Itc collaborative r & d crops & horti-icar cii meeting 23 may 2011

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Itc collaborative r & d crops & horti-icar cii meeting 23 may 2011

  1. 1. Collaborative R & Din Crops & Horticulture ICAR – CII Industry Meet 2011 23th May 2011 Nirmal Reddy GM (Agri Services) ITC Ltd ABD
  2. 2. R & D Challenges Meeting Food and Nutritional security and be globally competitive in evolving scenarios of;  Higher and Changing consumption demand due to rising incomes  Right to Food Security & Inclusive growth  Climate change & Efficient Natural Resources Management  Global Trade policiesImperatives : Produce more food per acre and More output per rupee spent
  3. 3. Why Collaborate ? Leverage stakeholders strengths to meet common objectives of increasing productivity and capturing value in chain Public Private Vast pool of scientists & Management pool with better knowledge understanding of markets World class infrastructure in Commercialize faster benefiting all stake research, academics & training holders Unparallel genetic resource Capability to bridge the gap from lab to collection & research output farmsAppropriate Policy Framework to facilitate Public-Private Collaboration in R & D, Capacity Building and Extension
  4. 4. Who are the Stakeholders ? Research fraternity Academicia and Trainers Traditional knowledge experts, Farmers Trade & Industry Policy MakersMechanism to be created for free flow of exchange of information and arrive at a consensus on the way forward in search for innovative solutions
  5. 5. How do we Collaborate ? Prioritise Research objectives jointly Clear setting of objectives for each stage of R&D  Exploratory  Fast track  Commercialization Pooling of resources Accountability Appropriability of research benefits
  6. 6. Issues Mode of Sharing of Resources  Genetic material, Funds and Talent capital Patents / Intellectual Property Rights Policy on Genetically Modified Food crops Clear, articulated and structured policy with transparent processes to ensure achieving planned goals protecting all stake holders interests
  7. 7. Research requirements : Crops New Varieties and Hybrids  Low seed replacement rates in Food crops like Wheat, Jowar, Oilseeds and Pulses etc Climate Change & Abiotic stresses  Varieties that can adjust to early and late rains and crop duration thereof in Soya, Wheat, Paddy etc End product Quality specific varieties  High gluten wheats (Sharbati) and bakery products  Shelf life of Millets and Multi grain products for nutritional benefits Integrated Nutrition Management  Optimum fertilizer application and soil fertility management Integrated Pest Management  Pest resistant varieties, Judicious application and residue elimination Extension education & training  Evolving new media and farmers awareness for delivering customised advisories Synchronized delivery of all components of technologies along with Inputs
  8. 8. Research requirements :Horticulture End product specific quality in crop  Processing varieties of Potato  Dry matter, disease resistance and agro climatic adaptability  High brix, high colour with high yields in Tomato  Import substitution and high potential for meeting global demand  Policy framework to facilitate commercialisation of exotic varieties after adaptive trials to local agro climatic conditions within IPR regime Adaptability for storage and processing  IQF processing : Mango, Pomegranate  Natural ripening : Mango, Banana Farm Mechanization  Covering entire gamut of sowing till harvest and post harvest activities for all crops
  9. 9. Suggestions/ Way forward Synchronised delivery  Integrate Research and Extension with the value chains Power of partnerships  Create a culture of trust and institutionalize processes for aligning Public Private enterprises for common good Leveraging the financial assistance  Dovetail with development programs; NREGP and RKVY Include social capital and decentralise decision making  For research areas identification along with extension needs at block level/ district level planning
  10. 10. Thank You

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