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    Diamond Jubilee of ICAR-CTCRI @2023

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    One Earth. One Family. One Future

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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

Third Meeting of 9th Research Advisory Committee organized

ICAR-CTCRI, Thiruvananthapuram organized third 9th Research Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting from 22nd to 23rd January 2024. Dr. N.K. Krishna Kumar, Ex-DDG (Horticultural Sciences), ICAR, New Delhi chaired the meeting. The RAC members including Dr.S.K.Pandey, Ex-Director, Shimla, Dr. Umamaheswaran, Ex-Professor, KAU, Dr. Govindakrishnan, Ex-Project Coordinator, AICRP(Potato), ICAR-CPCRI, Shimla, Dr. Sanjaya Kumar Dash, Dean (CAET), OUAT, Bhubaneswar, Dr. Philip, Ex-Director (Extension), TNAU, Coimbatore deliberated in the meeting. In the inaugural session, two tuber crops based value added products viz., Sweet potato-Nan Khatai, Cassava-Nan Khatai and four publications of ICAR-CTCRI namely, Proceedings and Recommendations on brainstorming on Chinese potato for empowering stakeholders: Challenges and Strategies, Advisory note on how to feed animals with cassava/tapioca parts, technical bulletin on yams and ICAR-CTCRI News letter (Vol40 (4), 2023) were released by Chairman.

ICAR-CTCRI organized International Webinar

ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI), Thiruvananthapuram, organized an International Webinar on‘FunctionalPhenomics for Improved ClimateResilience in Tropical Agriculture’on 4th January 2024. Dr. G. Byju, Director, ICAR-CTCRI in his introductory remarks emphasized the importance of high throughput Phenomics and AI platform for mapping important traits and genetic improvement of cassava. Dr. Michael Gomez Selvaraj, Leader, Phenomics Platform, Bioversity International &CIAT, Cali, Colombia was the speaker and he talked about the ongoing Phenomics-based research programme at CIAT and potential area of collaboration with ICAR-CTCRI. After the talk, the queries raised by Scientists/Researchers/Students were addressed by the speaker. During panel discussion, it was decided to initiate a Joint Collaborative Programme between ICAR-CTCRI and Bioversity International CIAT on PPD and drought tolerance in cassava More than 250 participants from India and other countries participated in the webinar

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