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TIGR2ESS: Transforming India's Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable food Supplies

A Global Challenges Research Fund project

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TIGR2ESS Overview


 “The TIGR2ESS programme will help to deliver our vision, in partnership with institutions in India, to improve Indian crop science and food security.”


Professor Howard Griffiths, Co-Chair of the University of Cambridge Global Food Security IRC, and Principal Investigator of the programme.

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TIGR2ESS will develop and strengthen alliances across a carefully selected network of UK and Indian experts in crop science, hydrology, social science and policy, creating a two-way knowledge exchange partnership. This partnership will define the requirements for a second Green Revolution in India, set the necessary policy agenda, and define a collaborative research programme focused on sustainable crop production and sustainable resource use.

Choices about modern agricultural practices in India must reflect societal needs, and our understanding of these needs will help us orientate the subsequent research programme and its translation towards an outcome that is both technically and socially acceptable, and possible, for today's India.




•  Policy outputs to shape a new Green Revolution;
•  How to empower, educate and improve nutrition for rural female farmers and labourers;
•  Opportunities for engagement of rural youth and development of entrepreneurship;
•  Identifying appropriate crops and cropping practices for contrasting climatic regions;
•  Enhancing research capacity and skills to address key food security Issues for UK and India.





Read: Changing the face of Indian farmingan article published in the University of Cambridge's Research Horizons magazine about the project. 

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Credit: M. DeFreese/CIMMYT


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