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

ICRISAT is a nonprofit, international organization for science-based agricultural development.The objective is to help developing countries apply science to increase crop productivity and food security, reduce poverty, and protect the environment. ICRISAT focuses on the semi-arid tropical areas of the developing world, where low rainfall is the major environmental constraint to agriculture. Special emphasis is placed on five crops that are particularly important in the diets of the poor: sorghum, millet, groundnut, chickpea, and pigeonpea.

Address

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
Patancheru
502 324 Hyderabad

India

Phone: +91 40 23296161
Fax: +91 40 30713074

email: icrisat(@)cgiar.org

Activities:

  • Research

Focus of Research:

  • Agriculture in the semi-arid tropical areas of the developing world

Networks:

  • Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)

Coordinated projects

Involved in research projects: