Agro-Advisory Guide



Soil degradation with respect to nutrient depletion due to crop mining and anthropogenic interventions has affected the soil health. As a result, different kinds of nutritional disorders are becoming common in crop plants. Tropical tuber crops like cassava, sweet potato, yams and aroids are no exception to it as they are heavy feeders of nutrients due to their innate biological efficiency and high yield potential. This publication will help in identifying the nutrient related common deficiency, toxicity symptoms and their management in major tropical tuber crops like cassava, sweet potato, elephant foot yam, lesser yam and tannia. This user friendly technical guide will serve the purpose for the stake holders to whom it was intended.

VISION 2050



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 vis-a-vis new opportunities and defines goals and targets of the Institute accordingly.

STARTING A CASSAVA FARM

This booklet is one in a set of field guides prepared by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to increase the technical knowledge of extension agents and enhance the integration of plant protection and plant production practices in farmers’ efforts to grow a healthy crop of cassava.

ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION REPORT

Annual Performance Evaluation Report of ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute for the year 2011-2012 is hereby recommended by the RFD Committee of the Institute. The Institute publishes its annual report every year giving the detailed report of the research projects handled by the Scientists. Detailed Report on the performance in the coordinated centres under the AICRP TC is also published separately.

CASSAVA FRIED CHIPS

Fried cassava chips presently available in the market are often too hard to bite and bear no comparison with the potato chips. This leads to poor acceptability of the product and lower price. Research at ICAR-CTCRI has shown that excellent quality fried chips can be made.

STATUS OF CASSAVA IN INDIA - AN OVERALL VIEW

Roots and Tubers have critical roles to play in fulfilling the multifaceted needs of the people contributing to food security and poverty eradication. In this endeavor, research partnership, capacity building and policy support for these crops assume significance. Cassava has phenomenal biological potential. The vision for cassava is that it will spur rural industrial development and raise income for farmers, processors and traders besides satisfying the consumers. A National strategy is therefore called for Cassava- Production- Processing- Marketing continuum in specific agro-ecological zones

TOWARDS BROWN REVOLUTION

Research on tropical tuber crops is the primary mandate of ICAR-CTCRI. Each division CTCRI concentrate its research programmes on separate aspects of tuber crops. Crop improvement division focus its activities on collection germplasm of different tuber crops from different parts of the world and conserving it in field gene bank as well as in vitro. Development of new varieties of tuber crops with higher yield and other attributes suitable for industrial applications as well as for food purpose is another important activity of this division.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

The Institute established in 1963 with its head quarters at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, has grown over the years into a premier research organization of international repute and become an ISO 9001 : 2008 Certified Institute since 31 March, 2014. In fact, we celebrated the Golden Jubilee of the institute during 9-12 July, 2013, where the entire global scientific fraternity working on tropical tuber crops participated. As a public institution, it is our paramount responsibility to keep informed our clientele farmers, entrepreneurs, industrialists, extension personnel, and policy makers about the latest achievements of the institute. To fulfill that commitment, a concise document on research progress and achievements made on other related activities of the institute during every year has been prepared and presented in it.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS
Title Year & Version Download Link
Research Highlights 2017
Research Highlights 2016
Research Highlights 2015
Research Highlights 2014
Research Highlights 2013
CITIZEN'S/CLIENT CHARTER

Our Vision is to Produce tuber, reduce hunger and improve livelihood of the poor.

Our Mission is to make Tropical Root and Tuber Crops as part of food and nutritional security for ever growing food-insecure population by increasing productivity and securing income, health and sustainability