The Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) is a non-profit research institute dedicated to the improvement of food security and reduction of hunger in India. BISA is a collaborative effort between the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), The Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR), and the Government of India. The objective of BISA is to harness the latest technology in agriculture to improve farming productivity and sustainably meet the demands of the future. BISA is more than an institute. It is a commitment to the people of India, a dedication to the farmers of India, and a concerted effort to catalyze a second Green Revolution.
In Matiyala, a village in the Ghaziabad district, 35 km from Delhi, India, Sharanjit Singh Gill has been working with CIMMYT scientists to incorporate conservation agriculture practices on his farm. In addition to rice, Sharanjit Singh Gill also plants wheat, practices crop rotation with legumes (Sesbania), and raises livestock including cows and buffalo.
MoA between the Government of India (GoI) represented by the Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research (DARE) & Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and International Center for Improvement of Maize and Wheat (CIMMYT Int) represented by the Director General was signed on 5 October 2011.