ICRISAT – Science of discovery to science of delivery
One CGIAR Global Webinar Series on Genome Editing in Agriculture

Innovations for Sustainable Production and Food Systems

Launch of the ICRISAT Annual Report 2019

New highly productive sorghum varieties released

Farmer cooperatives across West and Central Africa help expand access to improved seeds, boosting yields

COVID-19 Update from ICRISAT

ICRISAT is well positioned to significantly contribute, in the short, medium and long terms, towards restoring food security in the drylands, during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond


Building rural women’s resilience in the wake of COVID-19

Ms Zuwena Hamisi Chipangula runs the Tunduru Agro-Dealer shop in Tanzania. Photo: Ndichu J
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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.

View timeline:  http://www.icrisat.org/icrisat45years

Upcoming events

    1. 4th International Conference on Global Food Security Achieving local and global food security: at what costs?

      September 20 @ 8:00 am - December 29 @ 5:00 pm
    2. One CGIAR Global Webinar Series on Genome Editing in Agriculture: Innovations for Sustainable Production and Food Systems

      October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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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