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Acronym: 
ICRISAT
Phone number: 
+251-11 617 2541

Location

ILRI Campus Addis Ababa
Ethiopia
ET
Postal address: 
P. O. Box 5689
Working languages: 
English

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is an international non-profit organization that undertakes scientific research for development.


Our approach is through partnerships and with an Inclusive Market Oriented Development.


Partnerships are critical as ICRISAT takes a catalyst role to help rural communities develop their own solutions and engage

the actors needed to bring the vision to reality.


Inclusive means we are inclusive of the farmers in developing solutions and inclusive of the all people especially women and youth. 


Market Oriented Development means we focus our research and development efforts on making farming profitable,

helping move farmers from subsistence to commercial operators.

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics Resources

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Journal Articles & Books
December, 2016

West Africa (WA) is among the most food insecure regions. Rapid human population growth and stagnating crop yields greatly contribute to this fact. Poor soil fertility, especially low plant available phosphorus (P) is constraining food production in the region. P-fertilizer use in WA is among the lowest in the world due to inaccessibility and high prices, often unaffordable to resource-poor subsistence farmers. This article provides an overview of soil P-deficiency in WA and opportunities to overcome it by exploiting sorghum and pearl millet genetic diversity.

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