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As drought hits, Zimbabweans are going hungry
But efforts to boost food security, health and nutrition in Zimbabwe's cities could have a big payoff.
Integrated watershed management project wins first-ever National CSR Award
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Tailored, targeted AI apps pave way for smart farming
12 Years of Tropical Legumes
25 Million smallholder farmers now grow improved varieties
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“Most people have never heard of it, but CGIAR has done more to feed the world’s poorest people than any other organization on earth,” said Bill Gates, speaking at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York.
How malnutrition is being tackled
Developing nutrition rich crops
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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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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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Rural households reached
Farmers trained
156,282 ha
Area planted to improved varieties

Sustainable Development Goals


ICRISAT 45 Years



Bhoochetana Timeline

Large scale farming Adoption


Centre of Excellence in Genomics (2007-2017)

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