12 Years of Tropical Legumes
25 Million smallholder farmers now grow improved varieties
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When communities join hands to replenish degraded ecosystems
the impact on livelihoods is astounding.
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First ever high-yielding chickpea variety developed using marker-assisted
backcrossing released in Ethiopia
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India’s first ‘high oleic’ groundnut varieties ready to go commercial
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The 'smart food' women of Kenya sing a nutritious tune
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Chapatis of pearl millet for a changing climate
Support for farmers
Developing seeds for a sustainable future
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Engaging women in agriculture
Social and economic equality
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Easy access to markets for farmers
Strengthening agricultural value chains
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How malnutrition is being tackled
Developing nutrition rich crops
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Overcoming poverty & hunger

Reducing malnutrition

Preventing environmental degradation

ICRISAT’s scientific information by topic,
crop, location and resources.

From discovery to delivery – the 45-year journey to improve nutrition

Highlights of the past year are presented in a  succinct, ‘at-a-glance’ format to convey the essential impacts of the scientific research on the ground. The report combines data and descriptive short notes, touching on the various aspects of how it impacted nutrition, lives and livelihoods over the decades.

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ICRISAT’s 45th anniversary timeline and ‘my wish’ for the drylands

The 45 years were all about finding every opportunity to improve the lives of smallholder farmers in the drylands of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

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Upcoming events

Big Data in Agriculture, 16-18 October: https://bigdata.cgiar.org/hyderabad-2019/

International Plant Protection congress 10-14 November: https://www.icrisat.org/event/xix-international-plant-protection-congress-ippc-2019/

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Chickpea seed samples distributed to 88 countries
Accessions deposited in the Global Seed vault
Agribusiness startups helped in Africa

Sustainable Development Goals


ICRISAT 45 Years



Bhoochetana Timeline

Large scale farming Adoption


Centre of Excellence in Genomics (2007-2017)

A Timeline


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