• Basic, strategic and anticipatory research in field and horticultural crops for enhanced productivity and quality.
 
 
  • Research in frontier areas to develop resource use efficient integrated crop management technologies for sustainable agricultural production system.
 
 
  • Serve as centre for academic excellence in the areas of post-graduate and human resources development in agricultural science.
 
 
  • Provide national leadership in agricultural research, education, extension and technology assessment and transfer by developing new concepts and approaches and serving as a national referral point for quality and standards.
 

 

Objectives

Research

 
  • Emphasize utilization of global plant genetic resources, including conservation of agriculturally important microbial, cyanobacterial and insect resources, to produce efficient, productive and stable genotypes of crops, especially hybrids and improve bioenergenetics.
 
 
  • Generate Knowledge related to the processes of production and productivity of agricultural crops leading to the development of research philosophies, concepts, methodologies, materials and technologies.
 
 
  • Develop and use systems approach, crop modelling, bioindicators, nuclear tools, remote sensing and GIS to achieve greater understanding of the production systems, the resources, the environment and their sustainability and modify them to reduce the environmental and human health risks to make them more sustainable in the context of holistic ecological and socio-economic systems.
 
 
  • Pay greater attention to the problems of agriculture under unfavourable conditions and to orphan commodities.
 
 
  • Foster excellence in agriculture related to basic and social sciences, strengthen synergism between traditional knowledge and modern science, and harness management sciences and communication systems for improving overall efficiency.
 
 
 
  • Develop capabilities in post-harvest technology, agro-processing, product development, value addition and utilization research on agricultural commodities, by-products, agricultural wastes and renewable energy resources.
 
 
  • Concentrate on new and emerging cutting edge technologies such as molecular biology and biotechnology and develop inter-disciplinary centres of excellence with modern instrumentation and foster system research.
 

Education

 
  • Promote excellence, foster high standard and orient the educational programme towards future needs and opportunities.
 
 
  • Strengthen physical, biological and social sciences in the curricular and add frontier areas such as biotechnology, computer application and information technology, environmental science, management science and post-harvest technology and agricultural biodiversity and genetic resources.
 
 
  • Provide opportunities for post-doctoral research, continuing education, faculty upgradation and development of human resources in new and cutting edge technology areas, especially through international collaboration.
 
 
  • Strengthen non-formal training to promote entrepreneurial skills and commercialization of agriculture.

Extension

 
  • Generate innovative extension models, dovetail them to developmental models, and disseminate them through regional stations, universities and state extension systems.
 
 
  • Promote client oriented on-farm research and technology assessment, refinement and transfer through participatory approaches and by promoting the Institute-Village Linkage Programme.
 
 
 
  • Foster development communication research and linkages with rural development programmes and strengthen micro-planning through inter departmental and participatory approaches.
 

Information

 
  • Strengthen IARI Library to become the national agricultural library, fully equipped with electronic and other modern tools, connect it with libraries in SAUs, ICAR institutes and other relevant centres, Build databases on agricultural research and share them with all bonafide user throughout the world.
 
 
 
  • Add value to information and use it for analysing impact of research and technology development on national agriculture and for setting research priorities.
 
 
  • Develop a modern information and communication centre and the knowhow for dissemination of information, carry out training and promote communication on inter-personal skill enhancement.