Four decades of Icrisat research in public domain

 “Exploreit”, a new information management tool developed by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics (Icrisat), will make it easy for the public to access large volumes of agricultural scientific knowledge and information.

The tool was launched here on Thursday at Icrisat headquarters in Patancheru. “We are doubly excited. Not only have we given easier access to all of Icrisat’s 40 years of scientific research through ‘Exploreit’ but we have achieved this through the MultiProfiler concept, a revolutionary way of making information accessible,” said Icrisat Director General Dr William D Dar.

“We found that typical websites are too restrictive in giving access to information, and do not present the information in ways that are easy for people to view the detail of the content. Icrisat’s new MultiProfiler concept provides information through multiple navigations and creates easy to view profiles on the subject areas,” explained Icrisat Director of Strategic Marketing and Communication Joanna Kane-Potaka.

The tool will now become the main source of Icrisat’s scientific information, with profiles of all topics, systems, crops and locations.

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