- International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics conducts agricultural research for development in the drylands of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa
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- The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in the drylands of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
- ICRISAT and its partners help empower these poor people to overcome poverty, hunger and a degraded environment through better agriculture.
- ICRISAT is headquartered in Hyderabad, Telangana State, in India, with two regional hubs (Nairobi, Kenya and Bamako, Mali) and country offices in Niger, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Ethiopia and Mozambique.
- ICRISAT’s research-for-development agenda is achieved through the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems, the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets, the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals.
ICRISAT conducts research on five highly nutritious drought-tolerant crops:
- Pigeon pea
- Pearl millet
Vision, mission and approach:
- ICRISAT envisions a prosperous, food-secure and resilient dryland tropic.
- To achieve this, its mission is to reduce poverty, hunger, malnutrition and environmental degradation in the dryland tropics.
- It approaches this through partnership-based international agricultural research for development that embodies Science with a Human Face.
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)