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Millet based diet can lower risk of type 2 diabetes and help manage blood glucose levels

Millets can be prepared and eaten like rice. Shown here is proso millet cooked like rice in turmeric. Photo: Joanna Kane-Potaka
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COVID-19 Update from ICRISAT

ICRISAT hopes that all our partners and the people we serve in the drylands are safe and well, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our lives.
As before, we are working hard to develop and implement solutions for farmers and agribusinesses, as our way of contributing at this difficult time
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A good pearl millet hybrid gets even better

HHB 67 Improved 2-7 is a second cycle improvement in a popular pearl millet hybrid. Photo: Rakesh Srivastava, ICRISAT
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Little millet that are big on nutrition and yield identified at ICRISAT

Dr Vetriventhan in a little millet field at ICRISAT. Photo: Venugopal R, ICRISAT
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Ghana farmers’ group raises groundnut yield five-fold with improved varieties, breaks three-decade productivity barrier

A groundnut field. Image used for representational purpose. File Photo
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Malian farmers garner benefits of breeding initiatives, despite pandemic

Mr Olivier Lefay, Program Manager, Food Security of the Delegation of the European Union in Mali, and Dr Ramadjita Tabo, Regional and Research Program Director, West and Central Africa (WCA), ICRISAT, during the Annual Review and Planning Meeting of the UE-APSAN-Mali project. Photos: N Diakité, ICRISAT
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The European Commission hopes for greater collaboration to improve food and nutrition security

Mrs Sabine Togola, Research Technician (L) and Ms Ioana Albulescu, Team Leader-Green Inclusive Growth, EU Delegation to Mali, during a visit to a sorghum field. Photo: N Diakité, ICRISAT
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Watershed interventions provide groundwater access all year through

Photo: Arun Seshadri/ICRISAT
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New study: CGIAR innovations reach nearly 80% of Ethiopia’s rural households

Farmers in Mali, who volunteered to grow climate-resilient and locally adapted varieties of sorghum, pearl millet, groundnut and cowpea crops under the UE-APSAN-Mali project, demonstrated the superior features of their crops during a field visit by other farmers, seed producers and local officials.

Usman Kadir and his family are growing maize and wheat varieties suitable for drought- and disease-affected areas in Ethiopia. Photo: A Habtamu, ILRI
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CGIAR Research Pays Off: New Report Finds 10 Times Return on Investment

Investments in CGIAR research generate returns of 10 times the amount invested, a new report has found. The report, commissioned by the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation, found a 10 to 1 benefit-cost ratio on CGIAR investments of $60 billion in present value terms over almost five decades.

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Overcoming poverty & hunger

Reducing malnutrition

Preventing environmental degradation

A call to Evolve

Treading new paths to find efficient solutions has been part of ICRISAT’s work ethic and it continues to undergird our work as we face the ‘new normal’. This edition of the Annual Report reflects this spirit and brings to you path-breaking initiatives and the major impacts in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia with spillover benefits in other countries. A Quick Stats sheet will assist you in gauging the work across the Sustainable Development Goals and will see you surfing the big numbers – thousands of seed samples shared, millions of hectares covered, and a hundred million reached through various initiatives. A handy lift-out on modernizing breeding will walk you through the biggest initiative of 2019. Dedicated sections in the report will acquaint you with milestones achieved by the research programs, the CRP Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals led by ICRISAT, the Smart Food initiative and of course, the important finances, human resources and other corporate details.

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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.

Share your view and images about ICRISAT on social media using #icrisat45.

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Future of Farming: Pathways to Sustainable and Resilient Agriculture

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)

A Timeline


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