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

A Global Challenges Research Fund project

Below, please find short recordings introducing some of the research conducted over the course of the Programme.  

19th January 2022

Theme 1: Sustainable value chains and efficient water use

Panel 1 - Water use and management 

Irrigation Management for Building Climate Resilience: Lessons from Dryland Agriculture in India, by Rekha Bhangaonkar

Managing Groundwater Demand through Surface Water and Wastewater Treatment, by Samanpreet Kaur

Training farmers to improve water efficiency and reduce reliance on groundwater, by Sandeep Dixit

Mobile teaching kitchens to educate women in rural communities about sustainable diets and empowering them to start their own businesses, by Sumantra Ray

Panel 2 - Sustainability and diversification of cropping systems

The Evolving Triad in Odisha Millets Mission and Beyond, by Srijit Mishra

Crop science research for identifying traits in wheat, sorghum, and pearl millet that can improve water use efficiency, by Tracy Lawson

Designing Climate Resilient Agricultural Systems with some examples from India, by Anthony Whitbread

Policy Interventions in Food Supply Chains – The Role of Farmer Producer Organisations and Digital Platforms on Bargaining Power and Equity, by Jagjit Singh Srai


27th January 2022

Theme 2: Knowledge exchange for healthy and sustainable communities

Panel 1 - Nutrition, Livelihoods & Intersectionality 

Gender Transformative Behaviour Change for Promoting Healthy Diets and Nutrition Amoung Tribal Communities in Telangana, India, by Padmaja Ravula

Achieving Equitable and Sustainable Food Systems: Creative Tools for Farmer Engagement, by Nitya Rao

Panel 2 – Sustainable opportunities for rural communities

Work and Labour in Indian Agriculture: Insights for Socially Just & Sustainable Agriculture Systems, by Shreya Sinha

Efficient water management through multiple cropping systems and sub-surface drip irrigation, by Ajmer Brar and Sandeep Kapur

Creating value from waste – opportunities and challenges from the valorisation of rice straw, by Narpat Ram Sangwa and Lisa Rossi

Impacts of Increasing Soil Salinization and Coastal Agriculture: Connecting Practise and Policy, by Pratheepa

Mapping Local Knowledge and Farmer Household Preferences: Methods to Identify Opportunities and Challenges in Creating Sustainable Agricultural Systems, by Shailaja Fennell


2nd February, 2022

Theme 3: Crop science, resilience and diversification

Panel 1 - Sustainability and diversification of cropping systems

Microbial Carbon Concentration Mechanism: A Toolkit to enhance Agricultural Production, by Indu Santhanagopalan

Principles of crop breeding for drought resistant varieties, by Achla Sharma

Crop diversification: Knowledge sharing with rural communities in Punjab (India), by Ramanjit Johal

A Comparison of Socio-Economic Status, Agricultural Production and Dietary Diversity in Two Different Geomorphological Tribal Settings in Akole, Maharashtra, by Krishnan Narayanan and Rekha Bisht Sirola

Panel 2 - Improving crop resilience through minimizing water loss

Sustaining wheat yields under stress and recovery, by Robert Jackson

Sorghum and pearl millet: a molecular perspective to crop improvement, by Srikanth Bollam

Sorghum and pearl millet: a whole-plant perspective to crop improvement, by Martin Battle

Sorghum and pearl millet: phenotyping traits for water use and agronomy, by Sivasakthi Kaliamoorthy