The CTCRI is the only one of its kind in the world dedicated solely to the research on tropical tuber crops. Nearly four decades of concerted research have led to the development of several production and processing technologies for tuber crops besides release of nearly 49 improved varieties. The target group of most of the technologies being marginal and resource poor farmers, adequate emphasis is also given for on farm evaluation and popularisation of the technologies. In addition, several industrial Hi-tech technologies were also developed in the recent past enabling resource generation through consultancies.