Projects

 

Improved livelihoods through sustainable intensification and diversification of market oriented crop-livestock systems in southern Malawi

Duration: 23/Feb/2017 - 22/Aug/2020

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa

Project contact: Dr Andre F van Rooyen (A.VanRooyen@icrisatzw.cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Other international or regional organization

The overall project aim is to increase income and livelihoods for small holders, rural poor and rural youth through sustainable intensification and diversification of affordable plant and animal based...

 
 

Crop and natural resources inventory in India: Scoping study in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Karnataka states combining geo-located surveys, GIS, and remote sensing

Duration: 30/Jan/2017 - 31/Jul/2017

Locations: Asia,India,Andhra Pradesh,Karnataka,Odisha

Project contact: Ms Simone Verkaart ()

Donor: Other international or regional organization,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)-Italy

The major objective is to bring transformative change in India’s agricultural sector to facilitate achievement of national and global environmental benefits and conserve critical biodiversity a...

 
 

Improving chickpea adaptation to environmental challenges in Australia and India

Duration: 06/Jan/2017 - 05/Jan/2020

Locations: Asia,India

Project contact: Dr Rajeev K Varshney (R.K.Varshney@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Department of Biotechnology- Government of India-India

The main objectives of this project is to - Identification of sources of resistance to Ascochyta blight in Australia; enhancing genetics and physiological knowledge of salinity tolerance in Australia ...

 
 

Exchange of genetic resources and experts between the ICRISAT and National Institute of Agricultural Science of RDA

Duration: 01/Jan/2017 - 31/Dec/2019

Locations: Asia

Project contact: Dr H D Upadhyaya (H.UPADHYAYA@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: National Agricultural Research Systems/Institutes

Exchange of plant genetic resources between National Institute of Agricultural Science(NAS) of Rural Development Administration, Korea and Genebank of the International Crops Research Institute for Se...

 
 

Sustainable water management through integrated watershed management in Gulbarga District, Karnataka

Duration: 01/Jan/2017 - 31/Mar/2017

Locations: Asia,India,Karnataka

Project contact: Dr S P Wani (S.WANI@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Private industry

A simulation model will be set up for computing the current landscape hydrology. Large watersheds will be divided into smaller units based on stream network, soil, and land use information. Water bala...

 
 

Exchange of genetic resources and experts between the ICRISAT and National Institute of Agricultural Science of RDA

Duration: 01/Jan/2017 - 31/Dec/2017

Locations: Asia

Project contact: Dr H D Upadhyaya (H.UPADHYAYA@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local

The main objectives of this project are: Exchange of plant genetic resources and information between National Institute of Agricultural Science, RDA of Korea and the ICRISAT; Introduction of advanced ...

 
 

Improving groundnut seed production systems to improve livelihood and nutrition outcomes of smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe

Duration: 19/Oct/2016 - 31/May/2017

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Zimbabwe

Project contact: Dr Kizito Mazvimavi (K.Mazvimavi@cgiar.org)

Donor: Other international or regional organization,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)-Italy

The starting point needs to strengthen with the technology supply side of the value chain. Adoption of improved groundnut varieties, and allied management technologies leads to productivity gains, the...

 
 

Developing the water modelling for the watershed at Ultratech Cement plant at Tadipatri in Andhra Pradesh

Duration: 01/Oct/2016 - 31/Dec/2016

Locations: Asia,India,Andhra Pradesh

Project contact: Dr S P Wani (S.WANI@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Private industry

The study will focus on enabling UltraTech work towards technical solutions i.e. identifying, implementing, monitoring, verification etc. of the on-ground interventions for harvesting and storing of r...

 
 

Scientific trials contributing to chickpea improvement

Duration: 01/Oct/2016 - 30/Sep/2017

Locations: Asia,India

Project contact: Dr Pooran M Gaur (P.GAUR@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Foundation or Trust,Sir Dorabji Tata Trust (SDTT)-India,Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT)-India

The project is aimed at tapping genetic variability present in the wild species for improvement of chickpea and broadening its genetic base. A large number of progenies generated from interspecific cr...

 
 

Developing sustainable livelihood and local economic development strategy for the overall project GEF 6 Green Agriculture in general and for all five project areas

Duration: 21/Sep/2016 - 31/Aug/2017

Locations: Asia,India,Odisha,Rajasthan,Uttarakhand,Madhya Pradesh

Donor: Other international or regional organization,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)-Italy

The major objective of the project is to bring transformative change in India’s agricultural sector to facilitate achievement of national and global environmental benefits and conserve critical...

 
 

Sorghum Genomics Toolbox: TERRA Partnership

Duration: 16/Sep/2016 - 30/Sep/2019

Locations: Asia,India,Eastern and Southern Africa,Ethiopia,West and Central Africa,Senegal

Project contact: Dr Vincent Vadez (V.VADEZ@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Foundation or Trust,Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-USA

The Sorghum Genomics Toolbox is a new initiative funded by the BMGF which broadens the scope of earlier TERRA-REF project, funded by the Department of Energy (USA) and focused on bio-energy sorghum. T...

 
 

Conducting of a study to ascertain local and national availability of seed and other agricultural inputs and ascertain the capacity of drought affected vulnerable communities and households in seven SADC countries (Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe) to timely access inputs given the eroding impact of the El Nino drought on farmers

Duration: 16/Sep/2016 - 31/Dec/2016

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Malawi,Mozambique,Zambia,Zimbabwe

Project contact: Dr Kizito Mazvimavi (K.Mazvimavi@cgiar.org)

Donor: Other international or regional organization,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)-Italy

The purpose of this study is to ascertain national availability of seed and other agricultural inputs and also the capacity of drought affected vulnerable communities and households to timely access a...

 
 

For the provision of building the necessary evidence base to support the scaling up of Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) approach in West Africa

Duration: 06/Sep/2016 - 05/Sep/2017

Locations: West and Central Africa

Project contact: Dr Robert B. Zougmore (R.Zougmore@cgiar.org)

Donor: Other international or regional organization,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)-Italy

The activities to be undertaken are to support the project support transition towards climate smart agriculture food systems with the following objectives: (1) to enhance the awareness and knowledge ...

 
 

Strengthening sorghum and millet value chains for food, nutritional and income security in Arid and Semi-Arid lands of Kenya and the United Republic of Tanzania - SOMNI

Duration: 02/Sep/2016 - 01/Sep/2020

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Kenya,Zimbabwe

Project contact: Dr Henry Fred Ojulong (H.Ojulong2@cgiar.org)

Donor: Other international or regional organization,International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-Italy

The goal of the project is “Improved Food, Nutritional and Income Security for enhanced livelihoods and Gender equity among smallholder farming households in Semi-Arid lands of Kenya and Tanzani...

 
 

Identification of markers and genomic regions associated with aflatoxin resistance in peanut

Duration: 19/Aug/2016 - 31/Dec/2019

Locations: Asia

Project contact: Dr Rajeev K Varshney (R.K.Varshney@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Private industry,Mars Chocolate North America - LLC

At present, there is not much information available on molecular markers and genes associated with aflatoxin contamination that can be used in molecular breeding. Therefore, identification of markers ...

 
 

Soil conservation and rehabilitation of degraded land for food security in India

Duration: 01/Aug/2016 - 30/Sep/2017

Locations: Asia,India,Maharashtra

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Deutsche Gesellschaft for Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)-Germany

The objective of this project is to study the impact of cropping system and soil fertility management practices on selected ecosystem services in the context of semi-arid areas in the Maharashtra stat...

 
 

Malawi Seed Industry Development Project - Phase 2

Duration: 01/Aug/2016 - 31/Mar/2020

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa

Project contact: Dr Patrick Okori (P.Okori@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Irish Aid-Ireland

The purpose of this project is to improve legume and cereal seed systems and complementary agricultural innovations to catalyse productivity improvement and associated social benefits of improved food...

 
 

Zimbabwe Resilient Building Fund - Enhancing Community Resilience and Sustainability (ECRAS) Donor: United Nations Development Programme in Zimbabwe (UNDP Zimbabwe) thru CARE International

Duration: 01/Jul/2016 - 30/Jul/2019

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Zimbabwe

Project contact: Dr Kizito Mazvimavi (K.Mazvimavi@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local

CARE, Plan and ICRISAT propose to implement the Enhancing Community Resilience and Sustainability (ECRAS) project in Chiredzi and Mwenezi Districts, aimed at increasing the capacities of communities t...

 
 

Managing organic amendments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and supplement fertiliser nitrogen inputs in tropical Indian and Sri Lankan agricultural soils

Duration: 01/Jul/2016 - 30/Jan/2018

Locations: Asia,India,Sri Lanka

Project contact: Dr Anthony Whitbread (A.Whitbread@cgiar.org)

The project directly addresses the climate change and climate variability and resources utilisation and pathways for sustainable development research agendas. This includes filling a key data gap in g...

 
 

Development of training manual and communication material for training of Board of Directors (BoD) members of Farmer Producers Organizations (FPOs) and also their training

Duration: 01/Jul/2016 - 31/Dec/2016

Locations: Asia

Project contact: Dr Kiran K Sharma (K.SHARMA@CGIAR.ORG)

The project entails production and dissemination of training manual and communication material for training of Board of Directors (BoD) members of Farmer Producers Organizations (FPOs). The manual wil...

 
 

For the provision of building the necessary evidence base to support the scaling up of Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) approach in West Africa

Duration: 01/Jul/2016 - 30/Jun/2017

Locations: Ghana

Project contact: Dr Robert B. Zougmore (R.Zougmore@cgiar.org)

Donor: Other international or regional organization,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)-Italy

The main Objective of this project is to support facilitation of the enabling environment for the scaling-up of CSA through capacity building across the different institutions at all levels and assist...

 
 

Documenting adoption of Natural Resource Management practices: Evidence on micro dosing and conservation agriculture in Zimbabwe and Niger

Duration: 01/Jul/2016 - 30/Jun/2017

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Zimbabwe,West and Central Africa,Nigeria

Project contact: Dr Kizito Mazvimavi (K.Mazvimavi@cgiar.org)

Donor: Other international or regional organization,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)-Italy

This study focuses on determining the levels of adoption of Micro-dosing (MD) and Conservation Agriculture (CA) in Zimbabwe and Niger by undertaking the following activities: Description and clear ...

 
 

Unraveling the effect of elevated carbon-di-oxide mediated abiotic stress in chickpea transcriptome

Duration: 18/Jun/2016 - 17/Jun/2019

Locations: Asia,India

Project contact: Dr Rajeev K Varshney (R.K.Varshney@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Department of Biotechnology- Government of India-India

The overall goal of this initiative is to Transcriptome profiling of chickpea genotype under both ambient and elevated [CO2] level condition. Validation of differential expression pattern of transcrip...

 
 

Cambridge-India Network for Translational Research in Nitrogen (CINTRIN)

Duration: 09/Jun/2016 - 08/Jun/2019

Locations: Asia,India

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Department of Biotechnology- Government of India-India

The main aim is to exploit genetic variation (both natural and induced) for NUE in diverse germplasm collections of sorghum and pearl millet at ICRISAT. In addition another equally important objective...

 
 

Promotion of vegetable cultivation along with Wadi for nutritional security and income enhancement among the tribal families of Langigarh block of Kalahandi district, Odisha

Duration: 01/Jun/2016 - 31/May/2021

Locations: Asia,India,Odisha

Project contact: Dr S P Wani (S.WANI@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Foundation or Trust,Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT)-India

The goal of the project is to increase agricultural productivity and to improve the livelihoods and nutrition of the population on a sustainable basis through science-led crop diversification using cl...

 
 

Sustainable agricultural development through value addition and linking tribal farmers to markets in Adilabad district of Telangana - transitioning tribal farmers from traditional to modern agriculture

Duration: 01/Jun/2016 - 31/May/2017

Locations: Asia,India,Telangana

Project contact: Dr Kiran K Sharma (K.SHARMA@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local

Establishment of value addition centers for primary processing and providing market linkages would be an effective intervention. The agriculture and farming systems that the smallholder farmers practi...

 
 

Scaling-up and popularization of high yielding pigeonpea hybrids for enhancing productivity of small and marginal farmers of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Odisha states of India

Duration: 01/Jun/2016 - 31/May/2017

Locations: Asia,India,Karnataka,Maharashtra,Odisha

Project contact: Dr C V Sameer Kumar (C.Sameerkumar@cgiar.org)

Donor: National Agricultural Research Systems/Institutes

To enhance the productivity of pigeonpea based systems using high-yielding hybrids along with improved land, water and crop management practices including soil test based nutrient management options. ...

 
 

Restoration of Degraded Lands for Food Security and poverty Reduction in East Africa and the Sahel-Taking Successes in Land Restoration to Scale under the Putting Research into Use for Nutrition, Sustainable Agriculture and Resilience (PRUNSAR)

Duration: 24/May/2016 - 30/Sep/2019

Locations: West and Central Africa,Niger

Donor: CGIAR,Other international or regional organization,International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF)-Kenya,International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-Italy

The goal of the project is to reduce food insecurity and improve livelihoods of poor people living in African drylands by restoring degraded land, and returning it to effective and sustainable tree, c...

 
 

Enhancing resilience to climate change through the dissemination of integrated management technologies water-soil-agro-forestry-pastoral - (PARK / Yana-yi)

Duration: 10/May/2016 - 04/May/2019

Locations: West and Central Africa,Niger

Project contact: Dr Anthony Whitbread (A.Whitbread@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local

The project aims at improving the resilience of smallholder farmers to climate change and risks through Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) using a participative approach to co-develop and scale out CSA i...

 
 

Expression of resistance to diapausing and nondiapausing spotted stem borer, Chilo partellus in sorghum and maize: Implications for crop improvement and IPM

Duration: 01/May/2016 - 30/Apr/2019

Locations: Asia,India

Project contact: Dr H C Sharma (H.SHARMA@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local

Genetic and molecular characterization of locally adapted life-history traits of insects such as diapause and polyphenism is important to understand the response of insect populations to climate chang...

 
 

Fast-tracking release of high oleic peanut varieties in India

Duration: 01/May/2016 - 30/Apr/2017

Locations: Asia,India,Andhra Pradesh,Gujarat,Rajasthan,Tamil Nadu,Telangana

Project contact: Dr P Janila (P.Janila@cgiar.org)

Donor: Private industry,Mars Chocolate North America - LLC

ICRISAT in partnership with Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Directorate of Groundnut Research (ICAR-DGR) and State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) has for the first time developed ‘high...

 
 

Genomics-assisted breeding for high yielding and climate resilient finger millet/ragi varieties/hybrids and promotion of best suitable cultivars for food and nutritional security in Karnataka State of India

Duration: 01/Apr/2016 - 31/Mar/2019

Locations: Asia,India,Karnataka

Project contact: Dr Santosh P Deshpande (S.DESHPANDE@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Department of Agriculture- Government of Karnataka-India

The aim is to contribute to the development of improved finger millet varieties in the state of Karnataka by developing and deploying genomics tools in finger millet breeding. The project envisages th...

 
 

Exploring plant growth promoting bacteria as mineral mobilizers for Fe and Zn biofortification in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)

Duration: 01/Apr/2016 - 31/Mar/2018

Locations: Asia,India

Project contact: Dr Mamta Sharma (mamta.sharma@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Science & Engineering Research Board- Government of India-India

Mineral malnutrition, that affects ~ 2 million people around world, is deceptive and hidden, increasing vulnerability to illness and infections. This hidden hunger can leave children blinded, stunted,...

 
 

Climate information services for increased resilience and productivity in Senegal (CINSERE)

Duration: 01/Apr/2016 - 30/Sep/2019

Locations: West and Central Africa,Mali,Senegal

Project contact: Dr Robert B. Zougmore (R.Zougmore@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-USA

The primary goal of this project is to increase resilience and productivity of targeted Senegalese farming and pastoralist communities, including members of both sexes, in the Feed the Future (FtF) Zo...

 
 

Improving agricultural productivity and rural livelihoods at benchmark location through Integrated Watershed Management in Western Maharashtra, India Action Site Khandala, Satara

Duration: 01/Mar/2016 - 28/Feb/2021

Locations: Asia,India,Maharashtra

Project contact: Dr S P Wani (S.WANI@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Private industry

The overall goal of this initiative is to increase agricultural productivity and improve the livelihoods on a sustainable basis by enhancing the impact of integrated watershed management programs thro...

 
 

Improving chickpea adaptation to environmental challenges in Australia and India

Duration: 01/Mar/2016 - 31/Mar/2019

Locations: Asia,India

Project contact: Dr Rajeev K Varshney (R.K.Varshney@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Department of Biotechnology- Government of India-India

This project aims to identify and deliver genetic improvements in chickpea that will support breeding for enhanced abiotic and biotic stress, and that yield and yield stability for chickpea across wid...

 
 

Strengthening Impact Assessment in the CGIAR System (SIAC) -- Organize the collection of crop germplasm improvement research related direct outcomes in South, Southeast and East Asia -- SIAC Activity 2.1: Tracking the adoption of improved varieties in South, Southeast and East Asia

Duration: 01/Mar/2016 - 31/May/2016

Locations: Asia,India,Telangana

Project contact: Dr M C S Bantilan (C.BANTILAN@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Academic institute eg university or college,Foundation or Trust,Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-USA

Overall the MSU guidelines developed under the SIAC 2.1 Project will be followed for implementation of the regional expert elicitations to be conducted at different locations. Special efforts will be ...

 
 

Providing technical assistance to Government of Andhra Pradesh for baseline survey in Rayalaseema zone under Rythu Kosam project

Duration: 01/Mar/2016 - 28/Feb/2017

Locations: Asia,India,Andhra Pradesh

Project contact: Dr S P Wani (S.WANI@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local

Over the years, the activities at farmer level, village level and state level have not been adequately captured through the existing data collection methods. Hence, the current ...

 
 

Addressing the collar rot disease (Sclerotium rolfsii Sacc.), an emerging threat to chickpea

Duration: 11/Jan/2016 - 01/Oct/2019

Locations: Asia,India

Project contact: Dr Mamta Sharma (mamta.sharma@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Science & Engineering Research Board- Government of India-India

Development of rapid diagnostic tool for identifying and quantifying S. rolfsii in chickpea. Study the variability in pathogen S. rolfsii isolates. Sequencing of ITS regions to study genotypic variabi...

 
 

Identification of Micronutrients-Dense Sorghums for Better Health in Western and Central Africa (WCA)

Duration: 01/Jan/2016 - 31/Dec/2016

Locations: West and Central Africa,Mali,Nigeria

Donor: CGIAR,HarvestPlus Challenge Program,International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)-Colombia

Sorghum plays an important role in the diets and economies of people in Mali and Nigeria, the two targeted countries in the project and dietary induced micronutrient malnutrition is a major concern in...

 
 

Identification of micronutrients-dense sorghums for better health in India

Duration: 01/Jan/2016 - 31/Dec/2016

Locations: Asia,India

Project contact: Dr A Ashok Kumar (A.AshokKumar@cgiar.org)

Donor: CGIAR,HarvestPlus Challenge Program

Sorghum is among the largest staple foods in India. The per capita annual sorghum consumption in major sorghum growing areas in India is more than 75 kg and it contributes to more than 50% of the diet...

 
 

Aflatoxin control in farmers fields, post-harvest handling, and off-farm value chains under the USAID-funded project United in Building and Advancing Life Expectations - UBALE

Duration: 01/Jan/2016 - 30/Sep/2019

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Malawi

Project contact: Dr S Anitha (S.anitha@cgiar.org)

Donor: International NGO

Evaluate the prevalence of Aflatoxin contamination in the soils of the target districts, as well as in maize and groundnuts stored at the household level (immediately after harvest and again just befo...

 
 

Evaluating the prevalence of aflatoxin contamination in the soils of the target districts in Malawi under the USAID-funded project United in Building and Advancing Life Expectations - UBALE

Duration: 01/Jan/2016 - 31/May/2017

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Malawi

Project contact: Dr S Anitha (S.anitha@cgiar.org)

Donor: International NGO

Evaluate the prevalence of Aflatoxin contamination in the soils of the target districts, as well as in maize and groundnuts stored at the HH level (immediately after harvest and again just before plan...

 
 

Harnessing the power of genetics and genomics for enhancing rabi sorghum productivity in Karnataka State.

Duration: 01/Jan/2016 - 31/Dec/2018

Locations: Asia,India,Karnataka

Project contact: Dr Santosh P Deshpande (S.DESHPANDE@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Department of Agriculture- Government of Karnataka-India

In view of above background, and ICRISAT’s research experience and capacity to undertake such complex projects by nurturing partnerships, with partners such as UAS-Dharwad through its centres a...

 
 

Improving popular groundnut varieties for foliar disease resistance and high oleate trait using genomics-assisted breeding approach and multi-location testing of MABC lines for varietal release in Karnataka state of India.

Duration: 01/Jan/2016 - 31/Dec/2018

Locations: Asia,India,Karnataka

Project contact: Dr Manish K Pandey (M.Pandey@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Department of Agriculture- Government of Karnataka-India

The project has been organized into four objectives with each objective having three to four activities. These follow a logical process for improving popular cultivars for disease resistance and oil q...

 
 

Development of climate resilient chickpea varieties using genomics-assisted breeding and promotion of best suitable cultivars for food and nutritional security in Karnataka state of India

Duration: 01/Jan/2016 - 31/Dec/2018

Locations: Asia,India,Karnataka

Project contact: Dr Mahendar Thudi (T.MAHENDAR@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Department of Agriculture- Government of Karnataka-India

The project has been organized into five objectives with each objective having two to four activities. These objectives follow a logical process for improving popular cultivars for drought tolerance, ...

 
 

Enhancing Agricultural Productivity and Rural Livelihoods through Scaling-up of Science-led Development in Odisha-Bhoochetana

Duration: 24/Mar/2017 - 24/Mar/2017

Locations: Asia,India,Odisha

Project contact: Dr S P Wani (S.WANI@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local

The goal is to sustainably increase agricultural production, productivity by 20% and profits for the smallholder farmers in the state through innovations and scaling-up of science-led development stra...

 
 

Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) under the RIC4REC (Reinforcement of Community Initiatives for Resilience to Climate-Related Stresses Project) in Mali

Duration: 16/Nov/2015 - 31/Oct/2017

Locations: West and Central Africa,Mali

Project contact: Dr Birhanu Zemadim Birhanu (Z.Birhanu@cgiar.org)

Donor: National Agricultural Research Systems/Institutes

In Mali, the project RIC4REC (Reinforcement of Community Initiatives for Resilience to Climate-Related Stresses) is led by IRD and is designed to increase the resiliency of 264,000 people who are vuln...

 
 

Assessing the impacts including environmental impacts of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in three states

Duration: 12/Nov/2015 - 11/May/2017

Locations: Asia,India,Andhra Pradesh,Chattisgarh,Rajasthan

Project contact: Dr S P Wani (S.WANI@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Other international or regional organization

The main objective of proposed study is to assess overall impact of MGNREGA in selected gram panchayats of Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan states with a major focus on environmental benefi...

 
 

Shared industrial-scale low-density SNP genotyping for CGIAR and partner breeding programs serving SSA and SA

Duration: 12/Nov/2015 - 31/Dec/2017

Locations: Asia,Eastern and Southern Africa,West and Central Africa

Project contact: Dr Rajeev K Varshney (R.K.Varshney@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Foundation or Trust,Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-USA

Development of crop varieties using conventional breeding approaches has been effective but time consuming and labor intensive. Recent advances in genomics and molecular breeding technologies provide ...

 
 

Evidence generation for appropriate use of organic and inorganic soil amendments in Ethiopia (C-197-15)

Duration: 01/Nov/2015 - 31/Oct/2016

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Ethiopia

Project contact: Dr Tilahun Amede Wondifraw (T.Amede@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,CGIAR,Deutsche Gesellschaft for Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)-Germany,International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)-Colombia

Overall Goal :Improve food security and environmental resilience through appropriate application of fertilizers and other soil fertility management options Output: Review and compile existing soil...

 
 

Harnessing Opportunities for Productivity Enhancement (HOPE) of Sorghum and Millets in sub-Saharan Africa-Phase 2

Duration: 28/Oct/2015 - 31/Dec/2020

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Ethiopia,Tanzania,West and Central Africa,Burkina Faso,Mali,Nigeria,Uganda

Project contact: Dr Moses Siambi (m.siambi@cgiar.org)

Donor: Foundation or Trust

This second phase of the project builds on the achievements in the first phase and will have a strong component of collaboration with National Research Systems for scaling out successful technologies....

 
 

Feed-the-Future - Accelerated Value Chains Development Program (FtF-AVCD)

Duration: 01/Oct/2015 - 01/Oct/2018

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Kenya

Project contact: Dr Moses Siambi (m.siambi@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,CGIAR,International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)-Kenya,United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-USA

The Stales value chain of drought tolerant crops will promote cereals and legumes that are drought tolerant and proven to provide an assured harvest low even in low rainfall short growing seasons. The...

 
 

Genomics-assisted breeding for high yielding and climate resilient pigeonpea varieties and hybrids and promotion of best suitable cultivars for food and nutritional security in Karnataka State in India

Duration: 27/Jul/2015 - 26/Jul/2018

Locations: Asia,India,Karnataka

Project contact: Dr Rachit Kumar Saxena (R.Saxena@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Government of Karnataka-India

Genomics-assisted Breeding for High Yeilding and Climate Resilient Pigeonpea Varfieties/Hybrids and Promotion Promotion of Best Suitable Cultivars for Food and Nutritional Security in Karnataka State ...

 
 

To undertake the technology valuation for five food technologies developed by the Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) of the Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO)

Duration: 02/Jul/2015 - 01/Aug/2015

Project contact: Dr Kiran K Sharma (K.SHARMA@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Local/National NGO- civil society or group,Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)-India

To conduct technology valuation for five food technologies developed by the Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) of the Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO)....

 
 

Establishment of commercially valuable, elite sorghum lines with drought tolerance and photoperiod insensitivity

Duration: 01/Jul/2015 - 31/Dec/2017

Locations: Asia

Project contact: Dr Jana Kholova (J.Kholova@cgiar.org)

The aim of the project is to develop a sorghum line with drought tolerance and photoperiod insensitivity while maintaining biomass yield by investigating the regulatory mechanisms underlying these tra...

 
 

Identification of superior alleles and lines from wild Cajanus species for pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan) improvement

Duration: 01/Jul/2015 - 30/Jun/2018

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Kenya

Project contact: Dr Damaris A Odeny (D.Odeny@cgiar.org)

Donor: Foundation or Trust

Finger millet (Eleusine coracana, L. Gaertn) is an important traditional food crop in East Africa belonging to Poaceae family, Chloridoideae sub-family. Productivity of finger millet in East Africa is...

 
 

Food legumes for enhanced food and nutritional security, systems productivity and profitability of smallholder farmers in Ethiopia and Uganda

Duration: 01/Jul/2015 - 30/Jun/2018

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Ethiopia,Uganda

Project contact: Dr N V P R Ganga Rao (N.Gangarao@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Austrian Development Agency (ADA)-Austria

Chickpea and pigeonpea are two important food legumes in Ethiopia and Uganda respectively because of their local consumption and huge demand in regional and international export markets. The project...

 
 

Nudging sustainability transitions using innovation platforms and market-oriented development in Mozambique

Duration: 01/Jul/2015 - 30/Jun/2018

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Mozambique

Project contact: Dr Sabine Homann - Kee Tui (S.Homann@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Austrian Development Agency (ADA)-Austria

The project integrates social, socioeconomic and agronomic sciences in support of facilitating sustainability transitions. The approach therefore is multi-level, cutting across the local and the syst...

 
 

Enhancing productivity and competitiveness of groundnut-based cropping systems in Malawi by developing and deploying labor saving and drudgery reducing technologies in the groundnut value chain

Duration: 01/Jun/2015 - 30/Nov/2017

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Malawi

Project contact: Dr Patrick Okori (P.Okori@cgiar.org)

Donor: Foundation or Trust,McKnight Foundation-USA

The objectives of this project are to test scaling up models for smallholders to access and benefit from technologies developed by the project. Pilot studies will be conducted for scaling up access to...

 
 

Introduction and expansion of improved pigeonpea (arhar) production technology in rainfed upland ecosystems of Odisha- Phase II

Duration: 01/May/2015 - 30/Mar/2019

Locations: Asia,India,Odisha

Project contact: Dr C V Sameer Kumar (C.Sameerkumar@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Directorate of Agriculture and Food Production- Government of Odisha-India

The overall goal of this project is to enhance food and nutritional security and income generation for the under privileged farmers in the rainfed areas of Orissa.  It will evaluate and identify ...

 
 

Scaling-up of improved groundnut varieties through established seed system in various cropping systems of smallholder farmers in Odisha

Duration: 01/May/2015 - 01/Oct/2019

Locations: Asia,India,Odisha

Project contact: Dr P Janila (P.Janila@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Directorate of Agriculture and Food Production- Government of Odisha-India

Groundnut in Odisha: Groundnut is mainly cultivated in seven districts of Odisha Bolangir, Dhenkanal, Angul, Ganjam, Kalahandi, Nuapda and Bargarh) during kharif covering nearly 65,000 hectare while 1...

 
 

Introduction and expansion of improved pigeonpea production technology in rainfed upland ecosystem

Duration: 01/May/2015 - 30/Apr/2019

Locations: Asia,India,Odisha

Project contact: Dr C V Sameer Kumar (C.Sameerkumar@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Directorate of Agriculture and Food Production- Government of Odisha-India

The overall goal of this project is to enhance food and nutritional security and income generation for the under privileged farmers of rainfed areas of Odisha. • To evaluate and identify new...

 
 

Tropical Legumes III - Improving livelihoods for smallholder farmers: Enhanced grain legume productivity and production in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

Duration: 23/Apr/2015 - 30/Apr/2019

Locations: Asia,India,Uttar Pradesh,Eastern and Southern Africa,Ethiopia,Kenya,Tanzania,Malawi,Mozambique,Zimbabwe,West and Central Africa,Burkina Faso,Mali,Niger,Nigeria,Senegal,Uganda,Ghana

Project contact: Dr Rajeev K Varshney (R.K.Varshney@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Foundation or Trust,Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-USA

The project aims to leverage gender and learning to maximize poverty and food security impacts for smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia; enhance groundnut productivity and producti...

 
 

Tropical Legumes III - Improving livelihoods for smallholder farmers: Enhanced grain legume productivity and production in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

Duration: 23/Apr/2015 - 30/Apr/2019

Project contact: Dr Rajeev K Varshney (R.K.Varshney@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Foundation or Trust,Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-USA

The projects aims to develop high-yielding pest- and disease-resistant legume varieties to deliver to smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia....

 
 

PRODUCE Fund - Promotion of Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Duration: 01/Apr/2015 - 31/Mar/2018

Locations: Asia,India,Andhra Pradesh,Telangana

Project contact: Dr Kiran K Sharma (K.SHARMA@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: National Agricultural Research Systems/Institutes

To help and support smallholder farmers through multiple interventions, the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) proposes to establish Farmer Producer Organizatio...

 
 

Commercialization of sweet sorghum as a complimentary feedstock for ethanol production in the sugar mills of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat

Duration: 31/Mar/2015 - 30/Mar/2018

Locations: Asia,India,Gujarat,Maharashtra,Tamil Nadu

Project contact: Dr A Ashok Kumar (A.AshokKumar@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Department of Biotechnology- Government of India-India

The objectives of this project are to: identify and characterize improved sweet sorghum cultivars adapted to early summer (January plantings) and early rainy (April/May plantings) season in tradition...

 
 

Scaling-up Pulse Innovations for Nutrition Security in Southern Ethiopia

Duration: 18/Mar/2015 - 18/Mar/2018

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Ethiopia

Project contact: Dr Tilahun Amede Wondifraw (T.Amede@cgiar.org)

Donor: Academic institute eg university or college,University of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon - Canada

This project will generate and promote ways to encourage large-scale adoption of improved pulse crop technologies from pilot sites to more areas in southern Ethiopia. It will demonstrate the broader i...

 
 

Nigeria - Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Program - Phase 1 (ATASP-1)

Duration: 01/Mar/2015 - 28/Feb/2019

Locations: West and Central Africa,Nigeria

Project contact: Dr Hakeem Ayinde Ajeigbe (H.Ajeigbe@cgiar.org)

Donor: CGIAR,International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)-Nigeria

The Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) of the Federal Government of Nigeria launched in 2013 with the objective of attracting private sector investment in agriculture, reduce post-harvest loss...

 
 

Capacity building of Sujala III watersheds in Karnataka and exposure visits

Duration: 01/Mar/2015 - 28/Feb/2019

Locations: Asia,India,Karnataka

Project contact: Dr S P Wani (S.WANI@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Government of Karnataka-India

The objective is to demonstrate more effective watershed management through greater integration of programs related to rainfed agriculture, innovative and science-based approaches and strengthened in...

 
 

Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre for MSMEs, under the NMCP scheme - Building awareness on Intellectual Property Right for MSMEs

Duration: 01/Mar/2015 - 28/Feb/2016

Project contact: Dr Kiran K Sharma (K.SHARMA@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Ministry of Micro- Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME)- Government of India-India

Government of India assistance for setting up of an "Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre (lPFC} for MSMEs; by International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) at their ...

 
 

Africa RISING -- Sustainable intensification of key farming systems in the Sudano-Sahelian Zone of West Africa

Duration: 01/Mar/2015 - 28/Feb/2016

Locations: Sudan

Project contact: Dr Birhanu Zemadim Birhanu (Z.Birhanu@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,USAID-Africa RISING thru IITA

This project aims at facilitating the establishment of district-level research-for-development platforms that recognize the multifaceted challenges of rural development and invite knowledge and action...

 
 

Providing technical assistance to Government of Andhra Pradesh for Primary Sector Mission

Duration: 02/Feb/2015 - 27/Feb/2019

Project contact: Dr S P Wani (S.WANI@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Government of Andhra Pradesh-India

This collaborative effort between the Government of Andhra Pradesh and ICRISAT aims to transform agriculture in Andhra Pradesh through science-led development. ICRISAT will provide technical guidance ...

 
 

Improving climate resilience of tribal farmers in Thane District, Maharashtra, India through Integrated Watershed Management Action Site: Jawhar, Maharashtra

Duration: 29/Jan/2015 - 28/Jan/2020

Locations: Asia,India,Maharashtra

Project contact: Dr S P Wani (S.WANI@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Foundation or Trust,JSW Foundation - India

The overall goal of this initiative is to build the resilience of small farm holders in the tribal belt of Maharashtra for increased agricultural productivity and to improve livelihoods through scienc...

 
 

Support for the fifth international conference on next-generation genomics and integrated breeding for crop improvement

Duration: 16/Jan/2015 - 31/Mar/2015

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Mozambique,Zimbabwe

Donor: Foundation or Trust,Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-USA

Funding support for the Fifth International Conference on Next-Generation Genomics and Integrated Breeding for Crop Improvement...

 
 

Establishment of Agri-Business Incubation centers under XIIth Plan scheme for National Agriculture Innovation Fund

Duration: 01/Jan/2015 - 31/Dec/2017

Locations: Asia,India

Project contact: Dr Kiran K Sharma (K.SHARMA@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)- Ministry of Agriculture- Government of India-India

Objectives:- 1. Handholding in establishment of new Agri-Business Incubators supported by ABI Fund. 2. Synchronize the process and system for effective delivery of agribusiness incubation services t...

 
 

PRODUCE - Promotion of Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) in Tamil Nadu

Duration: 01/Jan/2015 - 31/Dec/2018

Locations: Asia,India,Tamil Nadu

Project contact: Dr Kiran K Sharma (K.SHARMA@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: National Agricultural Research Systems/Institutes

This project will enable farmers/farmer groups to establish finance, production, market, human resource and quality control systems to form FPOs and link the same to relevant institutions. It will als...

 
 

Global hunger and food security research strategy: Climate resilience, nutrition, and policy : Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Climate Resilient Chickpea

Duration: 01/Jan/2015 - 31/Dec/2018

Project contact: Dr Vincent Vadez (V.VADEZ@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Academic institute eg university or college,University of California-Davis-USA

ICRISATs role in this project is in the area of phenotyping a range of materials in specialized phenotyping platforms (LysiField and LeasyScan). The germplasm includes cultivated chickpea introgressed...

 
 

Intensification of maize-legume based systems in the semi-arid areas of Tanzania (Kongwa and Kiteto districts) to increase farm productivity and improve farming natural resource base

Duration: 01/Jan/2015 - 31/Oct/2015

Project contact: Dr Patrick Okori (P.Okori@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,USAID-Africa RISING thru IITA

The aim of this project, now in the third year of implementation, is to provide a scientific basis for sustainably intensifying agricultural production in semi-arid areas of central Tanzania. The proj...

 
 

Ensuring nutrition, Transforming and empowering Rural Farmers aEnsuring nutrition, transforming and empowering rural farmers and promoting resilience, (ENTERPRIZE)nd Promoting resilience, (ENTERPRIZE)

Duration: 31/Dec/2014 - 30/Nov/2016

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Zimbabwe

Project contact: Dr Kizito Mazvimavi (K.Mazvimavi@cgiar.org)

Donor: International NGO,World Vision International Zimbabwe (WVIZ)-Zimbabwe

ENTRERPRIZE (Ensuring Nutrition, Transforming and Empowering Rural Farmers and Promoting Resilience in Zimbabwe) is a consortium made of World Vision, Mercy Corps, Farmers association of Community Sel...

 
 

Ensuring nutrition, Transforming and empowering Rural Farmers aEnsuring nutrition, transforming and empowering rural farmers and promoting resilience, (ENTERPRIZE)nd Promoting resilience, (ENTERPRIZE)

Duration: 31/Dec/2014 - 30/Nov/2016

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Zimbabwe

Project contact: Dr Kizito Mazvimavi (K.Mazvimavi@cgiar.org)

Donor: International NGO,World Vision International Zimbabwe (WVIZ)-Zimbabwe

ENTRERPRIZE (Ensuring Nutrition, Transforming and Empowering Rural Farmers and Promoting Resilience in Zimbabwe) is a consortium made of World Vision, Mercy Corps, Farmers association of Community Sel...

 
 

Identification of micronutrients-dense sorghums for better health in Western and Central Africa (WCA) and India

Duration: 31/Dec/2014 - 31/Dec/2015

Locations: Asia,India,West and Central Africa,Mali,Nigeria

Donor: CGIAR,HarvestPlus Challenge Program

Sorghum plays an important role in the diets and economies of people in India, Mali and Nigeria, the three participating countries in the project. Therefore, any improvement in grain Iron (Fe) and Zin...

 
 

Strengthening impact assessment methods in the CGIAR Consortium

Duration: 11/Dec/2014 - 30/Sep/2016

Project contact: Dr Kizito Mazvimavi (K.Mazvimavi@cgiar.org)

Donor: CGIAR,CGIAR Consortium

This project aims to enhance impact assessment capacity of CGIAR Centers through a workshop, and implementing selected case study analyses addressing specific methodological issues using long-term pan...

 
 

Malawi improved seed systems and technologies (MISST) - Reseeding Malawi's Smallholder Agriculture

Duration: 09/Dec/2014 - 30/Sep/2018

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Malawi

Project contact: Dr Patrick Okori (P.Okori@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local

The main objective is to improve the access of smallholder farmers to quality seeds of improved varieties through a public-private partnership for seed production, distribution, and marketing. Specifi...

 
 

Chickpea genome sequencing and analysis

Duration: 01/Dec/2014 - 30/Jan/2016

Locations: Asia

Project contact: Dr Rajeev K Varshney (R.K.Varshney@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: CGIAR,International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)-Lebanon

This activity consists of the sequencing and analysis of 3,000 accessions of the global composite collection of chickpea that include 700 accessions from ICARDA....

 
 

Livelihoods and food security program - Agricultural production and nutrition

Duration: 01/Dec/2014 - 30/Nov/2016

Project contact: Dr Kizito Mazvimavi (K.Mazvimavi@cgiar.org)

Donor: International NGO,Welthungerhilfe-Harare

This program aims to facilitate linkages between farmers and viable commodity value chains in both the local and export market. Marketing challenges that stakeholders faced in the previous program are...

 
 

Niger seed systems project for pearl millet and legumes

Duration: 01/Dec/2014 - 30/Nov/2018

Locations: West and Central Africa,Niger

Project contact: Dr Eva W Rattunde (E.Weltzien@cgiar.org)

Donor: Foundation or Trust,McKnight Foundation-USA

The overall objective of this program is to facilitate large-scale diffusion and dissemination of proven technologies based on the results of several years of research towards increasing agricultural ...

 
 

Genetically enhanced pearl millet with high grain iron density for improvement of human nutrition in West and Central Africa

Duration: 01/Dec/2014 - 31/Dec/2015

Donor: CGIAR

Pearl millet varieties and hybrid parents developed at ICRISAT-Headquarter and ICRISAT-Bulawayo, with high grain concentrations of Fe and Zn will be imported into West & Central Africa (specifically t...

 
 

Key commodity Value Chain and Market Assessment (VCMA) in region VIII, Philippines

Duration: 28/Nov/2014 - 20/Jan/2015

Project contact: Dr Kiran K Sharma (K.SHARMA@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Other international or regional organization,Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)-Philippines

For purposes of this project, the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) will be leading the consortium through its Agribusiness & Innovation Platform (AIP), with O...

 
 

Advancing the productivity frontier for sorghum

Duration: 26/Nov/2014 - 25/Oct/2018

Project contact: Dr Santosh P Deshpande (S.DESHPANDE@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Academic institute eg university or college,University of Georgia-USA

The project being funded by USAID through the University of Georgia Research Foundation, Athens, has two broad goals: Advancing the productivity frontier through improved drought and heat tolerance of...

 
 

Biofortification of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in peanut by metabolic engineering of fatty acid biosynthetic pathway

Duration: 21/Nov/2014 - 20/Nov/2017

Project contact: Dr Kiran K Sharma (K.SHARMA@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Department of Biotechnology- Government of India-India

Very long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (VLC-PUFAs) such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA 22:6 omega 3) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA 20:5 omega 3) are important for human health. Currently, their ma...

 
 

Increasing groundnut productivity of smallholder farmers - Groundnut technolgies upscaling (USAID)

Duration: 01/Nov/2014 - 31/Oct/2018

Locations: West and Central Africa,Mali,Nigeria,Ghana

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,United States of America-USA

This will help increase incomes and help farm families incorporate groundnut and groundnut-based products into their daily meals....

 
 

Techno-economic evaluation of response of different crops to application of sea weed extract product Aquasap in Eastern and Southern Africa countries

Duration: 01/Nov/2014 - 30/Oct/2016

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Kenya,Malawi,Mozambique,Zimbabwe

Project contact: Dr S P Wani (S.WANI@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Private industry,Aquagri Processing Private Limited - India

Seaweed extracts contain a number of plant growth promoting compounds. The extract of Kappaphycus alvarezii, a red seaweed cultivated in the southeast coast of India is commercially exploited for enha...

 
 

Benchmarking of traits controlling the plant water budget in orphan legumes

Duration: 27/Oct/2014 - 26/Oct/2016

Project contact: Dr Vincent Vadez (V.VADEZ@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Foundation or Trust,Kirkhouse Trust

The difficulty of comparing crops species for their “drought tolerance” is that “tolerance” is often confused with simple differences in plant water needs. For instance peanut ...

 
 

Biofertilization and bioirrigation for sustainable mixed cropping of pigeonpea and finger millet

Duration: 21/Oct/2014 - 20/Oct/2017

Locations: Asia

Project contact: Dr Rajeev K Varshney (R.K.Varshney@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Indo-Swiss Collaboration in Biotechnology (ISCB)- Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)-Switzerland

The project envisages the development and implementation of an environmentally, economically and socially improved finger millet and pigeon pea intercropping system for arid/semi-arid zones, using bio...

 
 

Services for conducting of a study to assess the socio-economic and bio-physical impact of Conservation Agriculture on smallholder farmers in Southern Africa; case studying Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe (FAO Technical Support to the COMESA-EAC-SADC Programme on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region)

Duration: 20/Oct/2014 - 31/Mar/2015

Project contact: Dr Kizito Mazvimavi (K.Mazvimavi@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Other international or regional organization,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)-Italy

The purpose of this study is to assess the practice, and adoption of conservation agriculture (CA) and its social and economic impacts in southern Africa, specifically in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. ...

 
 

Global Futures and CGIAR Strategic Foresight (GFSF) Program

Duration: 14/Oct/2014 - 31/Dec/2014

Project contact: Dr M C S Bantilan (C.BANTILAN@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: CGIAR,International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)-USA

The Global Futures and CGIAR Strategic Foresight Program aims to expand and deepen the preeminent platform for economic and biophysical modeling of agricultural technology and policy driven food suppl...

 
 

Sujala II -- Providing technical assistance for implementation of component 2 of the KWDP-II in respect of capacity building for productivity enhancement in watersheds

Duration: 09/Oct/2014 - 01/Aug/2018

Locations: Asia,India,Karnataka

Project contact: Dr S P Wani (S.WANI@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Government of Karnataka-India

The project aims to strengthen science-based watershed management in IWMP by introducing innovations such as soil mapping and site-specific nutrient use for productivity enhancement; capacity strength...

 
 

Reducing food insecurity and malnutrition among vulnerable rural populations in Nigeria under project PASAM-TAI

Duration: 01/Oct/2014 - 31/Dec/2015

Locations: West and Central Africa,Niger

Donor: International NGO

The main objective of this project: Conduct and evaluation of 159 old BDL plots in coordination with the following PASAM-TAI staff; 67 field agents, 5 cluster supervisors, and the agriculture team lea...

 
 

Document outcome: Stories of Indian women farmers

Duration: 01/Oct/2014 - 31/Mar/2015

Project contact: Ms Joanna Kane-Potaka(J.Kane-Potaka@cgiar.org)

Donor: CGIAR,International Water Management Institute (IWMI)-Sri Lanka

This project aims to document how the lives of women farmers have improved as a result of project interventions.The focus of the documentation will be to document how the interventions have improved t...

 
 

Document outcome stories of African women farmers

Duration: 01/Oct/2014 - 31/Mar/2015

Project contact: Ms Joanna Kane-Potaka(J.Kane-Potaka@cgiar.org)

Donor: CGIAR,International Water Management Institute (IWMI)-Sri Lanka

This project will document how the lives of women farmers have improved as a result of project interventions.The focus of the documentation will be to document how the interventions have improved the ...

 
 

Promotion of improved chickpea varieties in rice-based cropping systems of smallholder farmers in Odisha (Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar and Sundergarh Districts)

Duration: 01/Oct/2014 - 31/Dec/2018

Locations: Asia,India,Odisha

Project contact: Dr Myer G Mula (m.mula@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Directorate of Agriculture and Food Production- Government of Odisha-India

This proposal intends to introduce and expand high yielding chickpea varieties in the rice-based cropping system by developing village level seed production systems that would ensure and sustain suppl...

 
 

Establishment of participatory on-farm demonstration for new crop varieties in Nigeria

Duration: 01/Sep/2014 - 30/Sep/2015

Locations: West and Central Africa,Nigeria

Project contact: Dr Hakeem Ayinde Ajeigbe (H.Ajeigbe@cgiar.org)

Donor: International NGO

In this project, ICRISAT has been invited by SHARE to make targeted technical assistance contributions to efforts to support 42,000 households in three Nigerian states to increase agricultural product...

 
 

New varieties and management systems to improve productivity, food security and safety and market competitiveness

Duration: 01/Sep/2014 - 30/Aug/2018

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Tanzania,Malawi

Project contact: Dr Patrick Okori (P.Okori@cgiar.org)

Donor: Foundation or Trust,McKnight Foundation-USA

Groundnut is an important legume that can significantly to improve smallholder farmer livelihoods. The current yield gap is > 50% in Malawi and Tanzania. Groundnuts contaminated with carcinogenic and ...

 
 

Utilizing chickpea genome sequence for crop improvement

Duration: 19/Aug/2014 - 31/Mar/2017

Locations: Asia

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Department of Agriculture & Cooperation- Government of India-India

A consortium of leading chickpea breeders and genomics scientists from different institutes of India was constituted for using chickpea genome for accelerating chickpea breeding to identifying the mol...

 
 

Global framework for Climate Services Adaptation Program in Africa - ICT & Climate Services Consultant

Duration: 15/Aug/2014 - 15/Feb/2015

Donor: CGIAR,International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)-Colombia

The activities envisaged under this project are: Conduct Feasibility Study, needs assessment & stakeholder engagement in Malawi and Tanzania: • Conduct and oversee Needs assessment study to Id...

 
 

Africa RISING large-scale diffusion of technologies for sorghum and millet systems

Duration: 01/Jul/2014 - 30/Jun/2017

Locations: West and Central Africa,Mali

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,USAID - Mali

Improving productivity on smallholder farms that operate mostly with family labor at a low level of mechanization of farming activities can only happen when farmers have knowledge of better production...

 
 

Aflatoxin management interventions, education, and analysis at various steps within the peanut value chain in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia

Duration: 01/Jul/2014 - 15/Jul/2017

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Malawi,Mozambique,Zambia

Project contact: Dr Samuel M C Njoroge (S.Njoroge@cgiar.org)

Donor: Academic institute eg university or college,PMIL(Peanut and Mycotoxin Innovation Lab) - North Carolina State University (NCSU)

This project will address a wide range of production, postharvest, and processing issues related to peanuts in Malawi, Zambia, and Mozambique that can impact aflatoxin contamination levels, yield, and...

 
 

Dual-purpose sorghum and cowpeas: Opening the window for crop-livestock intensification by combining grain and improved crop residues

Duration: 01/Jun/2014 - 31/May/2018

Locations: West and Central Africa,Mali

Project contact: Dr H F W Rattunde (F.Rattunde@cgiar.org)

Donor: Foundation or Trust,McKnight Foundation-USA

This project addresses the problems of low digestibility of sorghum stover and low access of small producers to improved dual-purpose sorghum varieties and hybrids in sorghum-based production systems ...

 
 

Groundnut and sorghum seeds multiplication (to support activities in the sorghum and groundnut value chains in seed production and capacity enhancements of farmers and extension agents)

Duration: 01/Jun/2014 - 31/May/2016

Locations: West and Central Africa,Nigeria

Project contact: Mr Gatien Falconnier (G.Falconnier@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local

The project aims to produce at least 5 tons of breeder seed and 10 tons of foundation seed of 6 improved groundnut and sorghum varieties; train at least 2000 farmers and seed producers and at least 20...

 
 

Marker-assisted recurrent selection (MARS) directed foliar blast resistance transfer in an elite pearl millet pollen parent

Duration: 01/Jun/2014 - 31/May/2017

Locations: Asia,India

Project contact: Dr Rakesh K Srivastava (R.k.srivastava@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Private industry,Bayer BioScience Pvt Ltd - India

The project involves Marker-assisted recurrent selection (MARS) to transfer two major blast resistance QTLs, on LG 4 and one more large effect QTL from LG 7 of 863B-P2 parent. It is proposed to use at...

 
 

Farmer-centric integrated watershed management for improving rural livelihoods

Duration: 29/May/2014 - 28/May/2019

Locations: Asia,India,Andhra Pradesh,Telangana

Project contact: Dr S P Wani (S.WANI@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Private industry,Rural Electrification Corporation Limited Hyderabad - Telangana

The overall goal of this initiative is to sustainably increase agricultural productivity and improve the livelihoods of the rural poor in vulnerable rainfed areas through integrated watershed manageme...

 
 

Spurring a Transformation for Agriculture through Remote Sensing (STARS) -- Imagery for Smallholders: Activating Business Entry points and Leveraging Agriculture (ISABELA)

Duration: 26/May/2014 - 31/Jul/2016

Locations: West and Central Africa

Donor: Academic institute eg university or college,University of Twente - Netherlands

STARS will test a number of hypotheses related to the use of earth observation data and will use advanced technological devices for improved satellite image resolution, improved revisit frequency, an...

 
 

Combining New Phenotyping Approaches and Next Generation Sequencing to Accelerate Breeding in Pearl Millet, an Orphan Cereal from Arid Regions - (NEWPEARL - CERES)

Duration: 12/May/2014 - 11/May/2017

Donor: Academic institute eg university or college

The objective of the project is to increase the nutritional value of pearl millet in order to make it more attractive, through the exploitation of the genetic variability in a pearl millet TILLING pop...

 
 

Sustainable intensification of key farming systems in the Sudano-Sahelian Zone of West Africa (Africa RISING)

Duration: 01/May/2014 - 28/Feb/2015

Locations: West and Central Africa,Mali

Project contact: Dr Birhanu Zemadim Birhanu (Z.Birhanu@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-USA

This project aims at facilitating the establishment of district-level research-for-development platforms that recognize the multifaceted challenges of rural development and invites knowledge and actio...

 
 

Disseminating learning agenda on resilient-smart technologies to improve the adaptive capacity of smallholder farmers in the Mopti region

Duration: 11/Apr/2014 - 30/Nov/2015

Locations: West and Central Africa,Mali

Project contact: Dr Birhanu Zemadim Birhanu (Z.Birhanu@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-USA

This project is part of a wide USAID program titled “USAID-Mali Accelerated Economic Growth Add-On” initiated by the USAID Mali mission. Its primary objective is the development of innovat...

 
 

Bringing the benefits of heterosis to smallholder sorghum and pearl millet farmers in West Africa: Establishing a solid foundation for hybrid development

Duration: 01/Apr/2014 - 31/Mar/2017

Locations: West and Central Africa

Project contact: Mr Baloua Nebie (B.Nebie@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Bundesministerium for Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)-Germany,Deutsche Gesellschaft for Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)-Germany

The overall goal of this project is to enhance sorghum and pearl millet productivity in West & Central Africa (WCA) through cultivation of nutritious hybrids, contributing to food security, income gen...

 
 

Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR)

Duration: 01/Apr/2014 - 31/Dec/2018

Locations: West and Central Africa,Mali

Project contact: Dr PCS Traore (P.TRAORE@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Other international or regional organization

The purpose of this project is to promote research that advances understanding of vulnerability and adaptation in semi-arid regions of Africa and South Asia. It will consist of diagnostic, research a...

 
 

Biological control of the millet stem borer and the millet head miner in Niger and Senegal

Duration: 01/Apr/2014 - 22/Jul/2018

Project contact: Dr Malick Niango Ba (B.Malick@cgiar.org)

Donor: Academic institute eg university or college,Sorghum and Millet Innovation Lab (SMIL) -The Kansas State University

In this project from the Kansas State University Sorghum and Millet Innovation Lab (SMIL) funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, ICRISAT and its collaborators seek to develop technol...

 
 

Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP Phase II): The future of food and farming in South Asia and Sub Saharan Africa.

Duration: 01/Apr/2014 - 01/Mar/2016

Locations: West and Central Africa,Mali

Project contact: Dr Anthony Whitbread (A.Whitbread@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Department for International Development (DFID)-UK

This project aims at reducing poverty and enhancing resilience to climate change,and building pathways for sustainable futures for smallholder crop-livestock systems in semi-arid southern Africa. Resu...

 
 

Bringing the benefits of heterosis to smallholder sorghum and pearl millet farmers in West Africa

Duration: 01/Apr/2014 - 31/Mar/2017

Locations: West and Central Africa,Mali,Niger,Nigeria,Senegal

Project contact: Dr Eva W Rattunde (E.Weltzien@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Bundesministerium for Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)-Germany

The project aims to enhance sorghum and pearl millet productivity in West and Central Africa through the cultivation of nutritious hybrids, contributing to food security, income generation, and improv...

 
 

Improving rural livelihoods through farmer-centric integrated watershed management in Andhra Pradesh

Duration: 01/Mar/2014 - 28/Feb/2019

Locations: Asia,India,Andhra Pradesh,Telangana

Project contact: Dr S P Wani (S.WANI@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Private industry,PowerGrid Corporation of India Ltd - India

The specific goal of this initiative is to increase agricultural productivity and improve rural livelihoods sustainably in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh and Mahboobnagar district in Telangana. T...

 
 

Improving rural livelihoods through farmer-centric integrated watershed management in Karnataka

Duration: 01/Mar/2014 - 28/Feb/2019

Locations: Asia,India,Karnataka

Project contact: Dr S P Wani (S.WANI@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Private industry,PowerGrid Corporation of India Ltd - India

The specific goal of this initiative is to increase agricultural productivity and improve rural livelihoods in Bijapur and Kolar districts of Karnataka. This will be done by establishing “Model ...

 
 

Improved livelihoods through community water resources management in community watersheds

Duration: 01/Jan/2014 - 31/Dec/2016

Locations: Asia,India,Telangana

Project contact: Dr S P Wani (S.WANI@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Private industry,SAB Miller India-India

The specific objectives of the project are to improve agricultural productivity in selected surrounding villages by adopting rainwater conservation and harvesting as well as its efficient use for impr...

 
 

Capability building of SUCs and DA scientists and researchers on rainfed agriculture research and development (Phase 3)

Duration: 01/Jan/2014 - 31/Dec/2015

Locations: Asia,India,Philippines

Project contact: Dr Rosana P Mula (R.Mula@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Foundation or Trust,Department of Agriculture (DA)- Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR)- Government of the Philippines-Philippines

The project will organize and conduct: capacity building activities such as visits for R&D workers to ICRISAT headquarters, field offices and facilities; training to accommodate more research managers...

 
 

Identification and characterization of target areas and cropping systems for heat tolerant cultivars under Strategic Component 1 - Analyzing demand and setting research priorities of PL2 - Heat tolerant chickpea, common bean, faba bean and lentil

Duration: 01/Jan/2014 - 31/Dec/2014

Locations: Asia,Bangladesh,India,Myanmar,Pakistan,Eastern and Southern Africa,Ethiopia,Tanzania,Malawi,Iran,Sudan

Donor: CGIAR,CGIAR Consortium

The objective of this project is to develop a database on current and potential areas to better target heat-tolerant legume cultivars. This will be accomplished using GIS, assessment of secondary data...

 
 

Conservation, regeneration, characterization / evaluation of germplasm collections of sorghum, pearl millet, chickpea, pigeonpea, groundnut and small millets at ICRISAT-Patancheru, India and at the regional genebanks in Niamey-Niger; Nairobi-Kenya; and Bulawayo-Zimbabwe

Duration: 01/Jan/2014 - 31/Dec/2014

Locations: Asia,India,Eastern and Southern Africa,Kenya,Zimbabwe,West and Central Africa,Niger

Project contact: Dr H D Upadhyaya (H.UPADHYAYA@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Deutsche Gesellschaft for Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)-Germany

This project is into the conservation, regeneration, characterization / evaluation of germplasm collections of sorghum, pearl millet, chickpea, pigeonpea, groundnut and small millets at ICRISAT-Patanc...

 
 

Africa RISING program: Large-scale diffusion of technologies for sorghum and millet systems in Mali (DT_SMS)

Duration: 01/Jan/2014 - 31/Dec/2017

Locations: West and Central Africa,Mali

Project contact: Dr Moses Osiru (M.Osiru@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-USA

The goals of this DT-SMS add-on project are to increase the incomes of sorghum and pearl millet producers in targeted Feed the Future intervention areas by raising the productivity and profitability o...

 
 

Africa RISING program-Intensification of maize-legume based systems in the semi-arid areas of Tanzania (Kongwa and Kiteto districts) to increase farm productivity and improves farming natural resource base

Duration: 01/Jan/2014 - 30/Nov/2014

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Tanzania

Project contact: Dr Patrick Okori (P.Okori@cgiar.org)

Donor: CGIAR,International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)-Nigeria

The aim of this project is to provide a scientific basis for sustainably intensifying agricultural production in semi-arid areas of central Tanzania. The project will implement six work packages that ...

 
 

Promotion of Improved Chickpea Varieties in Rice-Based Cropping Systems of Smallholder Farmers in Odisha (Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar and Sundergarh Districts)

Duration: 24/Mar/2017 - 24/Mar/2017

Locations: Asia,India,Odisha

Project contact: Dr Pooran M Gaur (P.GAUR@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Directorate of Agriculture and Food Production- Government of Odisha-India

The overall goal of the project is to enhance food and nutritional security and income generation through the promotion of chickpea for smallholder farmers in the rice-based cropping systems of Odisha...

 
 

To implement a capacity building project for agricultural innovation platform in Tanzania, Mozambique and Zimbabwe

Duration: 01/Dec/2013 - 30/Jun/2017

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Mozambique,Zambia,Zimbabwe

Project contact: Dr Andre F van Rooyen (A.VanRooyen@icrisatzw.cgiar.org)

Donor: Academic institute eg university or college,Australian National University-Australia

The activities under this project will involve planning the AlP course and agenda based on KARl and ACIAR innovation platform guide and field experiences of ICRISAT. Among the other activities are AIP...

 
 

Engagement for implementation of production and processing of new groundnut varieties and improved cropping system in Nigeria

Duration: 26/Nov/2013 - 25/Nov/2015

Locations: West and Central Africa,Nigeria

Project contact: Dr Hakeem Ayinde Ajeigbe (H.Ajeigbe@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development- Government of Nigeria

The overall goal of this project is to increase the income and enhance livelihoods of the actors along the groundnut value chain through increased productivity by adoption of farmer- and market-...

 
 

An integrated global breeding and genomics approach to intensifying peanut production and quality

Duration: 26/Nov/2013 - 30/Jul/2017

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Kenya,Tanzania,Malawi,Mozambique,Zambia,West and Central Africa,Burkina Faso,Uganda,Ghana

Project contact: Dr Patrick Okori (P.Okori@cgiar.org)

Donor: Academic institute eg university or college,University of Georgia-USA

The project focuses on intensification of groundnut production and quality by developing and improving high-yielding varieties and culturally preferred cultivars. Biotic stresses will be addressed by ...

 
 

Translational genomics to reduce pre-harvest aflatoxin contamination of peanut

Duration: 01/Nov/2013 - 30/Jul/2014

Locations: Asia,India

Project contact: Dr Rajeev K Varshney (R.K.Varshney@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Academic institute eg university or college,University of Georgia-USA

The primary aim of the project will be to associate molecular variation with resistance to pre-harvest aflatoxin contamination on a genome-wide scale. This goal will be enabled by the imminent release...

 
 

Developing chickpea cultivars suited to mechanical harvesting and tolerant to herbicides

Duration: 13/Sep/2013 - 31/Mar/2017

Locations: Asia,India

Project contact: Dr Pooran M Gaur (P.GAUR@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Department of Agriculture & Cooperation- Government of India-India

The overall goal of the project is to reduce the cost of chickpea cultivation and increase farmers income by developing cultivars suited to mechanical harvesting and tolerant to herbicides. It is aime...

 
 

Addressing phytophthora blight disease: an emerging threat to pigeonpea expansion and production

Duration: 12/Sep/2013 - 31/Mar/2017

Locations: Asia,India

Project contact: Dr Mamta Sharma (mamta.sharma@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Department of Agriculture & Cooperation- Government of India-India

The project aims to improve farmers income and nutrition by enhancing the stability of production and reducing the losses in pigeonpea due to Phytophthora blight through the identification and dissemi...

 
 

Improving post-rainy sorghum varieties to meet the growing grain and fodder demand in India Phase 2

Duration: 01/Aug/2013 - 31/Jul/2017

Locations: Asia,India

Project contact: Dr Vincent Vadez (V.VADEZ@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)-Australia

The knowledge of key mechanisms underlying the stay-green phenotype expression in sorghum justifies the need to progress towards the identification of genome regions involved in these key traits. This...

 
 

Improving widely grown groundnut cultivars by introgressing genes for resistance to foliar fungal diseases (LLS and rust) and high oil quality (O/L ratio)

Duration: 21/Jul/2013 - 20/Jul/2018

Locations: Asia

Project contact: Dr Rajeev K Varshney (R.K.Varshney@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Private industry,Mars Chocolate North America - LLC

The main objective of the project is to improve the most widely grown and promising groundnut cultivars (that contain low oil content, are drought tolerant and have high haulm yield) for resistance t...

 
 

Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of gene-rich regions associated with target traits for peanut breeding using diverse global germplasm collections

Duration: 01/Jul/2013 - 31/Dec/2015

Locations: Asia

Project contact: Dr Rajeev K Varshney (R.K.Varshney@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Foundation or Trust

Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) exploit historical recombination to provide marker-trait associations of high genetic resolution and require diverse germplasm panels, precise phenotyping data, ...

 
 

Programme dAppui à la Sécurité Alimentaire des Ménages-Tanadin Abincin Iyali (PASAM-TAI) (Support Program for Household Food Security, Tanadin Abincin Iyali

Duration: 01/Jul/2013 - 30/Sep/2014

Locations: West and Central Africa,Niger

Project contact: Dr Fatondji Dougbedji (D.Fatondji@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-USA

Catholic Relief Services-United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (CRS) will, over a period of approximately five years, use donated commodities and funds provided by USAID to implement a program ...

 
 

Increasing irrigation water productivity in Mozambique, Tanzania and Zimbabwe

Duration: 15/Jun/2013 - 14/Jun/2017

Locations: Mozambique,Tanzania,Zimbabwe,Eastern and Southern Africa

Project contact: J Nyamangara

Donor: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)-Australia

 

This project builds on a scoping study that reviewed the work of IWMI, IFPRI, World Bank,

Challenge Program, Gates Foundation and others ...

 
 

Bhoochetana, a sustainable productivity enhancement programme -- Phase 2 (2013-17) in Karnataka

Duration: 01/Jun/2013 - 30/May/2018

Locations: Asia,India,Karnataka

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Department of Agriculture- Government of Karnataka-India

Bhoochetana is a science-led development approach launched by the Government of Karnataka. The second phase of this project will capitalize on the success of the first phase. The specific objectives o...

 
 

Capacity building for the adoption of Bhoochetana principles and approach in boosting agricultural productivity in the Philippines

Duration: 01/Jun/2013 - 31/May/2014

Locations: Asia,Philippines

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Department of Agriculture (DA)- Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR)- Government of the Philippines-Philippines

The Bhoochetana program in the Philippines is supported by the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR).  In line with the Philippine Rainfed Agricultural Research, Development and Ex...

 
 

Reference genome sequence for pearl millet [A high quality reference genome sequence of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.) for accelerated breeding of improved cultivars]

Duration: 09/Apr/2013 - 30/Apr/2014

Locations: Asia,Eastern and Southern Africa,West and Central Africa

Donor: Foundation or Trust,Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-USA

Pearl millet can be considered as “neglected” compared to rice, maize, wheat, barley or sorghum, for which there is a much larger global scientific community at work. In order for pr...

 
 

Improving rural livelihoods through integrated watershed management in selected villages of Bellary district in Karnataka

Duration: 01/Apr/2013 - 31/Mar/2018

Locations: Karnataka,Asia

Project contact: SP Wani

Donor: Jindal South West Foundation-India

The overall goal of this initiative is to increase agricultural productivity and improve the livelihoods of rural poor in fragile dryland areas. This must be done on...

 
 

Handholding and mentoring of BPD units of NARS

Duration: 01/Apr/2013 - 30/Jun/2014

Locations: Asia,India

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)- Ministry of Agriculture- Government of India-India,National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP)- Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)- Government of India-India

 

The aim of this project is to enhance agri-business development and impacts on agriculture through co-business incubation with the following main objectives:

·...

 
 

Increase and enhance chickpea and pigeonpea production technologies in the farmers fields of two districts of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka

Duration: 18/Mar/2013 - 30/Dec/2017

Locations: Asia,Andhra Pradesh,Karnataka

Donor: Foundation or Trust,OCP Foundation-Morocco

The overall goal of the project is dissemination of improved varieties and technologies for improving rural livelihoods and nutritional security of smallholder farmers through increased pulse pr...

 
 

Increase and enhance chickpea and pigeonpea production technologies in the farmers fields of two districts of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka under Morocco-India Food Legume Initiative

Duration: 18/Mar/2013 - 30/Dec/2017

Locations: Andhra Pradesh,Karnataka,Asia

Project contact: CLL Gowda

Donor: OCP Foundation-Morocco

The overall goal of the project is dissemination of improved varieties and technologies for improving rural livelihoods and nutritional security of smallholder farmers through increased pulse pr...

 
 

Ensuring human health, food and nutritional security through novel cereal and fruit based prebiotics

Duration: 28/Jan/2013 - 27/Jan/2015

Locations: India,Sri Lanka,Asia

Project contact: Saikat D Mazumdar

Donor: Department of Science & Technology (DST)-Government of India-India

The project focuses on understanding the prebiotic potential of sorghum and pearl millet which is grown extensively in the dryland areas of India along with finger millet and banana in Sri Lanka...

 
 

Research based support and facilitation for boosting sorghum production, commercialization and utilization in Nigeria

Duration: 01/Jan/2013 - 01/Dec/2016

Locations: West and Central Africa,Nigeria

Project contact: Dr Hakeem Ayinde Ajeigbe (H.Ajeigbe@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development- Government of Nigeria

The timely availability of and access to good quality seed of improved sorghum varieties at affordable prices and in required quantities will ensure increased sorghum productivity. Increased productio...

 
 

Enhancing productivity of groundnut and pigeonpea cropping systems in Eastern Africa

Duration: 01/Jan/2013 - 31/Dec/2015

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Tanzania,Uganda

Project contact: Dr N V P R Ganga Rao (N.Gangarao@cgiar.org)

Donor: Other international or regional organization,International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-Italy

The project aims to improve household food security, family nutrition and food self-sufficiency and income of smallholder farmers in selected legume growing areas of Eastern Africa. The objective is t...

 
 

Development of commercially sustainable Sorghum for Multiple Uses (SMU) value chains in Kenya and Tanzania

Duration: 01/Jan/2013 - 31/Dec/2015

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Kenya,Tanzania

Project contact: Dr Henry Fred Ojulong (H.Ojulong2@cgiar.org)

Donor: Other international or regional organization,International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-Italy

The overall goal of the project is to improve the livelihoods of poor rural smallholder farming households in arid and semi-arid lands of Kenya and Tanzania. The main objective is to support the devel...

 
 

Coordination of biofortification research and development activities in grain crops to enhance nutritional security in India

Duration: 01/Jan/2013 - 31/Dec/2013

Locations: India,Asia

Project contact: K N Rai

Donor: HarvestPlus Challenge Program/IFPRI-USA

The HarvestPlus Challenge Program has a global objective of addressing the problem of micronutrient malnutrition in developing countries through the development of crop cultivars with high micro...

 
 

Intensification of maize-legume based systems in the semi-arid areas of Tanzania (Kongwa and Kiteto districts) to increase farm productivity and improve the farming natural resource base

Duration: 01/Jan/2013 - 30/Nov/2013

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Tanzania

Donor: CGIAR,International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)-Nigeria

This project is a follow-up of activities initially conducted in 2011- 2012 as part of the Africa RISING activities in Tanzania targeting the districts of Kongwa and ...

 
 

Improving rural livelihoods through innovative scaling-up of science-led participatory research for development in Karnataka

Duration: 24/Mar/2017 - 24/Mar/2017

Locations: Asia,India

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Government of Karnataka-India

The project aims to form an action-oriented consortium of CGIAR institutions to operationalize the action research scaling-up model in partnership with development agencies (DoA,Animal Husbandry...

 
 

Enhancing the adaptive capacity of smallholders to climate variability through response farming innovations

Duration: 15/Dec/2012 - 31/Dec/2013

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Kenya

Project contact: Dr KPC Rao (K.RAO@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Other international or regional organization,Association for Strengthening of Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)-Uganda

The project aims to enable decision makers and implementers to make informed decisions and adopt improved management strategies that reduce risk and exploit opportunities created by variable rainfall ...

 
 

Expression of Interest (EOI) for appointment as Implementing Agency for setting up Food Testing Laboratories (FTLs) in 5 African Countries under India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS-II)

Duration: 16/Nov/2012 - 15/Nov/2015

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Zimbabwe,West and Central Africa,Rwanda,Gambia,Chad

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Ministry of Food Processing Industries- Government of India-India

The Agribusiness and Innovation Platform (AIP) of ICRISAT including its three Programs, NutriPlus Knowledge (NPK), Agri-Business Incubation (ABI), and Innovation and Partnership (INP) will be th...

 
 

Integrating bio-treated wastewater reuse with enhanced water use efficiency to support the green economy in EU and India

Duration: 05/Nov/2012 - 04/Nov/2016

Locations: India,Asia

Project contact: Wani SP

Donor: Department of Biotechnology (DBT)-Government of India-India

Water, food and energy securities are emerging as increasingly important and vital issues for India and the world. Most of the river basins in India and elsewhere are either closing or closed an...

 
 

Development of abiotic stress tolerant millet for Africa and South Asia

Duration: 01/Nov/2012 - 31/Oct/2014

Locations: Asia,Eastern and Southern Africa,West and Central Africa

Project contact: Dr Vincent Vadez (V.VADEZ@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Academic institute eg university or college,University of California-Davis-USA

This is a four-year collaborative research program to develop millet lines for South Asia and Africa that are more tolerant to abiotic stress, including heat and drought. The objective of the project ...

 
 

US-India Consortium for Development of Sustainable Advanced Lignocellulosic Biofuel Systems (SALBS)

Duration: 01/Nov/2012 - 31/Oct/2017

Locations: Asia

Project contact: P Srinivasa Rao

Donor: Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT)-Government of India-India

The project intends to improve feedstock (production potential and feedstock quality) using genomics and breeding tools and also identify locally-adapted cultivars and their optimization for lar...

 
 

Pigeonpea improvement using molecular breeding - Pigeonpea activity India

Duration: 01/Oct/2012 - 30/Sep/2015

Locations: Asia,India

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-USA

This project is aimed at utilizing the new genomics and molecular breeding approaches such as nested association mapping (NAM) and genome-wide association study (GWAS) for mapping genetic diversity of...

 
 

Smart cereals for management of stem borer pests in staple cereals in Africa

Duration: 01/Sep/2012 - 28/Feb/2017

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Kenya

Donor: Academic institute eg university or college,Rothamsted Research Ltd / Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)-UK

The project will develop molecular markers for the defense trait that will allow breeders to introgress it into improved lines of maize and sorghum. It will start by growing many different lines of ma...

 
 

Increasing productivity of legume-based farming systems in the central dry zone of Myanmar

Duration: 01/Sep/2012 - 31/Aug/2016

Locations: Myanmar,Asia

Project contact: CLL Gowda

Donor: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)-Australia

Working in Myanmar this project means to develop new, high-yielding varieties of pigeonpea, groundnut and chickpea (major crops) and green and black gram (minor crops) through genetic improvemen...

 
 

Comprehensive adoption and impact study of improved chickpea cultivars in Andhra Pradesh, India

Duration: 01/Sep/2012 - 01/Aug/2013

Locations: India,Andhra Pradesh,Asia

Project contact: Bantilan, MCS

Donor: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)-Italy

The project aims to systematically document the adoption, diffusion and impact of improved chickpea technologies in southern India. This specific success story is positive evidence that adoption...

 
 

Genomics assisted accelerated product development of high yielding pigeonpea hybrids

Duration: 24/Aug/2012 - 23/Aug/2015

Locations: India,Asia

Project contact: Rajeev K Varshney

Donor: Department of Biotechnology (DBT)-Government of India-India

The objectives of this project are to identify a large number of genome wide SNPs from parental lines of A4 CMS-based pigeonpea hybrids; detect marker/haplotype associations for yield and relate...

 
 

Unlocking health benefits of pearl millet: Identifying factors for starch digestibility, and slowly digestible starch (SDS) using a world inbred Germplasm Association Panel

Duration: 01/Aug/2012 - 31/Oct/2016

Locations: Asia,India

Project contact: Dr Rakesh K Srivastava (R.k.srivastava@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Private industry

This project will lead to better understanding of SDS (slowly digestible starch) in pearl millet. In the wake of diabetes assuming pandemic proportions globally, development of SDS cultivars with low ...

 
 

Developing resilient and profitable rural livelihood systems in semi-arid Mozambique: A conceptual approach

Duration: 01/Aug/2012 - 31/Jul/2015

Locations: Mozambique,South Africa,Eastern and Southern Africa

Project contact: Homann-KeeTui, S

Donor: Austrian Development Agency (ADA)-Austria

 

The project will primarily address the CGIAR systems level outcomes on ‘increased food security’ and ‘reduced poverty’, by identifying pathways for sust...

 
 

Tracking Aspergillus flavus toxigenic strain AF 11- 4 in groundnut crop soils using SCAR marker based PCR diagnostic assay

Duration: 10/Jul/2012 - 09/Jul/2015

Locations: Asia,India

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Science & Engineering Research Board- Government of India-India

 

The project aims to design a strain specific sequence-characterized amplified region marker (SCAR) for precise identification of AF 11-4, a stable aflatoxin producer and common...

 
 

Integrating crop and livestock production for improved food security and livelihoods in rural Zimbabwe

Duration: 01/Jul/2012 - 30/Jun/2015

Locations: Zimbabwe,Eastern and Southern Africa

Project contact: A van Rooyen

Donor: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)-Australia

The overall goal of this AClAR sponsored project is to identify, test and prove ways to increase agricultural production, improve household food security, alleviate poverty and thereby reduce fo...

 
 

Developing and implementing the genomic component of the IBP

Duration: 01/Jul/2012 - 30/Jun/2014

Locations: India,Asia

Project contact: R Varshney

Donor: Generation Challenge Program (GCP)/CIMMYT-Mexico

The Generation Challenge Programme (GCP) has been working to explore and harness plant genetic diversity using genomics tools to advance the breeding by resource-poor farmers in drought-prone an...

 
 

Grain Legumes - Leveraging legumes to combat poverty, hunger malnutrition and environmental degradation

Duration: 01/Jul/2012 - 30/Jun/2015

Locations: Asia,Eastern and Southern Africa,West and Central Africa

Donor: CGIAR,CGIAR Fund

This program will apply crop improvement and related high-priority value-chain interventions to maximize the benefits that grain legumes offer to smallholder farmers, especially women. The program aim...

 
 

Developing and implementing the genomic component of IBP (Sub Program Leader)

Duration: 01/Jul/2012 - 30/Jun/2014

Locations: India,Asia

Project contact: Varshney, RK

Donor: Generation Challenge Program (GCP)/CIMMYT-Mexico

This proposal aims at strengthening the IBP (Integrated Breeding Platform that is a web-based, one-stop shop for information, analytical tools and related services to design and carry out integr...

 
 

Assessing and refining the concept of dynamic genepool management and simultaneous farmer-participatory population improvement in pearl millet and sorghum

Duration: 01/Jun/2012 - 31/May/2014

Locations: West and Central Africa,Burkina Faso,Mali,Niger

Donor: Foundation or Trust,McKnight Foundation-USA

This project is expected to contribute to diversification of farmer-grown cultivars and therefore to yield stability in variable climates; development and validation of new farmer-preferred cultivars ...

 
 

Pathological, cultural variability and sequence diversity in Rhizoctonia bataticola causing dry root rot of chickpea

Duration: 15/May/2012 - 14/May/2015

Locations: Asia,India

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Science & Engineering Research Board- Government of India-India

Rhizoctonia bataticola (Tassi) Goid. is a soil and seed-borne fungal pathogen and can infect more than 284 plant species globally, including monocot and dicot plant hosts. It is emergin...

 
 

Sustainable management of crop-based production systems for raising agricultural productivity in rainfed Asia

Duration: 07/May/2012 - 30/Jun/2016

Locations: India,Laos,Nepal,Viet Nam,Asia

Project contact: CLL Gowda

Donor: International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-Italy

The overall goal of the project is to improve the well-being of the rural poor engaged in rainfed agriculture in India, Laos, Nepal and Vietnam through intensification and diversification of cro...

 
 

Pre-breeding for chickpea improvement

Duration: 01/May/2012 - 30/Apr/2015

Locations: India,Asia

Project contact: Sharma,S Upadhyaya, HD

Donor: Science & Engineering Research Board-Government of India-India

 

Chickpea is the major pulse crop for sustaining farming systems. The development of high yielding varieties with a broad genetic base is a major objective of genetic improvemen...

 
 

Pathways to agricultural and economic development in rural Malawi

Duration: 01/Apr/2012 - 31/Oct/2013

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa

Project contact: P Okori

Donor: Care International-Malawi

CARE and its partner, ICRISAT, are implementing a project, Pathways to Agricultural and Economic Development in Rural Malawi. The Pathways initiative is part of CARE’s Pathways program tha...

 
 

Provide technical support to Enhancing Community Resilience Programme (ECRP)-Malawi Consortium (Implementing partners in seed systems development, pre- and post-harvest handling and storage of crops)

Duration: 01/Apr/2012 - 31/Mar/2014

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa

Project contact: P Okori

Donor: Care International-Malawi

Enhancing Community Resilience Programme (ECRP) - Malawi is a 58-months’ duration project being implemented by a consortium consisting of Action Aid, CARE and C...

 
 

The role of information networks for the adoption of agricultural innovations: The case of sorghum and finger millet in Tanzania

Duration: 01/Apr/2012 - 31/Mar/2014

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Tanzania

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Bundesministerium for Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)-Germany

 

 This research project aims to overcome insufficient flow of information about new technologies and access to these technologies by analyzing the innovation systems for so...

 
 

Genomic approaches for stress tolerant chickpea

Duration: 28/Mar/2012 - 27/Mar/2016

Locations: Asia,India

Project contact: Dr Rajeev K Varshney (R.K.Varshney@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Department of Science & Technology (DST)- Government of India-India

This project brings together Australian and Indian partners contributing distinct but complementary multidisciplinary strengths in physiology, molecular biology and breeding. The project uses diverse ...

 
 

Water Resources Group: Expert input on preparing detailed project report for water-enabled growth in Karnataka

Duration: 23/Mar/2012 - 31/Dec/2012

Locations: Asia

Project contact: SP Wani

Donor: World Bank-USA

 

There is scope to substantially increase yields in the agriculture sector in Karnataka. The main constraints are low water use efficiency (rainwate...

 
 

Enhancing capacities of the AgMIP South Asia Regional Teams through capacity-building workshops and knowledge-sharing platforms

Duration: 01/Mar/2012 - 28/Feb/2014

Locations: Asia,Bangladesh,India,Nepal,Pakistan,Sri Lanka

Donor: Academic institute eg university or college,Columbia University-USA

The proposed project capitalizes on partnership between the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics ...

 
 

Climate change impacts on West African agriculture: a regional assessment (CIWARA)

Duration: 01/Mar/2012 - 28/Feb/2014

Locations: Western and Central Africa

Project contact: PCS Traore

Donor: Columbia University-USA

The project proposes to standardize an open-access database, compare and improve crop model performance, improve spatial coverage of agro-meteorological advisories for smallholder farmers,  ...

 
 

Crop-livestock intensification in the face of climate change: Exploring opportunities to reduce risk and increase resilience in southern Africa using an integrated multi-modeling approach

Duration: 01/Mar/2012 - 28/Feb/2014

Project contact: Masikati, P

Donor: Columbia University-USA

This project will identify pathways to improve food security in southern Africa’s mixed crop livestock systems and develop adaptive management strategies to reduce climate induced risks an...

 
 

Assessing the impacts of climate variability and change on agricultural systems in Eastern Africa while enhancing the regions capacity to undertake integrated assessment of vulnerabilities to future changes in climate

Duration: 01/Mar/2012 - 28/Feb/2014

Locations: Kenya,Tanzania - United Republic Of,Uganda,Ethiopia,Eastern and Southern Africa

Project contact: Rao, KPC

Donor: Columbia University-USA

The  project aims  to conduct a systematic, comprehensive, and quantitative assessmentof impacts of climate variability and change on agricultural systems that explicitly addresses the...

 
 

Biofortifying sorghum with high bioavailable grain iron and zinc for combating micronutrient malnutrition

Duration: 28/Feb/2012 - 27/Feb/2015

Locations: Asia,India

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Department of Biotechnology- Government of India-India

 

 In this project, ICRISAT and its partners propose to biofortify sorghum by enhancing Fe and Zn levels and reducing the phytate content in the grain. The principal product...

 
 

Pearl millet innovations for improved livelihoods in drought-prone areas of Eastern and Central Africa (ECA)

Duration: 01/Feb/2012 - 31/Oct/2013

Donor: Other international or regional organization,Association for Strengthening of Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)-Uganda

The goal of the project is to enhance sustainable productivity and value added competitiveness of the pearl millet-legume system in the arid and semi-arid (ASAL) of ECA to increase food security...

 
 

Capacity building for soil and plant analysis laboratories for the improvement of soil health in West Africa

Duration: 01/Feb/2012 - 30/Apr/2013

Locations: Burkina Faso,Mali,Niger,West and Central Africa

Project contact: Gandah, M

Donor: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)-Kenya

The goal of the project is to improve the capacity of soil laboratories in West Africa to provide accurate and timely service to target clients. The objectives of this project are to: Improve th...

 
 

Pre-implementation phase activities for UniBRAIN agribusiness incubators (AIICs) and partners

Duration: 01/Feb/2012 - 30/May/2012

Locations: India,Ghana,Kenya,Mali,Uganda,Zambia,Asia,Eastern and Southern Africa,West and Central Africa

Project contact: Sharma, KK, Karuppan Chetty

Donor: Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)-Ghana

The overall objective of the pre-implementation activities is to prepare incubators to operate as independent businesses, able to receive funding, engage employees and enter into legal business ...

 
 

Integrated water resource development in Kolar district through watershed interventions

Duration: 01/Jan/2012 - 31/Dec/2015

Locations: Asia

Donor: Foundation or Trust,Coca-Cola Foundation-USA

The target area for this project is Kolar district in Karnataka which experiences severe water scarcity, sharp decline in groundwater, and growing poverty. For most part of the year, Kolar distr...

 
 

Enhancing livelihoods of resource-poor farmers of Rajasthan through introduction of eco-friendly pigeonpea varieties

Duration: 01/Jan/2012 - 31/Dec/2016

Locations: Asia

Project contact: K B Saxena

Donor: Government of Rajasthan -India

The project intends to improve the livelihoods of resource poor farmers of Rajasthan by increasing crop productivity and conserving the environment. At present, the production of pigeonpea in th...

 
 

Implementation phase of the Universities, Business and Research in Agricultural Innovation (UniBRAIN) project

Duration: 01/Jan/2012 - 31/Dec/2015

Locations: Ghana,Kenya,Mali,Uganda,Zambia,Eastern and Southern Africa,West and Central Africa

Project contact: K K Sharma

Donor: Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)-Ghana

In the Implementation Phase the main objective of UniBRAIN is to establish six pilot agribusiness incubators in Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Uganda and Zambia. ABI-ICRISAT will exploit its knowledge and ...

 
 

Integrated water resource development in Kolar District through watershed interventions

Duration: 01/Jan/2012 - 31/Dec/2015

Locations: Karnataka,Asia

Project contact: Wani, SP

Donor: Coca-Cola Foundation-USA

This project is aimed at enhancing water availability in target villages through rainwater harvesting, recharging of wells and reuse of waste water to demonstrate th...

 
 

Improving soil fertility, productivity and livelihoods of smallholder farmers in northern Uganda by intensifying and diversification of pigeonpea cropping systems

Duration: 24/Mar/2017 - 24/Mar/2017

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa

Project contact: Said N Silim

Donor: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)-Kenya

The goal of this project is to improve soil fertility through atmospheric biological N fixation; and application of strategic amount of fertilizer microdosing and thu...

 
 

Support for entrepreneurial and managerial development of SMEs through incubators

Duration: 24/Mar/2017 - 24/Mar/2017

Locations: India,Asia

Project contact: Kiran K Sharma

Donor: Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME)-Government of India-India

The main objective of the scheme is to promote emerging technological and knowledge-based innovative ventures that seek the nurturing of ideas from professionals beyond the traditional activitie...

 
 

Development of a Genotyping Data Management System

Duration: 01/Dec/2011 - 31/Dec/2013

Locations: India,Asia

Project contact: Shah, T

Donor: Generation Challenge Program (GCP)/CIMMYT-Mexico

The effective management of genotyping data and its link to the corresponding germplasm information and phenotyping data is a critical component of any Integrated Breeding Project. There are a n...

 
 

DST-ICRISAT Center of Excellence (CoE) on Climate Change Research for Plant Protection (CCRPP)

Duration: 30/Nov/2011 - 29/Nov/2014

Locations: India,Asia

Project contact: Pande, Suresh

Donor: Department of Science & Technology (DST)-Government of India-India

This project focuses on the effect of climate change on the disease and insect-pest problems of chickpea and pigeonpea under rainfed conditions in India. The primary aim of this project is to un...

 
 

Global crop yield gap and water productivity atlas

Duration: 14/Nov/2011 - 31/Oct/2013

Locations: Asia,Eastern and Southern Africa,West and Central Africa

Project contact: Dr Lieven Claessens (L.Claessens@cgiar.org)

Donor: Foundation or Trust,Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-USA

The tasks will involve working with the Atlas team to further strengthen and consolidate GYGA results, outputs, and utilities to support country-based, value-chain agronomic platforms; update crop-spe...

 
 

Integration of MARS and GWS modules in the ISMU Pipeline for facilitating molecular breeding for complex traits

Duration: 01/Nov/2011 - 31/Oct/2013

Locations: India,Asia

Project contact: Varshney, R, Rathore, A

Donor: Generation Challenge Program (GCP)/CIMMYT-Mexico

Marker-assisted backcrossing (MABC) is the most commonly used approach for molecular breeding in several crop species. However, this approach has bottlenecks for breeding for complex traits, suc...

 
 

Secondary metabolites of entomopathogenic microbes to control Helicoverpa armigera

Duration: 01/Nov/2011 - 31/Oct/2014

Locations: India,Asia

Project contact: Gopalakrishnan, S

Donor: Department of Biotechnology (DBT)-Government of India-India

 Microorganisms have the capability to synthesize many different biologically active secondary metabolites such as antibiotics, herbicides, pesticides, anti-parasitic compounds, and enzymes...

 
 

Securing chickpea productivity under contemporary abiotic stresses: improvement of podding and seed-filling under heat, drought and salinity

Duration: 01/Nov/2011 - 31/Oct/2014

Locations: Australia,India,Asia

Project contact: Vadez, Vincent

Donor: Department of Science & Technology (DST)-Government of India-India

 

 This project aims to identify mechanisms contributing to stress tolerance in chickpea and the information on tolerance mechanisms can then be used in breeding programs in...

 
 

Mission project on bridging yield gaps through science-led development in Andhra Pradesh (Bhoochetana)

Duration: 28/Oct/2011 - 27/Oct/2012

Locations: Andhra Pradesh,Asia

Project contact: Suhas P Wani

Donor: Government of Andhra Pradesh-India

With a view to improve crop productivity and farm-based livelihoods, the State Government of Andhra Pradesh has embarked on implementing the flagship initiative, Bhoochetana, in a phased manner....

 
 

Mission project on Bridging crop yield gaps through science-led development in Andhra Pradesh under Bhuchetana RKVY 2011-2012

Duration: 28/Oct/2011 - 31/Dec/2013

Locations: Asia,India

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Government of Andhra Pradesh-India

The overall goal of the project is to increase average productivity of target crops in the selected districts by 25% in five years and identify suitable adaptation strategies for coping with the...

 
 

Sustainable intensification of sorghum-legume system to improve livelihood and adaptation to climate change in semi-arid areas of ECA

Duration: 01/Oct/2011 - 31/Oct/2013

Locations: Nairobi,Eastern and Southern Africa

Project contact: Mary Mgonja

Donor: Association for Strengthening of Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)-Uganda

The project is focusing on a value chain approach and therefore uses all components from technology development. To begin with, a baseline survey is at various stages in each of the target count...

 
 

Strengthening partnerships for innovation in beans, groundnuts and sesame research and technology transfer in Mozambique

Duration: 01/Oct/2011 - 30/Sep/2013

Locations: Mozambique,Eastern and Southern Africa

Project contact: Moses Siambi

Donor: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)-Nigeria

This project means to develop and disseminate proven technologies through partnership and participatory approaches to increase productivity of beans in order to increase rural household income, ...

 
 

Zambia Aflatoxin Research & Mitigation

Duration: 01/Oct/2011 - 30/Sep/2013

Locations: Zambia,Eastern and Southern Africa

Project contact: Siambi, M

Donor: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-USA

In Zambia, several initiatives on aflatoxin contamination have been started; MATEP (Market Access Trade Enabling Policies) is an initiative funded by USAID. Also, one...

 
 

Improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in drought-prone areas of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia through enhanced grain legume production and productivity (TLII Phase 2)

Duration: 01/Sep/2011 - 30/Sep/2014

Locations: Asia,Bangladesh,India,Eastern and Southern Africa,Ethiopia,Kenya,Tanzania,Malawi,Mozambique,Zimbabwe,West and Central Africa,Burkina Faso,Mali,Niger,Nigeria,Senegal,Uganda,Ghana

Donor: Foundation or Trust,Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-USA

The overall goal of the TLII project is to enhance productivity by at least 20% for six legume crops covered by this project (chickpea, common bean, cowpea, groundnut, pigeonpea and soybean) in ...

 
 

Harnessing the potential of MAGIC population for gene discovery and breeding applications in chickpea

Duration: 01/Aug/2011 - 31/Jul/2014

Locations: Asia,India,Eastern and Southern Africa,Ethiopia,Kenya

Donor: CGIAR,Generation Challenge Program (GCP)/CIMMYT-Mexico

The project is built on the progress made under Objective 4 of TLI Phase I and complements the ongoing efforts of TLI Phase II on development of the multi-parent advanced generation inter-cross ...

 
 

An integrated cereal-livestock-tree system for sustainable land use and improved livelihoods of smallholder farmers in the Sahel (CerLiveTreeS)

Duration: 01/Jul/2011 - 30/Jun/2014

Locations: West and Central Africa

Donor: Other international or regional organization,Conseil Ouest et Centre Africain pour la Recherche et le Developpement Agricoles (CORAF)-Senegal

The project aims at improving integrated cereal-livestock-tree systems and livelihoods of smallholder farmers through sustainable land use management in the Sahel in the context of agricultural land d...

 
 

Science-led approach for development of horticulture inclusive market-oriented development through Suvarna Bhoomi Yojane (SBY) in Karnataka

Duration: 25/Jun/2011 - 24/Jul/2012

Locations: Asia

Project contact: SP Wani

Donor: Government of Karnataka-India

The overall goal of this initiative is to improve the livelihoods of small and marginal farm households by enabling farmers to shift from low-value subsistence crops to high-value fruit and vege...

 
 

Introduction and expansion of improved pigeonpea (arhar) production technology in rainfed upland ecosystems of Orissa

Duration: 17/May/2011 - 30/Apr/2015

Locations: Asia,India,Odisha

Project contact: Dr Myer G Mula (m.mula@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Directorate of Agriculture and Food Production- Government of Odisha-India

The overall goal of this project is to enhance food and nutritional security and income generation for the under privileged farmers in the rainfed areas of Orissa.  It will evaluate and identify ...

 
 

Introduction and expansion of improved pigeonpea production technology in rainfed upland ecosystem (phase 2)

Duration: 01/May/2011 - 30/Apr/2015

Locations: Asia,India

Project contact: Dr C V Sameer Kumar (C.Sameerkumar@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Directorate of Agriculture and Food Production- Government of Odisha-India

The main objective behind these projects implementation is to produce quality &certified seeds in the state of Odisha for its own requirement. In this regard DA&FP, MD OSSC Ltd have signed one tripart...

 
 

Watershed Project -- Bhujal (Water sustainability project in 3 villages of Babina Block, Jhansi District, MP)

Duration: 01/May/2011 - 30/Apr/2016

Locations: Asia,India

Donor: Foundation or Trust,Coca-Cola India Foundation-India

The objectives of this initiative are to: enhance water availability in target villages through rainwater harvesting  and recharging of the wells to demonstrate that science-based interventions c...

 
 

Science-led consortium approach for inclusive market-oriented development through Suvarna Bhoomi Yojane in Karnataka

Duration: 01/May/2011 - 24/Jul/2012

Locations: India,Asia

Project contact: Wani, Suhas

Donor: Government of Karnataka-India

The overall goal of this initiative is to improve the livelihoods of small and marginal farm households by enabling farmers to shift from low-value subsistence crops to high-value fruit and vege...

 
 

Unlocking the opportunities to enhance sustainable seed systems of staple crops (sorghum, pearl millet, maize, cowpea and groundnut) to improve food security and agricultural production in West and Central Africa

Duration: 01/Apr/2011 - 30/Mar/2014

Locations: West and Central Africa

Project contact: BR Ntare

Donor: Conseil Ouest et Centre Africain pour la Recherche et le Developpement Agricoles (CORAF)-Senegal,Institute d economie rural (IER)-Mali

This project focuses on ways and means of establishing efficient, sustainable seed systems for the major staple crops – sorghum, millet, maize, cowpea and groundnut – that provide fa...

 
 

Development and promotion of promising varieties/lines with high yield and high oil content with enhanced O/L ratio for enhancing production and quality of groundnut oil in drought-prone environment to boost the income of small and marginal groundnut farmers in India

Duration: 01/Apr/2011 - 31/Mar/2016

Locations: India,Asia

Project contact: P Janila; HD Upadhyaya

Donor: Department of Agriculture & Cooperation-Government of India-India

The aim of the project is to develop groundnut cultivars with high oil for increased oil production in rainfed, drought-prone environments as well as enhanced oil quality using both, conventiona...

 
 

Biotechnological approaches to improve chickpea crop productivity for farming community and industry

Duration: 01/Apr/2011 - 01/May/2014

Locations: India,Asia

Project contact: Varshney, R

Donor: Indo-German Science and Technology Centre (IGSTC)-Government of India-India

 

This project will capitalize on the resources developed and expertise available at University of Frankfurt / GenXPro in Germany and ICRISAT/ BenchBio in India. In addition, it ...

 
 

Enhancing production and quality of groundnut oil in drought-prone environments through varietal technology to boost the income of small and marginal groundnut farmers in India

Duration: 01/Apr/2011 - 31/Mar/2015

Locations: India,Asia

Project contact: Janila, P

Donor: Department of Agriculture & Cooperation-India

The overall goal of the project is to enhance oil productivity of groundnut (oil production per unit area) by promoting cultivation in the rainfed cropping systems of varieties that are high yie...

 
 

Enhancing the resilience to climate variability and change in watersheds with focus on groundnut and pigeonpea in the Indian SAT

Duration: 29/Mar/2011 - 28/Mar/2014

Locations: India,Asia

Project contact: Kesava Rao, AVR

Donor: Department of Agriculture & Cooperation-Government of India-India

The project aims to identify vulnerable areas in SAT-India using gridded and long-term weather data in the three distinct agro-ecological zones (low, medium and high rainfall) and assess the imp...

 
 

Delivering new sorghum and millet innovations for food security and improvement of livelihoods in Eastern Africa

Duration: 01/Jan/2011 - 31/Dec/2013

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Ethiopia,Kenya,Tanzania,Uganda

Donor: CGIAR,International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)-Kenya

The goal of the project is to enhance sustainable productivity and competitiveness for sorghum and finger millet sub-sectors in eastern Africa that would lead to better food security, incomes an...

 
 

Development of a robust commercially sustainable Multiple Uses Sorghum (MUS) value chain in Kenya and Tanzania

Duration: 01/Jan/2011 - 30/Aug/2012

Locations: Kenya,Tanzania - United Republic Of,Eastern and Southern Africa

Project contact: Mgonja, MA

Donor: European Commission (EC)-Belgium,International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-Italy

 

The goal of the project is to improve the livelihoods of poor rural small-scale farming households in the arid and semi-arid agro-ecologies of Eastern Province in Kenya and in ...

 
 

Enhancing productivity of groundnut and pigeonpea cropping systems in Tanzania and Uganda.

Duration: 01/Jan/2011 - 31/Aug/2012

Locations: Uganda,Eastern and Southern Africa,Tanzania

Project contact: Ganga Rao, NVPR/ Monyo, ES

Donor: European Commission (EC)-Belgium,International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-Italy

 

The ultimate goal of the project is to improve the food sufficiency and income generation of smallholder farmers in Tanzania and Uganda through targeted agricultural research f...

 
 

Adapting agriculture to climate change: Developing promising strategies using analogue locations in Eastern and Southern Africa

Duration: 01/Jan/2011 - 31/Dec/2013

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Kenya,Zimbabwe

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Deutsche Gesellschaft for Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)-Germany

Using a combination of model-based ex ante analyses and iterative field-based research on station and in farmers’ fields, the project will test potential agricultural adaptation strategies...

 
 

The Center of Excellence in Genomics (CEG)

Duration: 01/Jan/2011 - 31/Dec/2013

Locations: Asia,India

The Center of Excellence in Genomics (CEG) at ICRISAT will focus its efforts on (a) genotyping services, (b) capacity strengthening, and (c) modern pulse improvement. CEG has offered SSR and DArT geno...

 
 

Selection and utilization of water-logging tolerant cultivars in pigeonpea

Duration: 24/Mar/2017 - 24/Mar/2017

Locations: India,Asia

Project contact: Saxena, KB

 

The project is intended to develop water-logging tolerant pigeonpea cultivars for use in poorly drained and low lying areas. The project aims to: draw out water-logging and P...

 
 

Enhancing the income of resource poor farmers through introduction and expansion of improved crop production technologies (ICPT) of chickpea and other crops in rainfed rice fallow lands (RRFL) in Jharkhand

Duration: 13/Dec/2010 - 12/Dec/2013

Locations: India,Asia

Project contact: Pande, S

Donor: Department of Science & Technology (DST)-Government of India-India

The overall goal of the project is to demonstrate improved crop production technologies (ICPT) of chickpea and other traditional crops (linseed, lentil, mustard and field-peas) in rainfed rice f...

 
 

Increasing food security and household income through small stock market development in Zimbabwe

Duration: 10/Dec/2010 - 31/Dec/2011

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Zimbabwe

Donor: Other international or regional organization,European Commission (EC)-Belgium,International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-Italy

 

This project aims to increase food security and incomes for small-scale farmers by commercializing the livestock sector through the creation of efficient market systems. Smallh...

 
 

An Be Jigi II Project: Enhancing bioavailability of Iron and Zinc in varieties of sorghum and pearl millet consumed in Mali

Duration: 01/Dec/2010 - 30/Nov/2016

Locations: West and Central Africa

Donor: Foundation or Trust,McKnight Foundation-USA

The general goal of this project is to identify and document ways of enhancing the nutritional status of children under five and women of childbearing age through improved micronutrient nutrition. Way...

 
 

Mapping of avirulence genes and mating type loci in Sclerospora graminicola, the pearl millet downy mildew pathogen

Duration: 03/Nov/2010 - 02/Nov/2012

Locations: Asia,India

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Department of Biotechnology- Government of India-India

 

The project aims at developing SSRs and DArT markers for S. graminicola and identification of DNA markers linked to Avr genes and mating type loci. For the development...

 
 

Tracking varietal change for future assessment of the impact of crop genetic improvement research in South Asia

Duration: 01/Nov/2010 - 30/Apr/2012

Locations: South Asia,Asia

Project contact: MCS Bantilan

Donor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-USA

This research project proposes to lay the groundwork for tracking the success and failures of crop improvement investments and for understanding the impact of those investments on poverty, nutri...

 
 

Improving farmer livelihoods and food security through enhanced legume productivity in India and Myanmar

Duration: 10/Oct/2010 - 30/Apr/2013

Locations: Myanmar,India,Asia

Project contact: RangaRao, GV

Donor: European Commission (EC)-Belgium,International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-Italy

The overall goal of the project is to empower farmers and researchers in India and Myanmar to improve livelihoods through enhanced productivity of legume crops.   The main objectives are to...

 
 

Developing an Atlas of High Biomass Sorghums Amenable for Lingo-Cellulosic Ethanol Production in India

Duration: 01/Oct/2010 - 30/Sep/2012

Locations: Asia,India

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)- Government of India-India

 

The project aims to study the efficiency of conversion of ligno-cellulosic  biomass of improved genotypes of sorghum to bioethanol through enzymatic hydrolysis and ferme...

 
 

Crop biofortification of groundnut and pigeonpea for alleviating vitamin A deficiencies in India

Duration: 21/Sep/2010 - 20/Sep/2013

Locations: India,Asia

Project contact: Sharma, KK

Donor: Department of Biotechnology (DBT)-Government of India-India

The purpose of this research project is to develop improved varieties of groundnut and pigeonpea having higher levels of ß-carotene without compromising the yield and other agronomic trait...

 
 

Groundnut varieties improvement for yield and adaptation, human health, and nutrition

Duration: 01/Sep/2010 - 31/Aug/2014

Locations: Malawi,Eastern and Southern Africa,Tanzania

Project contact: Monyo, ES

Donor: McKnight Foundation-USA

 

The project’s goal is reduction of poverty by improving

·        income level;

·   &...

 
 

Characterization and evaluation of transgenic events of chickpea containing the DREB1A transcription factor for tolerance to drought stress under contained greenhouse and field conditions

Duration: 10/Aug/2010 - 30/Sep/2013

Locations: India,Asia

Project contact: Sharma, KK , Sharma, HC

Donor: Department of Biotechnology (DBT)-Government of India-India

 

Regulatory genes or transcription factors (TF), more specifically those belonging to the AP2/ERF family have been shown to improve plant stress tolerance by regulating the coor...

 
 

Integrated management of rainwater to improve smallholder productivity and livelihoods and reduce risk.

Duration: 01/Aug/2010 - 30/Nov/2013

Locations: Bostwana,South Africa,Zimbabwe,Eastern and Southern Africa

Project contact: Van Rooyen, Andre A.

Donor: Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF)/IWMI-Sri Lanka

The project seeks to define the interplay between market access, crop and livestock technologies, and investment risks in water- and market-scarce environments that leads to technology adoption ...

 
 

Chickpea - Accelerating development of genomic resources and strengthening NARS partner capacities for enhancing adoption of molecular breeding for drought tolerance in chickpea

Duration: 01/Jul/2010 - 31/Jul/2014

Locations: Asia,India,Eastern and Southern Africa,Ethiopia,Kenya

Donor: CGIAR,Generation Challenge Program (GCP)/CIMMYT-Mexico

The Chickpea Challenge Initiative (CCI) supports the overall objectives of the Tropical Legumes I Phase II (TLI-Phase II) project to develop and help institutionalize modern breeding of chickpea in su...

 
 

Harnessing RNA interference (RNAi) technology for resistance to peanut bud necrosis virus (PBNV) in groundnut

Duration: 28/Jun/2010 - 27/Jun/2013

Locations: Asia

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Department of Biotechnology- Government of India-India

RNAi technology has been one of the key biological breakthroughs of the last decade and has revolutionized basic biology, gene function studies, and it also holds promise in disease diagnosis an...

 
 

The ARZIKI Niger food security program

Duration: 15/May/2010 - 30/Jul/2011

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-USA

Using a consortium model, this project will introduce technical production technology packages for both irrigated and rainfed crops, facilitate the delivery of key private veterinary services to 71,00...

 
 

Platform, pipeline, and analytical tools for next generation genotyping to serve breeding efforts in Africa

Duration: 01/Apr/2010 - 31/Mar/2013

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,West and Central Africa,Asia

Project contact: CT Hash

Donor: Cornell University-USA

ICRISAT will contribute to choice of the sorghum germplasm, mapping populations and breeding lines to be genotyped in this project, and will implement collection of DNA samples of these. ICRISAT...

 
 

Establishing a molecular breeding program based on the aluminum tolerance genes, AltSB, and the P efficiency QTL, Pup-1, for increasing sorghum production in Sub-Saharan Africa - Sorghum MB

Duration: 01/Apr/2010 - 31/Mar/2014

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Kenya,West and Central Africa,Mali,Niger

Donor: CGIAR,Generation Challenge Program (GCP)/CIMMYT-Mexico

In Africa, a combination of soil constraints and a lack of adapted crop cultivars are clearly two of the most important factors responsible for low grain yield. Low productivity is a serious pro...

 
 

BREAD: Overcoming the domestication bottleneck for symbiotic nitrogen fixation in legumes

Duration: 01/Apr/2010 - 31/Mar/2013

Locations: India,Asia

Project contact: Varshney, R

Donor: University of California-Davis-USA

The basic research goal of the proposed work is to identify plant genotypes and ultimately the underlying genes that regulate the efficiency of symbiotic nitrogen fixation under field condi...

 
 

Tackling abiotic production constraints in pearl millet and sorghum-based agricultural systems of the West African Sahel

Duration: 01/Apr/2010 - 31/Mar/2013

Locations: West and Central Africa

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Bundesministerium for Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)-Germany,Deutsche Gesellschaft for Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)-Germany

Using an integrated genetic and natural resource management approach, this project aims at enhancing adaptation of pearl millet and sorghum to low-phosphorus (P) soils and water stress in the Sahelian...

 
 

Molecular diagnosis and genetic variability in Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. ciceris causing Fusarium wilt of chickpea

Duration: 14/Jan/2010 - 13/Jan/2013

Locations: Asia

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Department of Biotechnology- Government of India-India

The present study will generate significant information in terms of phenotypic and genotypic variability in the isolates of F. oxysporum f. sp. ciceris, wilt pathogen of chickpea collected from ...

 
 

Identification of micronutrients and vitamin A precursor (ß-carotene) dense-sorghums for better health in Western and Central Africa (WCA) and Central India

Duration: 01/Jan/2010 - 31/Dec/2013

Locations: Western and Central Africa,India

Project contact: A Ashok Kumar

Donor: HarvestPlus Challenge Program/IFPRI-USA

Previous research at ICRISAT indicated that in the commercial sorghum hybrids grown in India, the grain Fe content was close to 40 ppm with Zn content close to 30 ppm in the best genotype. We at...

 
 

Sustainable intensification of maize-legume cropping systems for food security in Eastern and Southern Africa (SIMLESA)

Duration: 01/Jan/2010 - 31/Dec/2013

Locations: Ethiopia,Kenya,Tanzania,Malawi,Mozambique,South Africa,Uganda,Australia,Eastern and Southern Africa

Project contact: Said N Silim

Donor: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)-Mexico

This project aims to increase food security and incomes at household and regional levels along with economic development in eastern and southern Africa through improved productivity from more re...

 
 

Improving soil fertility, productivity and livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Tanzania through intensification and diversification of pigeonpea cropping systems

Duration: 24/Mar/2017 - 24/Mar/2017

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa

Project contact: Said N Silim

Donor: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)-Kenya

The goal of this project is to diversify income sources and increase farmer income generation and food security; improve soil fertility through atmospheric biological N fixation; and reverse the...

 
 

Enhanced livelihood opportunities of smallholders in Asia: Linking smallholder sweet sorghum farmers with the bioethanol industry

Duration: 11/Dec/2009 - 10/Dec/2013

Locations: China,India,Thailand,Asia

Project contact: Reddy, BVS

Donor: Common Fund for Commodities-Netherlands

The project will mobilize groups of smallholder sweet sorghum farmers in order to improve crop productivity, enhance production and marketing of sweet sorghum to distilleries. The project will e...

 
 

Global Futures Project

Duration: 01/Dec/2009 - 30/Jun/2012

Locations: Asia,Eastern and Southern Africa,West and Central Africa

Donor: CGIAR,International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)-USA

The goal of this research is to deepen the understanding of complex linkages among socio-economic and environmental change, the functioning of agricultural systems and human well-being. The prod...

 
 

Deployment of molecular markers in chickpea breeding for developing superior cultivators with enhanced disease resistance

Duration: 16/Oct/2009 - 15/Oct/2014

Locations: India,Asia

Project contact: Varshney, R

Donor: Department of Biotechnology (DBT)-Government of India-India

The project is expected to initiate the molecular breeding activities in chickpea (first for any legume) and establish the chickpea (legume) molecular breeding practice of community in India in ...

 
 

Platform Mozambique -- Increasing the profitability of legume production in Mozambique through technology discovery, development and delivery linked to markets

Duration: 01/Oct/2009 - 30/Sep/2013

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa

Project contact: M Siambi

Donor: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-USA

This project, supported by USAID, is an ICRISAT-led initiative to conduct demand-driven research that will increase the profitability of legume production in Mozambique through technology discov...

 
 

Implementation of 9 model watersheds projects in UP, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Gujarat

Duration: 01/Oct/2009 - 30/Sep/2014

Locations: Asia,India

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Department of Agriculture & Cooperation- Government of India-India

The overall goal of this initiative is to improve the livelihoods of the rural poor in fragile dryland areas on a sustainable basis by enhancing the impact of integrated watershed management pro...

 
 

Enhancing child nutrition and livelihoods of rural households in Malawi and Tanzania through post harvest value chain technology improvements in groundnuts

Duration: 01/Sep/2009 - 31/Aug/2013

Locations: Malawi,Tanzania - United Republic Of,Eastern and Southern Africa

Project contact: Siambi, M

Donor: McKnight Foundation-USA

This project intends to develop simple weaning formulations and preparation techniques based on groundnuts.  Groundnuts are preferred because they are widely cultivated in the regions of Ta...

 
 

Harnessing Opportunities for Productivity Enhancement (HOPE) of sorghum and millets in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

Duration: 15/Jul/2009 - 30/Jun/2013

Locations: Asia,Eastern and Southern Africa,Ethiopia,Kenya,Tanzania,West and Central Africa,Burkina Faso,Mali,Niger,Nigeria,Uganda,Eritrea,Sudan

Donor: Foundation or Trust,Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-USA

This project seeks to take an integrated value-chain approach that harnesses market to increase production potential from technologies to stimulate the production of sorghum and millets in selected ta...

 
 

Sesame improves livelihoods of farmers: Enhancing agricultural productivity and profitability in Northern Uganda

Duration: 01/Jun/2009 - 31/May/2012

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Austrian Development Agency (ADA)-Austria

The purpose of the project is to improve incomes of farmers through improved productivity and high farm gate price of sesame. This will be achieved by providing high-yielding, end user-preferred varie...

 
 

Backstopping and coordinating the fertilizer microdosing and inventory credit system project in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger

Duration: 01/Jun/2009 - 31/May/2012

Locations: West and Central Africa,Burkina Faso,Mali,Niger

Donor: Other international or regional organization,Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)-Kenya

The goal of this ICRISAT project component is to provide technical backstopping and to coordinate country level activities in order to promote mutual exchange of information, experiences and expert...

 
 

Development of sustainable soil fertility management for sorghum and sweet sorghum through effective use of Biological Nitrification Inhibition

Duration: 01/May/2009 - 31/Oct/2014

Locations: Asia,India

Project contact: Dr Takeshi Watanabe (T.Watanabe@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Ministry of Agriculture- Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)- Government of Japan-Japan

The aim of the Project is 1) to obtain evidence of the existence of BNI function under field conditions, 2) to make quantitative evaluation of nitrogen dynamics in sorghum and sweet sorghum fields and...

 
 

Tracking change in rural poverty in household and village economics in South Asia (VDSA)

Duration: 01/May/2009 - 30/Apr/2011

Locations: Asia,Bangladesh,India

Donor: Foundation or Trust,Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-USA

 

The project seeks to improve the quantity and quality of time-series meso- and micro-data so that decision-making is based on evidence on impacts on the poor.  The project...

 
 

Mission project on rainfed agriculture: Bridging yield gaps through science-led interventions for sustainable use of natural resources in Karnataka

Duration: 01/May/2009 - 28/Feb/2014

Locations: India,Asia

Project contact: Wani, Suhas

Donor: Government of Karnataka-India

The overall goal of the Mission is to make a difference in the lives of farmers in 20 selected districts of Karnataka by increasing average productivity of selected crops by 20% in four years. T...

 
 

Assessing the dynamics of poverty and land degradation in the Sahelian countries of West Africa

Duration: 20/Mar/2009 - 19/Mar/2012

Locations: West and Central Africa,Burkina Faso,Niger

Donor: International NGO,International Development Research Centre (IDRC)-Canada

The long-term goal of this project is to contribute to improved rural livelihood outcomes and natural resource management in the Sahel. The immediate purpose is to improve understanding of the dyna...

 
 

Genetically enhanced pearl millet with high grain iron density for improved human nutrition in India-HarvestPlus Phase II

Duration: 01/Jan/2009 - 31/Dec/2015

Locations: Asia

Donor: CGIAR,HarvestPlus Challenge Program

In 2013 the major thrust of this project will be on further validation of lines and population progenies identified for high-Fe density, and development of high-yielding hybrids with high Fe levels. S...

 
 

Sweet sorghum: An alternative energy crop

Duration: 01/Jan/2009 - 31/Dec/2013

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,West and Central Africa,Asia

Project contact: Belum VS Reddy

Donor: Centre de Cooperation Internationale en Recherche Agronomiquie pour le Development (CIRAD)-France

Increasing world market prices for fossil fuels, driven by limited reserves, growing demand and instability in producing regions, now render renewable fuels economical. Bio-ethanol from crop pla...

 
 

Mapping and validation of QTLs associated with drought tolerance traits in chickpea

Duration: 01/Jan/2009 - 30/Jun/2012

Locations: India,Asia

Project contact: Gaur, PM

Donor: Generation Challenge Program (GCP)/CIMMYT-Mexico

Globally, chickpea is the third most important food legume mainly grown and consumed in the developing countries. The average global productivity of chickpea continue...

 
 

Improving heat tolerance in chickpea for mitigating impacts of climate change on its productivity

Duration: 01/Jan/2009 - 01/Jan/2013

Locations: India,Asia

Project contact: Gaur, Pooran

Donor: Department of Agriculture & Cooperation-India

This projects aims at understanding mechanisms and genetics of heat tolerance in chickpea in order to develop breeding lines with improved heat tolerance. Heat tolerant cultivars will be more re...

 
 

Establishment of model watersheds in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu states under Technology Development Extension & Training (TDET)

Duration: 24/Mar/2017 - 24/Mar/2017

Locations: Asia

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Department of Land Resources- Ministry of Rural Development- Government of India-India

The overall objective of this initiative is to improve the livelihoods of rural poor in fragile dryland areas on a sustainable basis by enhancing the impact of integrated watershed management pr...

 
 

Capacity strengthening through Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support for Agricultural Development in Mozambique (Moz-SAKSS)

Duration: 01/Nov/2008 - 28/Feb/2012

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa

Donor: CGIAR,International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)-USA

The Mozambique SAKSS program is country-driven and country-owned with the overall objective of strengthening the capacity of national institutions, in particular MINAG/DE in strategic analysis and kno...

 
 

Enhancing chickpea production in rainfed rice fallow land (RRFL) of Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh states of India following Improved Pulse Production and Protection Technologies (IPPPT) under National Food Security Mission (NFSM-Pulses)

Duration: 01/Oct/2008 - 30/Sep/2012

Locations: Asia

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Ministry of Agriculture- Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)- Government of Japan-Japan

Chickpea is the most important pulse, accounting for more than 70% of the global production in India. It is the cheapest source of protein and is an inseparable part of the daily diet of every Indian....

 
 

Enhancing chickpea production in Rainfed Rice Fallow Land (RRFL) of Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh states of India following Improved Pulse Production and Protection Technologies (IPPPT) under National Food Security Mission (NFSM-Pulses)

Duration: 01/Oct/2008 - 30/Sep/2012

Locations: India,Asia

Project contact: Pande, Suresh

Donor: Department of Agriculture & Cooperation-India

Chickpea is the most important pulse accounting for more than 70% of the global production in India. Chickpea is the cheapest source of protein and is an unavoidable part of the daily diets of m...

 
 

Malawi Seed Industry Development

Duration: 01/Aug/2008 - 31/Dec/2015

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Irish Aid-Ireland

The Malawi Seed Industry Development Project was designed to support the work of the Eastern and Southern Africa Seed Alliance (ESASA) in Malawi. The goal of ESASA is to increase smallholder yields an...

 
 

Improving postrainy sorghum varieties to meet the growing grain and fodder demand in India

Duration: 07/Jul/2008 - 06/Jun/2012

Locations: India,Asia

Project contact: Vadez, Vincent

Donor: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)-Australia

Postrainy season (Rabi) sorghum, although grown on residual soil moisture and commonly exposed to terminal drought stress, has excellent market potential, for its high quality of grain and stove...

 
 

Protracted Relief Programme Phase-2 (PRP-2) (Sustaining crop production improvements for smallholder farmers in semi-arid Zimbabwe)

Duration: 01/Jul/2008 - 31/Jan/2011

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa

Donor: International NGO,GRM International Ltd-Zimbabwe

The overall objective of the program is to reduce extreme poverty in urban areas of Zimbabwe to prevent destitution and protect and promote the livelihoods of the poor and the most vulnerable. The IC...

 
 

Novel staple food-based strategies to improve micronutrient status for better health and development in sub-Saharan Africa

Duration: 01/Jun/2008 - 31/May/2013

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,West and Central Africa

Project contact: Eva Weltzien-Rattunde

Donor: Wageningen University-Netherlands

Malnutrition, and especially deficiencies of micronutrients, such as iron, zinc and vitamin A, undermines progress towards most of the Millennium Development Goals. In view of the serious covera...

 
 

Value chain model for bio-ethanol production from sweet sorghum in rainfed areas through collective action and partnership

Duration: 01/Jun/2008 - 30/Jun/2012

Locations: India,Asia

Project contact: Reddy, Belum VS

Donor: National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP)-Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)-Government of India-India

This project evaluates economic and environmental viability, enabling policies and institutions for promoting cultivation of sweet sorghum for bioethanol production and its impact on environment...

 
 

Vulnerability to climate change: Adaptation strategies and layers of resilience

Duration: 02/May/2008 - 30/Apr/2011

Locations: Bangladesh,China,India,Pakistan,Sri Lanka,Thailand,Viet Nam,Asia

Project contact: Bantilan, MCS

Donor: Asian Development Bank (ADB)-Philippines

This project focuses on acquiring an improved understanding of climate variability and adaptation-coping strategies of the rural poor in the SAT region, best practices and institutional innovati...

 
 

Community management of crop diversity to enhance resilience, yield stability and income generation in changing West African climates

Duration: 01/May/2008 - 30/Apr/2012

Locations: West and Central Africa

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Bundesministerium for Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)-Germany,Deutsche Gesellschaft for Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)-Germany

The goal of this research-action project is to enhance farm community resilience, production stability and income generation in West Africa under variable and changing climates by enriching agro-biodi...

 
 

Improving rural livelihoods and minimizing land degradation through the community watershed approach for sustainable development of dryland areas

Duration: 01/Mar/2008 - 28/Feb/2013

Locations: India,Asia

Project contact: Wani, Suhas

Donor: Sir Dorabji Tata Trust (SDTT)-India

The project is aimed at improving the livelihoods of rural people in the target agro-ecoregion through sustainable management of natural resources by adopting the science-led, holistic, com...

 
 

Increasing agricultural productivity of farming systems in parts of Central India through participatory research-cum-demonstration and knowledge sharing innovations

Duration: 01/Mar/2008 - 28/Feb/2012

Locations: Asia,India

Donor: Foundation or Trust,Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT)-India

The overall objective of this project is to increase the impact of the development projects in Central India through technical backstopping and empowerment of stakeholders to improve livelihoods...

 
 

Sustainable conservation and utilization of genetic resources of two underutilized crops - Finger millet and Foxtail millet - to enhance productivity, nutrition and income in Africa and Asia

Duration: 01/Jan/2008 - 31/Dec/2011

Locations: Asia,Eastern and Southern Africa,West and Central Africa

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Deutsche Gesellschaft for Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)-Germany

The projects objective is to enhance food security and reduce malnutrition in Africa and Asia through more efficient conservation and use of two currently underutilized species with high nutrient valu...

 
 

Value chain model for bioethanol production from sweet sorghum in rainfed areas through collective action and partnership

Duration: 24/Mar/2017 - 30/Jun/2012

Locations: Asia

Project contact: BVS Reddy

Donor: National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP)-Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)-Government of India-India

The project aims to assess economic and environmental viability, enabling policies and institutions for promoting cultivation of sweet sorghum for bioethanol production and its impact on environ...

 
 

Program for integrated innovations for improving legumes productivity, market linkages and risk management in Eastern and Southern Africa

Duration: 14/Nov/2007 - 01/Dec/2011

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa

Donor: Other international or regional organization,International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-Italy

The overall goal of the program is to harness opportunities for income growth and diversification in the semi-arid areas of Eastern and Southern Africa through integrated innovations that improve prod...

 
 

Program for harnessing the true potential of legumes: Economic and knowledge empowerment of poor farmers in rainfed areas in Asia

Duration: 17/Oct/2007 - 31/Dec/2011

Locations: Asia

Donor: Other international or regional organization,International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-Italy

The overall goal of the project is to improve the well-being of the rural poor in Asia through sustainable increases in agricultural productivity based on the wider adoption of grain legumes in rainfe...

 
 

West Africa Seed Alliance (WASA)

Duration: 15/Oct/2007 - 31/Dec/2011

Locations: Asia,West and Central Africa

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-USA

The WASA project supports critical agricultural and trade measures aimed at increasing the production and marketing of food staples along key trade and transport corridors. The program will greatly ex...

 
 

Managing uncertainty: innovation systems for coping with climate variability and change

Duration: 01/Aug/2007 - 31/Dec/2010

Donor: Other international or regional organization,Association for Strengthening of Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)-Uganda

This project aims to identify ways of coping with risks and realizing opportunities associated with current climate variability and future climate change in ECA enhanced through appropriate strategies...

 
 

Improving tropical legume productivity for marginal environments in Sub-Saharan Africa

Duration: 01/May/2007 - 30/Apr/2010

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,West and Central Africa

This project focuses on improving the productivity of legume crops of high importance to food security and poverty reduction efforts in sub-Saharan Africa. Modern biotechnologies offer great pot...

 
 

Taking pigeonpea hybrids to the doorsteps of farmers

Duration: 01/Apr/2007 - 31/Mar/2012

Locations: India,Asia

Project contact: Saxena, KB

Donor: Department of Agriculture & Cooperation-Government of India-India

In India pigeonpea is cultivated in a range of agro-ecological conditions. The varietal requirements are also diverse. For example, in North West plains short duration (4 months), in Central/Sou...

 
 

Building adaptive capacity to cope with increasing vulnerability due to climate change

Duration: 27/Mar/2007 - 27/Sep/2010

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa

Donor: International NGO,International Development Research Centre (IDRC)-Canada

This project brings together experiences from national and international research and extension institutions that are working in the drier regions of Zimbabwe and Zambia to build upon their existing s...

 
 

Increasing food security and farmer livelihoods through enhanced legume cultivation in the Central Dry Zone of Myanmar

Duration: 01/Jan/2007 - 31/May/2011

Locations: Asia

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)-Australia

The aim of the project is to improve the food security, nutritional health and livelihood needs of poor farmers and communities in Myanmar by increasing productivity of pulse and oilseed legumes. Legu...

 
 

Re-designing the farmer-extension-agricultural research/education continuum in India with ICT-mediated knowledge management

Duration: 24/Mar/2017 - 24/Mar/2017

Locations: Asia

Project contact: V Balaji

Donor: ICAR-NAIP

The project led to a significant enhancement of capacity among agricultural experts at various levels in the refinement and management of new knowledge flows and platforms. It helped to enhance ...

 
 

Livestock and livelihoods: Improving market participation by small-scale livestock producers

Duration: 10/Nov/2006 - 10/Jun/2010

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa

Donor: Other international or regional organization,European Commission (EC)-Belgium

The project aims at improving market participation of smallholder goat and cattle keepers in the semi-arid areas of Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe. The key objective is to shift small-scale livestoc...

 
 

The Agricultural Input Markets Strengthening (AIMS)

Duration: 21/Jun/2006 - 30/Sep/2010

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa

Project contact: M Siambi

Donor: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-USA

The Agricultural Input Markets Strengthening (AIMS) project has committed to develop the capability of private sector agricultural input dealers to respond to increased demand for productive inp...

 
 

Growing out of poverty: intensification of sorghum and millet systems by unlocking the potential of local biodiversity and market opportunities

Duration: 06/Jun/2006 - 31/Dec/2009

Locations: West and Central Africa

Donor: Other international or regional organization,International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-Italy

This project targets enhanced agricultural performance in order to improve the livelihoods of farmers in the Sahelian and Sudanian zones of Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Nigeria through the intensific...

 
 

Mobilizing regional diversity for creating new potential for pearl millet and sorghum farmers in West and Central Africa

Duration: 01/Apr/2006 - 31/Dec/2009

Locations: West and Central Africa

Project contact: B Haussmann

The purpose of this project was to enhance rural livelihoods and household food security in pearl millet and sorghum growing areas of West and Central Africa through cultivation of adapted, high...

 
 

Application of micro-organisms in agriculture and allied sectors - Sub-project: Harnessing agriculturally beneficial microorganisms for production and protection of sorghum and rice

Duration: 01/Apr/2006 - 31/Mar/2012

Locations: Asia

The project intends to identify and evaluate beneficial microorganisms in relevant crop husbandry system(s) involving sorghum and rice. Laboratory evaluation of traditional knowledge products/protocol...

 
 

Centre of Excellence for high-throughput allele determination for molecular breeding

Duration: 01/Jan/2006 - 31/Dec/2013

Locations: Asia,India

The vision of the Centre of Excellence for High-Throughput Allele Determination for Molecular Breeding (now termed the Centre of Excellence in Genomics, CEG) is the full utilization of modern molecula...

 
 

Centre of Excellence for High throughput Allele Determination for Molecular Breeding

Duration: 24/Mar/2017 - 24/Mar/2017

Locations: Asia

The Center of Excellence in Genomics (CEG) at ICRISAT focuses its efforts on genotyping services; capacity strengthening; and modern pulse improvement. During the past several years, the CEG has offer...

 
 

Fast-tracking release of high oil and oleic groundnut varieties and promoting their adoption by farmers for enhanced production and quality of groundnut oil Phase II

Duration: 18/Dec/2005 - 17/Dec/2016

Locations: Asia,India,Andhra Pradesh,Gujarat,Tamil Nadu

Project contact: Dr P Janila (P.Janila@cgiar.org)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Department of Agriculture & Cooperation- Government of India-India

In groundnut, low seed multiplication ratio (1:6-8) and quick loss of seed viability pose challenges to availability of adequate quantities of Breeder Seed in formal seed chain. Consequently, although...

 
 

Africa Biofortified Sorghum for humanitarian purposes (ABS project)

Duration: 01/Jul/2005 - 30/Jun/2010

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,West and Central Africa

Project contact: MA Mgonja; M Siambi

Donor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-USA

The ABS project seeks to improve the health of millions of people who rely on sorghum as their primary diet.  It seeks to achieve this through the improvement of the nutritional quality of ...

 
 

Enhanced utilization of sorghum and pearl millet grains in the poultry feed industry to improve livelihoods of small-scale farmers

Duration: 01/May/2005 - 31/Mar/2009

Locations: Asia

Donor: Other international or regional organization,Common Fund for Commodities-Netherlands,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)-Italy

Sorghum and pearl millet are the only crop options especially for small and marginal farmers in most of the semi-arid tropical countries. These crops have been pushed to more and more marginal areas a...

 
 

Developing sustainable seed systems to support commercialization of small-scale agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

Duration: 24/Mar/2017 - 24/Mar/2017

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,West and Central Africa

Project contact: M Siambi

Donor: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-USA

This project was intended to improve access to and adoption of the best new varieties developed by public plant breeding programs and to strengthen private sector capacity for seed marketing. Th...

 
 

Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System, Southern Africa (SAKSS-SA)

Duration: 24/Mar/2017 - 24/Mar/2017

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Malawi,Mozambique,Zambia

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-USA

The Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (SAKSS) Network for Southern Africa (SAKSS-SA) was established to promote broader analysis of agricultural investm...

 
 

Arresting the scourge of Striga on sorghum in Africa by combining the strengths of marker-assisted backcrossing and farmer-participatory selection

Duration: 01/Apr/2004 - 30/Sep/2008

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa

The overall aim of the project is to increase household food security in sorghum growing areas of Eritrea, Kenya, Mali and Sudan that are highly infested with the parasitic weed Striga hermonthica. NA...

 
 

Improving the quality of pearl millet residues for livestock

Duration: 01/Jan/2004 - 31/Dec/2009

Locations: Asia

Project contact: CT Hash

Donor: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)-Australia

The aim of this project was to improve overall animal productivity in crop-livestock systems of India by increasing the nutritive value of pearl millet stover. Pearl millet is the only reliably ...

 
 

Developing community-based water-energy services and markets: A pilot project

Duration: 01/Oct/2003 - 30/Sep/2008

Locations: Asia

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,United States of America-USA

The overall goal of the pilot project is to reduce rural poverty by increasing incomes and arresting environmental degradation through integrated community watershed management that would lead to sus...

 
 

Improved livelihoods in the Sahel through the development and implementation of household level bio-economic decision support systems

Duration: 01/Jan/2003 - 31/Jul/2008

Locations: West and Central Africa

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Belgium

The goals of the project are to improve income and reduce the dependence of Sahelian rural populations in periods of climate change and market uncertainty; better understand Sahelian agro-ecosystems, ...

 
 

Guinea sorghum hybrids: Bringing the benefits of hybrid technology to a staple crop of Sub-Saharan Africa

Duration: 01/Jul/2000 - 30/Jun/2010

Locations: West and Central Africa,Eastern and Southern Africa

Project contact: Fred Rattunde

Donor: Rockefeller Foundation-USA

This project proposes to establish the genetic foundation required to realize the potential benefits of heterosis and thus ensure sustained gains from hybrid breeding with this race.  The k...