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India - ICRISAT

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in Patancheru, India, has hosted six interns since 2010.

Established in 1972, ICRISAT seeks to reduce poverty, increase agricultural productivity, enhance food and nutritional security, and protect the environment of the dry tropics.

ICRISAT carries out research and development in climate change, bioenergy, agricultural diversification, and increasing market access.

Headquartered in Pantacheru, India, ICRISAT has six research centers in sub-Saharan Africa.

Interns at ICRISAT work alongside renowned international researchers and experts - like Dr. Cynthia Bantilan, Dr. Rosana Mula, and Dr. N. Nagaraj - in the fields and villages of Pantancheru.

The students also have the opportunity to to tour Pioneer Hi-Bred International in Hyderabad - a leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics - and travel around India with their host families and colleagues to see the Brihadishwara temple, Hussain Sagar Lake, Birla Mandir, Laad bazar, Golconda Fort, Charminar market, and the parks along Necklace Road.

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