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ICRISAT’s belief statement: “All people have a right to nutritious food and a better livelihood” translates on the ground through it mission areas. This annual report brings to you the advances made in overcoming hunger and poverty, reducing malnutrition, preventing environmental degradation, empowering women, coping with climate change and adopting digital tools in agriculture.

We take you through the 2016 research highlights to give you a glimpse of the work accomplished, right from harnessing the wealth of our genetic resources to working towards demand-driven innovation in all our programs in Africa and Asia. This huge body of work was accomplished through the support of our funders, smallholder farmers and the collaboration of national governments, international bodies, the National Agricultural Research System, advanced research institutes and universities, and private sector partners.

Dr Peter Carberry
Deputy Director General-Research
ICRISAT

Impacts in Mission Areas

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Impacts in Crosscutting Areas

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Research outputs contributing to ICRISAT's mission

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Pulse of ICRISAT

Glimpses of research over 45 years in
Asia and Africa

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Machine
harvestable
chickpea
Pigeonpea
and chickpea
draft genome
sequences
Accessions
deposited
at Svalbard
World’s first
commercial
pigeonpea
hybrid
Genetic
Resources
Unit created
World’s
shortest duration
chickpea ICCV 2
(85-90 days)
World’s first
pigeonpea
hybrid ICPH8
Start of core
and mini core
germplasm
collection
 

Expansion of varieties based on ICRISAT-origin material

Africa
  Chickpea Pigeonpea
Cultivated area: 24% 96%
Production: 130% 175%
Productivity: 39% 50%
 
India

Chickpea: Accounts for 48% of the demand for breeder seed

Pigeonpea: Accounts for 37% of the pigeonpea area

Myanmar
ICRISAT-origin varieties cover 96% of Chickpea area

Seed Systems


Africa
  Chickpea Pigeonpea
Certified seed production: 125, 640 t 4250 t
Coverage : 1.25 million ha > 0.5 million ha
Additional benefits : USD300 million USD130 million

Linking farmers to markets


Africa
  Chickpea Pigeonpea
Producer prices increase: 30-50% 25-40%
Annual exports: USD46.6 million USD203 million
 

Some of the biggest global issues are:

  • Poor diets malnutrition to obesity
  • Environmental issues climate change, water scarcity and environmental degradation
  • Poverty

Smart Food is one of the solutions that contributes to addressing all these issues in unison.

Smart Food is food that fulfills all the criteria of being:

GOOD FOR YOU
GOOD FOR THE PLANET
GOOD FOR THE FARMER

Corporate Section

Statistics

 

$ 95.1 M

Financial summary

Full report

60%↑

Statistics

Website & Social Media

7

New communications initiatives

More information

29

Nationalities

More information

316

Knowledge sharing

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568

Research Publications

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Communication initiatives

Celebrating the International Year of Pulses (IYP)

http://www.icrisat.org/iyp/

Launched Agri-buzz blog

http://www.icrisat.org/agribuzz/

Combating Aflatoxin (Interactive Timeline)

http://www.icrisat.org/aflatoxin-timeline/

Fertilizer Microdosing (Interactive Timeline)

http://www.icrisat.org/Timelines/microdosing/

Positioning ICRISAT in key research areas

 

New 100 Voices series

Three new series with a total of 33 videos were launched
as part of the 100 Voices series.

Media coverage

851

news posts

15

global news placements

 

Website and Social media Statistics

% increase over last year

Website (New users)

58.05%

Facebook (New likes)

25.41%

Twitter (Retweets and mentions)

71.61%

Youtube (Watch time of ICRISAT videos)

85.03%

Linkedin

46.83%

 

 

ICRISAT Governing Board 2015

Chandra A Madramootoo, Canada

Chair, ICRISAT Governing Board

S Ayyappan, India

Vice-Chair
(Till Feb 2016)

Trilochan Mohapatra

Vice Chair
(from Feb 2016)

Oluwande Muoyo, Nigeria

Member

Rachel K Chikwamba, South Africa

Member

Sissel Rogne, Norway

Member

Wendy Umberger, Australia

Member

David J Bergvinson, Canada

Director General

Nigel Wells Kerby, Britain

Member

Paco Sereme, Burkina Faso

Member

Paul C Anderson, USA

Member

Pradeep Chandra, India

Member
(from Dec 2016)

Rajiv Sharma, India

Member
(till Nov 2016)

Shobhana Pattanayak, India

Member
(from Feb 2016)

Siraj Hussain, India

Member
(till Feb 2016)

About Us

We believe all people have a right to nutritious food and a better livelihood.

ICRISAT works in agricultural research for development across the drylands of Africa and Asia, making farming profi table for smallholder farmers while reducing malnutrition and environmental degradation. We work across the entire value chain from developing new varieties to agri-business and linking farmers to markets.

Vision
A prosperous, food-secure and resilient dryland tropics

Mission
To reduce poverty, hunger, malnutrition and environmental degradation in the dryland tropics

Approach
Inclusive Market-Oriented Development (IMOD)

Modernized ICRISAT logo

Our journey of change

 

Realigned research programs structure

In 2016 the ICRISAT Research Programs structure was realigned to facilitate greater agility and response to national needs and priorities (see flowchart below).