ICRISAT

Researchers at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) are leading a transformation in crop testing, combining AI-driven models and pocket-size near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) devices. These portable sensors allow for quick evaluation of nutrition levels in indigenous…

On the occasion of World Intellectual Property (IP) Day, the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has reaffirmed its commitment to raising awareness of the need to balance national interests and global advancement. Read: April Issue of Food…

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has, in recognition of Earth Day 2024, taken another noteworthy step towards strengthening environmental stewardship by launching a significant waste and plastic pollution reduction initiative at its headquarters in Hyderabad.…

Agricultural leaders, policymakers and high-level representatives from the global south gathered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 25-26 March 2024 to chart a course for collective action beyond the International Year of Millets 2023 (IYM2023). Read: March Issue of Food Infotech…

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) joined the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the global community in officially concluding the International Year of Millets (IYM2023) on 29 March 2024. Read: March Issue of Food Infotech Magazine.…

As global concerns over sustainable agriculture and climate change intensify, the use of biochar for soil amendment is increasingly gaining popularity because of its inherent properties that enrich the soil with nutrients and sequester carbon dioxide. These properties position biochar…

ICRISAT places social inclusion and women’s empowerment at the forefront of its mission in Asia and Africa’s dryland regions. Acknowledging women’s pivotal roles in rural community development, ICRISAT advocates for gender-responsive research and interventions, ensuring equal access to resources, knowledge,…

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has pioneered the world’s first pigeonpea speed breeding protocol, further bolstering food security in Asia and Africa. The new convention promises to substantially cut the time required to develop new…

As we celebrate World Pulses Day under the theme “Pulses: Nourishing Soils and People,” we are encouraged to take a closer look at the interconnected ways that pulse crops support health, agriculture and the environment. Read: January Issue of Food Infotech…

Chickpea experts from across the globe converged at the headquarters of ICRISAT in Patancheru, India for the organization’s Chickpea Scientists’ Field Day on 30-31 January 2024. The gathering, organized by ICRISAT’s Chickpea Breeding Unit, brought together 38 leading scientists and researchers…