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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

Tuber crops seed village programme

"Tuber crops seed village programme: Farmers’ training and distribution of planting material” was organised on 15.5.2024 in Venganoor Grama panchayath at CSI church Hall ,Venniyoor. The program is intended to address the shortage of quality planting materials by making available the required planting materials of the improved tuber crop varieties in each village and also collect the surplus for distribution to other stake holders. The Venganoor panchayath was adopted by ICAR-CTCRI as part of My village My pride program of Team 5 consisting of Dr. K.Sunilkumar (leader), Dr. M.N. Sheela, Principal scientist, Dr K.M. Senthilkumar , Scientist, Dr SN Rahana, Scientist and Dr. J.Sureshkumar, Scientist and as part of the programme training was imparted on following topics be respective scientists

Drone training started at CTCRI

ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Kudumbashree and FACT jointly organized a four-day agricultural drone training program for women farmers. Kudumbashree Director Bindu K.S inaugurated the training program organized at CTCRI.In her opening remarks, Smt. Bindu highlighted the unique opportunity this program creates for learning cutting-edge agricultural technologies and enhancing employment opportunities. Dr. G. Byju, Director, ICAR-CTCRI emphasized how drone training can scientifically and technologically empower farmers to increase their yields. He also shed light on the 'Agrifood System', various tuber crops, and integrated farming methods aimed at boosting the livelihood sector.

World IP Day celebrated at ICAR-CTCRI

The ICAR-CTCRI has celebrated the World Intellectual Property Day under the theme “IP and the SDGs: Building our common future with innovation and creativity” by organising multiple programmes in this week. The World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated on April 26 every year to spread awareness about intellectual property (IP) rights and how it encourages innovation and creativity to drive human progress. A strong Intellectual Property Portfolio comprising of patents, designs, copyrights, and trademarks signify the innovative and creative research achievements of a research establishment having potential to catalyse a social change.

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.