ICRISAT joins One CGIAR global initiative

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Source: The post is based on the article “ICRISAT joins One CGIAR global initiative published in “Hindu Businessline” on 12th October 2023

What is the News?

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has joined the One CGIAR integrated partnership.

This partnership involves the CGIAR System Organization and 12 One CGIAR research centres (including ICRISAT).

The aim behind this partnership is to work together to address climate-related challenges in food, land and water systems.

What is CGIAR (Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centres)?

CGIAR was established in 1971.It is a network of publicly-funded agri-food systems research centres. 

Aim: To reduce rural poverty, increase food security, improve human health and nutrition, and sustainable management of natural resources.

Members: It consists of 15 international agricultural research institutes.

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

ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization founded in 1972.Its charter was signed by the FAO and the UNDP.

Aim: To conduct agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

ICRISAT holds a special status as a UN organization in India.This makes it eligible for special immunities and tax privileges.

Headquarters: Patancheru, Hyderabad

– It also has regional centers in Mali and Kenya and research stations in several African countries.

Recognition: ICRISAT has been awarded the 2021 Africa Food Prize, for work that has improved food security across 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

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