Crop improvement, Climate change and Dryland stresses, Nutrition
Dryland cereals, Pearl millets, Small millets, Sorghum, Finger millet
Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems
Asia, Eastern and Southern Africa, West and Central Africa
How do you provide healthy, sustainable food for world of the future?
Smart Food, University of Reading, Nutrition, Smartfood, Healthy Diet, Climate Change, Sustainable food,
Dr Rajeev K Varshney
Genetic Gains Program
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today (14 November 2019) and will see nutrition/health and crop scientists from the two internationally-renowned research centres commit to working closer together. Their research will focus on tackling how crops will provide a healthy and sustainable diet for future generations that face multiple challenges including climate change and growing worldwide obesity. Researchers from both institutions will be working together to develop scientific understanding and training resources to address key questions on the value of food crops. Through ICRISAT’s expertise working in the toughest and driest zones across the world, the work will look to address key food system questions in places that are worst hit by water shortages, degraded soils and poverty and also those hardest hit by climate change.