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David Bergvinson to be next ICRISAT Director General

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 14:23

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.

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 13:08

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.

IPGI crop geneticists sequence peanut`s genome: ICRISAT

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 22:21

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.

ICRISAT genebank head gets top germplasm award by US body

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 15:21

Top crop institute ICRISAT`s head of genebank Hari D Upadhyaya has been honoured with the 2013 Frank N Meyer Medal for Plant Genetic Resources Award by the Crop Science Society of America at its annual meeting in Florida.

Agri scientist Rajeev Varshney conferred award

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 19:12

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.

ICRISAT scientist receives award from US body

Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013, 11:39

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.

Study stresses need to use results of scientific research

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 20:16

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.

ICRISAT launches website for sharing information

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 21:28

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.

ICRISAT launches pigeon pea molecular breeding project

Last Updated: Thursday, January 31, 2013, 19:21

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.

Book on population boom and food mismatch released

Last Updated: Thursday, February 09, 2012, 10:25

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?