By Dr. Koech Oscar Kipchirchir, RUFORUM-ICRISAT postdoc student In 2017, I was awarded a Field Attachment Programme Award (FAPA) by RUFORUM to support my field attachment internship at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in Kenya. My research interest was on utilisation of sorghum as a source of food and feed in an integrated production system. The main focus was to demonstrate the advantage of crop-livestock integration in… Read More

The RUFORUM Secretariat was privileged to host Dr. David J. Bergvinson, the Director General of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). Dr. Bergvinson was accompanied by Dr. Patrick Okori, Principal Scientist at ICRISAT Malawi, and Dr. Moses Siambi, the Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa, ICRISAT. This event took place on the 17th November, 2016 at the RUFORUM Secretariat. Dr. Bergvinson’s visit to the Secretariat follows previous… Read More

Call ID: RU/2016/DRRG/ CGIAR RELEASE DATE: 28th January, 2016 APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30th April, 2016 This Call for Doctoral Research Grants is being sponsored and supported by the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals and is designed to increase capacity for research on barley, finger millet, pearl millet, and Sorghum. Where appropriate the grantees are expected to work closely with ICARDA (International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas) and ICRISAT (The… Read More