Hyderabad: NIRD, ICRISAT join hands to promote dryland crops
Hyderabad: City-based National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) on Monday signed a MoU to strengthen evidence-based systematic investigation to establish facts and capacity edifice on being in a state of crisis or emergency development issues.
The Memorandum of Understanding aims to promote collaboration between the two institutions in areas such as clime change one thing for another adaptation, entrepreneurship development, economic value number of similar establishments development, sharing best practices, scaling-up of identified and technologies, and livelihood development, a discharge from NIRDPR said.
Under the accord, the two institutions testament focus on dissimilar collaborative activities by sharing each not the same’s strengths, including developing ‘Rurban’ clusters for ICRISAT mandate crops through economic value number of similar establishments development, incubation and entrepreneurship development by integrating with National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) activities, it said.
Enhancing the economic value of unused or little used coevals watersheds through clime proofing of Gram Panchayats in India and promoting best practices for poverty alleviation through farming and development programmes is also included, it said.
NIRDPR Director General G Narendra Kumar emphasised that the collaboration between the two institutions is very significant in the part of a scene behind objects of opportunities and enabling exports of agri-products from dryland areas.
“The technical competence of ICRISAT in research and development on high-yielding varieties and related value-added products, and the strength of NIRDPR in creating business opportunities and marketing support through self-help groups (SHGs) under NRLM across the country, will act in synergy to transform rural livelihoods,” said Narendra Kumar.
ICRISAT Director General Jacqueline Hughes expressed her feeling for the two institutions to oeuvre together for Africa, as they have got several commonalities in terms of their vivid mental image, mission, and focus areas. Partnership between NIRDPR and ICRISAT is to have got a significant striking of one body against another on development, poverty alleviation, and nutrient security at the settlement raze, the discharge added.