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UK Minister Lord Ahmad visits ICRISAT, discusses climate action 

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Resource ID

18801

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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

18 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

Story Source

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

Author/Key contact

SMCO staff

Publishing Location

Country

Type

Corporate

Language

English

SDG

17-Partnerships_For_The_Goals

URL/Link

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

Description

Lord Ahmad toured ICRISAT’s field experiments, water and biodiversity management facilities, genomics facilities and the genebank. At the genebank, the Minister witnessed the genetic diversity of dryland crops preserved at ICRISAT. More than 91% of the 128,691 accessions in the genebank have been duplicated at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. ICRISAT’s mandate crops – millets, sorghum, groundnut, chickpea and pigeonpea, are highly nutritious, help smallholder farmers mitigate climate risks as they grow in harsh climates, poor soils and require less inputs. They are a good climate risk management strategy for farmers, a source of income and help assure food and nutrition security in the community.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

18 Mar 21

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