ICRISAT's seed systems program leverages advanced technologies to enhance its impact and efficiency in improving seed production and distribution.

The Institute employs a range of innovative tools and approaches to address the challenges faced by smallholder farmers and promote sustainable agriculture.

One of the key technologies utilized is precision agriculture, which involves the use of remote sensing, satellite imagery, and geographic information systems (GIS) to precisely monitor and manage crop performance, water usage, and soil health.

These technologies enable ICRISAT to provide tailored recommendations to farmers, optimizing their seed selection, planting practices, and resource allocation.

ICRISAT also embraces digital platforms and mobile applications to facilitate access to information and resources for farmers. Mobile-based applications deliver real-time weather updates, market prices, and expert advice, enabling farmers to make informed decisions regarding seed selection, planting schedules, and market opportunities. Additionally, ICRISAT employs advanced data analytics and machine learning algorithms to analyze vast amounts of data, generating valuable insights on seed performance, disease resistance, and trait selection. This enables breeders to develop improved seed varieties that are better adapted to local conditions, enhancing productivity and resilience.

ICRISAT actively collaborates with partners to promote the use of innovative seed technologies such as hybridization and biotechnology. Through partnerships with research institutions and private sector organizations, ICRISAT gains access to cutting-edge genetic technologies, molecular breeding techniques, and seed production protocols. This collaboration allows for the development of improved seed varieties with enhanced yield potential, disease resistance, and nutritional qualities, ensuring farmers have access to high-quality seeds that meet their specific needs.

By harnessing these technologies and fostering collaborations, ICRISAT's seed systems program empowers smallholder farmers with the tools and knowledge necessary to enhance their productivity, improve their livelihoods, and contribute to sustainable agricultural development.