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ICAR and ICRISAT have signed an agreement to work together. They will work together on crop improvement and agronomy programmes for grain legumes and dryland cereals. It will benefit small farmers in India and Globally.

Loaction of ICRISAT on map

Loaction of ICRISAT on Map

Loaction of ICRISAT on map

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ICRISAT, ICAR join hands for crop improvement

ICRISAT, ICAR Join Hands for Crop Improvement

ICRISAT, ICAR join hands for crop improvement

  • ICAR is an autonomous body responsible for coordinating agricultural education and research in India.
  • Union Minister of Agriculture serves as its president
  • Agreement has identified climate smart crops, smart food, and digitalisation of breeding database.
  • It will facilitate research on pigeonpea and chickpea for insect resistance.
  • Dryland cereals and grain legumes are branded as smart foods.

About Indian Council of Agricultural Research:

  • Is an autonomous body responsible for coordinating agricultural education and research in India.
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research’s headquarters is in New Delhi.
  • ICAR institutions:

    • Headquarters
    • Deemed Universities
    • ICAR Institutes
    • Bureaus
    • Project Directorates
    • National Research Centers
    • Others

About International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics:

  • Is an international organisation which conducts agricultural research for rural development.
  • It was founded in 1972 by a consortium of organisations convened by the Ford and the Rockefeller foundations.
  • Its charter was signed by the FAO and the UNDP.
  • ICRISAT adopts Integrated genetic and natural resources management as its overarching research strategy.
  • ICRISAT is based in:

    • Patancheru
    • Bamako
    • Kenya
    • Niamey
    • Nigeria
    • Malawi
    • Ethiopia
    • Zimbabwe

- Published/Last Modified on: March 27, 2017

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