Indian Celebrity Chef Cooks Up Traditional Grains and Fair Prices for Farmers

Ranveer Brar is an Indian celebrity chef who informs consumers about traditional cooking, while also empowering farmers through his work with International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).

Climate Resilient Crops May Be the Answer to Withstand Climate Change

Crop physiologists invest in research to develop climate resistant crops for smallholder farmers in the developing world. Sorghum and millet varieties that can withstand extreme climate conditions will reduce hunger and malnutrition.

Millet and Sorghum are Climate-Smart Grains for Farmers in Chad

Climate-resilient grains like pearl millet and sorghum can help subsistence farmers in Chad enjoy increased crop yields and better self-resilience.

Smarter Lunch Food in India

ICRISAT and the Akshaya Patra Foundation are joining forces to implement a new Smart Food-based mid-day meal program to improve nutrition and food security for Indian schoolchildren.

Empowering Kenyan Women with Nutrition Education

By facilitating participatory cooking training and educational demonstrations, ICRISAT is empowering Kenyan women and improving the nutrition, dietary diversity, and wellbeing of rural families.

Senegalese Chef Shares Smart Food Recipes through Social Media

The Paris-based Senegalese chef, culinary blogger, Aissatou M’Baye, became a Smart Food Ambassador, using social media as a tool to expand awareness of healthy Smart Food recipes.

Reality TV for a Cause – Bringing back Smart Food

The Smart Food TV Show was launched in Nairobi, Kenya, challenging contestants to make delicious and creative dishes from millets, sorghum, and grain legumes.

Millets and Sorghum: Forgotten Foods for the Future

The international crop research group, ICRISAT, is finding new and innovative ways to re-popularize millets and sorghum—traditional, nutritious, low-impact, and drought-friendly crops—in the semi-arid tropical regions of Africa and India.

Demand-driven Innovation for the Drylands to “deliver better nutrition for you and economic opportunity for smallholder farmers”

ICRISAT’s goals are to improve food availability and rural livelihoods in drought-prone areas by combining crop commodity research with natural resource management practices. Bergvinson leads its strategic development and is an expert in international agriculture research for development.

Millets, Sorghum, and Grain Legumes: the Smart Foods of the Future

The Smart Food Project is hoping to popularize nutrient-rich, drought-tolerant crops in an effort to diversify diets and ensure global food security. An initiative by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), the Smart Food Project is…