ICRISAT is holding an international conference “Innovations to Transform Drylands” from 21-23 February 2023 at its headquarters in Hyderabad, India. The conference is being organized as part of the Institute’s Golden Jubilee celebrations to recognize the significant advances made towards improving the dryland agri-food systems by ICRISAT in collaboration with its valued partners. Significantly, the conference will also deliberate upon the new interventions and frameworks that are currently required to address the growing challenges of food production in the drylands – crop resilience and low productivity, malnutrition, climate change, drought, poor soil, lack of markets, underdeveloped value chains and changing global geo-political dynamics.

The conference will bring together global experts from research, academia, industry, MSMEs, Food processing startups, policymakers and NGOs to coalesce new and innovative approaches and scientific innovation to capitalise on the opportunities while addressing the challenges inherent in the drylands.


Registration (early bird registrations up to 05 Dec 2022)

Abstract submissions (before 7th Nov 2022)


For more details, please reach out to Dr. Victor Afari-Sefa, Conference Secretariate at icrisatic50@cgiar.org