• It is a non-profit, non-political public international research organisation that conducts
    agricultural research for development in Asia & sub-Saharan Africa.
  • It helps farmers by providing improved crop varieties and hybrids and also helps
    smallholder farmers in the drylands fight climate change.
  • It conducts research on five highly nutritious drought-tolerant crops: chickpea,
    pigeonpea, pearl millet, sorghum, and groundnut.
  • It has been awarded 2021 Africa Food Prize for the Tropical Legumes Project that has
    improved food security across 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa