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

A Global Challenges Research Fund project
 
Read more at: TIGR2ESS wins the Vice-Chancellor’s Collaboration Award!

TIGR2ESS wins the Vice-Chancellor’s Collaboration Award!

11 October 2021

The TIGR2ESS project, led by Professor Howard Griffiths, Head of the Department's Physiological Ecology Research Group , has won the Vice Chancellor's Collaboration Award. The Vice-Chancellor’s Research Impact and Engagement Awards recognise outstanding achievement, innovation and creativity in devising and implementing...






Read more at: Using the past to inform policy: How can crop diversification solve Punjab’s impending water shortage?

Using the past to inform policy: How can crop diversification solve Punjab’s impending water shortage?

16 August 2021

The cultivation of primarily wheat and paddy in Punjab is increasingly depleting groundwater supplies in the region, and thus crop diversification is an important path to reducing water use. Here, archaeological research carried out by FP4 researchers Dr Cameron Petrie and Dr Adam Green which demonstrates the relevance of ancient agricultural practices to a modern water shortage is put in conversation with policy targets proposed by FP4 researchers Dr Shruti Bhogal and Dr Kamal Vatta to promote crop diversification in Punjab.




Read more at: Revitalizing Natural Water Sources in Rural Punjab: Village Ponds

Revitalizing Natural Water Sources in Rural Punjab: Village Ponds

4 March 2020

Amidst the ongoing debate about mismatched demand and supply of water for farm use, alongside escalating cost of irrigation in rural Punjab, disused village ponds – and surface water in general – are now being promoted as a cost-effective incremental water source. Here, Dr Shruti Bhogal from Flagship Project 4 , based at the Centres for International Projects Trust, New Delhi, discusses the importance of reviving these ponds as a sustainable water source for the future.