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The Library has the mission to increase the availability and utilization of agricultural information for researchers, educators, policymakers, consumers of agricultural products, and the public. The Library was established in 1973 as a Program for the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics. The Library is one of the best and most accessible agricultural research libraries in India and plays a vital role in supporting research, education, and applied agriculture. In its international role, the Library serves as the center for world agricultural information on sorghum, pearl millet, finger millet, chickpea, pigeon pea and groundnut. It also develops a comprehensive collection of information in various formats relevant to ICRISAT's mandate crops, and a selective collection of information on disciplines, techniques, and methodologies useful in Global Themes (a) Biotechnology, (b) Crop improvement, (c) Agroecosystems, (d) markets, policy and impacts.

Jaswant S Kanwar Library, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru 502 324, Andhra Pradesh, India. Email: s.srinivas@cgiar.org