Media release

05
Jul

India gets its first biofortified sorghum

India’s first biofortified sorghum (jowar), with significantly higher iron and zinc than regular sorghum, was formally launched today. Developed by ICRISAT it was released for cultivation by Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth (VNMKV), Maharashtra.

Feature story

06
Jul

Who are those people we call farmers?

Agricultural interventions should match household aspirations Just about six percent of rural households in Kenya, aspire for their children to become farmers. This is highlighted...
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Announcement

11
Jul

Former DDG honoured

Professor John DH (Dyno) Keatinge MBE, former Deputy Director General-Research (DDG-R), ICRISAT, was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science (DSc) on 4 July 2018 by...
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In the media

Smarter Mid-day Meals in Bengaluru Schools

Smart Foods like millets, sorghum, and legumes are being used to target specific nutrient needs of malnourished children. While ICRISAT is leading this analysis, the pilot is also being made possible with support from the State Government of Karnataka and advice from the National Institute of Nutrition.  Read more…

Icrisat to release India’s first biofortified jowar with more iron, zinc

ICRISAT has developed “improved breeding lines with high yield and high grain iron and zinc by exploiting the large variability in core collections. ICRISAT-bred biofortified sorghum line ICSR 14001 has 50% higher iron and zinc than base level.”  Read more…

ICRISAT develops biofortified sorghum

Developed by the Patancherubased International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), the ICSR 14001 variety was taken up under the sorghum biofortification project of HarvestPlus.  Read more…

Hyderabad-based drone tech company is on a mission to make farmers lives easier

The aerial spraying platform covers an acre of land in a uniform and efficient manner in just 15 to 20 minutes. This helps reduce input costs for the farmers, and also possibly improve the yield and soil health.  Read more…

New Publications

Economic feasibility of an augmentative biological control industry in Niger

Authors: Guerci MJ, Norton GW, Ba MN, Baoua I, Alwang J, Amadou L, Moumouni O, Karimoune L and Muniappan R

Published: 2018, Crop Protection (TSI), 110. pp. 34-40. ISSN 0261-2194

http://oar.icrisat.org/10520/

How immediate and significant is the outcome of training on diversified diets, hygiene and food safety? An effort to mitigate child undernutrition in rural Malawi

Authors: Anitha S, Tsusaka T W, Munthali TW, Musukwa M, Mwangwela A, Kalumikiza Z, Manani T, Kachulu L, Kumwenda N, Musoke M and Okori P

Published: 2018, Public Health Nutrition (TSI), 21 (6). pp. 1156-1166. ISSN 1368-9800

http://oar.icrisat.org/10522/

Effect of brewery wastewater obtained from different phases of treatment plant on seed germination of chickpea (Cicer arietinum), maize (Zea mays), and pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan)

Authors: Salian R, Wani SP, Reddy R and Patil MD

Published: 2018, Environmental Science and Pollution Research (TSI), 25 (9). pp. 9145-9154. ISSN 0944-1344

http://oar.icrisat.org/10523/

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