July 2020

Weather and climate research gear up for innovation in India

Download article as PDF High-level panel including ICRISAT scientist contributes expertise for policy making The impact of climate variability on agriculture was highlighted in a panel discussion conducted under the aegis of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Experts in weather and climate research sciences from across India participated in the discussion,...

An opportune time to digitise agriculture

Download article as PDF If Indian agriculture aspires to be globally competitive and viable, the need for digitisation is urgent now more than ever, and can help farmers lower costs, grade better quality and avoid distress sales Image: Shutterstock Agriculture supports nearly half of India’s workforce despite its decreasing contribution to the country’s GDP (85...

ICAR recognizes ICRISAT scientist with prestigious rafi ahmed kidwai award

Download article as PDF Dr Rajeev Varshney, Director, ICRISAT’s Genetic Gains Research Program, was named a recipient of Indian Council of Agricultural Research’s Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award on 16 July. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to agriculture research. This award is for Dr Varshney’s research contributions to crop sciences. He is internationally renowned for work...

ICRISAT governing board members meet remotely to forge forward-looking plans

Download article as PDF The first-ever virtual meeting of ICRISAT Governing Board was conducted recently where many opportunities were discussed to enhance ICRISAT’s capacity to develop in areas of research. The Board appreciated the mechanisms put forward to co-create initiatives that build impact and to stay agile and ambitious to be well positioned for the...

Legume farmer fab labs design seeds that work for family farms, women and the market

Download article as PDF Protein and micronutrient-packed legumes like cowpea, groundnut, beans or chickpea are important crops for small farmers in developing countries to improve family diets and soils. Yet for years, legume cultivation has been hampered by poor yields and returns. Engaging farmers in legume research may hold the clue to boost pulse productivity....

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