This portal is operated by the GIS & Modeling units
to facilitate access to our spatial data holdings, inform ICRISAT
and partner scientists about new uploads and orient their requests
for GIS support and training. Whether you need assistance for
DGPS surveying, spatial statistics, digital image analysis or
thematic mapping, please visit our policy section to help us serve
We plan to open an Internet Map Server soon. It will feature exclusive
maps of ICRISAT study sites, starting with hundreds of fertilizer
micro-dosing trial locations from West Africa [2002-2004]. More
will follow as we retrieve information from ongoing projects and
uncover data from past endeavors.
The research section will introduce you to our current work on
spatial data assimilation with crop models to improve the productivity
and sustainability of agricultural systems in the semi-arid and
sub-humid tropics. If you are interested in applications of seasonal
climate forecasting to enhance smallholder food security, or in
assessing the carbon sequestration potential of selected soil
and water conservation practices, this will be the place to go.
In 'About us' you will learn about singular partnership modes,
based on decentralized operations from our India, Niger, and Zimbabwe
units, and a shared facility embedded in our partner NARS in Mali.
This is about reaching out to local communities, assimilating
grass-root concerns and linking them to global change issues for
sustainable capacity building: science with a human face!
A number of section links are not active yet. They will be progressively
started as we develop the gateway. Please come back for weekly