Challenges and Opportunities for Agricultural R&D in the Semi-Arid Tropics

ICRISAT, - (2010) Challenges and Opportunities for Agricultural R&D in the Semi-Arid Tropics. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India.

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To proactively address challenges and new developments in its rapidly changing task environment, ICRISAT is mapping out a new Strategic Plan to 2020. This initiative is also being undertaken to pursue the recommendation of ICRISAT’s sixth External Program and Management Review (EPMR) in 2009-2010. Essentially, strategic planning enables us to:

Item Type: Book
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2013 05:01
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2013 05:01
Acknowledgement: Many scientists and staff members contributed to this paper that provides background information and analysis for the forthcoming strategic planning effort. I thank David Hoisington and Cynthia Bantilan for establishing comprehensive terms of reference. Further discussions with Dave were useful in focusing the work from ICRISAT’s perspective. V Aruna and B Hanumanth Rao ably furnished administrative assistance in a very friendly working environment. I am particularly grateful to P Parthasarathy Rao and Pratap Singh Birthal who contributed data sets and exchanged ideas that laid the foundation for this report. Indeed, Pratap’s and Partha’s knowledge of suitable data is one of the strengths of the report. Inputs from Peter Cooper, K Palaniswami, R Padmaja, Farid Waliyar, Pierre C Sibiry Traore, K.PC Rao, Kamanda Josey Ondieki, P Anand Babu, Mike Butterfield, and Jupiter Ndjeunga were important in shaping the work. Wasim Ahmed, E Jagadeesh, SK Chandrakala, and Shraavya Bhagavatula skillfully provided research support. Members of ICRISAT’s Management Committee commented on a first draft of the report.
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