HYDERABAD: The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) have partnered on programs and research to improve food, nutrition security and livelihoods in India against the effects of climate change .
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was issued on Thursday by Bishow Parajuli, WFP Representative India and Country Director, and Dr. Jacqueline Hughes, Director General of ICRISAT, signed. WFP and ICRISAT will jointly promote research, advocacy and awareness-raising for traditional nutritious plants, which, among other things, carries out analyzes of food and nutrition security and adaptation strategies as part of the MoU.
“This is a strategic partnership between WFP and ICRISAT as both are aligned with their vision of food security, especially for the poorest and most vulnerable communities. The growing climate crises and shocks such as the Covid-19 pandemic have exacerbated global hunger and threatened the food security, nutrition and livelihoods of millions of people, “said Parajuli.