ICRISAT – Science of discovery to science of delivery
COVID-19 Update from ICRISAT
The health and safety of staff and communities are of utmost importance to ICRISAT during this difficult time of a COVID-19 global pandemic. Staff are required to work from home and postpone or cancel any group meetings and travel, and avail of ICT technologies for virtual communications. We are also following the rules of the government in each site where we work. Depending on the location, type of work and changing situation, project work continues. Please be assured we are doing everything possible but responsibly to undertake our important work while looking after staff, families and communities. Senior management are monitoring the situation closely and continually. We thank our partners and funders for their support. It is now even more important that together, including as OneCGIAR, we achieve food and nutrition security across Africa and Asia.
Putting crop research on fast-forward’
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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

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.

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?

      June 15 @ 8:00 am - June 18 @ 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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