ICRISAT – Science of discovery to science of delivery
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New chickpea breeding protocol promises to bring down varietal development time
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How do you provide healthy, sustainable food for world of the future?
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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.
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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.

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

GeoSmart Agriculture track at the 20th edition of GeoSmart India,3rd – 5th December, 2019, Hyderabad. https://geosmartindia.net/about.html

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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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