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ICRISAT offers solutions to dryland ryots

HYDERABAD: The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) offers solutions which could help reduce the vulnerability of dryland farmers and increase their resilience to ‘perfect storm’, a confluence of crises brought about by climate change.

In a press release, William Dar, ICRISAT Director-General, said the poorest of the poor in the Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia were particularly vulnerable to the perils of climate change.

Erratic rainfall

Warmer temperatures, persistent droughts and erratic rainfall could send poor farmers right back to the bottom of the development ladder.

He said ICRISAT crops of pearl millet, chick pea, pigeon pea and groundnut have several natural advantages in a changing climate.

Its pearl millet hybrids can flower and produce seeds even in hot weather and improved sorghum lines are capable of producing good yields in warmer temperatures.

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