Digital Agriculture Initiatives
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As the host of CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Convention 2019, a few highlights of ICRISAT’s capabilities in digital agriculture…
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.
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:

International Plant Protection congress 10-14 November:

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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)

A Timeline


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