International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)

About This Partner

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is an international organization conducting agricultural research for rural development in parts of Asia and Africa, particularly on the dryland cereals and grain legumes. Founded in 1972 by a consortium of organizations convened by the Ford and the Rockefeller foundations, ICRISAT has its headquarters in Pantancheru, Hyderabad, India with nine other regional hubs throughout the Central, Eastern, Southern, and Western Africa regions plus many more research facilities. ICRISAT's research is guided by four themes: agro-ecosystems development, harnessing plant biotechnology and bioinformations, crops improvement and management, and institutions, markets, policy and impacts. It prides itself on its multidisciplinary approach to analysis of key problems and opportunities, developing solutions based on sustainable intensification, and building agribusinesses. 


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International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-arid Tropics, Patancheru, Hyderabad, Telangana, India