23) ICRISAT to celebrate 35th Annual Day and host Climate Change Symposium

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics is organizing its 35 th Annual Day celebrations between 21 and 24 November at its global headquarters at Patancheru. The theme for the 35th year celebrations is: ICRISAT at 35: Innovation, Institutions, Information and Impact.

According to Dr William Dar, Director General of ICRISAT, the event marks 35 years of ICRISAT's service to improve agricultural productivity in 48 countries of the semi-arid tropics of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa . “Through our focus on science with a human face we have taken developed products from cutting-edge science for the benefit of the poor and marginal farmers in the drylands. The Annual Day events help us recall and celebrate our achievements along with our partners.

The main events as part of the Anniversary celebrations are the presentation of Loyalty Awards and the 35 th Anniversary Commemorative Awards for leadership in science, management and partnerships. There will also be cultural events and usual festivities.

The highlight of the Annual Day celebrations is the International Symposium on Climate Change, between 22 and 24 November, which will bring together experts from the 15 international agricultural research centers under the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), who will present their research work on climate proofing their mandate crops.

Dr Martin Parry, Co-Chair of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will deliver the Keynote Address on The Implications of Climate Change for Crop Yields, Global Food Supply and Risk of Hunger.

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