JSW Foundation and ICRISAT Sign an MoU

Harvesting a Greener
Future Together

Renewing Our Bond for a Better World

On 26th May, 2018, JSW Foundation and International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) decided to renew their MoU at ICRISAT’s headquarters in Patancheru, Telangana.

The first MoU signed between these two companies was in July, 2013, which was successful in bringing about a significant change in the lives of people dependent on agriculture.

Since then, both organisations have strived towards enhancing agricultural productivity and improving the livelihood of people from the Bellari district of Karnataka.

Kick-starting the 2nd Phase of Agriculture Growth in Bellari

Mr. Peter S. Carberry, Director General, ICRISAT and Mr. Biswadip Gupta, CEO, JSW Foundation, renewed their partnership by signing an MoU at ICRISAT’s headquarters in Patancheru, Telangana, on 26th May, 2018.

With the new MoU in place, the companies will work towards equipping the locals with the technology they require to make the agribusiness profitable in these drylands. Their aim is to accomplish this within 5 years, starting from 1st June, 2018. Together, they hope to:

  1. Stabilize the integrated watershed management model developed by ICRISAT and scale it up to the surrounding areas.
  2. Enhance the productivity and profitability of the farmers and farmer community in the Bellari district of Karnataka.