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ICRISAT awarded 2021 Africa Food Prize

Millets can be prepared and eaten like rice. Shown here is proso millet cooked like rice in turmeric. Photo: Joanna Kane-Potaka
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Millet based diet can lower risk of type 2 diabetes and help manage blood glucose levels

Millets can be prepared and eaten like rice. Shown here is proso millet cooked like rice in turmeric. Photo: Joanna Kane-Potaka
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Study shows millets can reduce risk of developing cardiovascular disease

Millets can be prepared and eaten like rice. Shown here is proso millet cooked like rice in turmeric. Photo: Joanna Kane-Potaka
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A year of many big impacts and landmark varietal releases

Millets can be prepared and eaten like rice. Shown here is proso millet cooked like rice in turmeric. Photo: Joanna Kane-Potaka
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COVID-19 Update from ICRISAT

ICRISAT hopes that all our partners and the people we serve in the drylands are safe and well, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our lives.
As before, we are working hard to develop and implement solutions for farmers and agribusinesses, as our way of contributing at this difficult time
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A good pearl millet hybrid gets even better

HHB 67 Improved 2-7 is a second cycle improvement in a popular pearl millet hybrid. Photo: Rakesh Srivastava, ICRISAT
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Little millet that are big on nutrition and yield identified at ICRISAT

Dr Vetriventhan in a little millet field at ICRISAT. Photo: Venugopal R, ICRISAT
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Ghana farmers’ group raises groundnut yield five-fold with improved varieties, breaks three-decade productivity barrier

A groundnut field. Image used for representational purpose. File Photo
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Malian farmers garner benefits of breeding initiatives, despite pandemic

Mr Olivier Lefay, Program Manager, Food Security of the Delegation of the European Union in Mali, and Dr Ramadjita Tabo, Regional and Research Program Director, West and Central Africa (WCA), ICRISAT, during the Annual Review and Planning Meeting of the UE-APSAN-Mali project. Photos: N Diakité, ICRISAT
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Overcoming poverty & hunger

Reducing malnutrition

Preventing environmental degradation

A year of many big impacts and landmark varietal releases

In 2020, ICRISAT was able to lend its name to landmark varietal releases of its crops across Asia and Africa and register big impacts in improving dryland agri-food systems. Advanced technologies and resources related to crop breeding, digital agriculture and genomics were shared as international public goods and the research studies contributed to knowledge sharing worldwide. Read more about our multi-faceted research achievements and impacts in the ICRISAT Annual Report 2020.

For the interactive and mobile-friendly web version

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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

Events

India – Africa Agriculture & Food Processing Summit 2021

Date: 14 – 15 September 2021

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MillNETi Symposium: Addressing Iron Deficiency through Millets

Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2021, 13:00 – Thu, 16 Sep 2021, 18:00 IST

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Landscape 2021 – Diversification for Sustainable and Resilient Agriculture


Date: Tuesday 21 September 2021

The conference schedule can be found here.

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