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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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Flagship Project 4

Overview of Flagship Project 4

Flagship Project 4: Water Use and Management in a Changing Monsoon Climate

This project aims to use insights from sustainable agricultural practices in the Bronze Age Indus Civilisation and the Historic Kakatiya period to help identify sustainable practices for the present. Today, large parts of India are intensively farmed, which is causing water depletion, whereas the archaeological data sets indicate a high degree of variability in crop choice and growing conditions, which appears to have been a sustainable system that was resilient to climate change, and within which diversity may have been encouraged. We hope to use insights from past practices to inform policy and practice in the present.


Lead: Dr Cameron Petrie

Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge


Professor Martin Jones (University of Cambridge)

Professor Howard Griffiths (University of Cambridge)

K Vatta (CIPT/ Punjab Agricultural University: PAU)

A Whitbread (ICRISAT)

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TIGR2ESS Launches in New Delhi, Feb 2018

Feb 22, 2018

Cambridge and Indian partners launch collaboration to transform India’s Green Revolution

Changing the face of Indian farming

Dec 20, 2017

Indian agriculture is expected to feed a growing and increasingly urbanised population. But if everyone wants to move to towns and cities, who is left to farm the land?

Funding for TIGR2ESS Announced

Dec 20, 2017

Cambridge-led collaboration aims to tackle global food security challenge

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