BISA was established on October 5, 2011, through an agreement between the Government of India (GoI) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (Spanish acronym CIMMYT) and was bolstered by the globally credible name of Nobel Laureate Norman Ernest Borlaug. The institution draws on the decades of experience and success by CIMMYT, the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), and a global network of partners in using research to generate tangible benefits for farmers internationally. BISA is supported by a growing number of national stakeholders in South Asia. It is committed to stronger collaborations for accelerated impact, most prominently with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the three state governments (Punjab, Bihar, and Madhya Pradesh) where BISA farms are located.
BISA develops & disseminates thousands of elite germplasms to its national partners
Strategic approach in Precision Farming for increased resource use efficiency
BISA accelerates technology development and supports its transfer to the farmers