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Agri researchers join nutrition & health scientists to discuss global challenges

Over 350 researchers working in agriculture, nutrition and health gathered in India recently to understand and tackle major global challenges to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).............

Genetic secrets of peanut varieties unveiled

Scientists at the Hyderabad-based International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has decoded the complete set of chromosomes of two widely cultivated peanut varieties belonging to the subspecies hypogaea and fastigiata..........

Scientists complete genetic sequencing of chickpea

The study lays the foundation for large-scale characterization of the germplasm, population genetics and crop breeding of chickpea and helps understand domestication and post-domestication divergence of chickpea.................

India gets its first-ever biofortified sorghum

This improved sorghum variety was developed by ICRISAT under HarvestPlus – sorghum biofortification project and was tested as PVK 1009 in Maharashtra state and in All India Co-ordinated Sorghum Improvement Project (AICSIP) trials...………..

Two women scientists to receive ICRISAT’s highest scientific award

Dr Mamta Sharma and Dr Pooja Bhatnagar-Mathur are joint recipients of the Doreen Margaret Mashler Award for 2018 by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).................

55k farmers expected to benefit from joint agri project by ICRISAT...

The project will target drought-prone farming communities of Vidarbha region through science-led, multi-stakeholder and market-oriented agriculture development..................

ICRISAT celebrates decade of genomic advances in agriculture

The Centre of Excellence in Genomics (CEG) at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) that was set up in partnership with the Department of Biotechnology on 2007 recently celebrated its 10th anniversary............

Indian breakthrough in arhar holds promise

The scientists from the International Crop Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropic (ICRISAT) have identified the genes responsible for the two commonest diseases adversely affecting the pigeon pea yield..............

ICRISAT sets up hub for innovations in agriculture

Spread over 10,000 square feet at Panchteru in Telengana, the innovation hub includes a 40-seater accelerator facility....

Linking agriculture & energy must for creation of smart villages in...

With the right framework conditions in place, advances in the use of renewable energy solutions offer attractive and sustainable opportunities...........