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The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is a global association which conducts agrarian research for provincial advancement, headquartered in Patancheru (Hyderabad, Telangana, India) with a few territorial focuses (Bamako (Mali), Nairobi (Kenya)) and research stations (Niamey (Niger), Kano (Nigeria), Lilongwe (Malawi), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Bulawayo (Zimbabwe)). It was established in 1972 by a consortium of associations gathered by the Ford and the Rockefeller establishments. Its sanction was marked by the FAO and the UNDP.

Since its origin, have nation India has conceded an exceptional status to ICRISAT as a UN Organization working in the Indian domain making it qualified for uncommon resistances and assessment benefits.

ICRISAT is overseen by a full-time Director General working under the general direction of a worldwide Governing Board. The present Director General is Dr. Diminish Carberry who took the post in 2018. The current seat of the Board is Dr. Paco Sereme.

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