ICRISAT

'Magic millet' gets an enrichment boost to cure anaemia

 Indian scientists have bred a novel nutritious variety of millet, very rich in iron. A global clinical trial has now proved that if this 'magic millet' is used to feed children, incidence of iron deficiency or anaemia can be reduced dramatically.

Jun 14, 2015, 12:02 PM IST

ICRISAT scientist receives Japan's Niigata International Food Award

Dr C L Laxmipathi Gowda, Deputy Director General for Research, ICRISAT has been honoured with the 2014 Sano Touzaburo Special Prize from Japan's Niigata International Food Award Foundation.

Oct 30, 2014, 17:03 PM IST

David Bergvinson to be next ICRISAT Director General

The Governing Board of the Hyderabad-based International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) today announced the appointment of Dr David Bergvinson as the next Director General of ICRISAT for a five-year term, effective January 1, 2015.

Jun 27, 2014, 14:23 PM IST

Agriculture minister to ICRISAT: Need to take research to farmers doorsteps

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has exhorted the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics (ICRISAT) to take research and technology to the doorstep of farmers.

Jun 25, 2014, 13:08 PM IST

IPGI crop geneticists sequence peanut`s genome: ICRISAT

ICRISAT, a member of the Peanut Genome Consortium, today claimed that the International Peanut Genome Initiative (IPGI) has successfully sequenced the genome of the humble peanut.

Apr 02, 2014, 22:21 PM IST

Agri scientist Rajeev Varshney conferred award

A scientist of the city-based International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has been given a prestigious award for his outstanding work in the area of legume genomics.

Jan 10, 2014, 19:12 PM IST

ICRISAT scientist receives award from US body

An Indian scientist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has received an award from the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), a statement said Thursday.

Nov 29, 2013, 11:39 AM IST

Study stresses need to use results of scientific research

The success of scientific research lies also in efforts made to support "uptake efforts", meaning the successful adoption of the results in relevant fields, says a recent study.

Nov 25, 2013, 20:16 PM IST

ICRISAT launches website for sharing information

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics (ICRISAT), which conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, Thursday launched a website to make large volumes of scientific knowledge and information easily accessible by the public.

Sep 26, 2013, 21:28 PM IST

ICRISAT launches pigeon pea molecular breeding project

A USD 2-million comprehensive pigeon pea molecular breeding project has been launched to improve the food and income security of millions in the dry-lands around the world, agri-research body ICRISAT said today.

Jan 31, 2013, 19:21 PM IST

Book on population boom and food mismatch released

With global population expected to cross 9 billion by 2050 from current 7 billion, a daunting question plaguing experts is--whether there will be enough food to feed so many people?

Feb 09, 2012, 10:25 AM IST

Book on population boom and food mismatch released

With global population expected to cross 9 billion by 2050 from current 7 billion, a daunting question plaguing experts is--whether there will be enough food to feed so many people?

Feb 09, 2012, 10:25 AM IST