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21 Jul 2019 description

What diet and related agriculture changes have you seen in Africa?

Across Africa the diets are changing. Twenty years ago rice was not a very common food in Africa. It was bought and consumed on occasions because the price was high. But the price of rice coming from the East, is cheap and is comparable to some of the cereals. Because of the low price, there wass a big move towards rice consumption. Also, the countries in Africa have developed irrigation schemes and the local production is converting to rice.

02 May 2019 description

**Hyderabad, May 1, 2019: **Over 100 participants from eight South and South-East Asian countries attended today the “Regional Workshop on Fall Armyworm Management in Asia” organized in Hyderabad. ** **The Fall Armyworm (FAW) is one of the most destructive crop pests and has invaded crops in India and other countries in the region including Bangladesh, Thailand, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.

26 Nov 2018 description

Scientists from the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in Niger say that 99 percent of the media and research coverage on the fall armyworm focuses on the invasive pest’s deadly threat to maize.

And deservedly so: The fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is indeed a major problem for maize—more than 40 nations in Africa, where hundreds of millions of people depend on maize, are rushing to find a solution to the pest that can travel long distances and reproduce in large numbers.

29 Dec 2014 description

CGIAR institute launches rugged, inexpensive "GreenPHABLET" to support smallholder farmers with personalized advice, alerts

Planned roll-outs in India, Africa

Hyderabad, India - 29 Dec 2014 - The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) today launched the "GreenPHABLET powered by the GreenSIM" - a low-cost combination phone and tablet computer customized to improve developing world agricultural success and incomes.

14 Feb 2014 description

Hyderabad, India (14 February 2014) – Empowering women smallholder farmers to overcome the unique hurdles they face in the semi-arid tropics, and thus securing the future of food production and the economic growth in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, was among the key messages at the Asia Regional Planning Meeting of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).

10 Apr 2013 description

ICRISAT, ISRA, and CORAF/WECARD embark on new and dynamic collaborations to transform livelihoods of the poorest

Dakar, Senegal (09 April 2013) – Partnership is the key to overcoming poverty and food insecurity which remain as serious challenges in the dryland tropics of the world, affecting about 700 million people living on less than $2 a day.

The potential of partnership in advancing food security and poverty reduction is increasingly evident especially with new ways of agricultural research-for-development collaborations.

07 Feb 2013 description

Strategic, high-quality international agriculture research partnerships on grain legumes and dryland cereals to help reduce poverty and improve food and nutrition security in marginal environments

Hyderabad, India (7 February 2013) – With food insecurity and malnutrition persisting as the greatest challenge facing humanity in the coming decades, two grand research programs to boost food and nutrition and improve livelihoods particularly of the dryland poor were launched here yesterday by the world’s largest international agriculture research coalition.

17 Jan 2013 description

Expanded Program Focuses on Improving Food Security and Furthering Agricultural Sustainability