ICRISAT

Projects

 

Update of meso level database for India and development of interactive tool for public access and use

Duration: 20/Apr/2018 - 19/Apr/2019

Donor: Tata Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition

Project Contact: S Nedumaran

To update ICRISAT district-level database from 2010 to the latest available year 2015 or 2016. The database will be expanded to include/update several other variables (non-core) for the latest available years, related to soft infrastructure, nutrition, consumption, environment etc. Also, to create a web based tool with dashboard and spatial maps.

 
 

ProSoil MOOC: Challenges of integrating and lobbying the topic of soil degradation into policy making/political processes

Duration: 01/Jan/2018 - 30/Nov/2018

Locations: India

Donor: Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

Project Contact: Thomas Falk

The emphasis of the course will be on learning from each other. Theoretical and methodological input will be directly related to the context of the participants. They will reflect on the possible application of the acquired knowledge in their case and their conclusions will be fed back into the MOOC.

 
 

CGIAR Platform: Big Data in Agriculture - ICRISAT

Duration: 01/Jan/2017 - 31/Dec/2018

Donor: CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture

Project Contact: Abhishek Rathore

 
 

Adoption of efficient and climate-smart agriculture practices in African Small Island Developing States

Duration: 01/Oct/2017 - 30/Oct/2018

Donor: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations-Nigeria

Project Contact: Robert B. Zougmore

 
 

Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation

Duration: 19/Feb/2018 - 30/Nov/2021

Donor: African Development Group

Project Contact: Ramadjita Tabo

The development objective of TAAT is to ""rapidly expand access of smallholder farmers, majority women, to high yielding agricultural technologies to improve their food production, assure food security and raise rural incomes, and deliver regional public goods by scaling up agricultural technologies across similar agro-ecological zones"". Overall TAAT has three main objectives: i) Creating an enabling environment for technology adoption by famers via policies for deployment and adoption of food production technologies that are regionally harmonized, food and nutrition conscious, and environmentally sustainable; ii) Facilitate effective delivery of technologies to farmers by working with existing Regional Technology Delivery Infrastructure in a compact with RMCs, represented by NARES, private sector actors, and an independent technology Clearinghouse; iii) Raising agricultural production and productivity through the identification and deployment of appropriate technologies, including nutrient dense crop varieties, and vigorous crop outreach campaigns, extension, and market linkage campaigns, in RMCs.

 
 

Community based fodder management options and innovative methods to control stray cattle and wild animals' in targeted rice fallow areas (TRFAs) in Odisha and Chattisgarh

Duration: 16/Mar/2018 - 15/Dec/2018

Locations: India

Donor: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations-India

Project Contact: K H Anantha

a. To identify feasible community based fodder management options and innovative methods to control stray cattle and wild animals b. To study and identify feasible post-harvesting and agro processing opportunities related to pulses and oilseeds c. To identify viable marketing channels to be developed for pulses and oilseeds at the farm gate and higher levels

 
 

Enhancing the adoption of improved pigeonpea varieties in Eastern and Central Provinces of Zambia: Increasing resilience, nutrition and livelihoods

Duration: 20/Dec/2017 - 31/Dec/2018

Locations: Zambia

Donor: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations-Italy

Project Contact: N V P R Ganga Rao

To release and make available quality seeds of new pigeonpea varieties that are early maturing, high yielding and resistant to Fusarium wilt, as well as create an awareness about good agricultural practices. This will enable us to enhance the farm level genetic diversity of pigeonpea varieties grown by farmers.

 
 

Capacitating Stakeholders in Using Climate Information for Enhanced Resilience in the Agricultural Sector in West Africa (CaSCIERA-WA) under West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP)

Duration: 01/Feb/2018 - 30/Sep/2019

Donor: International Development Association

Project Contact: Robert B. Zougmore

In the context of increasing climate variability and uncertainty, access to and use of reliable climate information to inform decisions in the agricultural sector are becoming instrumental to strengthen farmers’ resilience to climate shocks. The target countries face a number of challenges in generating, supplying and communicating climate information tailored to the end users’ needs. To address this issue, there are on-going experiences in the CCAFS West Africa sites testing and facilitating the access to knowledge on local climate features and seasonal climate forecasts, developing climate smart technologies and mainstreaming findings into policies. This also includes improving the production of climate forecast information using historical climate records, use of satellite data to complement the weather station data (ENACTS) and predicting crop yield (Earth-Audit and SARRA-H models) as being tried out by AGRHYMET and California Academy of Sciences. All these and other past experiences in the region will be capitalized and put into use in a participatory way to support farmers and local communities to plan their livelihood activities, which go beyond agriculture (crop, livestock, and tree). Moreover, the project will involve strong multi-actors’ partnership and the use of ICT to reach larger number of end users quicker and cheaper taking advantage of the server already installed at the AGRHYMET Regional Centre. In the target countries, we will take stock of these approaches and communication channels and derive some lessons after an impact assessment work, in order to upscale the findings to new sites and new countries.

 
 

GeoNutrition

Duration: 01/Mar/2018 - 31/Mar/2021

Locations: Ethiopia

Donor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Project Contact: Tilahun Amede Wondifraw

 
 

Seed Needs Assessment in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states of Nigeria

Duration: 26/Feb/2018 - 31/Mar/2018

Locations: Nigeria

Donor: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations-Nigeria

Project Contact: Hakeem Ayinde Ajeigbe

To contribute to the improvement of the food security and nutrition of people affected by the conflict (displaced, returnees, host communities) in the North-Eastern States of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe through protection and restoring of agricultural livelihoods. The specific purpose of the assessment is to enhance the effectiveness of the humanitarian response and promote productive and protective safety nets in Northern Nigeria.

 
 

Identification and Characterization of Candidate Genes Associated with Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE) in Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench)

Duration: 01/Apr/2017 - 31/Mar/2019

Locations: India

Donor: Science & Engineering Research Board

Project Contact: Srikanth B

 
 

Doubling farmer Income through grafted vegetable seedling

Duration: 01/Feb/2018 - 31/Mar/2019

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Agriculture

Project Contact: G L Sawargaonkar

1. To establish a hi-tech grafted seedlings nursery for solanaceous and cucurbitaceous vegetables through the Centre of Excellence facility at Kuppam. 2. To establish a cluster of 600 ha to grow grafted vegetable seedlings in the Rayalaseema region in three cropping seasons. 3. To provide technical support and guidance with documentation to the cluster farmers to increase productivity. 4. Build awareness and capacity: Train 1200 farmers in seedling grafting and conduct six farmer exposure visits-cum-field days.

 
 

Nutritional interventions to improve dietary diversity in the tribal households of Telangana

Duration: 01/Sep/2018 - 31/Aug/2019

Locations: India

Donor: Government of Telangana

Project Contact: Saikat Datta Mazumdar

The major objective of this project “Nutritional food supply” is to provide the tribal population with food products that supplement their existing diet with the aim of improving the dietary diversity and overall nutritional intake which in the long run shall facilitate in improving key nutritional parameters such as reducing underweight among children and improving the hemoglobin levels of the presently anaemic population.

 
 

A study on the nutritional status of school children of EMRS through a baseline survey in Odisha

Duration: 01/Apr/2018 - 31/Mar/2019

Locations: India

Donor: Ministry of Tribal Affairs

Project Contact: Kiran K Sharma

The establishment of baseline survey of the selected sample from EMRS of Odisha using a digital platform is the primary objective of the project.

 
 

A functional genomics approach to decipher strategic modification and regulatory mechanisms involved in drought stress avoidance in groundnut

Duration: 03/Apr/2017 - 31/Mar/2019

Locations: India

Donor: Science & Engineering Research Board

Project Contact: Rakesh Kumar

 
 

Characterization of stress responsive NAC genes from wild chickpea

Duration: 24/May/2017 - 23/May/2019

Locations: India

Donor: Science & Engineering Research Board

Project Contact: Sadhana Singh

 
 

Facilitating change in adoption and utilization of soil fertility management interventions in Ethiopia

Duration: 01/Mar/2018 - 28/Feb/2021

Locations: Ethiopia

Donor: Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

Project Contact: Tilahun Amede Wondifraw

The main objectives of this project are (i) to validate the draft decision support guide(Version 1) at scale while demonstrating the benefits of decision guides for regional and woreda subject matter specialists and extension agents; (ii) to ensure that the widely spread and dispersed existing information on the response of crops to organic and inor-ganic fertilizer applications in Ethiopia (particularly from ISFM+ project sites) is compiled, categorized and used for developing an advanced, farmer-friendly, targeted decision support guide (Version 2) for fertilizer applications and (iii) to support the Soil Fertility Im-provement Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (MoANR), to opera-tionalize the recently developed national soils strategy.

 
 

Accelerating Value Chain Benefits for Improved Income for Farmers and Nutrition for Consumers

Duration: 01/Jul/2018 - 30/Jun/2020

Locations: India

Donor: Walmart

Project Contact: Kiran K Sharma

"The proposed project aims to improve nutrition while making farming a profitable enterprise in the drylands. It would involve multiple interventions at different levels in the agricultural value chain ranging from improved cropping system based approaches, drought management strategies, resource conservation models to post-harvest management and food processing opportunities, and capacity building development initiatives in off-farm sectors for specifically identified value chains. It would develop an enabling environment that would equip dryland rural communities dependent on the agricultural sector to improve their productivity and livelihood options. The project would be implemented in Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh which is a dryland region with adversities of climate change felt by many farmers. The cultivation of sorghum, millet, and legumes especially groundnut in this region is currently happening but with traditional varieties and farmers are looking to adopt new cultivation practices and cropping technologies.

 
 

CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (GLDC) - Unlocking markets, improving livelihoods

Duration: 01/Jan/2018 - 31/Dec/2022

Locations: Burkina Faso;Ethiopia;Ghana;Kenya;Malawi;Mali;Mozambique;Niger;Nigeria;Rwanda;Tanzania;Uganda;Zambia

Donor: CGIAR System Organization

Project Contact: Peter Stanley Carberry

The overall goal of the Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals CRP is to concurrently achieve the outcomes of: i. Expanded, resilient and inclusive production, value addition, trading and consumption of grain legumes and dryland cereals in target countries; and ii. Improved capacity and inclusivity of agrifood system stakeholders to collaboratively develop innovations that respond to the needs of women, men and youth in GLDC-based livelihoods and value chains. These two end-of-program outcomes will contribute positively to the higher-order SRF outcomes of reduced poverty and improved food security, nutritional security for health, and improved natural resource systems and ecosystems services. Critical to the GLDC goal are the organizing concepts that define GLDC as a purposefully designed Agrifood System CGIAR Research Program.

 
 

Initial support to LAUNCH Food Innovators – Smart Foods Myanmar and Tanzania

Duration: 24/Nov/2017 - 31/Oct/2018

Locations: Tanzania;Myanmar

Donor: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Project Contact: Joanna Kane-potaka

Design and implement a series of Smart Food related prototypes that I. Demonstrate the ability to increase demand for Smart Food in target sites within Tanzania and Myanmar and track results. II. Create a partnership and plan to scale up the whole Smart Food concept

 
 

Assessing the Potential of Agriculture and Rangelands in AFAR through managing Floods and onsite Rainwater management for Transforming Livelihoods of (Agro)pastoral communities in AFAR Region

Duration: 20/Nov/2017 - 30/Nov/2018

Locations: Ethiopia

Donor: Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

Project Contact: Tilahun Amede Wondifraw

The primary aim of the project promoted by the grant is to identify and characterize areas suitable for water spreading wier-based spate irrigation, and design appropriate farming systems that would fit the local context of the respective communities. The outputs of this project will help to generate evidence and guide investment in spate irrigation (e.g. water spreading wiers), ground water use and other rainwater management strategies in the region. Specific objectives are: (i) To locate and estimate the amount of agricultural land available for flood-based Rainwater management in AFAR under current and changing climate scenarios; (ii) To identify and validate potential landscapes that can be developed using WSW and best-bet agronomic practices using participatory practices; (iii) To establish the hydro-meteorological dynamics of Afar and its upstream highlands; (iv) To suggest land use plans for identified command areas also taking in to account participatory community discussion.

 
 

Enhancing the adoption of improved pigeonpea varieties in Eastern and Central Provinces of Zambia: Increasing resilience, nutrition and livelihoods

Duration: 20/Dec/2017 - 31/Dec/2018

Locations: Zambia

Donor: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations-Italy

Project Contact: N V P R Ganga Rao

To release and make available quality seeds of new pigeonpea varieties that are early maturing, high yielding and resistant to Fusarium wilt, as well as create an awareness about good agricultural practices. This will enable us to enhance the farm level genetic diversity of pigeonpea varieties grown by farmers.

 
 

Field Testing of ICRISAT Legume Varieties and Technologies in Selected Regions of the Philippines (Phase III)

Duration: 27/Jan/2012 - 30/Jun/2016

Locations: India

Donor: Bureau of Agriculture Research

Project Contact: Peter Stanley Carberry

 
 

An integrated framework for exploring the water saving mechanism in pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.]: An important cereal crop of semi-arid tropics

Duration: 23/Aug/2018 - 22/Aug/2021

Locations: India

Donor: Science & Engineering Research Board

Project Contact: P Sudhakar Reddy

 
 

Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) Faculty Award and Research Grant for Dr Hima Bindu Kudapa

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

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Science & Technology

Project Contact: Hima Bindu Kudapa

 
 

Genomics assisted accelerated product development of high yielding pigeonpea hybrids

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

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Biotechnology

Project Contact: Rajeev K Varshney

 
 

RNA-Seq based transcriptome profiling for identification and validation of heat stress responsive gene in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L. - SERB Women Excellence Award for Dr Hima Bindu Kudapa

Duration: 01/Apr/2018 - 31/Mar/2021

Locations: India

Donor: Science & Engineering Research Board

Project Contact: Hima Bindu Kudapa

 
 

National Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Abhilash Kumar - Genomic dissection of yield contributing traits in rice through genome-wide association mapping using 3K panel

Duration: 05/Apr/2018 - 04/Apr/2020

Locations: India

Donor: Science & Engineering Research Board

Project Contact: Abhilash Kumar

 
 

Developing the Water Modelling for the Watershed at Ultratech Cement Plant at Tadipatri in Andhra Pradesh

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

Donor: UltraTech Cement Ltd.

Project Contact: S P Wani

UltraTech Cement have agreed to undertake detailed modelling exercises at the watershed level for their Tadipatri unit. The detailed workplan resulting from the study will be submitted to the management at the UltraTech plant. The GIS-enabled maps resulting from the primary and secondary research involved in the exercise will be shared with the WBCSD Coordinator, for their upload on the India Water Tool.

 
 

Capacity Building for the Adoption of Bhoochetana Principles and Approach in Boosting Agricultural Productivity in the Philippines

Duration: 01/Sep/2013 - 31/Oct/2014

Locations: India

Donor: Bureau of Agriculture Research

Project Contact: Rosana Mula

 
 

Popularization of Improved Groundnut Varieties through Seed Production for Increased Agricultural Productivities and Food Security in Northern Nigeria

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

Locations: Nigeria

Donor: Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria

Project Contact: Hakeem Ayinde Ajeigbe

 
 

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

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

Locations: Kenya;Tanzania

Donor: European Union

Project Contact: Henry Fred Ojulong

 
 

Enhancing productivity of groundnut and pigeonpea cropping systems in Eastern Africa

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

Locations: Tanzania;Uganda

Donor: European Union

Project Contact: N V P R Ganga Rao

 
 

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: India

Donor: Department of Science & Technology

Project Contact: Vincent Vadez

 
 

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: Tanzania

Donor: Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

Project Contact: Alastair Orr

 
 

Tackling abiotic production constraints in pearl millet and sorghum-based agricultural systems of the West African Sahel

Duration: 01/Apr/2010 - 31/Mar/2014

Donor: Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

Project Contact: C T Hash

 
 

Services in organizing a Workshop on Community Seed Production (CSP) 9 - 11 December 2013, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Duration: 11/Nov/2013 - 31/Mar/2014

Donor: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations-Italy

Project Contact: Christopher Ochieng Ojiewo

 
 

Adapting agriculture to climate change: Developing promising strategies using analogue locations in Eastern and Southern Africa

Duration: 01/Jan/2011 - 30/Apr/2014

Locations: Kenya

Donor: Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

Project Contact: Dave Harris

 
 

Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Cropping Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa (SIMLESA

Duration: 01/Jan/2010 - 30/Jun/2014

Donor: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

Project Contact: N V P R Ganga Rao

 
 

Groundnut and sorghum seeds multiplication

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

Locations: Nigeria

Donor: Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria

Project Contact: Hakeem Ayinde Ajeigbe

 
 

Centre of Excellence for High-throughput Allele Determination for Molecular Breeding

Duration: 01/Jan/2006 - 30/Apr/2014

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Biotechnology

Project Contact: Rajeev K Varshney

 
 

Molecular diagnosis and genetic variability in Fusarium oxysporum f.s.p ciceris causing Fusarium wilt of chickpea

Duration: 14/Jan/2010 - 13/Jan/2014

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Biotechnology

Project Contact: Sharma Mamta

 
 

Secondary metabolites of entomopathogenic microbes to control Helicoverpa armigera

Duration: 12/Oct/2011 - 11/Oct/2014

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Biotechnology

Project Contact: Gopalakrishnan S

 
 

Deployment of molecular markers in chickpea breeding for developing superior cultivators with enhanced disease resistance

Duration: 16/Oct/2009 - 15/Oct/2014

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Biotechnology

Project Contact: Rajeev K Varshney

 
 

Establishment of Model Watersheds in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu States under Technology Development Extension & Training (TDET)

Duration: 01/Apr/2009 - 31/Mar/2014

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Land Resources

Project Contact: S P Wani

 
 

Generation of mapping populations and identification of QTL(s) for Downy Mildew Resistance in Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) Br.)

Duration: 18/Sep/2010 - 17/Sep/2014

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Biotechnology

Project Contact: Rajan Sharma

 
 

Introgression of shoot fly resistance QTLs into elite postrainy season sorghum varieties using Marker Assisted Backcrossing (MAB)

Duration: 08/Dec/2011 - 07/Dec/2014

Donor: Department of Science & Technology

Project Contact: G Sunitha

 
 

ICRISAT Platform for Translational Research on Transgenic Crops (PTTC)

Duration: 24/Mar/2008 - 23/Mar/2013

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Biotechnology

Project Contact: Kiran K Sharma

 
 

Enhancing the income of resource poor farmers through introduction and expansion of improved chickpea production technologies (ICPT) in rainfed rice fallow (RRFL) lands in Jharkhand

Duration: 11/Oct/2010 - 12/Sep/2014

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Science & Technology

Project Contact: Sharma Mamta

 
 

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 - 31/Dec/2014

Locations: India

Donor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Project Contact: Rajeev K Varshney

 
 

Tropical legumes-I Workstream Continuation

Duration: 23/Jun/2014 - 31/Dec/2014

Donor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Project Contact: Rajeev K Varshney

 
 

Capacity building of SUCs and DA scientists and researchers on rainfed agriculture research and development (Phase 2)

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

Locations: India

Donor: Bureau of Agriculture Research

Project Contact: Rosana Mula

 
 

Improving the production of millet and sorghum based cropping systems in rainfed areas in the Mopti region, Mali

Duration: 01/Jan/2009 - 31/Dec/2014

Locations: Mali

Donor: Aga Khan Foundation

Project Contact: Eva Weltzien-Rattunde

 
 

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: Malawi

Donor: Department for International Development

Project Contact: Patrick Okori

 
 

Pathways to Agricultural and Economic Development in Rural Malawi Project

Duration: 01/Apr/2012 - 30/Sep/2014

Locations: Malawi

Donor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Project Contact: Patrick Okori

 
 

Enhanced Livelihood Opportunities of Smallholders in Asia: Linking Smallholder Sweet Sorghum Farmers with the Bio Ethanol Industry

Duration: 11/Dec/2009 - 31/Oct/2014

Locations: India

Donor: Common Fund for Commodities

Project Contact: BVS Reddy

 
 

Study to Assess the Feasibility of Upscaling the Weather-based Agro-Advisories Model Developed under SOC Supported CCA project

Duration: 08/Aug/2014 - 31/Dec/2014

Locations: India

Donor: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Project Contact: S P Wani

 
 

Sponsorship contribution to the Irrigation Symposium, Zimbabwe during 20-25 Jul 2015

Duration: 20/Jul/2015 - 31/Jul/2015

Locations: Zimbabwe

Donor: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

 
 

Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH)

Duration: 01/Jan/2012 - 31/Dec/2016

Donor: CGIAR

Project Contact: Peter Stanley Carberry

 
 

Dryland Cereals – A global alliance for improving food security, nutrition and economic growth for the world’s most vulnerable poor

Duration: 01/Jul/2012 - 31/Dec/2016

Donor: CGIAR Consortium

Project Contact: Peter Stanley Carberry

 
 

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

Duration: 01/Jul/2012 - 31/Dec/2016

Donor: CGIAR Consortium

Project Contact: Peter Stanley Carberry

 
 

Intercropping of banana and sweet sorghum in marginal lands of Gujarat, India to demonstrate socio-economic and environmental benefits

Duration: 01/Jun/2013 - 31/May/2015

Locations: India

Donor: Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

Project Contact: P Srinivasa Rao

 
 

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

Duration: 01/Apr/2018 - 31/Mar/2019

Locations: India

Donor: National Food Security Mission

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. To promote cultivation of early maturing high-yielding pigeonpea hybrids in alfisols and medium duration hybrids in vertisols. To develop village-level seed systems to achieve self sufficiency in seeds of farmer-preferred improved varieties of pigeonpea.

 
 

Identification of Micronutrients-Dense Sorghums for Better Health in India

Locations: India

Donor: HarvestPlus

Project Contact: Ashok Kumar A

 
 

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

Duration: 01/Mar/2014 - 30/Jun/2016

Donor: Bureau of Agriculture Research

Project Contact: Peter Stanley Carberry

 
 

Participatory Soil Salinity/Sodicity Management for Sustainable Crop Productivity under Irrigation and Improved Livelihood in Kano River Irrigation Project under Transforming Irrigation Management In Nigeria (TRIMING Project).

Duration: 01/Mar/2018 - 28/Feb/2021

Locations: Nigeria

Donor: The World Bank

Project Contact: Hakeem Ayinde Ajeigbe

"The specific objectives of the object are to: 1. Develop a web-GIS database and mapping of salt prone areas in KRIP using remote sensing/GIS techniques. 2. Assess the effectiveness of conventional and other remediation techniques for controlling salinity/sodicity in the affected areas. 3. Monitor groundwater level fluctuations and quality and relate such to salinity and sodicity built up in the scheme 4. Pilot test and disseminate heat, salt, pest and disease rice and tomato varieties tolerant to salinity/sodicity soils 5. Promote integrated soil fertility management practices in the salt affected areas 6. Assess the community perception and WUA operations and maintenance of irrigation facilities vis-à-vis salinity and sodicity problem in the scheme 7. Build capacity of smallholder farmers and water managers"

 
 

Genebank funding for 2018

Duration: 01/Jan/2018 - 28/Feb/2019

Locations: India

Donor: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

Project Contact: Vania Cristina Renno Azevedo

Expanding genotyping (molecular characterization) of germplasm sets and wild relatives promises new levels of quality and genetic control, promoting rationalization and stratification of collections.

 
 

Tungabhadra Left Bank Canal (TLBC) irrigation modernization: Detailed command area mapping using remote sensing

Duration: 15/Nov/2018 - 28/Feb/2019

Locations: India

Donor: Advanced Centre for Integrated Water Resources Management

Project Contact: Murali Krishna Gumma

The project’s major goal is to map croplands by source of irrigation and estimate cropping intensity in the TLBC area for the year 2018-19 (kharif and rabi seasons).

 
 

Africa Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation - West Africa - Africa RISING - West Africa Research in sustainable intensification of cereal-based farming systems in the Guinea-Sudan-Savanna of West Africa

Duration: 01/Apr/2018 - 30/Jun/2019

Locations: Ghana;Mali

Donor: United States Agency for International Development-USA

Project Contact: Birhanu Zemadim Birhanu

Technological packages and/or practices validated in Phase 1 (see Table 2) will be scaled out targeting agro-ecosystems and socio-economic circumstances defined by the sustainable intensification (SI) domains - productive, economic, social, human and environmental. Linkages will be established with research and development partners to undertake both generic and back-stopping research. The generic research aims at completing the loose ends of research on the SI innovations in Phase 2 plus any other emerging issues; the emphasis of the back-stopping research will be to address researchable issues emerging from the scaling-out of SI innovations with the development partners.

 
 

J C Bose Fellowship to Dr Rajeev Kumar Varshney

Duration: 22/Nov/2018 - 24/Oct/2023

Locations: India

Donor: Science & Engineering Research Board

Project Contact: Rajeev K Varshney

 
 

TIGR2ESS: Transforming India's Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable Food Supplies

Duration: 01/Oct/2017 - 31/Dec/2021

Locations: India

Donor: Global Challenges Research Fund

Project Contact: Anthony Michael Whitbread

 
 

Identification of Micronutrients-Dense Sorghums for Better Health in India

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

Locations: India

Donor: HarvestPlus

Project Contact: Ashok Kumar A

 
 

Improving groundnut Farmer's Incomes and Nutrition thru Innovations Technology Enhancement (I-FINITE)

Duration: 01/May/2011 - 30/Sep/2014

Donor: United States Agency for International Development-USA

Project Contact: Moses Siambi

The purpose of this project is to increase the incomes of smallholder farmers producing groundnuts in four districts in Eastern Province of Zambia (Chipata, Katete, Petauke and Lundazi). This will be achieved through three approaches. Project Objectives (I) Develop improved varieties with the aid of genomics research; (II) Develop crop management strategies and seed systems that enhance productivity and link farmers to markets; (III) Develop low cost technologies for the determination and control of Aflatoxin.

 
 

Enhanced awareness and knowledge of approaches to Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) technologies and practices in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe State, Nigeria

Duration: 05/Sep/2018 - 30/Nov/2018

Locations: Nigeria

Donor: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations-Nigeria

Project Contact: Robert B. Zougmore

Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) is highlighted by the Nigerian Government both as a mitigation and adaptation measure to address the combined challenges of food security and climate change. It aims at sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and increasing of on-farm and off-farm incomes, adapting the agricultural food systems to climate change, while reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural practices.

 
 

Safe drinking water for the selected villages (with additional locations)

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

Locations: India

Donor: Anheuser-Busch InBev

Project Contact: Girish Chander

 
 

Quest for Resilience of (Agro)pastoral Com-munities in the AFAR through Water Spread-ing Weir-based Farming and Land use

Duration: 01/Jul/2018 - 27/Feb/2021

Locations: Ethiopia

Donor: Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

Project Contact: Tilahun Amede Wondifraw

The SDR programme consists of various projects, active in the Afar and the Somali re-gion, which jointly develop an approach for rehabilitating the lowlands in Ethiopia and generating livelihood options for the (agro-)pastoral communities. All interventions are designed in a synergetic manner. In that sense, the contribution from ICRISAT will be aligned to the existing activities of the SDR programme.

 
 

Enhancing resource use efficiency through integrated land and water management practices in the watershed villages of Badiangara and Douentza, Mopti region

Duration: 01/Nov/2018 - 31/Oct/2019

Locations: Mali

Donor: United States Agency for International Development-USA

Project Contact: Birhanu Zemadim Birhanu

The general objective of the watershed management project is to improve the food and nutrition security of the vulnerable households in the Mopti region.

 
 

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

Duration: 08/Apr/2018 - 07/Apr/2021

Locations: India

Donor: Government of Odisha

Project Contact: S P Wani

"The overall aim of this initiative is to sustainably increase agricultural production, productivity by 10% and profits for the smallholder farmers in the state through innovations and scaling-up of science-led development strategies for improved livelihoods while protecting the environment. 1. To upgrade two existing soil analytical laboratories in the state to serve as referral laboratories and run efficiently with government support. 2. Using tools such as farmer survey/GIS/climate analysis identify the best soil, water, crop, and nutrient management options for sustainable intensification of major crops in the different agro-eco regions for increasing productivity by 10% by demonstrating in the pilot sites and scaling-up in partnership with the DoA and other partners through convergence of different initiatives. 3. To assess the nutrient status of agricultural soils in the 30 districts of Odisha State through stratified soil sampling and crop response trials with taluk-wise nutrient recommendations for the major crops grown. 4. To build the capacity of the DoA staff to undertake soil analysis, data handling and also the other consortium partners including farmers for scaling-up of the science-led holistic development strategy using ICT tools. "

 
 

Directed Search for Broad Spectrum Disease Resistance Alleles in Cereals

Duration: 15/Jan/2018 - 30/Oct/2019

Locations: Kenya

Donor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Project Contact: Damaris A Odeny

"Seedling tests on Sorghum material to the anthracnose causing fungal pathogen Field tests on sorghum material to the anthracnose causing fungal pathogen. Seedling tests on CSIRO Material in PC2 greenhouse ."

 
 

Scaling-up of Bhoo Samrudhi Program in Bidar, Dharwad, Udupi and Chikkaballapur Districts in Karnataka

Duration: 01/Apr/2017 - 31/Mar/2019

Locations: India

Donor: Government of Karnataka

Project Contact: K H Anantha

"The main objective of the scheme was to increase crop yields by 20% and farmers income by 25% in the pilot area. The scheme was in implementation where agriculture and allied sectors are converged and innovative technologies are adopted in the Bhoosamrudhi area. The specific objectives of this BhooSamrudhi initiative are: 1) To increased crop yields by 30 per cent and farmers’ income by 50 per cent at pilot sites through scaling-up of participatory research 2) To establish four pilot sites to serve as proof of concept to develop benefits to small and marginal farmers’ through participatory and holistic approaches 3) To build capacities of stakeholders in the areas of holistic approach 4) To document lessons learnt from holistic and participatory strategies

 
 

Improving sorghum adaptation in West Africa with genomics-enabled breeding

Duration: 23/Jul/2018 - 30/Sep/2018

Locations: Niger

Donor: United States Agency for International Development-USA

Project Contact: Falalou Hamidou

 
 

Agriculture Resilience: Linking Insurance and Technology with Climate Adapted Farming Systems RIICE III (India Chapter)

Duration: 01/Sep/2018 - 30/Jun/2021

Locations: India

Donor: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Project Contact: Sreenath Dixit

The project aims at increasing the adoption of insurance solutions and risk management measures by India’s small holder farmers for increased resilience to climate related risks through use of advanced remote sensing technology and science-led advisories through collective action.

 
 

Developing Support System for States for Infrastructure (D3S-i) of the Government of India for the Integrated Post-harvest Supply Chain of Fruits & Vegetables in select districts of Tamil Nadu on PPP model

Duration: 01/Nov/2018 - 30/Apr/2019

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Agricultural Marketing and Agribusiness

Project Contact: S Aravazhi

The project concept consists of creating post-harvest supply chain infrastructure for horticulture and other perishable commodities in the districts of Krishnagiri and Coimbatore. The project is part of a larger programmatic intervention of government of Tamil Nadu which is aimed at creating Post Harvest Supply Chain Management (SCM) system for fruits, vegetables and other perishable commodities in 10 districts of Tamil Nadu. The infrastructure plan aims to address the gaps faced currently and streamline the value supply chain system of major perishable commodities in these districts by establishing an effective infrastructure network and institutional mechanisms.

 
 

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

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

Donor: HarvestPlus

Project Contact: Ijantiku Ignatius Angarawai

 
 

Genetically Enhanced Pearl Millet With High Grain Iron Density For Improved Human Nutrition In West Central Africa

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

Locations: India

Donor: HarvestPlus

Project Contact: M Govindaraj

 
 

CGIAR Contribution to KULIMA Promoting farming in Malawi: Improving the access to and use of agriculture research innovations by Malawian farmers

Duration: 15/May/2018 - 31/Jul/2019

Locations: Malawi

Donor: Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

Project Contact: Patrick Okori

The overall aim of the KULIMA program is sustainable agricultural growth promoted to increase incomes, employment and food security in Malawi in the context of a changing climate.

 
 

Policies, Institutions and Markets

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

Donor: CGIAR Consortium

Project Contact: S Nedumaran

 
 

Genomics strategies for improvement of yield and seed composition traits under drought stress conditions in Soybean

Duration: 01/Dec/2018 - 30/Nov/2021

Locations: India

Donor: National Agricultural Science Fund

Project Contact: Rajeev K Varshney

Characterization of soybean germplasm using next generation sequencing and high through-put technologies will speed up the process of development of new varieties to suite changing climate and consumer requirements. The outcome of this project is essential to develop varieties that can mitigate adversity of drought and help in sustainable soybean production.

 
 

Increased access to seeds of improved varieties and Climate Smart Agricultural Technologies for improved Rural Livelihoods and Food Security in Adamawa and Yobe State Nigeria

Duration: 13/Jul/2018 - 31/May/2019

Locations: Nigeria

Donor: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations-Nigeria

Project Contact: Hakeem Ayinde Ajeigbe

The overall objective is to contribute to sustainable supply of quality seed of adapted (improved) crop varieties to farming households across Northeast states of Nigeria.

 
 

Utilization of introgression lines derived from wild Cajanus species for pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan) improvement

Duration: 01/Jul/2018 - 30/Sep/2020

Locations: India

Donor: Global Crop Diversity Trust

Project Contact: Shivali Sharma

"The follow-up phase is required to harness the full potential of wild Cajanus species for improving difficult-to-breed traits in pigeonpea such as pod borer tolerance in farmers’ fields with the following objectives: 1. Conducting farmers-participatory varietal selection (FPVS) trials of high-yielding pre-breeding lines across locations; 2. Evaluation of phytophthora blight and salinity tolerant ILs for yield-related traits across locations; 3. Evaluation of newly developed backcross populations derived from simple and complex (4-way) crosses for pod borer tolerance; 4. Identification, and distribution of promising ILs to breeders, NARS, and/or private sector partners for use in pigeonpea improvement programs."

 
 

Tungabhadra Left Bank Canal (TLBC) irrigation modernization: Detailed command area mapping using remote sensing

Duration: 15/Nov/2018 - 15/Mar/2019

Locations: India

Donor: Advanced Centre for Integrated Water Resources Management

Project Contact: Murali Krishna Gumma

The project’s major goal is to map croplands by source of irrigation and estimate cropping intensity in the TLBC area for the year 2018-19 (kharif and rabi seasons).

 
 

Improving Agricultural Productivity and Rural Livelihoods through Community Participation and Better Crop Management Practices in Target villages in Kalahandi District, S. Odisha

Duration: 01/Jan/2019 - 31/Dec/2023

Locations: India

Donor: Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd

Project Contact: Girish Chander

The overall goal is to increase agricultural productivity and improve the livelihoods and nutrition on a sustainable basis through science-led crop diversification using climate smart crops and knowledge of improved integrated water and crop management practices for enhancing the impact through action-oriented participatory capacity-building initiatives using sites of learning.

 
 

Genetically enhanced pearl millet with high grain iron density for improvement of human nutrition in India

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

Locations: India

Donor: HarvestPlus

Project Contact: M Govindaraj

 
 

Crop biofortification of groundnut and pigeonpea for alleviating vitamin A deficiencies in India

Duration: 21/Sep/2010 - 20/Sep/2015

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Biotechnology

Project Contact: Kiran K Sharma

 
 

To manage funds of the three Community of Practice (CoP) works organised by McKnight Foundation in Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali

Duration: 14/Dec/2018 - 30/Apr/2019

Locations: Burkina Faso;Mali;Niger

Donor: McKnight Foundation

Project Contact: Ramadjita Tabo

 
 

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROJECT LIVELIHOODS AND FOOD SECURITY PROGRAMME (LFSP) AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY NUTRITION (APN) - Phase 2 of the LFSP INSPIRE project - addl. Funding

Duration: 28/Feb/2017 - 30/Sep/2020

Locations: Zimbabwe

Donor: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations-Italy

Project Contact: Kizito Mazvimavi

 
 

Accelerating Transition Towards Resilient Water Resources Management

Duration: 01/Dec/2018 - 30/Nov/2021

Locations: Global

Donor: Austrian Development Agency

Project Contact: Michael Hauser .

The proposed project aims to contribute to improving the resilience of land and water resources and in turn the health of ecosystems and human wellbeing in the Lake Victoria Basin and East African Community. All of these are threatened, if not adequately managed, by population growth, economic development and the effects of climate change projected for the coming decades.

 
 

Enhancing Groundnut Productivity in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka through Farmer Acceptable Climate Smart Strategies and Weather Based Crop Management Advisories

Duration: 01/Aug/2018 - 31/Jul/2021

Locations: India;Karnataka

Donor: Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology

Project Contact: AVR Kesava Rao

The overall goal of this initiative is to enhance groundnut productivity in Kurnool and Anantapur districts of Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Tumkuru, Karnataka through farmer acceptable climate smart strategies using detailed agroclimatic analyses and crop-growth simulation models, and weather-based crop management advisories derived based on the seasonal and medium weather forecast products of the Monsoon Mission-II.

 
 

Seeds fair commodities vouchers payment in the state of Yobe North East Nigeria

Duration: 01/Jun/2018 - 20/Jun/2018

Locations: Nigeria

Donor: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations-Nigeria

Project Contact: Hakeem Ayinde Ajeigbe

The framework of this agreement is to increase the resilience of livelihoods of 630 IDPs, returnees and their host families by enabling them to access vegetable and crop seeds through a seeds fairs organized in Tikau Ward, Nangere Local Government Area, Yobe State.

 
 

Improving root system architecture for enhanced drought tolerance and nutrient use efficiency in semi-arid agriculture of chickpea

Duration: 03/Nov/2017 - 31/Oct/2019

Donor: University of Edinburgh

Project Contact: Asnake Fikre Woldemedhin .

 
 

Support for the Fifth International Conference on Next-Generation Genomics and Integrated Breeding for Crop Improvement

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

Locations: India

Donor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Project Contact: Rajeev K Varshney

 
 

Doubling farmers’ income through Integrated Watershed Management in Bellary district in Karnataka, India

Duration: 01/Jun/2018 - 31/May/2023

Locations: India

Donor: JSW Foundation

Project Contact: Sreenath Dixit

"The proposal for the 2nd phase has two modules viz. Module 1: that includes the Scaling-up of JSW-ICRISAT initiative through Integrated watershed development with holistic approach to enhance the farm productivity and farmers income, and Module 2 includes Enhancing farmers’ income through value chain approach in community watershed project, which focuses on establishment of Farmers Producer Organization (FPO) with value addition and market linkages. The proposed project is an inclusive model which focuses not only on enhancing the production and livelihoods but also provides an opportunity to explore market linkages to obtain direct benefits."

 
 

Dryland Systems

Duration: 01/Jan/2013 - 31/Dec/2016

Donor: CGIAR Consortium

Project Contact: Anthony Michael Whitbread

 
 

Biofortified chickpea cultivars for novel production zones and consumer markets

Donor: United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service

Project Contact: Jana Kholova

"The goal of this project is to conduct research to allow the development of new biofortified grain legume cultivars suited to both the fresh vegetable and dry seed markets. Objectives: 1. Develop DNA markers for chickpea staygreen ortholog and conduct marker-assisted introgression breeding (MAIB) for fresh vegetable and dry seed markets in California and Washington. 2. Identify the molecular-genetic basis of green-seededness in lima bean and cowpea using candidate gene or positional cloning with RADseq genomics, and develop molecular markers for MAIB. 3. Characterize green-seeded variants for agronomic traits and profile seed nutritional components of relevance to human health, in seed and leaf tissues of the four grain legumes. 4. Develop an educational module for high-school curricula using genetic stocks developed in the project to introduce concepts in genetics and physiology. "

 
 

Joint Norwegian Consortium Resilience Building Program in Ethiopia

Duration: 01/Dec/2017 - 31/May/2018

Locations: Ethiopia

Donor: The Development Fund

Project Contact: Tilahun Amede Wondifraw

Increased CSA crop farming practices and to organise technical workshop

 
 

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 - 28/Feb/2015

Locations: Burkina Faso;Ethiopia;Kenya;Malawi;Mali;Niger;Nigeria;Tanzania;Uganda;India

Donor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Project Contact: Rajeev K Varshney

 
 

Harnessing Opportunities for Productivity Enhancement (HOPE) of Sorghum and Millets

Duration: 01/Jul/2009 - 31/Dec/2015

Locations: Burkina Faso;Kenya;Mali;Niger;Nigeria;Tanzania;Uganda;India

Donor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Project Contact: Stefania Grando

 
 

DBT-JRF Fellowship Grant for Ms. Kaniganti Sirisha

Duration: 11/Sep/2017 - 31/Mar/2018

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Biotechnology

Project Contact: Kaniganti Sirisha

 
 

Advancing the Development and Adoption of Post-Harvest Grain Legume Technologies by Smallholder Farmers in Malawi and Tanzania

Duration: 01/May/2018 - 31/Dec/2020

Locations: Malawi

Donor: McKnight Foundation

Project Contact: Takuji W Tsusaka

The specific areas of expertise that ICRISAT brings to the project are participatory research approach, socioeconomic data collection and quantitative analysis of agricultural technologies.

 
 

Smart Food Endowment Fund

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

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

Project Contact: Joanna Kane-potaka

 
 

Development of low-lignin high-biomass sorghums suitable for biofuel production

Duration: 27/Sep/2012 - 26/Dec/2015

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Biotechnology

Project Contact: P Srinivasa Rao

 
 

Zimbabwe Agricultural Growth Programme: Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems (ZAGP-ZAKIS)

Duration: 01/Aug/2018 - 31/Jul/2020

Locations: Zimbabwe

Donor: European Commission

Project Contact: Kizito Mazvimavi

The goal of the ZAKIS Project is to consolidate the existing capacities of the agricultural knowledge and innovations systems in Zimbabwe, identify the gaps and needs and then reorient all components of the system around market-oriented approaches that meet the needs of the farmers in Zimbabwe.

 
 

Strengthening Resilience of Rural Communities Affected by El Niño Induced Drought in the Districts of Lupane and Makoni of Zimbabwe

Duration: 02/Jul/2018 - 06/Jul/2018

Locations: Zimbabwe

Donor: Coordinamento delle Organizzazioni per il Servizio Volontario

Project Contact: Kizito Mazvimavi

Training of trainers

 
 

Contract to design the 2017 to 2019 - Agreement to carry out the 2018 Round of the Longitudinal Impact Tracking Sentinel Study

Duration: 21/Aug/2018 - 30/Nov/2018

Locations: Zimbabwe

Donor: Zimbabwe Agricultural Development Trust

Project Contact: Kizito Mazvimavi

 
 

DST-ICRISAT Center of Excellence on Climate Change Research for Plant Protection (CoE-CCRPP): Pest and disease management for climate change adaptation

Duration: 01/Apr/2018 - 31/Mar/2023

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Science & Technology

Project Contact: Sharma Mamta

The key focus of the Center of Excellence will be to: (i) Generate appropriate databases (on weather and targeted diseases and insect-pests); (ii) Identify hot spots and develop GIS-based risk maps (spatial and temporal) for targeted diseases and insect-pests; (iii) Develop weather-based forewarning system and plant protection advisory tools; (iv) Generate strategic knowledge on the effect of climate variability (increasing temperature, CO2 and rainfall) on population dynamics, host plant resistance, resistance mechanisms to develop adaptation strategies through simulation modeling; and (v) Enhance the capacity of various stakeholders such as researchers, extension personnel, farmers, and students on suitable plant protection and adaptation strategies for climate resilient agriculture.

 
 

Identifying the genomic regions and genes for drought and heat tolerance in groundnut

Duration: 01/Aug/2018 - 31/Jul/2021

Locations: India

Donor: Indian Council of Agricultural Research

Project Contact: Manish Kumar Pandey

Drought and high temperature (heat) stresses are considered to be the two major environmental factors limiting yield in groundnut. This project will utilize the diversity generated through biparental and multiparental genetic populations for understanding the trait complexity, improved understanding on genomic control and discovery of candidate genes and markers. The promising lines identified with stable performance across locations and environments for heat and drought tolerance may be a great resource for further trials and varietal release for the target regions. The main objectives of the project are: 1. To identify the genome-wide structural differences among the genotypes differing for drought and heat tolerance using whole-genome re-sequencing approach 2. To identify the linked markers for drought and heat stress tolerance traits in biparental (RIL) populations 3. To identify the marker-trait associations in multiparent (MAGIC) population for drought tolerance traits 4. To identify and validate the genetic markers for their further use in genomics-enabled breeding for improving groundnut for drought and heat tolerance

 
 

Developing an ICT platform on Management Information system for effective Decision Support System and Market Linkages and implementing for Enhanced Value Creation of Fruits and Vegetable in Tamil Nadu

Duration: 01/Nov/2018 - 31/Oct/2019

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Agricultural Marketing and Agribusiness

Project Contact: S Aravazhi

 
 

Sustainable Agricultural Research and Learning in Africa Programme (A1152-SAIRLA)

Duration: 28/Sep/2017 - 30/Oct/2018

Locations: Ethiopia;Malawi

Donor: Department for International Development

Project Contact: Tilahun Amede Wondifraw

 
 

Strengthening Climate Resilient Grain and Groundnut Seed Systems through Seed Fair in West Africa

Duration: 10/Jun/2016 - 10/Nov/2016

Donor: European Union

Project Contact: Ogunbayo S Ayoni

 
 

Integrated Omics’ approach for combating Fusarium wilt and sterility mosaic disease, two most dreaded diseases of pigeonpea (Cajans cajan)

Duration: 29/Aug/2018 - 28/Aug/2020

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Science & Technology

Project Contact: Lekha Pazhamala

The main focus would be to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs) using RNA-Seq with respect to resistant and susceptible genotypes. DEGs identified will then be integrated into the genetic map developed using two mapping populations for FW and SMD in pigeonpea (unpublished). The candidate genes which were integrated to the QTL regions will then be associated to expression proteins using differential proteomic analysis.

 
 

Building Resiliency and Adaptation to Climate Extreme and Disasters-X

Duration: 01/Mar/2018 - 30/Apr/2019

Donor: Department for International Development

Project Contact: Birhanu Zemadim Birhanu

"ICRISAT is proposed to provide technical leadership in the following area: Promote adoption of environmentally sustainable climate - adapted agriculture and livestock practices, specifically: 1. Training of project field agents and key stakeholders on climate smart agriculture (CSA) practices and technologies; 2. on-farm demonstrations of climate smart agriculture such as: Farmer manager natural regeneration, contour bunding to prevent soil erosion, capture run-off for increased soil water and soil fertility, microdosing with compost and other fertilizers; 3. introduction on use of climate information services (ex. Sandji, Senekela, AgroMet etc.); 4. Conduct and document an analogue village activity; 5. Provision of CSA and related subject matter DVDs, mp3s, mp4 to communities and municipalities for self-learning; 6. Participation in a cross-BRACED project learning on climate services. ICRISAT's role includes providing technical advice, training, and quality assurance for project strategy II, which includes project learning and research for Malian and global stakeholders. "

 
 

Pearl millet innovations for improved livelihoods in drought-prone areas of Eastern and Central Africa (ECA)

Duration: 01/Feb/2012 - 31/Dec/2013

Donor: Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa

Project Contact: Mary A Mgonja

 
 

Novel Staple Food-based Strategies to Improve Micronutrient Status for better Health and development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Duration: 01/Jan/2008 - 30/Nov/2013

Donor: European Union

Project Contact: Eva Weltzien-Rattunde

 
 

Integrated management of water for productivity and livelihood security under variable and changing climatic conditions in ECA

Duration: 01/Apr/2011 - 31/Dec/2013

Donor: Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa

Project Contact: KPC Rao

 
 

Field Testing of ICRISAT Legume Varieties and Technologies in Selected Regions of the Philippines (Phase II)

Duration: 01/Nov/2010 - 30/Apr/2012

Donor: Bureau of Agriculture Research

Project Contact: C L L Gowda

 
 

Harnessing RNA interference (RNAi) technology for resistance to peanut bud necrosis virus (PBNV) in groundnut

Duration: 28/Jun/2010 - 27/Dec/2013

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Biotechnology

Project Contact: Bhatnagar-mathur Pooja

 
 

Improving Heat tolerance in Chickpea for enhancing its productivity in warm growing conditions and mitigating impact of climate change

Duration: 01/Apr/2009 - 31/Mar/2013

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare

Project Contact: Pooran M Gaur

 
 

Global Futures Project

Duration: 01/Dec/2009 - 30/Dec/2013

Donor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Project Contact: MCS Bantilan

 
 

Tracking Varietal Change for future Assessment of the Impact of Crop Genetic Improvement Research in South Asia

Duration: 01/Nov/2010 - 30/Oct/2013

Donor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Project Contact: MCS Bantilan

 
 

Capacity building for soil and plant analysis laboratories for the improvement of soil health in West Africa

Duration: 01/Feb/2012 - 30/Apr/2013

Donor: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

Project Contact: Mahamadou Gandah

 
 

Improving Postrainy Sorghum Varieties to meet the Growing Grain and Fodder Demand in India

Duration: 01/Jul/2008 - 31/Jul/2013

Locations: India

Donor: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

Project Contact: Vincent Vadez

 
 

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

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

Donor: Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa

Project Contact: KPC Rao

 
 

Selection and Utilization of Water-logging Tolerant Cultivars in Pigeonpea

Duration: 01/Apr/2011 - 31/Mar/2012

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare

Project Contact: K B Saxena

 
 

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/Dec/2013

Donor: Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa

Project Contact: Mary A Mgonja

 
 

2010 Incremental EC Contribution to CGIAR -- Sub-project 1: Increasing food security and household income through small stock market development in Zimbabwe

Duration: 10/Dec/2010 - 30/Apr/2013

Locations: Zimbabwe

Donor: European Commission

Project Contact: Andre F Van Rooyen

 
 

AHBFI/ICRISAT Proposal -- Development of a robust commercially sustainable Multiple Uses Sorghum (MUS) value chain in Kenya and Tanzania

Duration: 01/Jan/2011 - 30/Jun/2013

Donor: European Commission

Project Contact: Mary A Mgonja

 
 

Evaluation and characterization of transgenic events of groundnut containing the DREB1A gene drought tolerance traits under greenhouse and contained field conditions

Duration: 10/Aug/2009 - 09/Aug/2013

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Biotechnology

Project Contact: Bhatnagar-mathur Pooja

 
 

Seed Policy Enhancement in African Regions (SPEAR)

Duration: 01/Sep/2010 - 31/Mar/2013

Donor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Project Contact: Moses Siambi

 
 

Backstopping and Coordinating the Fertilizer Microdosing and Inventory Credit System Project in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger

Duration: 01/Jun/2009 - 30/Jun/2013

Locations: Burkina Faso;Mali;Niger

Donor: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

Project Contact: Mahamadou Gandah

 
 

Selection of Techno Preneur Promotion Programme(TePP) Outreach Centre (TUE)

Duration: 01/Apr/2008 - 31/Mar/2013

Donor: Department of Science and Industrial Research

Project Contact: Kiran K Sharma

 
 

Brainstorming Conference on STI Policy 2013

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

Donor: Department of Science & Technology

Project Contact: G Dileepkumar

 
 

for organizing meetings of the Project Advisory and Monitoring Committees (PAMC) Meeting at ICRISAT, Hyderabad

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

Donor: Department of Biotechnology

Project Contact: Rajeev K Varshney

 
 

Training Programme on Knowledge and skill development of food testing laboratories personnel from African countries

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

Donor: Ministry of External Affairs

Project Contact: Saikat Datta Mazumdar

 
 

Enhancing productivity of groundnut and pigeonpea cropping systems in Eastern Africa

Duration: 01/Jan/2011 - 30/Jun/2013

Donor: European Commission

Project Contact: N V P R Ganga Rao

 
 

Empowerment of Farmer Producer Organization members for productivity Enhancement through Capacity-Building and Digital Tools

Duration: 01/Sep/2017 - 31/Aug/2019

Locations: India

Donor: Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty

Project Contact: Srikanth Rupavatharam

The projects seeks to build capacities of FPOs and empower them with digital tools for adoption of production enhancement measures by member farmers over time. Digital tools will be used to improve and monitor performance of FPOs and ensure effective implementation of capacity building activities to sustain enhancement measures. The project aims to achieve the purpose through undertaking of needs assessment of FPOs through consultative workshops, trainings, seminars, and relevant activities.

 
 

Genome-wide epigenetic profiling of pigeonpea parental lines and thereof derived hybrids for understanding molecular basis of heterosis

Duration: 08/Aug/2017 - 07/Aug/2020

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Biotechnology

Project Contact: Pallavi Singh

 
 

Farmer Seed Enterprises development under the Africa RISING project in Mali

Duration: 01/May/2013 - 31/Mar/2017

Locations: Mali

Donor: United States Agency for International Development-USA

Project Contact: Baloua Nebie

The project aims to improve the availability and use of improved seed of sorghum, pearl millet and associated legumes by supporting knowledge and skill building in seed production, training in governance, accounting, stock management and marketing strategies for the sale of hybrid and improved seeds.

 
 

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

Duration: 01/Aug/2013 - 31/Jul/2018

Locations: India

Donor: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

Project Contact: Jana Kholova

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 project is grounded in the achievements of the first phase and intends to complete the development of materials that would eventually be tested for release. This, together with a better molecular marker system/platform/assay offering more precision, is essential to achieve a higher efficiency during the breeding process.

 
 

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

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

Locations: India

Donor: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations-Italy

Project Contact: Kv Raju

The project will explore the potential for spatially-explicit approaches to improve accuracy of estimation and generate more fine-grained geographical detail than is currently provided from existing sources.

 
 

Scientific trials contributing to Chickpea improvement

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

Locations: India

Donor: Tata Trusts

Project Contact: Pooran M Gaur

The project aims 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 crosses would be evaluated to identify lines with early maturity, heat tolerance and desired agronomic traits.

 
 

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/Apr/2016 - 31/Mar/2017

Locations: India

Donor: National Food Security Mission

Project Contact: S P Wani

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. To promote cultivation of early maturing high-yielding pigeonpea hybrids in alfisols and medium duration hybrids in vertisols. To develop village-level seed systems to achieve self sufficiency in seeds of farmer-preferred improved varieties of pigeonpea.

 
 

Gender Postdoctoral Fellowship - Grain Legumes

Duration: 23/Mar/2015 - 31/Mar/2018

Locations: Ethiopia;Kenya;Malawi

Donor: CGIAR

Project Contact: Esther Mwihaki Njuguna

 
 

Gender and Breeding Workshop held in Nairobi during 18-21 October 2016

Duration: 16/May/2016 - 19/Nov/2016

Locations: Kenya

Donor: CGIAR

Project Contact: Esther Mwihaki Njuguna

 
 

Genetically Enhanced Pearl Millet with High Grain Iron Density for Improved Human Nutrition in India - HarvestPlus Phase II

Duration: 01/Jan/2009 - 31/Dec/2017

Locations: India

Donor: International Food Policy Research Institute

Project Contact: M Govindaraj

 
 

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

Duration: 11/Nov/2015 - 30/Dec/2020

Locations: Burkina Faso;Ethiopia;Mali;Nigeria;Tanzania;Uganda

Donor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Project Contact: Ramadjita Tabo

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. HOPE 2 focuses on developing and delivering new technologies for sorghum, pearl millet and finger millet in six sub-Saharan Africa countries - Burkina Faso, Mali and Nigeria in West Africa, and Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Uganda in East Africa. Consistent rates of genetic gain in sorghum and millet crops will be achieved through development of varieties with preferred traits and resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses. The strengthening of national and local seed systems and improving farmer awareness of improved technologies is a critical project objective. Effective crop management will enable the realization of higher yields in farmers’ fields. The project will produce data and analytics that will inform sustainable uptake and adoption of these practices while endeavoring to ensure that the role of women and youth in the production, consumption and marketing of sorghum and millets will lead to an equitable sharing of their realized value.

 
 

Establishment of CAAS-ICRISAT-ICARDA Joint Centre of Excellence for Dry Land Agriculture (China)

Duration: 31/May/2015 - 30/May/2016

Locations: China

Donor: Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Project Contact: S P Wani

 
 

Disseminating Learning Agenda on Resilient Smart Technologies to Improve the Adaptive Capacity of Smallholder Farmers in the Mopti Region Mali

Duration: 11/Apr/2014 - 31/Mar/2017

Locations: Mali

Donor: United States Agency for International Development-Mali

Project Contact: Birhanu Zemadim Birhanu

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 innovative solutions to set the stage for long-term impact, which includes participatory planning and implementation of integrated adaptive practices; production and dissemination of high quality climate information; accelerating climate change adaptation process through identifying social and cultural barriers to adoption and identifying critical issues of marginalized population, women and youth. Its secondary objective is the development of a learning agenda that includes tackling weak capacity of local partners to implement the action research and mechanisms to upscale proven successful options; establishing mechanisms for communication with farmers; diagnosing opportunities and constraints; and developing tools and approaches to empower climate change adaptation actors to define priority investment needs.

 
 

PPP in Large-scale Diffusion of Technologies for Sorghum and Millet Systems in Mali (ARDT-SMS)

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

Locations: Mali

Donor: The World Bank

Project Contact: John Rusagara Nzungize

The goals are to increase the incomes of sorghum and pearl millet producers in targeted Feed the Future intervention areas by raising the productivity and profitability of these principal cereals. To improve the productivity of sorghum and pearl millet crops in the targeted intervention areas of Mopti and Sikasso.

 
 

Africa RISING’s large-scale diffusion of technologies for sorghum and millet systems (ARDT_SMS)

Duration: 11/Apr/2014 - 10/Apr/2019

Locations: Mali

Donor: United States Agency for International Development-Mali

Project Contact: John Rusagara Nzungize

 
 

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

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

Locations: Malawi

Donor: United States Agency for International Development-Malawi

Project Contact: Patrick Okori

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. Specifically, the project has the following objectives: support for breeder, basic, and certified seed production; increasing adoption through variety demonstration and promotion; seed distribution and marketing; and capacity building and strengthening of seed partnerships. Combating malnutrition through the promotion of bio-fortified crops naturally rich in nutrients is an innovative solution to combating Vitamin A deficiency suited for poor rural households. The project is promoting the adoption, of orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) which is rich in Vitamin A through increasing the production and productivity of quality planting material of OFSP.

 
 

Seed Scaling: Groundnut in West Africa (Increasing groundnut productivity of smallholder farmers in Ghana, Mali, Nigeria)

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

Locations: Ghana;Mali;Nigeria

Donor: United States Agency for International Development-Mali

Project Contact: Hailemichael Shewayrga Desmae

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

 
 

Genetic Improvement in Groundnut, Chickpea and Pigeonpea

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

Locations: Ethiopia;Kenya;Nigeria;Tanzania;Zambia;Myanmar;India

Donor: United States Agency for International Development-USA

Project Contact: Rajeev K Varshney

In 2015, ICRISAT contributed and/or led genome sequencing of groundnut, the fungal pathogen (Fusarium oxysporum) and also re-sequenced germplasm and breeding lines in large numbers. Several products from molecular breeding in chickpea and groundnut have become available and been provided to national partners. New molecular breeding approaches such as genome-wide prediction approaches have been initiated for enhancing genetic gains in legume improvement programs. In addition, appropriate bioinformatics and biometrics tools, and information systems are being used in different breeding programs. Data management has been given high priority in the grain legumes program with all ICRISAT breeding programs now migrating to the Breeding Management System (BMS) developed under the Integrated Breeding Program (IBP). In addition to identifying new source of variation and developing improved germplasm/breeding lines, ICRISAT has also facilitated the release of 3 chickpea varieties (2 in India, 1 in Myanmar), 8 pigeonpea varieties (3 in India, 4 in Tanzania, 1 in Zambia) and 1 pigeonpea hybrid (India) in 2015. Most importantly, germplasm for all our crops is now able to be sent from India to our global partners.

 
 

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

Duration: 15/Dec/2016 - 30/Sep/2017

Locations: Kenya;Tanzania

Donor: International Fund for Agricultural Development

Project Contact: Henry Fred Ojulong

 
 

Climate Information Services for Increased Resilience and Productivity in Senegal

Duration: 01/Oct/2016 - 30/Sep/2018

Locations: Senegal

Donor: United States Agency for International Development-USA

Project Contact: Robert B. Zougmore

 
 

Strengthening Impact Assessment Methods in the CGIAR Consortium

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

Donor: CGIAR

Project Contact: Kizito Mazvimavi

 
 

Climate Services Partnership - Climate information services for increased resilience and productivity in Senegal

Duration: 29/Feb/2016 - 30/Sep/2017

Locations: Senegal

Donor: United States Agency for International Development-USA

Project Contact: Robert B. Zougmore

The primary goal of the project is to increase the resilience and productivity of targeted Senegalese farming and pastoral communities, including gender sensitivity, in the Feed the Future (FtF) Zone of Influence in the face of climate variability and change. This is achieved through the improved provision, communication, and use of climate information and services. A secondary goal defined by USAID is to increase understanding on supplying relevant and effective climate and weather information to the fishery and livestock sectors.

 
 

Aflatoxin Management Interventions, Education, and Analysis at Various Steps within the Peanut Value Chain in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia

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

Locations: Malawi;Mozambique;Zambia

Donor: North Carolina State University

Project Contact: Samuel M C Njoroge

 
 

Partnership-based Genetic Enhancement of Pearl Millet for High Grain Iron Density for Improved Human Nutrition in India

Duration: 01/Jan/2009 - 31/Dec/2017

Locations: India

Donor: International Food Policy Research Institute

Project Contact: M Govindaraj

 
 

Identification of Micronutrients-Dense Sorghums for Better Health in India

Duration: 31/Dec/2009 - 31/Dec/2018

Locations: India

Donor: International Center for Tropical Agriculture

Project Contact: Ashok Kumar A

 
 

Sustainable Intensification of Key Farming Systems in the Sudano-Sahelian Zone of West Africa - Phase 2

Duration: 31/Dec/2011 - 31/Mar/2019

Locations: Mali

Donor: United States Agency for International Development-USA

Project Contact: Birhanu Zemadim Birhanu

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 actions of all stakeholders in the agricultural system in Ghana and Mali. This will be done by promoting the establishment of physical forums to facilitate interactions, knowledge sharing among stakeholders selected from a commodity and a system value chain leading to participatory diagnosis of challenges, joint exploration of opportunities and investigation of solutions. Key livestock value chains will be characterized, and feed markets surveyed. Cost-benefit analysis of promising interventions will be conducted and farmers linked to markets.

 
 

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/2013 - 30/Sep/2018

Locations: Tanzania

Donor: United States Agency for International Development-USA

Project Contact: Patrick Okori

This proposed on-farm adaptive and developmental research collaboration between researchers from the CGIAR Centers and the NARS, will contribute to enhanced access to and utilization of low-cost technologies by poor smallholder farmers of Tanzania to improve their crop productivity. It is based upon an understanding of the physical, economic and social barriers that reduce the effectiveness of smallholder farmers to adapt or adopt improved farming technologies. The project seeks to introduce promising early and drought tolerant maize varieties, inorganic/ organic fertilizers and legume crops that enhance Biological Nitrogen Fixations (BNF) among others, as a strategy for yield enhancement, soil fertility improvement and ecosystem stability.

 
 

Transforming Key Production Systems: Maize Mixed East and Southern Africa for the Sub-project: Africa RISING going to scale in the Eastern Province of Zambia – Theme 1 (Improving legume seed delivery systems)

Duration: 31/Oct/2015 - 31/Jul/2018

Locations: Zambia

Donor: United States Agency for International Development-USA

Project Contact: Moses Siambi

 
 

Feed the Future Mozambique Improve Seeds for better Agriculture

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

Locations: Mozambique

Donor: United States Agency for International Development-USA

Project Contact: Moses Siambi

 
 

Improving Soil Fertility, Productivity and Livelihoods of Smallholder Farmers in Tanzania through Intensification and Diversification of Pigeonpea Cropping Systems

Duration: 30/Apr/2010 - 31/Dec/2018

Locations: Tanzania

Donor: Selian Agricultural Research Institute

Project Contact: N V P R Ganga Rao

 
 

Increasing irrigation water productivity in Mozambique, Tanzania and Zimbabwe (FSC/2013/006)

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

Locations: Mozambique;Tanzania;Zimbabwe

Donor: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

 
 

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

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

Locations: India;Sri Lanka

Donor: Queensland University of Technology

Project Contact: Anthony Michael Whitbread

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 global inventories by providing emission and emission factor baseline data of key crop rotations in India and Sri Lanka, and identifying the potential of matching OA derived N with synthetic nitrogen inputs. This also allows farmers to better make utilisation of their existing nitrogen resources, both organic and synthetic, to improve nitrogen use efficiency and sustainability of Indian and Sri Lankan farmers. A key focus of the project is to enhance the capacity for environmental and agricultural research in India and Sri Lanka by the transfer of the knowledge and skillsets required to conduct global change research to local researchers and enhance NUE and sustainability of tropical farming systems. This will be achieved by extending the existing research network between Australia, Sri Lanka and India, enabling the transfer of the scientific expertise required for successful operation of the latest GHG monitoring technology and production of high quality research outputs. Local extension specialists, farmers, scientists and decision makers will be directly exposed to research outcomes via local and CGIAR communications departments and extension networks across the Asian Pacific region and through research networks such as the Australian Nitrous Oxide Program database (www.n2o.net.au) and peer reviewed publications.

 
 

Advancing the productivity frontier for sorghum

Duration: 26/Aug/2013 - 25/Aug/2014

Locations: Global

Donor: United States Agency for International Development-USA

Project Contact: Santosh P Deshpande

The most drought resistant among the five most important cereal crops, and a key dual-use (grain and biomass) crop in regions containing some of the world’s most degraded soils, sorghum has inherent climate resilience that is likely to become more important under environmental conditions that are projected by many climate change models. The importance of sorghum might be further elevated by the development of productive genotypes that increase the extent and duration of soil cover beyond those of conventional annual crops, mitigating or even reversing losses of ecological capital through multiple crops from single plantings. The ‘Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Climate Resilient Sorghum’ seeks to improve upon the drought resilience of sorghum, and also to develop genotypes suitable for multiple cropping cycles via ratooning and/or perenniality, as two elements of a future agroecosystem that must produce more with less water, while mitigating or preferably reversing losses of ecological capital such as topsoil.

 
 

BREAD ABRDC: Development of Essential Genetic and Genomic resources for Finger Millet

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

Donor: United States Agency for International Development-USA

Project Contact: Damaris A Odeny

 
 

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

Donor: United States Agency for International Development-USA

Project Contact: Jana Kholova

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 with Cicer reticulatum the wild ancestor of chickpea from unique diverse new and recent collections in Turkey Apart from providing access to unique germplasm the project will contribute to the LeasyScan upgrade planned for 2015 involving equipping the platform with additional sensors load cells.

 
 

Development of Abiotic Stress Tolerant Millet for Africa and South Asia

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

Locations: India

Donor: United States Agency for International Development-USA

Project Contact: Vincent Vadez

 
 

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 - 31/Dec/2019

Locations: India

Donor: Mars Chocolate North America, LLC

Project Contact: Rajeev K Varshney

 
 

Fast-Tracking Release of High Oleic Peanut Varieties in India

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

Locations: India

Donor: Mars International India Private Limited

 
 

Agricultural Model Intercomparision and Improvement Project. The Future of Food and Farming in South and Sub-Saharan Africa

Duration: 30/Sep/2014 - 31/Mar/2017

Donor: Department for International Development

Project Contact: Anthony Michael Whitbread

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. Results from AgMIP-phase-1 show that incremental changes to intensify farming systems are insufficient for improving smallholder livelihoods. Drastic systems’ re-configuration is required, suited to context and supported by policy decisions. The project also hypothesizes that adaptation packages tailored to farm types have larger impacts than blanket recommendations. Multi-stakeholder engagement is critical for leveraging synergies from improved access to markets, technologies and information and better systems integration.

 
 

Extension for Rural Agriculture (EXTRA) - Livelihoods and Food Security Program – Agricultural Production and Nutrition

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

Locations: Zimbabwe

Donor: Welthungerhilfe

Project Contact: Kizito Mazvimavi

 
 

Project to Support Climate Smart Agriculture in Niger – Projet d’Appui à l’Agriculture Sensible aux risques Climatiques (PASEC) PROMOTION OF CLIMART SMART AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGIES

Duration: 01/May/2018 - 30/Apr/2022

Locations: Niger

Donor: The World Bank

Project Contact: Boubie Vincent Bado

The objective of ICRISAT-CCAFS is to provide specific technical support to PASEC in the identification and scaling of CSA options, development of CSA investments plans and projects in 10 pilot communes. The following 5 specific actions will be implemented: -Implement Climate Smart Villages (CSV) -Identify technologies/practices and CSA options to be scaled -Capacity building for stakeholders (Extension agents, farmers…) on CSA, -Contribute to development of guidelines for CSA investment plans -Contribute to development of CSA plans and sub-projects for rural communities The objective of PASEC is to promote CSA technologies in Niger to increase productivity, ensure resilience, and mitigation of risk.

 
 

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: Ethiopia;Uganda

Donor: Austrian Development Agency

Project Contact: N V P R Ganga Rao

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 aims to increase incomes of smallholder farmers in North Gondar region of Ethiopia and Northern Uganda (Lango and Acholi sub regions) in chickpea and pigeonpea sub-sectors, respectively. The project will study existing market systems to understand the bottlenecks to interventions. Identification of trait-specific sources for marker trait associations for use in crop improvement, genetic enhancement through conventional breeding and use of markers, and need-based training of researchers, farmers, extension personnel and private seed industry to accelerate transfer of technologies for speeding up impact will be done. The project will develop and demonstrate cost-effective integrated seed system strategies. Special focus will be on linking farmers with high value niche markets. The project will be implemented by ICRISAT in partnership with EIAR, NZARDI and AIT, collaborating with key stakeholders such as farmers and farmer groups, NGOs, seed companies, pigeonpea and chickpea grain traders and farming communities.

 
 

Facilitate Procurement Deployment and Training on various Automation Data Collection Solutions

Duration: 14/Jun/2017 - 14/Nov/2017

Locations: Bangladesh

Donor: Bangladesh Rice Research Institute

Project Contact: Eng Hwa Ng

 
 

Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR)

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

Locations: Ghana;Mali

Donor: START International

 
 

Scaling-up Pulse Innovations for Nutrition Security in Southern Ethiopia

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

Locations: Ethiopia

Donor: International Development Research Centre

Project Contact: Tilahun Amede Wondifraw

 
 

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

Duration: 26/Jul/2012 - 31/Dec/2017

Locations: Niger

Donor: United States Agency for International Development-USA

Project Contact: Fatondji Dougbedji

The program activities are implemented in collaboration with GRET; the Ministry of Agriculture, and the Ministry of health and Nutrition of Niger with the technical support of ICRISAT whose intervention is on Specific Objective 2: Vulnerable households have increased the production and consumption of food for nutrition and income. This objective involves 5 activities that cover the production and consumption of horticultural product, the promotion of improved staple crop production with the accompanying technologies for high production and integrated pest management. All this aims at improving the resilience of rural communities to climate change impact.

 
 

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: Malawi

Donor: United States Agency for International Development-USA

Project Contact: Anitha Seetha .

Aflatoxin contamination in crops affects the economy of the country and the health of individuals. Due to these effects, it is very important to mitigate aflatoxin contamination during all the stages of crop development and through better post-harvest crop management technologies. Hence, training the farmers on pre- and post-harvest crop handling technologies was identified as one of the important aspects of this project.

 
 

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/Dec/2017

Locations: Malawi

Donor: United States Agency for International Development-USA

Project Contact: Anitha Seetha .

Aflatoxin contamination in crops affects the economy of the country and the health of individuals. Therefore it is very important to mitigate aflatoxin contamination during all stages of crop development and through better post-harvest crop management technologies. Hence training farmers on pre- and post-harvest crop handling technologies to mitigate aflatoxin contamination was identified as one of the important aspects of this project.

 
 

Impacts of Climate Smart Agriculture in building resilience under drought condition

Duration: 15/May/2016 - 30/Mar/2018

Locations: Zimbabwe

Donor: Department for International Development

Project Contact: Kizito Mazvimavi

"The stated outputs are: - Farmers using improved, locally relevant, climate smart agricultural practices in order to increase their climate resilience - Evidence and learning on climate smart agricultural practices used to enhance effectiveness of programme delivery and global knowledge"

 
 

Improve resilience to climate change and the risks dissemination of integrated management technologies Eau-Sol-Agro-Silvo-Pastoralism

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

Locations: Niger

Donor: European Union

Project Contact: Boubie Vincent Bado

 
 

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

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

Locations: Malawi

Donor: European Union

Project Contact: Andre F Van Rooyen

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 food and fuel production.

 
 

ENSURE Food Security Program

Duration: 01/Jul/2014 - 14/Jun/2018

Locations: Zimbabwe

Donor: United States Agency for International Development-USA

Project Contact: Andre F Van Rooyen

 
 

Ensuring nutrition, Transforming and empowering Rural Farmers and Promoting resilience (ENTERPRIZE)

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

Locations: Zimbabwe

Donor: World Vision

Project Contact: Kizito Mazvimavi

The project aims to improve food and nutrition security of at least 25 500 farmer households in Mashonaland central province of Zimbabwe. The project aims to improve livelihoods and resilience to shocks benefiting women men and children equally and improve the economics of agriculture through local value chain development linking farmers to input and output markets and financial services including credit. The project promotes the year round availability and consumption of more diverse and nutritious foods. The overall strategy is to mobilise and support multi stakeholders partnerships and community based groups enhance local capacity and work within existing systems to stimulate demand for and support equitable access to private and public products and services which contribute to lasting improvements in the productivity profitability resilience and nutrition security of smallholder farmers ICRISAT's contribution will be in research activities promoting soil and water management and fertility techniques targeted for climate smart technologies Its role centers around conducting training of trainers setting up demonstration plots to showcase climate smart technologies and building the capacity of public extension systems ICRISAT is expected to play a greater role in producing and distributing research products from commissioned studies mid-term and end of term evaluations

 
 

Innovative ICT mediated Extension and Delivery Platforms for Improving Productivity and Profitability of Smallholder Agriculture

Duration: 31/Mar/2013 - 30/Mar/2018

Locations: India

Donor: Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University

Project Contact: V V Sumanth Kumar

 
 

Improved Livelihoods through Integrated Water Resources Management in Community Watershed in Medak

Duration: 31/Aug/2014 - 30/Aug/2019

Locations: India

Donor: Asian Paints Ltd

Project Contact: Sreenath Dixit

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. This will be done by establishing “Model Sites of Learning” to harness the potential of rainfed areas by adopting an integrated water resource management approach; enhancing water availability and its (green and blue water) use efficiency to diversify the livelihood systems in the target villages; and building the capacity of the farmers in the region through knowledge sharing and dissemination.

 
 

Marker Assisted Introgression of Different Traits to Develop New Generation Rice Varieties

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

Donor: Department of Biotechnology

Project Contact: M S Ramesha

 
 

Nutritional and nutraceutical properties of cereal and legume-based traditional foods from India and South Africa and their role in addressing malnutrition, hidden hunger and chronic non-communicable diseases

Duration: 27/Feb/2017 - 26/Feb/2020

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Science & Technology

Project Contact: Saikat Datta Mazumdar

 
 

Developing Sustainable Livelihood and Local Economic Development Strategy for the Overall Project GEF 6 Green Agriculture in General and for all the Five Project Areas

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

Donor: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations-India

Project Contact: Kv Raju

 
 

Assessment of Technical Design and Developing Environmental Matrix for Works under MGNREGA

Duration: 11/Nov/2015 - 10/Jul/2016

Donor: Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

Project Contact: S P Wani

 
 

SEWOH - Green Innovation Centres for the Agriculture & Food Sector

Duration: 09/Dec/2015 - 29/Jun/2016

Donor: Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

Project Contact: S P Wani

 
 

Enabling farmers’ decision making in soil fertility management in Ethiopia

Duration: 15/Oct/2016 - 31/Dec/2017

Donor: Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

Project Contact: Tilahun Amede Wondifraw

The main aim is to ensure that the widely spread and dispersed existing information on the response of crops to organic and inorganic fertilizer applications in Ethiopia is compiled, categorised and used for developing farmer friendly, targeted decision support guide for fertilizer applications. The overall goal is to develop and validate an interim fertilizer decision support guide.

 
 

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,

Duration: 21/Aug/2016 - 30/Dec/2016

Locations: Lesotho;Madagascar;Malawi;Mozambique;Swaziland;Zambia;Zimbabwe

Donor: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

Project Contact: Kizito Mazvimavi

 
 

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

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

Donor: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations-Senegal

Project Contact: Tetteh Partey Samuel

 
 

Improving Groundnut Seed Production System to Improve Livelihood and Nutrition Outcomes of Smallholder Farmers in Zimbabwe

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

Locations: Zimbabwe

Donor: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations-Zimbabwe

Project Contact: Kizito Mazvimavi

 
 

Accelerating agriculture development: a partnership approach to cereal-legume systems improvement in Yobe State of Nigeria

Duration: 02/Aug/2017 - 30/Mar/2018

Locations: Nigeria

Donor: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations-Nigeria

Project Contact: Hakeem Ayinde Ajeigbe

"The goal of the project is to improve income generation by the rural poor by increasing agricultural productivity and the sustainability of farming systems through increased adoption of market-oriented agricultural technologies. The purpose of the project to increase the production of food crops and enhance income derived from the commercialization of cereals, legumes and ruminants through improved and sustainable productivity and linkages to output and input markets. Objectives The major objectives of the project are to: 1. Establish a functional, broad partnership for the evaluation, dissemination and marketing of improved cereal-legume technologies and produce; 2. Evaluate and disseminate improved cereal and legume varieties and cereal-legume- livestock systems in Yobe State; and 3. Strengthen the capacity of smallholder farmers, youth and women’s groups to efficiently use improved agricultural technologies, processing and agricultural service provision."

 
 

Pathways to Agroecological Intensification of Sorghum and Millet Cropping Systems of Southern Mali - Phase 2

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

Locations: Mali

Donor: McKnight Foundation

Project Contact: Myriam Adam

 
 

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

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

Locations: India

Donor: Earthnote Co. Ltd.

Project Contact: Jana Kholova

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 traits.

 
 

Genetic Resources Collections of ICRISAT

Duration: 01/Jan/2013 - 31/Dec/2017

Locations: India

Donor: Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

Project Contact: H D Upadhyaya

 
 

Easy molecular breeding tools for accelerating sorghum improvement in West Africa

Duration: 31/Jan/2014 - 30/Aug/2016

Donor: Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

Project Contact: Eva Weltzien-Rattunde

The project achieved and communicated a better understanding of, under which circumstances, marker-/ genomics-assisted sorghum improvement can be more efficient compared to classical breeding approaches. In the longer term, and in combination with seed systems work done by ICRISAT and partners, this will contribute to increased sorghum productivity in West Africa leading to poverty reduction, improved food and nutritional security.

 
 

Assessing the impact of soil fertility enhancing technologies on productivity and household incomes in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh

Duration: 01/Aug/2016 - 31/Dec/2017

Locations: India

Donor: Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

Project Contact: Thomas Falk

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 state of India.

 
 

Soil protection and rehabilitation for food security - Rebuilding Livelihoods of (Agro) pastoral communities in Afar Region through Diversifying and Integrating Drought Resistant Food and Feed Crops

Duration: 01/Nov/2015 - 31/Oct/2017

Locations: Ethiopia

Donor: Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

Project Contact: Tilahun Amede Wondifraw

 
 

Providing for the Long-Term Funding of Ex Situ Collections of Germplasm held by ICRISAT

Duration: 01/Jan/2007 - 31/Dec/2017

Locations: India

Donor: Global Crop Diversity Trust

Project Contact: Vania Cristina Renno Azevedo

 
 

Providing Technical Assistance to Government of Andhra Pradesh for Primary Sector Mission

Duration: 16/Jan/2015 - 15/Jan/2020

Locations: India

Donor: Government of Andhra Pradesh

Project Contact: S P Wani

As part of the Andhra Pradesh Swarnandhra vision 2029, the honorable Chief Minister Sri N Chandrababu Naidu has committed to transform the Primary Sector Mission, the agriculture and allied sectors through a new strategy and then to operationalize it in a phased manner. This is a mission mode project later named as “Rythu Kosam” to address the declining agricultural sector share in GSDP during the last decade and to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers by increasing agricultural productivity through science led development. The objectives of the mission are a) increase productivity of the primary sector; b) mitigate the impact of droughts through water conservation and micro irrigation; c) post-harvest management to reduce wastage and; d) establish processing, value addition capacity and the supply chain of the identified crops.

 
 

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: India

Donor: Government of Andhra Pradesh

Project Contact: S P Wani

 
 

Stratified Soil Sampling Analysis for Assessing Soil Nutrient Status and Developing Soil-test based Nutrient Recommendations for Horticultural Crops in Andhra Pradesh

Duration: 31/Mar/2016 - 30/Mar/2017

Locations: India

Donor: Government of Andhra Pradesh

Project Contact: S P Wani

 
 

Study for Developing Decision support System and Market Linkages for Enhanced Value Cretion of Fruits and Vegetables in Tamilnadu

Duration: 01/May/2017 - 30/Oct/2017

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Agricultural Marketing and Agribusiness

Project Contact: S Aravazhi

The project support the implementation of the Supply Chain Management of F&V project of Govt. of Tamil Nadu to reduce the post-harvest losses, in terms of study of major three interventions which are; A. Market Integration frameworks with PPCs and CCs - Developing framework for identifying high return crops for the target block/districts based on agro-ecological suitability and create business process for market integration with new and existing value chain players, B. Operation frameworks for PPC operation - Develop operational process for the PPCs based on crop value chain and market preferences & C. Decision Support System for PPCs/CCs and Farmers - Develop framework to assist PPCs/Farmers in decision support system through which they can select a suitable crop that fetches a better price or a deferred sowing schedule which will bring the produce to a later stage in the market.

 
 

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/May/2016 - 30/Apr/2017

Locations: India

Donor: Integrated Tribal Development Agency

Project Contact: Kiran K Sharma

A major objective of this project is to enhance income levels of farmers by providing value addition opportunities for their produce and linking them to markets through adoption of better cultivation practices and supply of new seed varieties that foster technology penetration, improve productivity, enable improved access to inputs, services and increase farmer incomes, thereby strengthening sustainable agriculture-based livelihoods.

 
 

Improving Climate Resilience of Tribal Farmers in Palghar District, Maharashtra, India through Integrated Watershed Management Action Site: Jawhar, Maharashtra

Duration: 01/Jan/2015 - 31/Mar/2020

Locations: India

Donor: JSW Foundation

Project Contact: Mukund Dhavaji Patil

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 science led integrated watershed development and capacity building initiatives by setting up a site of learning by establishing site of learning. The aim is to bridge the yield gap on small farmers fields by increasing productivity by 50 in five years in the project villages enhancing water availability and water green and blue water use efficiency to diversify livelihood systems and capacity building of farmers through knowledge sharing and dissemination.

 
 

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

Duration: 31/Dec/2016 - 30/Dec/2019

Locations: India;Korea

Donor: Rural Development Administration

Project Contact: H D Upadhyaya

 
 

Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre (IPFC) for MSMEs, under the NMCP Scheme - "Building Awareness on Intellectual Property Right for MSMEs"

Duration: 31/Mar/2015 - 30/Mar/2017

Locations: India

Donor: Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises

Project Contact: Kiran K Sharma

 
 

Genebank - Long Term Grant

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

Donor: Global Crop Diversity Trust

Project Contact: H D Upadhyaya

 
 

Improving Finger Millet Productivity through Exploitation of Wild Germplasm (Eleusine spp.)

Duration: 01/Oct/2015 - 30/Sep/2018

Donor: Global Crop Diversity Trust

Project Contact: Damaris A Odeny

 
 

Building Resiliency and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED)

Duration: 15/Nov/2015 - 30/Oct/2017

Locations: Mali

Donor: International Relief & Development

Project Contact: Birhanu Zemadim Birhanu

The IRD BRACED program is entitled “Increasing resilience to climatic stresses and shocks of 264,000 people in Mali, including those who are most at risk economically and physically”. The IRD BRACED project was conceived in collaboration with several partners including ICRISAT and CCAFS. During the application submission process, an MOU was signed with ICRISAT (incorporating CCAFS) outlining the nature of expected collaboration in such case that the application and the partnership, as articulated, was approved by DFID. The application summarized the technical role: “ICRISAT will provide technical direction for improved seeds marketing, soil quality management, agricultural P&T demonstrations. CCAFS will support the “farm of the future” approach and beneficiary use of climate information, integrate BRACED in national and regional science-policy dialogues.” The application further described ICRISAT and CCAFS value added: “Technical and research partners ICRISAT, ICRAF and CCAFS assemble a thorough expertise in resilience building climate-smart agricultural and livestock/animal husbandry approaches.

 
 

Sustainable Management of Crop-based Production Systems for Raising Agricultural Productivity in Rainfed Asia

Duration: 07/May/2012 - 31/Mar/2017

Locations: India

Donor: International Fund for Agricultural Development

Project Contact: Pooran M Gaur

 
 

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: 01/Sep/2016 - 31/Aug/2020

Locations: Kenya;Tanzania

Donor: International Fund for Agricultural Development

Project Contact: Henry Fred Ojulong

 
 

Developing Chickpea Cultivars suited to Mechanical Harvesting and Tolerant to Herbicides

Duration: 13/Sep/2013 - 30/Jun/2017

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare

Project Contact: Pooran M Gaur

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

 
 

Addressing Phytophthora Blight Disease: An Emerging Threat to Pigeonpea Expansion and Production

Duration: 11/Sep/2013 - 30/Mar/2018

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare

Project Contact: Sharma Mamta

The overall goal of the project is to improve farmers income and nutrition by enhancing the stability of production and reducing the losses in pigeonpea due to Phytophthora blight through identification and dissemination of Phytophthora blight resistant cultivars. The research in this project will include both basic and applied aspects. The basic research will involve investigations on the biology of the pathogen and epidemiology of the disease including host range dispersal and survival of the pathogen pathogen variability including cultural morphological and molecular characterization. The applied research will involve standardization of screening techniques for identification of resistant sources identify resistant germplasm breeding lines multi location evaluation of resistant genotypes for direct use in the breeding programs. The project will benefit collaborating scientists in enhancing skill and R D capacity for PB and for pigeonpea improvement. The project would provide opportunities to students and young researchers for improving their skills. The pigeonpea breeding programs of the participating institutes will further utilize the breeding materials and screening methods developed in this project and these efforts would ultimately lead to development of pigeonpea cultivars with PB resistant and suitable agronomic background. These PB resistant breeding lines would expand scope of growing pigeonpea in new niches and cropping systems and enhance productivity of pigeonpea in all growing conditions that expose pigeonpea to PB These varieties will play an important role in mitigating the effects of climate change.

 
 

Utilizing Chickpea Genome Sequence for Crop Improvement

Duration: 19/Aug/2014 - 18/Aug/2018

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare

Project Contact: Rajeev K Varshney

1. Evaluation of existing superior lines, based on available data, in multi-location environments 2. Molecular breeding for higher grain yield by integrating genomic selection approach in chickpea breeding 3. Molecular mapping for important target traits for chickpea using nested association mapping (NAM) approach 4. Mapping of targeted traits and harnessing the germplasm diversity using genome-wide association study (GWAS) approach 5. Development of breeders’ friendly database 6. Empowering Indian chickpea breeders and scientists in modern genome analysis for chickpea improvement

 
 

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

Duration: 16/May/2015 - 15/May/2018

Locations: India

Donor: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development

Project Contact: Kiran K Sharma

 
 

Promotion of Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) in Andhra Pradesh, India

Duration: 06/Jul/2015 - 05/Jul/2018

Locations: India

Donor: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development

Project Contact: Kiran K Sharma

 
 

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

Duration: 06/Jul/2015 - 05/Jul/2018

Locations: India

Donor: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development

Project Contact: Kiran K Sharma

 
 

Resource Support Agency for Promotion of FPOs in Telangana State, India

Duration: 06/Jul/2015 - 31/Dec/2017

Locations: India

Donor: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development

Project Contact: Kiran K Sharma

 
 

Establishment of Agri-Business Incubation (ABI) Centers under XII Plan Scheme for National Agriculture Innovation Fund (NAIF)

Duration: 31/Dec/2015 - 30/Mar/2017

Locations: India

Donor: Indian Council of Agricultural Research

Project Contact: Kiran K Sharma

 
 

Tata-ILRI Partnership Project on Enhancing Sustaibnable Livelihoods of Marginal Communities through Targeted Livestock Research

Duration: 01/Apr/2015 - 31/Oct/2017

Locations: India

Donor: Tata Trusts

Project Contact: Padmakumar V

 
 

Improving Rural Livelihoods through Farmer-centric Integrated Watershed Management in Karnataka

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

Locations: India

Donor: Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd

Project Contact: K H Anantha

 
 

Improving Rural Livelihoods through Farmer-Centric Integrated Watershed Management in Andhra Pradesh

Duration: 28/Feb/2014 - 27/Feb/2019

Locations: India

Donor: Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd

Project Contact: Girish Chander

 
 

Farmer-centric Integrated Watershed Management for Improving Rural Livelihoods

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

Locations: India

Donor: Rural Electrification Corporation Limited

Project Contact: Girish Chander

 
 

Ensuring groundwater sustainability through Integrated Watershed Management interventions in selected ten villages of Medak district in Telangana (Addendum No. 2) - addl. Funding

Duration: 01/May/2015 - 30/Apr/2017

Locations: India

Donor: Anheuser-Busch InBev

Project Contact: S P Wani

The Community Water Resources Management initiative project was started in four villages during 2009, three upstream villages were included during 2013 and three more upstream villages were included during 2014. Total geographical area of 10 pilot villages is 7661 ha, about 73% area is rainfed and 23% is under irrigated agriculture. Paddy and sugarcane are predominant cropping systems in irrigated areas; whereas cotton, maize and Pigeonpea are grown in dryland areas. Project villages have total 5754 households with total population of 30738. The overall objective of this initiative is to develop sustainable water resources in the surrounding areas of the factory while contributing to improving the livelihoods of the people dependent on agriculture.

 
 

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: India

Donor: Tata Trusts

Project Contact: S P Wani

The goal of the project is to increase agriculture productivity and improve the livelihoods and nutrition on a sustainable basis through science-led crop diversification using climate smart crops and knowledge of improved integrated water and crop management practices for enhancing the impact through action-oriented participatory capacity-building initiatives using sites of learning among the targeted 550 households in Lanjigarh block of Kalahandi district. The project also focuses on introduction and demonstration of improved pulse varieties in the focused region. Interventions for WADI would be carried out by Chetna Organic Farmers Association (COFA) with the technical backstopping support from ICRISAT and financial assistance of NABARD, ICRISAT would promote vegetable production along with pulses by adopting scientific approach along with sustainable land and water resource management.

 
 

Promoting and using the Mobile App of PEAT in ICRISAT's GreenPhablet (Crop pest and disease detection using Image recognition)

Duration: 24/Nov/2016 - 30/Nov/2017

Locations: India

Donor: Progressive Environmental & Agricultural Technologies GmbH

Project Contact: Dhulipala Ram Kiran

 
 

Improved Livelihoods through Crop Diversification into Vegetables in Jharkhand and Odisha under the Central India Initiatives

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

Locations: India

Donor: Central India Initiative

Project Contact: Warwick Easdown

 
 

Pearl Millet Hybrids for Increasing the Productivity of Western Rajasthan

Duration: 01/Apr/2016 - 31/Mar/2017

Locations: India

Donor: Swami Keshawanand Rajasthan Agricultural University

Project Contact: S K Gupta .

 
 

Biofortifying sorghum with high grain iron and zinc content for combating micronutrient malnutrition

Duration: 27/Feb/2012 - 26/Feb/2016

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Biotechnology

Project Contact: Ashok Kumar A

ICRISAT and its partners biofortified sorghum by enhancing Fe and Zn levels and reducing the phytate content in the grain. The principal products of this project are diverse sources with elevated levels of grain Fe and Zn content, identified from the global sorghum germplasm collection; improved breeding lines and hybrid parents with high grain Fe and Zn content possessing low phytate content, which will be used in state and national sorghum breeding programs for developing biofortified sorghum hybrids and open-pollinated varieties (OPVs); and information on markers flanking genomic regions controlling sorghum grain Fe and Zn contents, which can be used for rapid transfer of these traits to a broader range of elite sorghum OPVs and hybrid parental lines.

 
 

Integrating Bio-treated Wastewater with Enhanced Water Use Efficiency to Support the Green Economy in EU and India (Water4Crops)

Duration: 05/Nov/2012 - 04/May/2017

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Biotechnology

Project Contact: S P Wani

 
 

Fellowship for Mr. Y.Shashidhar under DBT-JRF Programme in Biotechnology and Applied Biology

Duration: 23/Sep/2013 - 30/Mar/2017

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Biotechnology

Project Contact: Y Shashidhar

 
 

Biofortification of Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Peanut by Metabolic Engineering of Fatty Acid Biosynthetic Pathway

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

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Biotechnology

Project Contact: Kiran K Sharma

 
 

Biofertilization and Bioirrigation for Sustainable Mixed Cropping of Pigeonpea and Finger Millet (BIOFI) under Indo-Swiss Collaboration in Biotechnology

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

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Biotechnology

Project Contact: Rajeev K Varshney

 
 

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: India

Donor: Department of Biotechnology

Project Contact: Ashok Kumar A

 
 

Fellowship Grant for Ms. Lingampali Shiva Bhargavi - DBT-JRF 2015-16

Duration: 14/Sep/2015 - 30/Mar/2017

Locations: India

Donor: Biotech Consortium India Limited

 
 

Genomic Approaches for Stress Tolerant Chickpea

Duration: 27/Mar/2012 - 26/Mar/2016

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Science & Technology

Project Contact: Rajeev K Varshney

 
 

Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) Faculty Award to Dr Manish Roorkiwal - Understanding the drought tolerance mechanism in chickpea using epigenetics approaches

Duration: 29/Apr/2015 - 29/Apr/2020

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Science & Technology

Project Contact: Manish Roorkiwal

Understanding the drought tolerance mechanism in chickpea using epigenetics approaches

 
 

Characterization of Novel Brown Midrib (bmr) Sorghum Mutants and Improving the Conversion Efficiency for Higher Biofuels and Bioproducts Recovery

Duration: 28/Feb/2013 - 27/Feb/2016

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Science & Technology

Project Contact: M Subhasini

 
 

Biochemical and Molecular Mechanisms of Insect - Host Plant Resistance Signaling System to Spotted Stem Borer, Chilo partellus in Sorghum

Duration: 11/Aug/2013 - 29/Nov/2014

Donor: Science & Engineering Research Board

Project Contact: H C Sharma

 
 

QTL Mapping and Development of DNA markers for functional stay Green Trait in rice (Oryza Sativa) - Fellowship grant - Dr Uma Maheshwar Singh

Duration: 25/Jul/2016 - 24/Jul/2018

Locations: India

Donor: Science & Engineering Research Board

 
 

Upscaling Catchment Processes for Sustainable Water Management in Peninsular India

Duration: 31/Mar/2016 - 30/Mar/2019

Locations: India

Donor: Ministry of Earth Sciences

Project Contact: Kaushal Kishor Garg

 
 

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: 10/Nov/2016 - 31/May/2017

Locations: India

Donor: Rabo Bank Foundation

Project Contact: Kiran K Sharma

 
 

The dynamics of urban sprawl: Land-use changes, food supply and sustainable agricultural production systems in the arid and semi-arid zones (Addl funding)

Duration: 01/Jan/2017 - 31/Dec/2020

Donor: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Project Contact: S Nedumaran

 
 

CGIAR Research Program: Climate change, agriculture and food security (CCAFS) -- Program Participant

Duration: 31/Dec/2010 - 30/Dec/2016

Donor: CGIAR

Project Contact: Lieven Claessens

 
 

Support for Establishment of Technology Business Incubator at ICRISAT

Duration: 31/Mar/2003 - 30/Mar/2017

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Science & Technology

Project Contact: Kiran K Sharma

 
 

Improving chickpea adaptation to environmental challenges in Australia and India

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

Locations: India;Australia

Donor: Department of Biotechnology

Project Contact: Rajeev K Varshney

 
 

Discovery of missing components of gene regulatory network underlying C4 pathway/anatomy for translational research - Ramalingaswami Re-Entry Fellowship 2015-16 - Dr Vivek Thakur

Duration: 04/Jan/2017 - 03/Jan/2022

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Biotechnology

Project Contact: Vivek Thakur

 
 

Biochemical and Molecular Mechanisms of Resistance to Spotted Stem Borer, Chilo partellus in Sorghum

Duration: 26/Nov/2015 - 25/Nov/2018

Locations: India

Donor: Science & Engineering Research Board

Project Contact: Sumit Vashishth

 
 

Addressing the Collar Rot Disease (Sclerotium rolfsii Sacc), an Emerging to Chickpea

Duration: 10/Jan/2016 - 30/Oct/2019

Locations: India

Donor: Science & Engineering Research Board

Project Contact: Avajit Tarafdar

 
 

Understanding the effect of Soil Moisture on Chickpea

Duration: 25/May/2016 - 31/May/2017

Locations: India

Donor: Science & Engineering Research Board

Project Contact: T Swaroopa Rani

 
 

An insight of actinobacteria and nodulating rhizobium possessing 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate (ACC) deaminase on salinity tolerance of chickpea

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

Locations: India

Donor: Science & Engineering Research Board

Project Contact: A Satya

 
 

Synthesis of Botrytis Gray Mold (BGM) resistant genepool following introgression of wild Cicer species with cultivated chickpea

Duration: 25/Sep/2016 - 24/Aug/2019

Locations: India

Donor: Science & Engineering Research Board

Project Contact: Shivali Sharma

 
 

Identification of candidate genes and development of markers for molecular breeding of early flowering in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)

Duration: 06/Feb/2017 - 02/Feb/2020

Locations: India

Donor: Science & Engineering Research Board

Project Contact: Mahendar Thudi

The candidate genes or markers associated with the early flowering trait identified in the project will aid in understanding the genetic basis of this important agronomic trait in chickpea. An important practical application is the development of simple to use molecular markers for early flowering which will allow for marker-assisted selection/introgression in chickpea breeding programs.

 
 

Genome Wide Association Studies for Nutritional Traits in Chickpea Using the ‘Reference Set’

Duration: 01/May/2017 - 30/Apr/2019

Locations: India

Donor: Science & Engineering Research Board

Project Contact: Sarita Kumari Pandey

 
 

Commercialization of high oleic and high oil groundnut varieties meets demand form food industry and export market to enhance profitability of groundnut cultivation in India

Duration: 01/Apr/2017 - 31/Mar/2018

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare

Project Contact: P Janila

The project envisages to commercialize the new high oil and high oleic groundnut varieties as a short-term goal, and populate the groundnut breeding pipeline with high oleic lines and segregating populations on long term basis. Genomic tools, robust phenotyping with NIRS (near infrared reflectance spectroscopy), target site testing to select the best allele combinations, and multi-location testing will be employed to enhance the genetic gain for target traits. Objectives: 1. To fast-track release of high oleic groundnut varieties through multi-location testing and recommendation to state/national variety release testing under AICRP-G (All India Coordinated Research Project on Groundnut). 2. To promote adoption of newly released/pipeline high oil groundnut varieties through public-private partnership as an alternate seed model. 3. To populate the groundnut breeding pipelines in the country with new high oleic lines and segregating populations in the genetic background of drought and disease tolerance and desirable morphological and agronomic traits.

 
 

Delivering more produce and income to farmers through enhancing genetic gains for chickpea and pigeonpea

Duration: 01/Apr/2017 - 31/Mar/2020

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare

Project Contact: Rajeev K Varshney

This project is based on successful outputs from two earlier projects on chickpea (funded by DAC) and pigeonpea (funded by USAID) which will translate genomic information to enhance genetic gains not only in research plots but also in farmers’ fields. The main activities of the project are: (a) Analysis and understanding genome architecture (e.g. whole genome resequencing) (b) High-resolution trait mapping using new approaches (like MAGIC, NAM and GWAS) (c) Genomics-assisted breeding for target traits in the NARS breeding programs with strong support from ICRISAT (d) Multi-location evaluation of existing improved/molecular breeding lines and farm demonstration of new/better varieties (mainly done by NARS partners in collaboration with and support from ICRISAT) (e) Capacity building of NARS partners. The project is expected to enhance integration between ICRISAT’s Genetic Gains Program and Asia Program as well as collaboration with NARS partners in India in addition to developing International Public Goods.

 
 

Strengthen and Implement Capacity Development Strategy and Action Plan for identified farmers of Ananthapuram district, field staff, grass root personnel and personnel from Agriculture Department of AP

Duration: 01/Mar/2017 - 28/Feb/2018

Locations: India

Donor: AP State Skill Development Corporation

Project Contact: Dhulipala Ram Kiran

The proposed project capitalizes on a partnership between the APSSDC, Government of Andhra Pradesh, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and Agri Gains Pvt Ltd to “Strengthen and Implement Capacity Development Strategy and Action Plan for Farmers, Field Staff, Grassroot personnel and Personnel from Agriculture Department of AP”. The partners in this proposal believe that Capacity Development (CD) is one of the key pathways that drive to achieve faster development of AP through skilled work force, if well executed; and one of the key performance indicators for the program’s success.

 
 

Development of pearl millet hybrid seeds and novel food products: An affordable resource in the prevention of Type 2 diabetes

Duration: 01/Mar/2017 - 31/Aug/2019

Locations: India

Donor: Global Innovation & Technology Alliance

Project Contact: Srivastava Rakesh K

This project proposes to develop cultivars that are nutritionally superior locally-adapted crops but that are also designed to provide increased health benefits in the form of improved glucose metabolism when used in manufactured food products. We have already conducted research through Innovate UK project 131788 to screen a panel of diverse pearl millet accessions for starch properties that would be expected to be associated with low GI. This study has identified 10 lines from the PMiGAP collection which are of relevant phenotype. This proposal will apply cutting-edge genomics and molecular genetic technologies in Marker assisted breeding programs in India to further develop the outputs from the current project.

 
 

Strengthening Bhoochetana: A Sustainable Agriculture Mission for Improved Livelihoods in Karnataka - Bhoochetana Phase II

Duration: 01/Jun/2013 - 31/May/2018

Locations: India

Donor: Watershed Development Department

Project Contact: S P Wani

The Government of Karnataka is implementing Bhoochetana a novel Mission Mode Project since 2009 to unlock the potential of rain fed agriculture in the state which has the second largest rain fed agriculture area 50 lakh ha in the country after Rajasthan Bhoochetana is a science led development approach launched by the GoK. The second phase is proposed to capitalize on the success of the first phase of the Bhoochetana project and convert into a Bhoochetana Mission Programme BCMP i.e. Bhoochetana Phase 2. 2. Purpose and Objective of the Project. The specific objectives of the second phase of Bhoochetana are: 1. To strengthen the Bhoochetana consortium for increasing the crops irrigated and rainfed yields by 20 per cent over the first phase of Bhoochetana in five years in 30 districts of Karnataka through science led development and new innovation systems. 2. To strengthen the institutional mechanisms such as seed villages village seed banks participatory research for development PR4D inputs supply agricultural machinery hiring centres marketing linkages farm extension thru fanl1 facilitators and communication systems for all categories of fanners in the state for the DoA through capacity development convergence collective action and partnerships. 3. To assess the impact of climate change in different agro eco regions of the state in terms of anticipated shifts in the crop growing periods Water availability major crop yields and evaluate adaptation strategies for developing climate resilient farming systems. 4. To document the process of consortium functioning learning and impact of Bhoochetana 2nd phase in terms of increased crop yields institutional development and capacity building of different stakeholders in the state.

 
 

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

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

Locations: India

Donor: Watershed Development Department

Project Contact: Rachit Kumar Saxena

High productivity and stability will be achieved through high yielding diseases resistant varieties/hybrids and soil - test based balanced fertilizer application. The proposed action plan is based on the strategy of Inclusive Market Oriented Development (IMOD) that envisages enhancing incomes of farmer as well as tapping potential market opportunities to maximize gains. Cultivation of high yielding varieties will be promoted through support to seed production and supply chain is that will have cascading effects on incomes and markets. The complementation is expected to bring addition yield up to 20%, while ensuring environmental sustainability. This will be achieved through on-going ‘Bhoochetana’ program and other government schemes and farmer awareness programs.

 
 

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

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

Locations: India

Donor: Commissionerate of Agriculture

Project Contact: Mahendar Thudi

The project envisages to develop improved lines with enhanced resistance to both drought and Fusarum wilt and plans to identify genomic regions for dry root rot resistance and utilize the available genomic tools (mainly genome sequence) for identification of molecular markers for fine mapping the QTL regions for drought tolerance as well as Fusarium wilt resistance and identify candidate genes that can be used for cloning for trait improvement.

 
 

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

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

Locations: India

Donor: Commissionerate of Agriculture

Project Contact: Santosh P Deshpande

 
 

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

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

Locations: India

Donor: Commissionerate of Agriculture

Project Contact: Manish Kumar Pandey

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 quality using genomics-assisted breeding; identification of candidate genes and development of user-friendly genetic markers for the above mentioned two diseases (late leaf spot and rust) and oil quality traits; identification of promising MABC lines with desirable attributes and disease resistance; and training to the collaborating partners on the use of genomics in groundnut improvement and research.

 
 

Integrated genomics-assisted breeding for efficient development of superior varieties of ragi for Karnataka

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

Locations: India

Donor: Commissionerate of Agriculture

Project Contact: Santosh P Deshpande

 
 

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

Duration: 01/Oct/2014 - 30/Jun/2018

Locations: India

Donor: Directorate of Agriculture & Food Production

Project Contact: Pooran M Gaur

 
 

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

Duration: 01/Apr/2015 - 31/Mar/2019

Locations: India

Donor: Directorate of Agriculture & Food Production

Project Contact: C V Sameer Kumar

 
 

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

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

Locations: India

Donor: Bayer Bioscience Pvt Limited

Project Contact: Srivastava Rakesh K

 
 

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

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

Locations: India

Donor: Indo-US Science & Technology Forum

Project Contact: Ashok Kumar A

 
 

Expression of Resistance to Diapausing and Non-diapausing Spotted Stem Borer, Chilo Partellus in Sorghum and Maize: Implications for Crop Improvement and IPM

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

Locations: India

Donor: National Agricultural Science Fund

Project Contact: Jagdish Jaba

 
 

Ensuring Human Health, Food and Nutritional Security through Novel Cereal and fruit based Products

Duration: 27/Jan/2013 - 28/Jan/2016

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Science & Technology

Project Contact: Saikat Datta Mazumdar

 
 

Improving Rural Livelihoods in Benchmark through integrated Watershed Management in Bellary district in Karnataka

Duration: 31/Mar/2013 - 30/Mar/2018

Locations: India

Donor: JSW Foundation

Project Contact: S P Wani

 
 

Ensuring Groundwater sustainability through Integrated Watershed Management Interventions (Addendum No. 1) - addl. Funding

Duration: 31/Aug/2009 - 29/Apr/2016

Locations: India

Donor: Anheuser-Busch InBev

Project Contact: S P Wani

 
 

Promoting Peanut Based Foods through Partnerships to Treat Malnutrition in Bangladesh (PPP for Bangladesh)

Duration: 30/Apr/2017 - 29/Apr/2019

Locations: Bangladesh

Donor: United States Agency for International Development-USA

Project Contact: P Janila

ICRISAT in partnership with BARI, CFI and PRAN envisages to achieve nutritional outcomes in Bangladesh through developing and promoting peanut-value chains. Studies has established that groundnut-based food products meet the key criteria of affordability, accessibility, acceptability, nutritional quality and business interest, the necessary criteria for foods to contribute to reducing malnutrition. The project activities involve piloting groundnut-based food supplements by replicating a successful model adopted by CFI in Tamil Nadu-India, measure and disseminate the nutritional outcomes, establish seed supply chain and disseminate agricultural innovations for enhanced productivity and quality of groundnut and upscaling and sustainability will be achieved by involving SHGs in production process and anchoring to world food programs.

 
 

Sentinel to Agriculture (SEN2-AGRI)

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

Locations: Mali

Donor: European Space Agency

Project Contact: P C S Traore

The objective is to capture the diversity of crop types found within the site and collect the required number of samples for each crop type.

 
 

Enhancing Community Resilience and Sustainability (ECRAS)

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

Locations: Zimbabwe

Donor: United Nations Development Programmes

Project Contact: Kizito Mazvimavi

 
 

Malawi Seed Industry Development Project - Phase 2

Duration: 01/Apr/2016 - 31/Mar/2021

Locations: Malawi

Donor: Irish Aid

Project Contact: Patrick Okori

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, nutrition and income security to smallholder farmers. The project will scale-up production and delivery of improved innovations of common bean, groundnut, pigeonpea, sorghum, millet and rice. These crops are the foundation of Malawi’s food, nutrition and income security as they have been prioritized to address endemic challenges of poverty, vulnerability to climate change, food and nutrition security.

 
 

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

Duration: 25/Nov/2013 - 24/Nov/2015

Locations: Nigeria

Donor: Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development

Project Contact: Hakeem Ayinde Ajeigbe

 
 

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

Duration: 25/Nov/2013 - 24/Nov/2015

Locations: Nigeria

Donor: Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development

Project Contact: Hakeem Ayinde Ajeigbe

 
 

Seeds to reach farmers in specific target area: Supporting farmer organizations to disseminate more seed in their local target areas, and studying why what works for whom

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

Locations: Burkina Faso;Mali

Donor: McKnight Foundation

Project Contact: Baloua Nebie

 
 

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: Mali

Donor: McKnight Foundation

Project Contact: Baloua Nebie

 
 

Sustainable large-scale biological control of the millet head worm in the Sahel

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

Locations: Niger

Donor: McKnight Foundation

Project Contact: Malick Niango Ba

 
 

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

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

Locations: Malawi;Tanzania

Donor: McKnight Foundation

Project Contact: Patrick Okori

 
 

Sorghum Genomics Toolbox: TERRA Partnership (OPP1129603)

Duration: 15/Sep/2016 - 30/Sep/2019

Locations: India

Donor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Project Contact: Jana Kholova

The choice of germplasm is critical to the success and further benefits and impact from the datasets that will be generated in the project. A sound strategy will be defined to select a set of 1000 germplasm accessions for re-sequencing, taking into account other ongoing and past initiatives and bringing together partners involved in providing genetic material. A subset of about 300 accessions for phenotyping across trait-based platforms (LeasyScan, LeasyField, PhenoArch), and a nucleus of accessions common to all sites (a few 10’s) will be defined. For field based phenotyping several adapted panels will be defined based on target environments and traits with a maximum overlap among them.

 
 

Restoration of Degraded Lands for Food Security and poverty Reduction in East Africa and the Sahel-Taking Successes in Land Restoration to Scale

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

Locations: Niger

Donor: International Fund for Agricultural Development

Project Contact: Boubie Vincent Bado

 
 

Global Futures and CGAIR Strategic Foresight (GFSF) Program (Consultancy contract activity # 22 & 23)

Duration: 14/Oct/2014 - 30/Apr/2017

Donor: International Food Policy Research Institute

Project Contact: S Nedumaran

 
 

Apply crop modelling in advancing our understanding of tradeoffs and synergies in cereal-legume cropping systems (Transforming Key Productions Systems: Maize Mixed East and Southern Africa: Agroecological intensification in Malawi through action research

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

Locations: Malawi

Donor: United States Agency for International Development-USA

Project Contact: Anthony Michael Whitbread

The overall objective is to Identify cropping systems for sustainable intensification of smallholder agriculture in high, medium and low potential areas in Malawi

 
 

Diversification of Sorghum Hybrid Parents for Increased Stable Production

Duration: 01/Apr/2009 - 31/Mar/2018

Locations: India

Donor: Seed Companies

Project Contact: Ashok Kumar A

 
 

Diversification of Pearl Millet Hybrid Parents for Increased Stable Production (PMHPRC) - Improved Pearl Millet Hybrid parents for Increased and Stable production

Duration: 01/Apr/2009 - 31/Mar/2018

Locations: India

Donor: Seed Companies

Project Contact: S K Gupta .

Pearl millet hybrids parent research at ICRISAT has made significant progress in all areas ranging from consultation-based trait prioritization, germplasm introgression to hybrid parents’ development, breeding for new emerging traits and technology exchange. New germplasm sources found promising for traits linked to grain yield, and also for high biomass yield were identified and utilized in the breeding program. A large collection of promising germplasm was introduced from ICRISAT’s West Africa pearl millet breeding program and used in the ICRISAT Patancheru breeding program. To enhance tolerance for diseases in breeding materials, two new composites were developed: Blast Resistant R- Composite (BRRC) and Downy Mildew R- Composite (DMRC) which are available for distribution now, and were also utilized to generate a new wave of blast and downy mildew tolerant hybrid parents.

 
 

Diversification of Pigeonpea Hybrid Parents for Increased Stable Production

Duration: 01/Apr/2009 - 31/Mar/2018

Locations: India

Donor: Seed Companies

Project Contact: C V Sameer Kumar

 
 

Groundnut and Chickpea Varietal Development Research Consortium

Duration: 01/Jan/2009 - 31/Dec/2017

Locations: India

Donor: Seed Companies

Project Contact: Pooran M Gaur

 
 

Pyawt Ywar Pump Irrigation Project

Duration: 06/Dec/2016 - 31/Mar/2019

Locations: Myanmar

Donor: International Water Management Institute

Project Contact: Anthony Michael Whitbread

 
 

Smart cereals for management of stemborer pests in staple cereals in Africa

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

Donor: Rothamsted Research Ltd.

Project Contact: Damaris A Odeny

Smart cereals for management of stemborer pests in staple cereals in Africa

 
 

Benchmarking of Traits Controlling the Plant Water Budget in Orphan Legumes

Duration: 27/Oct/2014 - 31/Dec/2017

Locations: India

Donor: Kirkhouse Trust

Project Contact: Vincent Vadez

The project aims at benchmarking the crop water budget in five orphan legume crops, using two experimental set-ups: (i) one being a lysimeter system consisting of long and large PVC tubes and from which assessments of crop cycle water usage, transpiration efficiency, and water extraction capacity can be rigorously measured (in addition to agronomic parameters allowing comparisons); (ii) a 3D imaging platform to measure the leaf canopy development and leaf conductance parameters.

 
 

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

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

Locations: Niger;Senegal

Donor: United States Agency for International Development-USA

Project Contact: Malick Niango Ba

The overall objective of the project is to significantly reduce insect pest damage to millet for improvement of crop productivity. The central focus is to further develop and deploy biological control of the millet head minor in Niger and Senegal. The project aims to improve H. Hebetor mass rearing and release techniques to pave the road for its commercial use in the Sahel to control the Millet Head Miner (MHM).

 
 

Enhancing productivity of groundnut and pigeonpea cropping systems in Eastern Africa

Duration: 15/Dec/2016 - 30/Sep/2017

Locations: Tanzania;Uganda

Donor: International Fund for Agricultural Development

Project Contact: N V P R Ganga Rao

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 to support the development, evaluation, and dissemination of new improved and well-adapted groundnut and pigeonpea varieties that are higher yielding and with tolerance to biotic and abiotic stress, offer production packages to selected semi-arid agroecologies in East Africa (Tanzania and Uganda), and also link farmers to input and output markets.

 
 

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: Global

Donor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Project Contact: Rajeev K Varshney

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 new opportunities to accelerate breeding approaches and open up a new area of breeding. Multinational seed and breeding companies (e.g., Monsanto, DuPont-Pioneer) have been successful in deploying genomics and molecular breeding technologies in a routine manner in their breeding programs.

 
 

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: Burkina Faso;Ethiopia;Ghana;Mali;Nigeria;Tanzania;Uganda;India

Donor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Project Contact: Rajeev K Varshney

The Tropical Legumes III project (TL-III) is a major international initiative that will provide smallholder farmers with improved cultivars of four major grain legumes: common bean, cowpea, chickpea and groundnut. The project also seeks to fundamentally strengthen international plant breeding programs, and, most importantly, the breeding programs of national partners in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

 
 

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

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

Locations: Myanmar

Donor: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

Project Contact: Pooran M Gaur

The project is meant to develop new, high-yielding varieties of pigeonpea, groundnut and chickpea (major crops) and green and black gram (minor crops) through genetic improvement with emphasis on resistance/tolerance to biotic stresses to link with institutional and community-based seed production and distribution.

 
 

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/2018

Locations: Mali;Niger;Nigeria;Senegal

Donor: Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

Project Contact: Baloua Nebie

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 generation, & improved nutrition. To achieve this goal, key NARS, university & ICRISAT researchers will collaborate to define ‰ÛÏfunctional‰Û heterotic parental-pools required for sustainable hybrid developåÂment, establish efficient hybrid breeding strategies based on quantitative-genetic parameters & molecular-breeding tools, & create new and diverse hybrid parents.

 
 

Resilient Agricultural Households through Adaptation to Climate Change in Mahabubnagar district

Duration: 31/Mar/2016 - 30/Mar/2020

Locations: India

Donor: Environment Protection, Training & Research Institute

Project Contact: Kadiyala Dakshina Murthy

 
 

US-CGIAR Linkage Program -- CRP 3.5 Proposal (Grain Legumes)

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

Donor: United States Agency for International Development-USA

Project Contact: Peter Stanley Carberry

 
 

US-CGIAR Linkage Program -- CRP 3.6 Proposal

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

Donor: United States Agency for International Development-USA

Project Contact: Peter Stanley Carberry

 
 

Improving Agricultural Productivity and Rural Livelihoods at Benchmark Location through Integrated Watershed Management in Western Maharashtra, India Action Site: Khandala, Satara

Duration: 29/Feb/2016 - 27/Feb/2021

Locations: India

Donor: Asian Paints Ltd

Project Contact: S P Wani

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 through capacity-building initiatives using site of learning. The specific goal of this initiative is to increase agricultural productivity and improve rural livelihoods sustainable in selected villages around APL Khandala Works, in Western Maharashtra.

 
 

A Study for Developing Decision Support System and Market Linkages for Enhanced Value Creation of Fruits and Vegetable in Tamil Nadu

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Agricultural Marketing and Agribusiness

Project Contact: Kiran K Sharma

 
 

Capacity development of the farmers and extension officers through innovative ICT tools and platforms

Donor: AP State Skill Development Corporation

Project Contact: V V Sumanth Kumar

 
 

Enhancing groundnut productivity and profitability for smallholder farmers in Asia through varietal technologies

Duration: 01/Jan/2018 - 31/Dec/2019

Locations: India;Bangladesh;Lao PDR;Vietnam

Donor: The OPEC Fund for International Development

Project Contact: P Janila

The Project aims at ensuring regular and sustainable increases in groundnut productivity and profitability of groundnut cultivation through development and deployment of new groundnut varieties that meet the needs of the farmers, traders and the industry in Bangladesh, India, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Vietnam (hereinafter the “Beneficiary Countries”). The Project's overall impact shall be reflected in higher incomes, improved livelihoods and increased nutritional and food security of smallholder groundnut farmers in the Beneficiary Countries.

 
 

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

Duration: 31/Jan/2017 - 31/Dec/2018

Donor: HarvestPlus

Project Contact: Ijantiku Ignatius Angarawai

 
 

Identification of Micronutrients-Dense Sorghums for Better Health in India

Donor: HarvestPlus

Project Contact: Ashok Kumar A

 
 

Genetically enhanced pearl millet with high grain iron density for improved human nutrition in India

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

Donor: HarvestPlus

Project Contact: M Govindaraj

 
 

NADiRA – Nurturing Africa’s Digital Revolution for Agriculture

Duration: 01/Nov/2017 - 30/Apr/2020

Donor: SPACEBEL

Project Contact: Hakeem Ayinde Ajeigbe

The goal of NADiRA is to develop and extend innovative services, developed by the African partner MANOBI, for increasing the productivity of the contractual farming in Africa (an estimated market above 50 million farmers). NADiRA aims to incorporate geospatial Earth Observation,and in-situ IoT devices into mAgri, an existing value chain orchestration platform connecting, in smallholder contract farming, producers with banks, insurers, input providers and agroindustries to control risks and improve the productivity, security, and welfare of tens of thousands of African farmers. By industrializing geospatial services and products , NADiRA reduces the operating costs, while increasing the timeliness, granularity and reach of its following services: (1) Agricultural investment risk mapping, to reduce finance institutions cashout and increase availability of input credit to smallholders, (2) More robust, affordable agricultural insurance contracts, to reduce persistent climate risk, (3) Improved smallholder tactical management of crop nutrient deficiencies and post-harvest losses to increase productivity, harvest quality and income. Role in the project Development of the climate risk and value chain modelling; Support to the pilot in Nigeria; Outreach activities in Africa and beyond

 
 

Mapping of IPRs and its management in academic/research institutions: A study on agricultural research sector in India

Duration: 23/Aug/2018 - 22/Aug/2021

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Science & Technology

Project Contact: Surya Mani Tripathi

The present study aims to generate critical information by collecting vital data and their analysis for development of measurable indicators on agricultural IPRs.

 
 

Partnership-based Genetic Enhancement of Pearl Millet for High Grain Iron Density for Improved Human Nutrition in India

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

Locations: India;Karnataka

Donor: HarvestPlus

Project Contact: M Govindaraj

 
 

Improving Resilience to Drought in Rice and Sorghum through Mutation Breeding

Donor: International Atomic Energy Agency

Project Contact: Ashok Kumar A

 
 

Isolation and characterization of antifungal protease inhibitors for biotic stress breeding in nutri-dense Pearl Millet

Duration: 02/Apr/2018 - 01/Apr/2020

Locations: India

Donor: Science & Engineering Research Board

Project Contact: M Swathi

 
 

Sustainable agricultural development through holistic value chain interventions and linking of groundnut farmers to markets in Wanaparthy District of Telangana

Duration: 01/Feb/2018 - 31/Jan/2019

Locations: India

Donor: Government of Telangana

Project Contact: S Aravazhi

A major objective of this project is to enhance income levels of farmers by providing new technologies and capacities, and value addition opportunities for their produce and linking them to markets. This would also involve adoption of better cultivation practices and supply of new seed varieties that foster technology penetration, improve productivity, enable improved access to inputs, services and increase farmer incomes, thereby strengthening sustainable agriculture-based livelihoods.

 
 

Development of Genome-wide SNP Array for Accelerating Genetic Studies and Molecular Breeding in Pearl Millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.]

Duration: 09/Apr/2018 - 08/Apr/2020

Locations: India

Donor: Science & Engineering Research Board

Project Contact: Ram Baran Singh

 
 

Identification of novel genes/genomic regions for nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) in pearl millet

Duration: 18/Apr/2018 - 17/Apr/2020

Locations: India

Donor: Science & Engineering Research Board

Project Contact: Madhu Pusuluri

 
 

Utilizing advance genomic research approaches for improved understanding of Magnaporthe species complex causing blast disease in finger millet

Duration: 02/Apr/2018 - 01/Apr/2020

Locations: India

Donor: Science & Engineering Research Board

Project Contact: V Sujay

 
 

Determining adaptability of mungbean [Vigna radiata (L.) R. Wilczek] varieties for drought environments using traits associated with plant architecture, water uptake, phenology and yield

Duration: 02/Apr/2018 - 01/Apr/2020

Locations: India

Donor: Science & Engineering Research Board

Project Contact: Krithika Anbazhagan

 
 

Validation of SNPs for foliar fungal disease resistance and high oleic trait for selection decisions in groundnut breeding

Duration: 03/Apr/2018 - 02/Apr/2020

Locations: India

Donor: Science & Engineering Research Board

Project Contact: Gattu Swathi

 
 

Enhancing Community Resilience and Inclusive Market Systems (ECRIMS) in Zvishavane, Insiza and Zvishavane Mberengwa and Insiza Districts of Zimbabwe

Duration: 09/Oct/2017 - 08/Oct/2020

Locations: Zimbabwe

Donor: CARE International

Project Contact: Kizito Mazvimavi

 
 

Economic Assessment of Mission Kakatiya in terms of Plant Nutrients Equivalent, Increased Yields and Farmers Income

Duration: 03/Aug/2018 - 02/Aug/2020

Locations: India

Donor: Irrigation and CAD Department

Project Contact: Sreenath Dixit

The overall goal of this initiative is to undertake economic assessment of Mission Kakatiya benefits to small farm holders in terms of nutrient return to the soil benefiting small farm holders through increased productivity and profitability contributing to the states growth / development.

 
 

Root hydraulics: towards answering the recent global questions on root functionality and possible use in crop improvement programs

Duration: 26/Jun/2018 - 25/Jun/2020

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Science & Technology

Project Contact: Jana Kholova

Scientific objectives: Utilization of interdisciplinary expertise in soil physics, plant physiology and biological systems modelling to progress understanding of water movement through soil-plant-atmosphere continuum with emphasis on characterization of rhizosphere/root hydraulic processes and their impact on drought adaptation.

 
 

SHORT-TERM TRAINING PROGRAMME Under India-Africa Forum Summit-lll

Duration: 29/Sep/2017 - 31/Mar/2018

Donor: Ministry of External Affairs

Project Contact: S Aravazhi

 
 

Enabling Value Chains to Create Sustainable Income for Vulnerable People in Crop-Livestock Systems of Burkina Faso and Niger

Duration: 26/Jan/2018 - 30/Sep/2020

Locations: Burkina Faso;Niger

Donor: United States Agency for International Development-USA

Project Contact: Boubie Vincent Bado

The goal of the project is to contribute to poverty alleviation by improving the productivity, resilience and profitability of the crop-livestock systems of smallholder in Burkina Faso and Niger. The main objective is therefore to increase ASF production through the integrated management of crop-livestock systems that allow more equitable participation of small-ruminant livestock keepers in value chains.

 
 

Genetic biofortification of carotenoid content of grain legumes for novel market

Duration: 01/Feb/2018 - 31/Jan/2021

Locations: India

Donor: University of California-Davis

Project Contact: Jana Kholova

Objectives "1. Develop DNA markers for chickpea staygreen ortholog and conduct marker-assisted introgression breeding (MAIB) for fresh vegetable and dry seed markets in California and Washington. 2. Identify the molecular-genetic basis of green-seededness in lima bean and cowpea using candidate gene or positional cloning with RADseq genomics, and develop molecular markers for MAIB. 3. Characterize green-seeded variants for agronomic traits and profile seed nutritional components of relevance to human health, in seed and leaf tissues of the four grain legumes. 4. Develop an educational module for high-school curricula using genetic stocks developed in the project to introduce concepts in genetics and physiology. "

 
 

Smart Food in Myanmar and Tanzania

Locations: Tanzania;Myanmar

Donor: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Project Contact: Joanna Kane-potaka

 
 

Gender dynamics in non-hybrid cereals and legumes seed systems in Ethiopia and Uganda

Donor: CGIAR

Project Contact: Esther Mwihaki Njuguna

 
 

Accelerating agriculture development: a partnership approach to cereal-legume systems improvement in Yobe State of Nigeria

Duration: 03/Aug/2017 - 31/Mar/2018

Locations: Nigeria

Donor: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations-Italy

Project Contact: Hakeem Ayinde Ajeigbe

 
 

Exposure visit cum study tour for tribal farmers in Telangana - Expose tribal farmers to the new technologies of agriculture

Duration: 27/Oct/2017 - 26/Oct/2018

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Tribal Welfare

Project Contact: S Aravazhi

Exposure visits offer considerable scope for tribal farmers. Because visits allow learning to take place at several levels. Farmers will not immediately adopt a new practice simply because they have been made aware of its benefits. The process is more complex and requires going through certain stages: Once farmer has been made aware of a new practice, he will need to have an interest in the practice. When the farmer has understood how to use this practice, the next step will be making changes in the way he thinks and behaves.

 
 

Establishing a Bio-incubator at ICRISAT through BIRAC BioNEST

Duration: 25/Sep/2017 - 24/Sep/2020

Locations: India

Donor: Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council

Project Contact: Kiran K Sharma

The aim of the proposed bio-incubator is to strengthen, support and coordinate our current incubation activities within the ambit of ABI-ICRISAT with the mission of creating competitive agri-business enterprises/start-ups, especially in the agribiotech sector through PTTC bringing together various technical teams and competencies, business acumen as well as IPR and legal support to the incubatees. This will ensure both laboratory and downstream activities by providing support to novel biotech ideas and tools with emphasis on precision agri-biotech pipelines. The bio-incubator will support proof of concept, prototype development and testing of technologies for enhanced adoption using the technical capacities of ICRISAT and its partners.

 
 

Improving dietary diversity through introduction of nutri-food basket in tribal households of Adilabad District of Telangana - Transitioning tribal households from nutrient deficient diets to diverse nutritional foods

Duration: 29/Mar/2017 - 30/Mar/2018

Locations: India

Donor: Commissionerate, Health & Family Welfare

Project Contact: S Aravazhi

The major objective of this project is to provide the tribal populations in three districts of Telangana with food products that supplement their existing diet with the aim of improving the dietary diversity and overall nutritional intake which in the long run shall facilitate in improving key nutritional parameters such as reducing underweight among children and improving the hemoglobin levels of the target population. As part of the project a “Nutri-Food basket” which provides additional energy, protein, fat and micronutrients from food products formulated using locally available millets and pulses shall be developed and provided. The nutri-food basket shall be provided to children, pregnant and lactating women and adolescent girls of the identified tribal households in Utnoor mandal of Adilabad, Tiriyani mandal of Komaram Bheem-Asifabad and Kasipet mandal of Mancherial with the aim of transitioning tribal households from a nutrient deficient diets to consumption of diverse nutritional foods. In addition, awareness of the tribal households on the need and benefits of diversified diets will be enhanced. Capacity and skills of local households and Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA) staff will also be enhanced in the areas of nutrition, food processing and food safety as part of the project. The project shall be implemented in coordination with the Departments of Health and Family Welfare, Women and Child Welfare and ITDA of the Government of Telangana.

 
 

Nudging sustainability transitions using innovation platforms and market-oriented development in Mozambique (MOREP II)

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

Locations: Mozambique

Donor: Austrian Development Agency

Project Contact: Sabine Homann-kee Tui

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 systems levels (horizontal and vertical), and is inclusive in nature. The project, with its site in semi-arid Mozambique, will develop an Innovation Platform (IP) approach for identifying and facilitating sustainability transitions towards inclusive market-oriented development.

 
 

The Leadership of Module IV-Phenotyping Tools and Services

Duration: 01/Mar/2017 - 30/Nov/2017

Donor: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center

Project Contact: Vincent Vadez

 
 

Implementing the Activties under the Strategy and Results Framework (SRF)

Duration: 01/Apr/2012 - 31/Mar/2019

Locations: India

Donor: Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

Project Contact: Kiran K Sharma

 
 

Genomic & Open-source Breeding Informatics Initiative (GOBII)

Duration: 20/Nov/2014 - 29/Oct/2019

Donor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Project Contact: Rajeev K Varshney

 
 

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

Duration: 01/Oct/2015 - 30/Sep/2018

Locations: Kenya

Donor: United States Agency for International Development-USA

Project Contact: Moses Siambi

 
 

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

Duration: 28/Feb/2015 - 27/Feb/2019

Locations: Nigeria

Donor: African Development Bank

Project Contact: Hakeem Ayinde Ajeigbe

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 losses, add value to local agricultural produce, develop rural infrastructure and enhance access of farmers and other value chain actors to financial services and markets got the backing of the African Development Bank to finance a project 'Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Program-phase 1 (ATASP-1)'. ICRISAT Nigeria and its partners is implementing the sorghum outreach programs in Kano-Jigawa and Kebbi-Sokoto Staple Crop Processing Zones (SCPZ). The outreach programs includes activities for capacity building of the youth across agricultural value chains increased number of producers and entrepreneurs in the sector to produce additional 20 million metric tons of key commodity food crops added to domestic food supply per annum that will create about 200,000 new jobs especially for the youth. Significant attention would be given towards attracting private sector investment, reducing post-harvest losses while adding value to local agricultural produce.

 
 

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

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

Locations: India

Donor: Global Crop Diversity Trust

Project Contact: C V Sameer Kumar

 
 

Synthesis of new abiotic and biotic stress tolerant genepool through introgression of alleles from wild species into pearl millet cultivars

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

Locations: India

Donor: Global Crop Diversity Trust

Project Contact: Shivali Sharma

 
 

Implementing Agency for setting up Food Testing Laboratories (FTLs) in 5 African countries (Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Gambia and Nigeria) under India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS-II)

Duration: 25/Nov/2012 - 24/Nov/2017

Locations: Gambia / The;Nigeria;Rwanda;Zimbabwe

Donor: Ministry of Food Processing Industries

Project Contact: Kiran K Sharma

 
 

Implementing agency for setting up five Food Processing Business Incubation Centres (FPBICs) in 5 African countries (Uganda, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali and Angola) under India-Africa Forum Summit-II (IAFS-II)

Duration: 26/Nov/2012 - 25/Nov/2017

Locations: Angola;Cameroon;Ghana;Mali;Uganda

Donor: Ministry of Food Processing Industries

Project Contact: Kiran K Sharma

 
 

Networking4Seed: Growing sustainable seed systems by learning from experiences across Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger

Duration: 01/Jun/2018 - 31/May/2022

Locations: Burkina Faso;Mali;Niger

Donor: McKnight Foundation

Project Contact: Baloua Nebie

"The Networking4Seed project is building on the experiences and results of Seed Systems III. It focuses on the main cereals and legumes food crops that nourish the population and aims to enhance the access of smallholder farmers to quality and nutritious seed through sustainable seed system. Crop modelling will be used to target the selection process of cereals varieties with the right context in the present and future. The project will also study the structure of the gender networks along the seed system value chain and will document their contributions to the FRN in each FO. It will also assess and document the role of women in the decision making process of the FOs."

 
 

Genetic characterization of shoot fly resistant and drought tolerant traits, and their expression profiling to identify putative candidate genes on sorghum chromosome SBI-10 long arm

Duration: 15/Apr/2017 - 14/Apr/2019

Locations: India

Donor: Science & Engineering Research Board

Project Contact: KNS Usha Kiranmayee

 
 

Tracking Change in Rural Poverty in Household and Village Economics in South Asia

Duration: 01/May/2009 - 30/Sep/2015

Locations: India

Donor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Project Contact: MCS Bantilan

 
 

Junior Research Fellowship to Mr Rutwik Ketan Barmukh - Molecular dissection of "QTL-hotspot" region for drought tolerance in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)

Duration: 01/Jan/2018 - 31/Dec/2019

Locations: India

Donor: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research

Project Contact: Rutwik Ketan Barmukh

 
 

Improving Groundnut Seed Production Systems to Improve Livelihood and Nutrition Outcomes of Smallholder Farmers in Makoni District

Duration: 09/Nov/2017 - 31/Mar/2018

Locations: Zimbabwe

Donor: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations-Italy

Project Contact: Kizito Mazvimavi

 
 

Global Crop Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas

Duration: 14/Nov/2011 - 31/Dec/2015

Locations: Gabon

Donor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Project Contact: Lieven Claessens

 
 

Improving Livelihoods and Agricultural Productivity through Integrated Watershed Management

Duration: 01/Oct/2018 - 31/Mar/2019

Locations: India

Donor: Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd.

Project Contact: Kaushal Kishor Garg

The overall goal of this initiative is to improve the agricultural productivity and livelihoods of rural poor in fragile dryland areas on a sustainable basis by enhancing the impact of watershed interventions thru integrated watershed management approach in drought affected region of Telangana.

 
 

Accelerated varietal improvement and seed delivery of legumes and cereals in Africa

Duration: 16/Oct/2018 - 31/Oct/2022

Locations: Burkina Faso;Ethiopia;Ghana;Kenya;Malawi;Mali;Niger;Nigeria;Tanzania;Uganda;Zimbabwe;India

Donor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Project Contact: Jan Debaene .

The overall goal is to modernize breeding programs and strengthen seed delivery systems of dryland cereals and legumes to more effectively deliver improved varieties to smallholder farmers in a gender equitable way for higher productivity in variable and changing climates of Sub-Saharan Africa.

 
 

Improving Soil Fertility, Productivity and Livelihoods of Smallholder Farmers in Northern Uganda by Intensifying and Diversification of Pigeonpea Cropping Systems

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

Locations: Uganda

Donor: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

Project Contact: N V P R Ganga Rao

 
 

Raindrops

Duration: 04/Sep/2018 - 31/May/2023

Donor: UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA

Project Contact: Jana Kholova

The main objectives of RAINDROPS are: 1) to develop cutting-edge methodology for identifying direct evidence of water management practice from crop remains; 2) to identify strong adaptive practices in drylands cultivation, with particular emphasis on rain-fed agriculture and drought resistant crops (i.e. finger millet and sorghum); and, 3) to establish past water management and land use practices at three biophysical hotspots in Asia and Africa.

 
 

Developing the Water Modelling for the Watershed at Grasim Industries plant at Nagda in Madhya Pradesh

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

Locations: India

Donor: Grasim Industries

Project Contact: S P Wani

A team of scientists will visit targeted villages for collecting primary and secondary information. A simulation model will be set up for computing the current landscape hydrology. Long term simulation will be made to capture all weather generated variability and runoff yield will be estimated at different segments of the village/block. Probability analysis will be done and water harvesting thresholds will be decided and accordingly suitable sites for water harvesting will be identified.

 
 

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

Duration: 17/Jun/2011 - 30/Apr/2015

Locations: India

Donor: Directorate of Agriculture & Food Production

Project Contact: Myer Mula

 
 

Farming System-specific Biofortification for Increased Yield and Improved Human Nutri-tion in the Ethiopian Highlands

Duration: 01/Jul/2018 - 30/Jun/2020

Locations: Ethiopia

Donor: Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

Project Contact: Tilahun Amede Wondifraw

This project will test whether conventional practices (e.g. fertilizer blends) can meet some or all of the dietary deficits of zinc and calcium using farm-scale trials in representative farming systems and landscape positions in three major regions of Ethiopia, namely Amhara, Tigray and Oromia. It will also assess what contribution existing fertilizer practices can make towards alleviating dietary zinc and calcium deficiencies, in relation to the potential for other strategies (crop breeding, dietary diversification/education).

 
 

Partnership-based Genetic Enhancement of Pearl Millet for High Grain Iron Density for Improved Human Nutrition in India

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

Locations: India

Donor: HarvestPlus

Project Contact: M Govindaraj

 
 

Joint Norwegian Consortium Resilience Building Program in Ethiopia

Duration: 01/Jun/2018 - 31/Dec/2018

Locations: Ethiopia

Donor: The Development Fund

Project Contact: Tilahun Amede Wondifraw

Increased CSA crop farming practices and to organise technical workshop

 
 

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

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

Locations: Mozambique

Donor: Austrian Development Agency

Project Contact: Sabine Homann-kee Tui

 
 

Production of Sorghum Breeder Seed under the West Africa Seed Program

Duration: 31/Jul/2013 - 31/May/2015

Locations: Mali

Donor: CORAF

Project Contact: Eva Weltzien-Rattunde

 
 

Improving Livelihoods and Agricultural Productivity through Integrated Watershed Management

Duration: 01/Apr/2017 - 31/Mar/2018

Locations: India

Donor: Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd.

Project Contact: Kaushal Kishor Garg

The overall goal of this initiative is to improve the agricultural productivity and livelihoods of rural poor in fragile dryland areas on a sustainable basis by enhancing the impact of watershed interventions thru integrated watershed management approach in drought affected region i.e. in Zahirabad Mandal of Sangareddy district of Telangana.

 
 

Contract to design the 2017 to 2019 Longitudinal Impact Tracking Sentinel Study and to carry out the 2017 Round of the Study

Duration: 18/Oct/2017 - 07/Dec/2017

Locations: Zimbabwe

Donor: Zimbabwe Agricultural Development Trust

Project Contact: Kizito Mazvimavi

 
 

Increasing Agricultural Productivity through System Intensification and Science-led Interventions in Rice Fallows of Odisha, India

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

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Agriculture and Farmers' Empowerment

Project Contact: C V Sameer Kumar

 
 

Identification and Functional Validation of Genes Governing sterility and restoration in Pigeonpea (INSPIRE Fellowship to Ms Joorie Bhattacharya)

Duration: 09/Jan/2017 - 08/Jan/2018

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Science & Technology

Project Contact: Bhatnagar-mathur Pooja

 
 

Genetic dissection and identification of quantitative trait loci for heat tolerance in groundnut (Arachis hypogaea I.,) - INSPIRE Fellowship to Mr Sunil Shiwaji Gangurde

Duration: 02/Jan/2017 - 01/Jan/2018

Locations: India

Donor: Department of Science & Technology

Project Contact: Sunil Shiwaji Gangurde

 
 

Improving selection efficiency for drought adaptation in Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L) R. Br.) breeding program by tracking plant canopy traits using LeasyScan

Duration: 03/Apr/2017 - 02/Apr/2019

Locations: India

Donor: Science & Engineering Research Board

Project Contact: Vaibhav P Chadhary