BISA PhotoSharad Pawar, the then Minister of Agriculture, Government of India (second from right), inaugurated the international seminar, “Meeting Challenges of Global Wheat Production ‒ A Tribute to Dr. Norman E. Borlaug” organized by the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE) & Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) on November 21, 2009 at New Delhi. It was at this seminar that the idea of establishing an international institute for South Asia in memory of Dr. Borlaug was mooted by Thomas A. Lumpkin, Director General, CIMMYT and found spontaneous acceptance by the then Minister of Agriculture, and Mangla Rai, the then Secretary (DARE) and Director General, ICAR, among others.

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  • Vacancy Announcement for Communication Professional

    Vacancy Announcement for Communication Professional, with BISA at New Delhi

  • Vacancy Announcement- Project Coordinator (Agronomy), BISA, New Delhi

    Vacancy Announcement for the position of Project Coordinator (Agronomy) to be posted at BISA, New Delhi,

  • Vacancy Announcement: Hub Coordinator (NRS Position based in Palghar, Maharashtra, India) / Ref. D16425

    Vacancy Announcement for the position of Hub Coordinator to be posted at Palghar, Maharashtra for implementing BISA's project for Climate Smart Villages in the Tribal areas of Maharashtra

  • CIMMYT Emeritus Director General Dr Tom Lumpkin receives prestigious 8th Dr MS Swaminathan Award

    Dr. Tom Lumpkin, former CIMMYT Director General, received 8th ‘MS Swaminathan Award for Leadership in Agriculture’ in a glittering ceremony organised by the ‘Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences’ (TAAS) at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), in New Delhi on September 28. This year’s award was a special occasion as the award was given away by Dr Swaminathan himself. The Award is conferred on individuals “who have done outstanding research work in the field of agriculture, animal sciences, and fisheries.” The first award was given in 2005 by the President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, to Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, Nobel laureate who led the development and spread of high-yielding wheat varieties in the developing countries during 1960s and ’70, which culminated in Green Revilution that saved billions of people from starvation. On this occasion, Dr Lumpkin said “I’m humbled and greatly honoured by this award. Swaminathan and Borlaug ...

  • Inauguration of Solar Pump at Ladhowal farm

    Through the assistance of Government of Punjab, solar pump has been set up at BISA’s farm. Water wise technologies are being developed at the farm to reduce water requirement for irrigation purposes.