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

A Global Challenges Research Fund project
Workshop in India, close-up. Photo credit Toby Smith/TIGR2ESS

TIGR2ESS is funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Growing Research Capability call. The call was developed to grow research capacity around the globe and to strengthen and broaden skills and expertise to address specific challenges of developing regions and countries.

As part of the programme, TIGR2ESS has a core budget for workshops and academic exchange visits.

Workshops in India and the UK

The TIGR2ESS programme includes a series of capacity strengthening workshops organised by Flagship Project teams. Topics include:

  • Soft skills and managerial empowerment for early career researchers
  • Entrepreneurial skills for farmers and smallholders
  • Biotechnology and informatics
  • Crop breeding techniques
  • Environmental physiology

Activities include:

  • Training workshops
  • On-farm demonstrations
  • Community educational programmes
  • Mobile Teaching Kitchens
  • Symposia in the UK

Academic exchange visits

A series of capacity strengthening academic exchanges will support leading researchers from India and UK to strengthen capacity in key areas of the food system, and enhance ongoing Government initiatives in India and the use of technology for smart agriculture across regional rural communities. Co-investigators and Post-doctoral research associates, both in the UK and in India, can apply for Academic exchange visits.

•  20 six-month India-UK exchanges and 20 one-month UK-India exchanges for the Postdoctoral Research Associates (PDRAs);
•  40 two-week UK and India Principal Investigator exchanges.