Skip to main content

Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA)

Borlaug Institute of South Asia (BISA) is an international research institute established in October 2011 through a joint initiative between the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (Spanish acronym CIMMYT) and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, to implement the vision of Norman E. Borlaug. It is a non-profit international research institute dedicated to food, nutrition, livelihood security, and environmental rehabilitation in South Asia, home to more than 300 million undernourished people. BISA aims to harness the latest genetic, digital, and resource management technologies and use research for development approaches to invigorate the region’s agriculture and food systems while enhancing productivity, resilience, livelihood, and nutrition security to meet future demands. The impact pathways, thematic areas, and overall approach are explained in the below figure:

Food, nutrition, livelihood, and environmentally secure South Asia

To catalyze an international scientific effort towards improving food, nutrition, and livelihood security in South Asia.

To enable collaborating partners and stakeholders to leverage, further develop, adapt, and share the best of international and regional scientific discoveries and approaches to increase the productivity, profitability, and sustainability of South Asia’s current and future breadbaskets more rapidly.

Our work and Sustainable Development Goals

For the last decade, BISA has been contributing with its scientific discoveries & approaches toward food, nutrition, livelihood security, gender equality, climate, and partnership strengthening. BISA’s work strongly aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aims at a better future for all.