Our Partners

Our Partners

 The project on Harnessing Opportunities for Productivity Enhancement of Sorghum and Millets in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia is led by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) as lead implementing agency, working with the following partners:

International and Regional Organizations, and Universities

  • CTI (Compatible Technologies International)
  • Cornell University, USA
  • Purchase for Progress (P4P) of the World Food Programme (WFP)
  • IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute)
  • PASS (Program for African Seed Systems of the Alliance for a Green Revolution for Africa (AGRA)

West and Central Africa

  • FAO Project Intrants (microdosing and warrantage)
  • WASA (USAID-funded West African Seed Association)
  • CIRAD (Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement)
  • Mali
    • NARS: IER (Institut d’Economie Rural)
    • Farmer organizations: AOPP (Association des Organisations des Paysans Professionels); UACT (Union of Agriculturists of the cercle of Tominian); ULPC (Union Locales des Producteurs de Cereals de Dioila); AMEDD (Association d’Eveil au Developpement Durable)
    • NGOs: ACF-E (Action Contre la Faim-Spain); Aga Khan Foundation, Mopti
  • Niger
    • NARS: INRAN (Institut National de Recherche Agronomique du Niger)
    • Farmer organizations: Union Albarka de Bokki; Union FAHAMAYE de Dantchiandou; Union Made –Bane de Falwel; Union Harey –Bane de Tera; Fuma Gaskiya Federation, PPILDA
    • NGOs: Action Contre la Faim
  • Burkina Faso
    • NARS: INERA (Institut de l’Environnement et des Recherches Agricoles)
    • Farmer organizations: ADRK (Association du Développement de la region de Kaya); AMSP (Association Minim Song Panga); FePaB (Federation des Paysans Semenciers du Burkina Faso); UGPCA (Union des Groupements Paysans pour le Commercialization Agricole)
  • Nigeria
    • NARS: IAR (The Institute for Agricultural Research at Zaria, Nigeria); LCRI (The Lake Chad Research Institute, in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria)
    • NGOs with extension services: CBARDP (Community-Based Agricultural Rural Development Project) in collaboration with extension services (Agricultural Development Programs) in the seven northern states of Nigeria

Eastern and Southern Africa

  • Africa Harvest
  • EAGC (East Africa Grain Council)
  • ESASA (Eastern and Southern Africa Seed Alliance)
  • Purchase for Progress (P4P) of the World Food Programme (WFP)
  • Seed companies
  • Food processors (e.g. Unga Mills) and feed processors (e.g. Jubilee Feeds)
  • Ethiopia
    • NARS: EIAR (Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research)
    • ARARI (Amhara Regional Agricultural Research Institute)
    • Hawassa and Haramava University
  • Eritrea
    • NARS: NARI (National Agricultural Research Institute)
  • Kenya
    • NARS: KARI (The Kenya Agricultural Research Institute)
    • Egerton University
  • Sudan (Southern)
    • NARS: Ministry of Agriculture Southern Sudan
  • Tanzania
    • NARS: DRD (Department of Research and Development)
    • Sokoine University of Agriculture
  • Uganda
    • NARS: NARO (National Agricultural Research Organization) Uganda; NAADS (National Agricultural Advisory Services)

South Asia

  • India
    • NARS: AICPMIP (All India Coordinated Pearl Millet Improvement Program); NRCS (National Research Center for Sorghum)
    • Universities: MAU (Marathwada Agricultural University in Parbhani, Maharashtra State); MPKV (The Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth in Rahuri, Maharashtra State)

Read more about the ICRISAT-HOPE project.