Agricultural Improvements in the Semi-Arid Tropics: An Interview with ICRISAT’s Dr. William Dar


The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) fosters an agriculture research culture focused on smallholder farmer input, open source data sharing, and reducing poverty in the semi-arid tropics. The institute's research in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa is focused on resilient dryland systems, grain legumes, dryland cereals, and markets, institutions and technologies. Headquartered in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, ICRISAT works to facilitate inclusive market-oriented development that seeks input from farm families operating in dryland areas.