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    World's only one research institute doing research exclusively on tropical tuber crops

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    Development of strategies and products for managing pests and diseases affecting tropical tuber crops

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    Collection and conservation of germplasm and improvements of different tuber crops.

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    Developing new agro techniques for tropical tuber crops in different agro climatic regions

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    Value addition and post harvest processing of tropical tuber crops.

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    Transferring the technologies to the clienteles

DDG (Horticultural Sciences),ICAR

Dr.A.K.Singh, joined as DDG (Horticultural Sciences), ICAR. Director and staff of ICAR-CTCRI wish him all the best for the new assignment and looking forward for a period of remarkable achievements and hope that under his able leadership, wisdom and guidance horticulture sector of the country will reach greater heights.

EVENTS
Tuber Crops Technology Conclave and Agri-Startup Meet 2007

Tuber Crops Technology Conclave and Agri-Startup Meet 2007 inaugurated by honourable Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri. V. S. Sunil Kumar, at ICAR- Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (ICAR-CTCRI), Thiruvananthapuram on October 28, 2017. Shri. Teeka Ram Meena IAS, Principal Secretary, Department of Agriculture and farmers, explained about Centre-State Interface. Dr. Archana Mukherjee, Director, ICAR-CTCRI, welcomed the gathering and Dr. James George, project coordinator, AICRP on TC, ICAR-CTCRI, proposed vote of thanks.

PANJABRAO DESHMUKH OUTSTANDING WOMAN SCIENTISTS AWARD 2016

Dr.Archana Mukherjee , Director, ICAR-CTCRI has bagged the prestigious PANJABRAO DESHMUKH OUTSTANDING WOMAN SCIENTISTS AWARD 2016 instituted by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi . We the staff members of ICAR-CTCRI congratulate our Director for receiving the award.

ICAR- CTCRI Celebrated 54 th Foundation day

ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (ICAR - CTCRI), Sreekariyam celebrated its 54th Foundation Day on 29 July 2017. Shri. Teeka Ram Meena IAS, Principal Secretary (Agriculture) and Agricultural Production Commissioner, Government of Kerala inaugurated the programme and delivered inaugural address. In his address, the Chief Guest appreciated the scientists and other staff members of ICAR-CTCRI for their contributions made in tropical tuber crops sector. Smt. K. C. Rugmini Devi, Managing Director, Small Farmers Agri-Business Consortium and Shri. Ravinder Jit Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Agri Innovate India offered felicitations.

HH Sree Visakham Thirunal Endowment Lecture, 2017

Seventh HH Visakham Thirunal Endowment lecture was held at ICAR-CTCRI on May 18, 2017. The function was organized by Indian Society for Root Crops (ISRC) in collaboration with ICAR-CTCRI. This years' lecture was delivered by World Food Prize laureate Dr.Jan Low, Leader, Sweet potato for Profit and Health Initiative, International Potato Center, Kenya. Topic of her lecture was on "Developing and Disseminating Biofortified Sweet Potato in Sub-Saharan Africa: Technical and Social Perspectives" The meeting was presided over by Dr.Archana Mukherjee, Director, ICAR-CTCRI.

PUBLICATIONS

CTCRI Vision 2050 provides an oppurtunity to evaluate the relevance of tropical tuber crops in food security by introspecting the accomplishment and visualizing the challenges this sector may face in future. It also critically examines possible scenario of operating environment.