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International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
 
The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is a non-profit and non-political research organization that carries out innovative agricultural research and capacity building for sustainable development with a wide array of partners across the globe.  ICRISAT's mission is to help empower 600 million poor people to overcome hunger, poverty and a degraded environment in the dry tropics through better agriculture.  ICRISAT belongs to the Alliance of Future Harvest Centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).


Action Pledge
 

The Action Pledge is based on a range of climate risk and adaptation projects in the semi-arid tropics of Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.  These collaborative projects focus on mitigating the impact of current and future climate-induced production risk and improving the livelihood resilience of farming communities in the semi-arid tropic of Africa and Asia.  They contribute to both sub-themes of the NWP.  ICRISAT projects aligning their work with the NWP include:

  • Making the best of climate: Adapting agriculture to climate variability
  • An aflatoxin risk early warning system to improve nutrition, health and income in west African smallholder farms
  • Legume diversification in tobacco systems. Climate risk and market opportunities
  • Building adaptive capacity to cope with increasing vulnerability due to climate change”
  • Managing uncertainty:  Innovation systems for coping with climate variability and change
  • Managing risk, reducing vulnerability and enhancing productivity under a changing climate
  • Vulnerability to climate change: Adaptation strategies and layers of resilience
  • Community management of crop diversity to enhance resilience, yield stability and income generation in changing West African climates

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