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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 […]

Soil Health Scheme for Farmers in Odisha – To Benefit 4.35 Million Farmers in 30 districts

Bhoochetana, an initiative that has transformed lives of several million farmers in Karnataka, is now being launched in Odisha. The Department of Agriculture, Government of Odisha–and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) joined hands and signed a Memorandum of Agreement today to potentially benefit 4.35 million […]



Doubling Farmers’ Income: KISAN–MITrA

Presentations of National Workshop on Doubling Farmers’ Income through Scaling-up: KISAN–MITrA (Knowledge-based Integrated Sustainable Agriculture Network – Mission India for Transforming Agriculture) 15–16 March 2017 Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) No: 3, San Martin Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi – 110021 On 15 March 2017 Objectives of the Workshop and Expected Outputs […]

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Energy from Biomass of Constructed Wetlands

Taking the next step forward in enhancing the value of constructed wetlands, a pilot biogas plant to extract energy from the biomass of constructed wetlands was installed on ICRISAT campus recently. Several tons of biomass from constructed wetlands needs to be disposed periodically either through composting or through biogas/biofuel production. […]

New Sowing Application Increases Yield by 30%

The test results of a new sowing app for groundnut farmers reveal that 175 smallholder farmers who followed the advice provided for sowing and managing their crop experienced a 30% yield increase. These farmers, based in Andhra Pradesh, India, received ten sowing advisories through SMS in the local language (Telugu). […]