ICRISAT – Science of discovery to science of delivery
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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
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Creating financial security for women in agriculture
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Leading the drive to modernize crop breeding
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Climate-proofing dryland agriculture
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Diversifying diets for a better future and enhancing nutrition
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Preventing and reversing environmental degradation
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Overcoming poverty & hunger

Reducing malnutrition

Preventing environmental degradation

Healthy Food Systems: The Foundation for a Better World

Across the semi-arid regions of Asia and Africa, ICRISAT’s work for over 46 years has intertwined scientific research in agriculture, but the underlying emphasis has been on health, the environment and livelihoods. This edition of the Annual Report is an effort to place at the center of discourse, the institution’s contribution to ‘Health’ and ‘Healthy Food Systems’ – not just from the perspective of people, but also for the planet, sustainable living and a healthier world. Contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals, it also effectively feeds into the existing and emerging priorities of the CGIAR.

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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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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
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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