How Over 500 Women in South India Built Sustainable Livelihoods in Face of Drought

POWERGRID-ICRISAT project in Karnataka empowers through integrated watershed management Farm-dependent households in Ukkali now have an added source of income, thanks to the village’s enterprising women who availed of the POWER GRID-ICRISAT watershed project. Underway in the northern Karnataka village, the watershed project ‘Improving rural livelihoods through farmer-centric integrated watershed […]



NITI AAYOG Cites ICRISAT Watershed Achievements

The NITI Aayog recently commended the impact of community best practices for watershed management, in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India. “Local community in the water scarce Parasai-Sindh region of Jhansi, #UttarPradesh increased groundwater level by 2-5 meters & made 100 acres of land cultivable by constructing check dams, farm ponds and […]

Propagating a Pigeonpea Revolution Across India

Farmers from five Indian states came together to celebrate the success of one of the world’s first pigeonpea hybrids and to exchange views on good agricultural practices to benefit from agri-technology. At a two-day ‘Cross Learning Workshop’ at ICRISAT they were joined by representatives of non-governmental organizations, State Agricultural Universities, […]



ICRISAT DEVELOPMENT CENTER: Building Capacities of Partners for Efficient Collaborations

The ICRISAT Development Center (IDC) recently organized two training programs to equip members of ICRISAT’s partner organizations with skills and technologies that would help ensure seamless collaborations in projects. Training for NGO partner One of the programs was for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working with ICRISAT in the groundbreaking Bhoochetana project […]