop (04 Oct 2015) (The Hindu)
ICRISAT adds finger millet as its sixth mandate crop (02 Oct 2015) (The Economic Times)
ICRISAT for partnership to benefit marginal farmers (01 October 2015) (The Hindu)
Shankhpushpi growing on deserts  (19 May 2015) (Rajasthan Patrika, Hindi)
Local Solutions to a Global Challenge and How India Can Usher in Zero Hunger (15 August 2015) (New Indian Express)
Herb cultivation benefits western Rajasthan farmers (10 August 2015) (The Times of India)
Alkalinity and salinity bane of soil in T state (7 August 2015) (The Times of India)
Pigeonpea revolution in nine rain-fed dists (30 July 2015) (The Times of India)
ICRISAT to step up focus on ‘smart crops’ millets (15 July 2015) (Business Line)
ICRISAT inks MoU to promote IT-based information for farmers (7 July 2015) (The Economic Times)
Telangana, ICRISAT join hands for digital agriculture initiatives (7 July 2015) (Rural Marketing magazine)
ICRISAT study moots change in food habits (22 June 2015) (The Hindu)
Demand-driven innovation is our priority, says ICRISAT D-G (8 June 2015) (The Hindu)
ICRISAT to hold agri-business investors camp for startups (5 June 2015) (Business Standard)
ICRISAT promises to work with AP (3 May 2015) (The Hindu)
ICRISAT’s Bhoochetana helps Karnataka make rapid strides (24 Feb 2015) (The Hindu)

2014

William Dar advocates easier access to published research (07 October 2014) (Financial Times, UK)
Can global farm innovators help re-green the Sahel? (04 February 2014) (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
L’agriculture du futur fait son show à Abu Dhabi : quelles solutions pour reverdir le Sahel? (30 January 2014) (YOUPHIL/Blog, France)
Africa and India cultivate agricultural research ties (28 January 2014) (SciDevNet)
ICRISAT: Africa Rising à l’heure du bilan (03 February 2014) (Journal du Mali)
Agriculture: Le marché, facteur de résilience (12 February 2014) (Mali Jet)
ICRISAT DG interview with the Times of Africa TV (19 February 2014) (The Times of Africa TV)
Farmers need not be poor (1 January 2014) (Nourish Zambia (Feed the Future)
Hyderabad-based research body appoints ‘ambassador of goodwill’ for agriculture in Africa (26 February 2014) (Times of India)
Nigerian Minister named ICRISAT ambassador (26 February 2014) (The Hindu)
Dr.William Dar gets FABA special award 2014 (22 February 2014) (The Times of India)
Agricultural research gets gender transformation approach (18 February 2014) (The Times of India
First agri-business incubator in West Africa established (07 February 2014) (The Hindu)
Market-oriented agriculture key for viability: William Dar (01 February 2014) (The Hindu)
Hybrid pigeonpea technology gives bumper yield to farmers (30 January 2014) (The Economic Times)
India to unlock Africa’s agribusiness potential (02 February 2014) (Yahoo News)
ICRISAT identifies climate resilient germplasm to support chickpea breeding (24 January 2014) (The Times of India)
ICRISAT Agribiz Fair attracts 300 entrepreneurs (18 January 2014) (Indian Express)
ICRISAT genebank head gets top germplasm award by US body (17 January 2014) (The Economic Times)
Phablets For farmers (07 January 2014) (Asian Scientist )
Inexpensive GreenPHABLET launched to help farmers (22 December 2014) (One World)
ICRISAT high on outstanding returns to investment in AR4D (12 December 2014) (The Economic Times)
Interview: ‘Our land rejuvenation model has brought prosperity to Indian farmers’: William D Dar, ICRISAT (17 December 2014) (The Financial Express)
ICRISAT high on outstanding returns to investment in AR4D (12 December 2014) (Daily Pioneer )
ICRISAT and HIA to undertake joint R&D (04 December 2014) (Rural Marketing Magazine)
Hort grows Indian agrifood ties (30 December 2014) (Farm online)
ICRISAT, Aussie firm in tie-up for joint research in plant genomics (05 December 2014) (Sify News)
ICRISAT facilitates agribusiness opportunities for FPO from six states (30 October 2014) (Food and Beverage News)
ICRISAT creates agri-business opportunities for FPOs (29 October 2014) (Hindustan Times)
ICRISAT commits US$ 5 million for research, science in Africa (25 September 2014) (Africa Science News)
ICRISAT, Ramoji Film City tie-up for agriculture theme park (25 September 2014) (The Economic Times)
75 per cent of world’s extremely poor people live in rural areas: ICRISAT (26 August 2014) (The Times of India)
The Hon John Kerin AM appointed ICRISAT International Ambassador of Goodwill (27 August 2014) (The Crawford Fund)
John Kerin named ICRISAT Ambassador of Goodwill (27 August 2014) (Business Standard)
UN IFAD calls for new projects for funding from India (09 August 2014) (The Hindu Business Line)
Not such a tough nut to crack anymore (03 April 2014) (Asian Scientist)
IPGI crop geneticists sequence peanut’s genome: ICRISAT (02 April 2014) (Zee News)
David Bergvinson appointed ICRISAT’s new Director General (30 June 2014) (UK CDS)
David Bergvinson to be next ICRISAT Director General (27 June 2014) (Zee News)
Market-oriented agriculture key for viability: William Dar (01 February 2014) (The Hindu)
Hybrid pigeonpea technology gives bumper yield to farmers (30 January 2014) (The Economic Times)
ICRISAT ties up with SEWA (16 May 2014) (Business Line)

2013

Agricultural improvements in the Semi-Arid Tropics: An interview with ICRISAT’s Dr. William Dar(8 Dec 2013) (The Food Think Tank)
Small farmers need ‘all the support they can get’ for climate adaptation (14 Nov 2013)(Thomson Reuters Foundation)
How do you measure “empowerment”? (31 Oct 2013) (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
Pigeon pea: A pulse revolution in Padasoli (16 Oct 2013) (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
Bio-reclamation – Converting degraded lateritic soils into productive land (08 Oct 2013) (The international journal Rural 21)
ICRISAT’s New Tool, EXPLOREit, optimizes what agricultural research can do for development
(4 Oct 2013) (The Food Think Tank)
Will India’s new food bill have an impact on under-nourished women and children? (19 Sep 2013)(Tata-Cornell Agriculture And Nutrition Initiative)
Conservation agriculture puts Zimbabwean farmers on firmer footing (1 Aug 2013)(Thomson Reuters Foundation)
After Karnataka, more states evince interest in ICRISAT’S Bhoochetana (4 July 2013) (BusinessLine)
Food security good, but govt should also stress on nutrition (26 June 2013) (The Financial Express)
Kalam calls for research in agriculture biotechnology (22 June 2013) (The Hindu)
Day against desertification (17 June 2013) (YOUPHIL.com)
Tanzania’s government signs off on sorghum (11 June 2013) (Thompson Reuters Foundation, Trust.org)
In Pictures: Fighting malnutrition (8 June 2013) (BBC)
Bill Gates visits ICRISAT (8 June 2013) (Business Mirror, Philippines)
Hidden Hunger: Tackling micronutrient deficiencies (7 June 2013) (One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World)

2012

Nourishing communities through holistic farming (30 April 2012) (Impatient Optimists, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
ICRISAT, ISRA, CORAF/WECARD’s partnership day highlights food security (13 April 2013) (Food Beverages News)
Millet for our bread in 2050? (5 Nov 2012) (Reuters AlertNet)
Worms, water & bolllywood (Nov 2012) (Geographical)
Malawi’s food safety threatened by contaminated groundnuts (10 Aug 2012) (Guardian)
New farmer films help spread the word about weeds (9 Aug 2012) (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)
Hope for farmers in Africa as scientists make breakthrough against dangerous Striga (The East African)
Shrinking U.S. crops pose inflation challenge for countries (7 Aug 2012) (Guardian)
The battle for water — harvesting and conserving rainwater key to boosting crop yield (25 Jul 2012) (Reuters Alert net)
ICRISAT chief for cultivation of GM crops (7 Jul 2012) (The Hindu)
Producing grain even when the rains fail (7 Jul 2012) (Reuters Alert Net)
Worms, water and micronutrients — key ingredients for sustainable farming (7 Jun 2012) (Reuters Alert Net)
Investing in worms and water transforms Indian village farms (6 Jun 2012) (Video)
Mali seed entrepreneur discovers taste for food security (20 Jun 2012) (Guardian)
Earth summit: Rio report card (6 Jun 2012) (Nature)
Mali’s first woman seed entrepreneur helps improve food security (4 Jun 2012) (Impatient Optimists)
ICRISAT-ICAR partner to build climate resilient agriculture (23 May 2012) (The Economic Times)
India must take steps to ward off impact of climate change, say experts (23 May 2012) (The Financial Express)
Sweet sorghum — the next anti-diabetic sweetener (20 May 2012) (PhilSTAR)
Nigeria gets help on groundnut production (9 May 2012) (Businessday)
Kenya’s farmers, brewers raise a toast to sorghum (29 Apr 2012) (Reuters Alert net)
Bank director calls for more collaboration between farmers, ICRISAT (27 Apr 2012) (Daily Independent)
‘Superior’ peanut variety propagated here (25 Apr 2012) (The Manila Bulletin)
ICRISAT ties up with Chinese genomics institute (24 Apr 2012) (The Hindu Business Line)
Drought and poverty — a hardy legume to the rescue (12 Mar 2012) (The Integrated Breeding)
Ethiopian farmers test new chickpea crops (2 Mar 2012) (Guardian)
ICRISAT takes up research on diseases, pests that damage crops (29 Feb 2012) (Times of India)

 

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