What's Going on at GRAVIS

Updates on rural development from the Thar Desert

ICRISAT and GRAVIS develop models for sustainable management of community silvi-pasture systems in Jodhpur, Barmer and Jaisalmer

In western Rajasthan the common pastures resources are very important for sustaining rural livelihoods, with livestock being the most resilient component in such ecosystems.  However, the common pastures in this … Continue reading

January 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

GRAVIS improved community-based silvi-pasture in Osian block with the support of ICARDA

Increasing desertification and deforestation is major concern in western Rajasthan. Due to recurring droughts and famines, the number of cattle decreased significantly. But, the hardy animals like goat and sheep … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

AIDS 2014 takes off in Melbourne to discuss the pandemic’s future

By Dr. Prakash Tyagi Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 was sadly at the centre of discussions as the AIDS 2014 Conference commenced in Melbourne on 20 July. Several colleagues, including Dr … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bioversity International Presents Preliminary Findings

Bioversity International Presents Preliminary Findings By: Raj Bhagat                 Bioversity International recently presented some preliminary findings of their research project in partnerships with GRAVIS and the CGIAR program. The presentation … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Training On Improved Quality Senna Farming

by Jocelyn Boiteau, GRAVIS volunteer — On April 9th and 10th, the Revive! Project with GRAVIS, Traditional Medicinals, Umalaxmi, Martin Bauer Group, and Women Serve hosted a training session to educate … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · Leave a comment


The coexistence of communicable and non-communicable diseases, also termed as the double burden of disease, has been impacting populations significantly across the world. The impact of this double burden on … Continue reading

February 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Multi-sector approach to improve nutrition in the Thar

by Jocelyn Boiteau, GRAVIS volunteer — The most recent National Family Health Survey from 2005-6 found that a staggering 66% of children under 5 years old in Rajasthan were stunted … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

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