TECHNO INCUBATION CENTRE OF TUBER CROPS, INAGURATED
Techno incubation Centre of Tuber Crops was inaugurated by Shri. Oommen Chandy, the Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala on 31st July, 2014 at CTCRI, Thiruvananthapuram. The centre was set up with the financial aid from Government of Kerala to help small scale entrepreneurs to manufacture their product from tuber crops in their own brand name. The Chief Minister promised all help to the centre and he called upon young entrepreneurs to come forward and utilize this facility.
OUR SCIENTISTS BAG NATIONAL AWARD
A Team of Scientists comprising Dr. J.T. Sheriff, Dr. M.S. Sajeev, Dr. A.N. Jyothi (Principal Scientists) and Smt. L. Rajalekshmy, (Technical Officer), under the leadership of Dr. G. Padmaja (Head, Crop Utilization), CTCRI, Sreekariyam, Thiruvananthapuram won the prestigious ICAR Award for Outstanding Interdisciplinary Team Research in Agricultural and Allied Sciences for 2011-12,
World Food production must be doubled by the mid-21st century to feed a world population that is projected to increase from the current 6.4 billion to 9 billion using less land, far less water, and fewer nutrients in the background of negative effects of climate change on cereals.
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.
Research on tropical tuber crops is the primary mandate of 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.