We are very happy to undertake this initiative in association with Akshaya Patra as the chief implementing agency, and ICRISAT
as the knowledge partner.
The global Smart Food movement initiated by ICRISAT
has been developed with the aim to 'mainstream' selected Smart Foods, back as a staple, in their traditional countries across Asia and Africa - bringing diversity in diets, and on the farm.
The breeding pipeline at ICRISAT
initially included OPV development.
New genotypes from the breeding program of ICRISAT
that are extra early, early and medium duration and Fusarium wilt resistant have been released.
Since the 1970s, ICRISAT
has facilitated attempts to identify chickpea genotypes with usable levels of HPR in South Asia, mainly through development of standardized field screening techniques and distribution of International Chickpea Helicoverpa Resistance Nurseries (ICHRN) (Nene and Kanwar 1988).
will use the grant to expand its efforts to improve the productivity of pigeonpea, a staple crop used for food, feed and fuel production in Africa and India.
Developed by ICRISAT
and the World Vegetable Center, the African Market Garden (AMG) is a vegetable-production kit that uses a small-scale low-pressure drip irrigation system.
International conference on linkages between energy and water management for agriculture in developing countries, January 29-30, IWMI, ICRISAT
campus, Hyderabad, India.
entomologist Hari Sharma is conducting field trials to evaluate the resistant chickpeas' potential to forestall insecticide use.
We have to keep in mind the interests of the smallholder farmer, and this technology-based partnership should benefit the poorest of the poor," ICRISAT
director-general William Dar told the meeting.
Steve Twomblow, a leader in ICRISAT
(International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics), advocates "micro-dosing," a technique in which farmers use beer bottle caps to focus key nutrients where they are needed rather than wasting them.
A joint study by FAO and ICRISAT
, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy.