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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

HPTTC 2020

Anthropogenic activities mediated global warming is creating enormous changes in the weather parameters, resulting into significant climate change giving rise to the extreme events like flooding, drought, high temperature stress, salinity stress and unpredicted rainfalls. Such events could have a catastrophic effect on the food and nutrition security. Tropical Tuber Crops are one of the reliable resorts to mitigate the climate change related issues. In this context an International Webinar on Harnessing the Potential of Tropical Tuber Crops under Changing Climate (HPTTC 2020) was organized on 27 October 2020 by ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Kerala, India, to have an insight into the role of Tropical Tuber Crops as food security crops under variable climates. Chief Guest of the Webinar Dr. A.K. Singh, Deputy Director General (Horticultural Science), ICAR, New Delhi, India, inaugurated the Webinar, emphasising on the role of Tropical Tuber Crops in mitigating climate change consequences.He has also given thrust for conserving natural resources and sustainability in view of climate change.


ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute hosted the Annual Review meeting (2018-2019) of the “ICAR-Consortium Research Platform on Vaccines and Diagnostics” at Thiruvananthapuram during 29 to 30 January, 2020.
Dr. Joykrushna Jena, Deputy Director General (Animal Sciences and Fisheries) in his inaugural address stressed the need and importance of diagnostics and vaccines in order to meet the challenges posed due to


Constitution Year is being celebrated from 26 November 2019 to 26 November 2020 in connection with 70th year of the Indian constitution. As part of these celebrations, an awareness programme was organized at ICAR-CTCRI on January 10th 2020 at 10 am in the Millennium hall. Main attraction of the programme was an expert talk on “Constitution and Fundamental Duties”. Justice M. R. Hariharan Nair, Former Judge, High Court of Kerala was the chief guest


The world soil day 2019 was celebrated at ICAR-CTCRI on 05 December 2019 by organizing a function at 11.00 am in the Millennium Hall of the Institute. The function was presided by Dr. V. Ravi, Director (Acting),ICAR-CTCRI. The World Soil Day pledge in English and Malayalam was administered respectively by Dr. V. Ravi and Dr. Susan John, K. Professor (Dr.) K.N. Harilal, Member, Kerala State Planning Board was the Chief guest of the function and he delivered the key note address focussing on the 'Significance of soil in the well being of the Universe as whole'.


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.