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  What ICRISAT Thinks: The Director General's Blog
 
Science, market and political will must work together to successfully revive vulnerable soils and halt further land degradation
 
Earlier this month, I was a panelist at the Caux dialogue on land and security.
This is an annual forum bringing together civil society, government and donor representatives, scientists and development practitioners from the North and South, to debate the critical issue of land degradation and desertification, which is a threat especially for the forgotten poor in the drylands.
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Press Release   Press Release
MS Swaminathan and Saina Nehwal named ICRISAT Ambassadors of Goodwill

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has named Professor MS Swaminathan, renowned agricultural scientist and Father of India's Green Revolution, and Ms Saina Nehwal, Olympic medalist, ace badminton player and youth icon of India, as ICRISAT Ambassadors of Goodwill. 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 ...  
  Atlas of African agriculture research & development
Revealing agriculture's place in Africa

The book, released by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), highlights the importance of easy access to high-quality data and information in realizing the potential of the work of agricultural researchers and development workers in Africa in significantly improving the lives of the poor. It features an article on Climate Zones for Crop Management" by Dr Lieven Claessens, ICRISAT Principal Scientist, Resilient Dryland Systems.
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