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


ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. ICRISAT believe all people have a right to nutritious food and better livelihood.

Covering 6.5 million square kilometers of land in 55 countries, the semi-arid tropics have over 2 billion people, and 644 million of these are the poorest of the poor. ICRISAT and its partners help empower these poor people to overcome poverty, hunger, malnutrition and a degraded environment through better and more resilient agriculture. The vision is a prosperous, food-secure and resilient dryland tropic.

ICRISAT is headquartered in Hyderabad, Telangana, India, with offices in Mali, Nigeria, Niger, Kenya, Malawi, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. ICRISAT is a member of the CGIAR System Organization, a global research partnership for a food secure future.

Within the SERVIR West Africa consortium, the role of  ICRISAT is to [produce] development decisions based on better information to advance more resilient agriculture, water resources, disaster preparedness, and land use, leading to improved West African security.

For more information:
ICRISAT Niamey, Bd du Gourma (Rive droite)
BP 12404
Niamey, Niger (via Paris)
Phone +(227) 20722725, 20722626
Fax +227 20734329

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