Indo-Swiss Collaboration in Biotechnology (ISCB) Final Phase (November 2017 to October 2019)

ISCB is a bilateral research and product development programme, jointly funded and steered by the Indian and Swiss Government (Department of Biotechnology in New Delhi and Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation in Bern and New Delhi).

Fiche signalétique

  • Département responsable Haute école des sciences agronomiques, forestières et alimentaires
  • Institut Systèmes de produc- tion agricole éco- nomes en ressources
  • Unité de recherche Agriculture internationale et développement rural
  • Organisation d'encouragement Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft (Bundesverwaltung)
  • Durée 01.11.2017 - 31.01.2020
  • Responsable du projet Rahel Wyss
  • Direction du projet Rahel Wyss
  • Équipe du projet Alexandra Carter
    Rahel Wyss
  • Partenaire Department of Biotechnology (DBT)
    Direktion für Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit DEZA
    Technology Avancement Unit (TAU)
  • Mots-clés Food Security, Biotechnology, Socioeconomics, Capacity Building, Partnerships

Situation

The overall goal of ISCB is to contribute towards food security in the Indian context through innovative life sciences and biotechnology approaches, supporting sustainable and climate resilient agriculture.

Approche

Innovative biotechnological products and processes with relevance to small and marginal farmers’ needs & demands are developed and validated. Their dissemination and adoption is promoted through public and private partners. In these final two years the four networks are expected to reach final milestones in their research on pigeon pea, finger millet and cassava.