Jim and Wendy Ryan Endowment Fund

Jim and Wendy Ryan Endowment Fund for researchers to use unique village studies data

Path-breaking village-level studies with over 40 years of data at ICRISAT, will be available for further research, with support from the Ryan and Wendy Endowment Fund. Instituted by the former Director General of ICRISAT, Dr Jim Ryan and his wife Wendy Ryan, this new fund will support researchers undertaking agricultural economics studies with data from the Village Level Studies (VLS) and the Village Dynamic Studies in South Asia (VDSA) that have been carried out by ICRISAT.

The VDSA Data warehouse may be accessed here http://vdsakb.icrisat.ac.in. Those who wish to access the data can

  • Create an account
  • Click on the signup button
  • Fill the form for a registered email
  • Click on the link and VDSA Administrator will activate the account
  • Once the account is activated by the VDSA Administrator, the data can be accessed
  • If the interest is to use the meso (district level) data set, the website: http://vdsa.icrisat.ac.in/ can be accessed



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