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  What ICRISAT Thinks: The Director General's Blog
Ensuring climate-smart research more rapidly delivers results for the poor
Climate experts have been warning of global warming that will impact our biodiversity and food security. The United Nations General Secretariat gathered world leaders yesterday to announce concrete steps for immediate Climate Action to reduce emissions and strengthen climate resilience. A Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture is being launched today. To what extent can our research help this “climate action”?   Read more
William D Dar
African Woman and Child Feature Service   Press Release
Orphaned crops get new homes in the hands
of women farmers

Growing orphaned crops-finger millet and sorghum in East Africa has become ‘sexy’ and are fast turning tables by becoming beneficial to farmers who initially abandoned them for maize. More .. 
ICRISAT Governing Board commits to new significant research and science investments in Africa

The Governing Board of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has today made a decision to boost its research in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by investing US$ 5 million towards upgrading research infrastructure and building scientific skills on the African continent. ICRISAT is committed to improving food security, making smallholder farming profitable through an Inclusive Market-Oriented Development (IMOD) approach, tackling malnutrition by focusing on more nutritious crops, and helping overcome environmental degradation in Sub-Saharan Africa. More ..
  Appointment of new ICRISAT Director General
The Governing Board of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr David Bergvinson as the next Director General of ICRISAT for a five-year term, effective January 01, 2015. Dr Bergvinson is currently with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, USA, as Senior Program Officer, Crop Value Chains and Digital Design for Agriculture Development. More .. 
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