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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 pledges 

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

  Peter John Macleod Cooper
Principal Scientist, Eastern and Southern Africa
Further information


Regional focus Africa and the Arab States
Asia and the Pacific
Sector Education and training
Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Terrestrial ecosystems
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Climate-resilient development planning
Communications and awareness-raising
Disaster risk reduction
Pilot adaptation programmes/projects
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Economic diversification
Methods and tools
Socio-economic information
Technologies for adaptation
Climate hazards Drought
Operational scale Global

Organizations, institutions and private sector companies at all levels and in a wide range of sectors can become engaged with the NWP by becoming a partner and making Action Pledges. Information about how organizations can become engaged with work on adaptation under the NWP can be found here.