Genebank

The ICRISAT genebank conserves 126,825 germplasm accessions of six mandate crops (sorghum, pearl millet, finger millet, chickpea, pigeonpea, and groundnut) and five small millets (foxtail, proso, kodo, little and barnyard millets) originating from 144 countries. The collections and data are available as International Public Goods.

In 2017, the genebank has assembled 2,117 unique accessions
Sorghum: 1,064 accessions
Pearl millet: 725 accessions
Finger millet: 328 accessions
(These accessions were sourced from Niger (310), Kenya (932) and Zimbabwe (875 ) to enrich the genebank collection in India.

The genebank has distributed 12,514 seed samples of six mandate crops to 19 countries.
Sorghum: 2806
Pearl millet: 3149
Chickpea: 3353
Pigeonpea: 2158
Groundnut: 464
Finger millet: 584

Genebank