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UK Minister Lord Ahmad visits ICRISAT, discusses climate action 

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Resource ID

18793

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Climate change and Dryland stresses, Development Pathways, Policy & Institutions

Locations

Asia, India

CSR Activity

No

Global Date

19 Mar 21

Title

UK Minister Lord Ahmad visits ICRISAT, discusses climate action

Keywords

Lord Tariq Ahmad, FCDO, Climate-resilient agriculture, Biodiversity, Sustainability, Smallholder farmers, Genebank, Water harvesting

Language

English

Author/Key contact

SMCO staff

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1898-1, 19 March 2021

Type

Corporate

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/uk-minister-lord-ahmad-visits-icrisat-discusses-climate-action/

Description

Lord Tariq Ahmad, Minister of State for South Asia and the Commonwealth in the UK Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), led a high-level delegation to discuss climate-resilient agriculture, biodiversity and sustainability during his visit to ICRISAT here on Thursday. ICRISAT helps smallholder farmers adapt to climate change and mitigate its devastating impacts on agriculture.  Scientists from ICRISAT’s breeding and genomics facility demonstrated to Lord Ahmad how traits such as heat and drought-tolerance are identified and used to accelerate development of climate-resilient crops, how water conservation technologies help smallholder farmers increase their yields even when monsoon rains are scanty, and how biodiversity of crops important for drylands is preserved in the ICRISAT Genebank.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

19 Mar 21

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