Successful partnership with Odisha Government for effective agri strategy in times of COVID-19
Working closely with the Government of Odisha, ICRISAT has helped develop a mitigation strategy for agriculture for COVID-19-related challenges. It involves safeguarding harvest-ready crops, arranging for distribution of perishables and preparing for the next crop season.
COVID-19 could not have caught India at a more vulnerable moment. Starting April, Indian farms go into mission mode to be able to feed a billion plus people within and millions more outside for the rest of the year. That COVID-19 may compromise the mission warrants strategies extraordinaire.