Strengthening Collaborative Efforts: ICRISAT Hosts Uttar Pradesh Minister

On 6 October 2023, ICRISAT hosted Mr Hargovind Kushwaha, Minister of State, Government of Uttar Pradesh, India, and a group of farmers. Minister Kushwaha welcomed the opportunity to engage members of ICRISAT’s leadership team, which included Dr Arvind Kumar, Deputy Director General-Research; Dr ML Jat, Research Program Director for Resilient […]

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Jhansi Commissioner visits the GoUP-ICRISAT project site in Uttar Pradesh

  On 13 September, 2023, Dr Adarsh Singh, IAS, Commissioner of Jhansi Division, led a delegation of department officers to witness the ongoing work under the ICRISAT- Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana(RKVY) – Government of Uttar Pradesh (GoUP) Project in Bhadokhar village in Jhansi district. Dr Ramesh Singh, Principal Scientist and […]

ICRISAT Wins Prestigious UNDP Mahatma Award 2023 for Work in Bundelkhand, India

ICRISAT clinched the ‘UNDP Mahatma Award for Biodiversity’ for its remarkable contributions to humanity, its unwavering commitment to positive change, and its transformative impact on society. The award-winning submission highlighted community-led innovations in landscape management in Central India’s Bundelkhand region. Through a combination of rainwater harvesting structures and agroforestry measures, […]


Mr S Niranjan Reddy, Minister of Agriculture, Co-operation and Marketing, Government of Telangana (wielding the microphone in the picture), distributes sheep to women farmers in Wanaparthy watershed. (Inset) Inauguration of a machinery renting center. Photos: BISLD NGO Partner & ICRISAT

Minister Lauds Watershed Project for Women Empowerment, Farm Mechanization and Water Augmentation

Development initiatives implemented at the watershed site in Wanaparthy district, Telangana, India, drew appreciation from the state’s Agriculture Minister Mr S Niranjan Reddy. The minister lauded the holistic and integrated approach that focused on improving livelihoods of women, the self-sustaining model of farm-machinery renting centers and farm-level water conservation measures. […]

The workshop participants at Birdha village in Uttar Pradesh’s Lalitpur. Photo: ICRISAT

Policymakers Witness Landscape and Livelihood Transformation in India’s Bundelkhand Region

A group of policymakers and officials from across India recently experienced ICRISAT’s sustainable research-for-development practices being implemented in the country’s Bundelkhand region which are benefitting 30,000 families reliant on farming. A travel workshop-cum-exposure visit was organised for the group during 9-11 October 2021 where the knowledge generated was shared. Participants […]