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ICRISAT Wins two CSR awards for work on Climate Change and Community Development 1

At the recent World Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Congress, ICRISAT’s science-backed development work with the corporate sector on climate change adaptation and community development was recognized. ICRISAT’s work on climate-smart agriculture has shown how to achieve short-and-long-term sustainability in agricultural development while contributing to climate change mitigation. To this end […]


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Changing the face of drinking water and waste water solutions

For decades, rural areas have benefited from development agencies installing water pumps to tap bore water for drinking. However, this holds the risk of contamination. The ICRISAT Development Center is piloting a self-sustaining model for filtered drinking water at Kothapally village in India. The pilot project involves a community-dug borewell […]

Workshop on Strategies to Minimize Input Costs in Dairy, Poultry and Fisheries Sectors

Millets and sorghum play a crucial role in interlinking agriculture, dairy and fisheries sectors A two-day workshop on ‘Strategies to Minimize Input Costs in Dairy, Poultry and Fisheries Sectors’ was conducted by ICRISAT Development Center in India on 26-27 August with the support of the Planning Department, Government of Andhra […]

Workshop participants visit the ILRI research station at ICRISAT, India. (Photos: S Punna, ICRISAT)

Working with Asian Paints for their corporate social responsibility

Understanding the need to strengthen ecosystem services through natural resource management in dryland areas, ICRISAT in collaboration with Asian Paints Limited launched a project ‘Improved Livelihoods through Integrated Water Resources Management in Community Watershed in Medak’ at Bhanur village, Telangana, India, on 21 October. “Untimely rains and land degradation have hit agricultural productivity hard. In recent years, […]


Women's Farmers Day

ICRISAT honors outstanding women farmers in India

“Recognizing the contribution of women to agriculture is critical to achieve global food security,” said Dr William Dar, Director General, ICRISAT. He was addressing over 1500 women farmers from across 12 states of India at the Women Farmers Day at the ICRISAT global headquarters. Dr Dar stressed that “women farmers are […]