ICRISAT Annual Report 2001 'Grey to Green Revolution'

ICRISAT, - (2001) ICRISAT Annual Report 2001 'Grey to Green Revolution'. [Annual Reports]

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The 2001 Annual Report, describing ICRISAT's work during 2000, is themed 'Grey to Green Revolution', highlighting how a different approach is being applied to achieve a 'green revolution' in the semi-arid tropics. The term 'grey' reflects global gloom and skepticism about potential progress in these regions - attitudes that ICRISAT believes are unwarranted. Unlike the well-known Green Revolution of the 1960s/70s in irrigated/heavily fertilized wheat and rice, dryland farmers lack access to irrigation and agrochemicals that could eliminate environmental stresses. Instead of homogenizing the environment, the grey-to-green revolution embraces diversity - adapting agriculture to perform better despite variable and uncertain climates and rainfall and the limited investment resources available to the poor. Director General William Dar's overview message explains that "Rather than eliminate diversity, we are helping farmers to turn it to their advantage. Adapting the crop to the environment means farmers get more out of their own natural resource endowment." Seven short, illustrated two-page articles describe how particular natural - and human - resources are being developed in ways that capitalize on diversity: water, soil fertility, climate, knowledge, and genes. A second section describes two unique examples in which partnerships are contributing to grey-to-green progress: utilizing farmer knowledge about seed systems, and public-private partnerships. The last thematic chapter describes eight examples of how women farmers are making a major difference in advancing the grey-to-green revolution. The Annual Report concludes with institutional information including includes a bibliography of scientific journal articles by ICRISAT staff that were published during the year; a list of all special-funded projects that were active during the year; a list of research scholars pursuing advanced degrees at ICRISAT in partnership with universities worldwide; workshops, and training courses held; a multi-page photographic collage of media articles written about ICRISAT/partner work in newspapers and on the worldwide web during the year; a staff list; and a summary of ICRISAT's funding and financial status.

Item Type: Annual Reports
Uncontrolled Keywords: Annual Report, ICRISAT Annual Report, ICRISAT
Subjects: Others > Annual Reports
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2011 07:42
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2019 09:24
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/330
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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