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Community Organizations International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
Non-profit organization
Phone number
+251-11 617 2541


ILRI Campus
Addis Ababa
Postal address
P. O. Box 5689
Working languages
Affiliated Organization

CGIAR is the only worldwide partnership addressing agricu

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.



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Overcoming phosphorus deficiency in West African pearl millet and sorghum production systems: promising options for crop improvement

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.

The challenges of rainfed agricultural practices in Mali-redefining research agenda - A short communication

Journal Articles & Books
July, 2016
Western Africa

Mali is one of the least developed countries with an economy that relies heavily on rainfed cereal production. Rural communities are faced with extreme poverty as a result of unpredictable rainfall pattern and lack of appropriate agricultural intervention practices. Most agronomic practices in support of development in the past had emphasized farm-level productivity issues with limited scope for managing interactions among components and actors beyond the level of the farm. Several studies showed different techniques practiced at farm level to improve the agricultural productivity.