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

A Global Challenges Research Fund project

The six Flagship Projects

The TIGR2ESS programme is build around six Flagship Projects. 

  • FP1: Defining a Second Green Revolution for India;
  • FP2 Crop Sciences: Water use and Photosynthesis;
    • FP2a: Improving Water Use and Yield Stability in Millet and Sorghum;
    • FP2b Crop Sciences: Enhancing Photosynthesis;
  • FP3: Heat and Drought Resilience in Wheat;
  • FP 4: Water use and Management in a Changing Monsoon Climate;
  • FP5: Supply Chains: modelling water use for sustainable livelihoods;
  • FP6 Impacting Wellbeing in Rural and Urban Communities: Education, Empowerment and Entrepreneurship leading to improved Human Nutrition;
    • FP6a Food, Nutrition and Education;
    • FP6b Education, Employment, Empowerment and Entrepreneurship (4E).

Outreach and Engagament

Across all six Flagship Projects, the TIGR2ESS collaborators will also organise an extensive programme of training workshops and educational outreach activities in India, including regional rural surveys, gender empowering activities, extension workshops, on-farm demonstrations and mobile teaching kitchens.

Workshop in India, photo credit Toby Smith/TIGR2ESS

Flagship Project 1

Overview of Flagship Project 1

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Millet plants, photo credit to Toby Smith/TIGR2ESS

Flagship Project 2

Overview of Flagship Project 2

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Flagship Project 3

Overview of Flagship Project 3

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Warangal Tank. Photo credit Toby Smith/TIGR2ESS

Flagship Project 4

Overview of Flagship Project 4

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Workshop at IfM

Flagship Project 5

Overview of Flagship Project 5

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Flagship Project 6

Overview of Flagship Project 6

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Latest news

TIGR2ESS is recruiting

18 December 2018

The TIGR2ESS team in Cambirdge is recruiting a half-time Impact, Data and Outreach Manager. Please check out the advert on the University of Cambridge job opportunities page, here . Please note that applications for this vacancy have now closed.

Global Food Security International Symposium, 8-9 April 2019

14 December 2018

Registration for the Global Food Security International Symposium will soon start. Applicatons for flash talks and posters can be submitted already. Please send your name, title of talk or poster, and a short summary of what you will present (max. 100 words) to . Further details about the...

TIGR2ESS workshop in New Delhi on data mining and the use of 'R'

14 November 2018

The next TIGR2ESS event will be a joint FP2/FP3 workshop, to take place in New Delhi in February/March 2019. The workshop will focus on the use of 'R' for biological data analysis and advanced crop genomics as well as expore different techniques for data mining from literature. The workshop is jointly organised by Dr...