A 50 year legacy of award-winning Dryland Agriculture Innovation

ICRISAT is the partner of choice to many leading governments, multilateral organizations, philanthropic foundations, and corporate entities.

These collaborations aim to empower those in drylands, especially smallholder farmers, in addressing poverty, hunger, malnutrition, and environmental degradation through efficient, sustainable, and profitable agriculture.

Recognizing the transformative power of collaboration, ICRISAT builds strategic partnerships with a wide network of national and international entities, including governments, research institutions, nonprofits, and the private sector. These alliances amplify the impact of our work, scaling up impactful interventions for lasting change in dryland agri-food systems and ensuring resilience and prosperity for the communities served.

Impact Areas

For over five decades, ICRISAT has been a global leader in advancing dryland agriculture, through practical research partnerships that deliver.

Our commitment to sustainable and improved agri-food systems aligns with various Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), addressing multiple aspects of a prosperous, nutritious, and food-secure future.

Through collaboration with diverse stakeholders, ICRISAT harnesses complementary expertise, resources, and perspectives to develop holistic solutions for the complex challenges faced by dryland communities. These partnerships foster innovative approaches to enhance agricultural practices, improve market linkages, and promote sustainable resource management, with a focus on gender equality, disability, and social inclusion.

Our impact has been felt around the world.

Ways of Working Together

The challenges facing the drylands are large and complex. Sustainable solutions require an interdisciplinary approach, which is why partnerships are central to ICRISAT's research and development. Partnering with ICRISAT offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the advancement of sustainable agriculture and food security in the dryland regions.

Here are some of the avenues we can work together to maximize our impact:

The Accelerated Crop Improvement program enhances crops to maximize their multifunctional benefits in complex and fragile regions and works to make new varieties and hybrids available to farmers.

The Resilient Farm and Food Systems program combines ecological components to bolster the resilience of rural systems, employing plant sciences, agronomy, and technology development.

The Enabling Systems Transformation program focuses on comprehensive food system improvements by addressing upstream and downstream elements.

Benefits of Partnership

As a renowned institution dedicated to the public good, ICRISAT offers expertise, research findings, and innovative solutions to advance your organization’s goals.

Our partnerships contribute to global efforts, addressing challenges such as food security, climate change, and rural development, and create meaningful impact to improve lives and livelihoods worldwide.

Benefit from:

  Access to Cutting-Edge Research: Tap into our wealth of knowledge, research, and innovations in crop improvement, natural resource management, and pest control.

  Collaborative Projects: Partner with our scientists on joint projects, leveraging their experience.

  Networking and Knowledge Exchange: Connect with diverse stakeholders, including farmers, policymakers, and scientists.

  Capacity Building: Strengthen your organization's skills through ICRISAT's training programs and technical assistance.

Interested in Exploring Partnership?

Let us work together, leveraging our core competencies, to maximize the scale and impact of our partnership.

For information on how to partner with us, please email the Partnership Liaison Office.