• In 1969, Borlaug predicted that the Green Revolution boost in food production could not last, and was only a reprieve for humanity to develop more sustainable systems and policies to manage its population growth and use of natural resources. Borlaug’s warning came true with the 2008 food crisis and the hungry surpassing one billion in 2009. Read more

  • The mandate of national organizations is generally focused within national borders, while international organizations tend to have overly broad mandates that keep them from developing localized expertise and deep contextual awareness. In isolation, both can be hindered from achieving their full impact. read more

Recent News

  • Dr. S K Vasal joins BISA

    World Food Laureate Eminence has kindly consented to join BISA

  • Senior Management Personnel of ICAR and PAU Visit BISA Farm at Ladhowal

    A team of senior management personnel of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) led by Swapan K Dutta, DDG (Crop Science), ICAR and accompanied by K C Bansal, Director, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources; Indu Sharma, Director, Directorate of Wheat Research; O P Yadav, Director, Directorate of Maize Research; Devendra Kumar, Director (Finance), ICAR; P S Chahal, Deputy Director (Research),PAU; and several scientists of DMR and PAU visited BISA, Ludhiana on November 15, 2014.

  • BISA’s Fifth Executive Committee Meeting

    The 5th Executive Committee meeting of BISA was held at Narmada Jackson Hotel, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India on September 29, 2014. John Snape, Chair, BoT, CIMMYT and Nicole Birrell, Board Member, BoT, CIMMYT made introductory remarks and S Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and DG, ICAR made the opening remarks. The committee welcomed H S Gupta, who took over as the new Director General of BISA.

  • H S Gupta Takes Over as DG, BISA

    H S Gupta, former Director, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi took over as the Director General of the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA)

  • 100 Years of Norman Borlaug Celebrated

    The 100th birth anniversary of Norman E. Borlaug was celebrated at the National Agricultural Science Complex (NASC), Pusa, New Delhi