The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) works to help developing countries increase crop productivity and food security for poverty reduction. Australia, as a donor partner contributes AUD500,000 (in 2005-06) in direct support, along with funding for specific project activities. ICRISAT’s work focuses on farming systems, specifically for crops suitable to the semi-arid tropics, as well as working to conserve these crops. For more information about ICRISAT, see its website, http://www.icrisat.org.

ICRISAT produce regular publications that give an indication of their current activities and future plans. These include an Annual Report which looks that their activities over the calendar year, and a Medium-Term Plan that details their organisational direction. It also includes an External Program and Management Review that is available by contacting ICRISAT.