April 2020

Animated Videos Detailing Techniques to Reduce Post-Harvest Loss Show High Adoption and Retention Rates

Download article as PDF Implementing techniques that reduce post-harvest loss are critical to ensuring abundant and safe food supplies. Techniques can range from simple and easy to adopt to rather complex and intricate, but oftentimes it is the mechanism of how to share and teach these concepts that keep them from reaching farmers and families....

Dr. Abhishek Rathore AVISA’s PO champion gives his expectations for the 2nd year

Download article as PDF Dr. Abhishek Rathore – Principal Scientist – ICRISAT India and AVISA’s PO champion explains during the project annual planning meeting at Kampala in 2019 that for the 2nd year of the project, “we will take AVISA at the next level of analytics. We will train partners and discuss with them about...

Dr. Esther Njuguna Social Scientist gives us her expectations on the year 2 of AVISA implementation

Download article as PDF Dr. Esther Njuguna –ICRISAT ‘s East and Southern Africa (ESA) region Gender Scientist, gives us her expectations on the year 2 of AVISA Project implementation in ESA countries. “I realize that we all encounter such an amazing partnership opportunity through meetings like the AVISA annual planning meeting. My partners are not only the NARS,...

Year 2 of AVISA: Dr. Sako from IER gives us his expectation and perspectives about activities in Mali

Download article as PDF Dr.Dramane Sako’s, Groundnut breeder and partner of AVISA explains to us the main role of his institute “IER” in the execution of the project in Mali. He gives a brief review of Year One activities and outline his prospects for the current year. Let’s listen to Dr. Sako from IER Kayes....

Business Guide for Addressing Food Loss & Waste in Smallholder Value Chains

Download article as PDF Smallholder supply chains and family farms in the developing world hold exciting potential for reducing food loss and waste (FLW) and increasing the profitability and sustainability of our food systems. For this reason, the Sustainable Food Lab and Wageningen University & Research (WUR) are eager to announce the creation of a...

A warm welcome to our new Director General – Dr Jacqueline Hughes

Download article as PDF For us at ICRISAT it is time to usher in new leadership and we are all set to ‘virtually’ welcome our new Director General Jacqueline d’Arros Hughes, popularly known as Jackie. Today on April 24, for the first time in its history, ICRISAT will be welcoming its new Director General via...

Announcement from ICRISAT governing board chair: incoming director general at ICRISAT

Download article as PDF On behalf of the ICRISAT Governing Board, I am announcing a change in plans for the future Director General. I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Jacqueline d’Arros Hughes as incoming Director General for ICRISAT. She will be able to join us soon. A natural leader and experienced...

New Protein Study Reveals Power of Millet-Legume Blends for Enhancing Human Health

Download article as PDF Two billion people around the world are suffering from protein and micronutrient deficiencies. The results of a new study by the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) may be able to significantly reduce those deficiencies, through a combination of millets and legumes that creates a highly digestible, complete protein that is packed...

Coronavirus Prevention

Download article as PDF Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO) has three animations available in a range of languages that cover ways to combat COVID-19 and stop the spread of germs and disease. SAWBO recently has released a new animation, Protecting Yourself from Coronavirus. This animation addresses best practices to protect against COVID-19 through recommended preventative measures. This animation...

Improving Livelihoods of Smallholder Farmer Communities through Innovative Post-Harvest Storage and an Inclusive Peer-To-Peer Micro Warehouse and Grain Trading Platform

Download article as PDF The Food Security team at Vestergaard S.A have designed an alternative business-based platform called ZeroFly® Chombo that specifically targets improving livelihoods of smallholder farmer communities.  The platform provides an innovative affordable environmentally friendly technology for post-harvest storage of food commodities, to be used within a peer-to-peer micro warehouse and grain trading platform. Vestergaard is...

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