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National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP), ICAR and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) organized a two day workshop on ‘Impact of capacity building programs under NAIP’ on June 6-7, 2014 at AP Shinde Auditorium, NASC Complex, Pusa, New Delhi. The main purpose of the workshop was to present and discuss the findings of the impact evaluation study on capacity building programs under NAIP by IFPRI. The scientists from ICAR and agricultural universities were sent abroad to receive training in specialized research techniques. Post-training, scientists were expected to work on collaborative projects within the ICAR, which would further enrich their knowledge and skills, expand their research network and stimulate them’ to improve their productivity, creativity and quality of their research. The ICAR commissioned with IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute) to undertake an evaluation of these capacity building programs under NAIP in July 2012. The workshop shared the findings on the impact of capacity building programs under NAIP and evolve strategies for future capacity building programs

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IFPRI- NAIP  - Capacity Building Program IFPRI- NAIP - Capacity Building Program Presentation Transcript

  • Capacity Building Programs National Agricultural Innovation Project R.P.MISRA
  •  National Agricultural Innovation Project was initiated in 2006 with 203 sub-projects involving 834 partners and 364 organisations in the country.  NAIP has an important goal of human resource development in critically identified areas of agricultural sciences. Initially (at formulation stage), a target was fixed to train/send for study visits/ attend conferences etc. 420 Scientist in frontier areas of agricultural sciences.  To keep abreast the scientists of National agricultural research systems (NARS) with the advances being made in the frontier areas of agricultural sciences through international & national trainings of scientists, NAIP took the following steps: NAIP and Capacity Building Programs
  •  Priority areas for international trainings/visit were identified and number of scientists to be trained in different cutting edge areas were finalized, after several rounds of meetings and consultations with DDGs of different subject matter divisions (SMDs). In SOC meeting held on 4th July 2008, under the chairmanship of Secretary DARE and DG, ICAR, the proposal was discussed and it was decided to take the approval of PMC.  After detailed and intensive discussions, the PMC in its 14th meeting held on 31st July 2008 allocated 456 slots to different areas and guidelines for the selection of scientist were also approved. 22 slots were allocated for training/study-visit/meeting of PIU-NAIP officials. International Trainings in cross cutting areas of Agricultural Sciences
  • S.No Area TOTAL SMDs CS HORT NRM FY AS AE 1 Allele Mining 20 6 5 1 4 4 0 2 Apomixes 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 3 Bioinformatics 21 6 5 2 4 3 1 4 Biomolecules 19 6 5 3 2 2 1 5 Bioremediation 11 1 1 5 4 0 0 6 Biosecurity 15 4 4 1 3 3 0 7 Carbon trading Carbon sequestration/climate change 24 4 4 8 4 4 0 8 Fermentation technology 15 2 5 1 1 1 5 9 Genome Resource Conservation 17 5 4 1 3 4 0 10 Gene Knock-down technology 4 0 0 0 1 3 0 11 IPR 27 12 Marker Assisted Selection (MAS) 123 50 40 3 10 20 0 13 Microbial molecular taxonomy 10 3 3 1 2 1 0 14 Mol. Diagnostics 15 4 3 0 4 4 0 15 Molecular Breeding 12 4 4 0 4 0 0 16 Nanotechnology 19 3 0 4 3 4 5 17 Neutraceuticals 25 3 5 0 4 8 5 18 Sensor- Based Applications including Bio Indicators 16 4 4 2 1 1 4 19 Stem Cell research 10 0 0 0 4 6 0 20 Transgenic Animal 6 0 0 0 2 4 0 Total 416 109 95 32 60 72 21 Number of slots for International Training in Cross-Cutting areas
  • S.No Area SMD NRM AS AE Social Science PIU- NAIP 1 Geoinformatics 8 2 Mitigation strategies for methane production from livestock 5 3 Image processing technology for Characterization of Agricultural produce. 5 4 Non-Chemical/ Non-Thermal Processing and Membrane Technology 6 5 Smart Packaging 6 6 Science Policy & Technology Forecasting 5 7 Policy Analysis i) Multi market modeling for policy analysis 5 ii) Commodity Market Research & Value Chain iii) Modeling for land use planning iv) Trade Technology Linkages 8 PIU-NAIP i) Management of value chain Research Project 1 ii) BPD of Agricultural Products 6 iii) Knowledge Management (exploratory visits) 5 iv) Visits to attend Conferences/Workshops 10 Total 8 5 17 10 22 Grand Total 62 International Training (A+B=416+62)=478 Number of slots for International Training in Other areas
  •  On the proposal of NAIP through DARE, DEA, MOF had approved training of 500 scientist vide DEA ID No. 8/11/2004- FB VII Dated 21.11.2008. Concurrence of World Bank was also taken.  In first call, Nominations were invited from all the ICAR Institutes (101) and all SAUs (41) for training of scientists in cross cutting areas.  Big ICAR Institutes & SAUs were requested to nominate 2 scientists (for each area) in 6 areas only.  From small institutes 2 nominations per area in 3 areas only.  724 nominations from 29 universities (276 nomination) & 79 ICAR Institutes (448 nominations) were received in 1st call.  These 724 nominations were sent to various SMDs for evaluation and recommendation. On the evaluation and recommendation of SMDs 306 Scientists were selected. The competent Authority had approved these name vide Dy no. 1643: DG Dated 5.6.2009  In 2nd call 59 Scientist were selected. The CA had accorded approval vide Dy no. 2865/DG Dated 25.06.2010.  Additional 20 names were approved by the CA after discussion with DDGs and Directors.  44 scientist were selected for undergoing training in MAS in Crop Science.  27 scientist were selected for training in IPR.  The 4th call was made during 2013 to fill up the 86 vacant slots. 86 names were finalized and were approved by CA vide Dy No. 2114/DG Dated 6.5.2013.
  • Consortia Trainings  While formulating the various sub-projects it was proposed to train Scientists (where ever needed) in various sub-projects of NAIP. 453 Slots were allocated for this purpose. Approval of DEA (through DARE) in various years was taken. Concurrence of World Bank was also obtained. Component wise breakup of International trainings in various consortia is given in below: Component No. of Trainings Approved No. of Trainings Completed Component I ICAR as the Catalyzing Agent for Management of Change in the Indian NARS 245 (179) 231 Component II Research on Production to Consumption Systems (PCS) 61 (75) 61 Component III Research on Sustainable Rural Livelihood Security (SRLS) 25 (25) 22 Component VI Basic & Strategic Research in Frontier Areas of Agricultural Sciences (BSR) 122 (174) 120 Total 453 453 434
  •  Along with the scientist it was proposed to train NAARM Scientist (26) and 50 NARS personnel (Including scientist, Admin staff, Financial staff etc.). At a later stage, these numbers were increased.  The consortia training was reviewed during 2013 and the 85 vacant slots of various sub-projects of NAIP were transferred to L&CB project of component -1. Approval of CA was taken for names.  During various reviews, it emerged that training of RMPs are also very much needed. To fill this gap 33 vacant slots were utilized for leadership training of Directors, Assistant Director Generals etc. Few Scientist working at HQ Including NAIP were sent for leadership training.  Few senior officials from Administration and finance wings were also given leadership training.
  •  After thorough discussion, PMC in it meeting held in October 2008, decided to train 984 scientists in frontier areas of Agriculture Sciences through 60 National Trainings. At a later stage, areas for training have been increased.  Through the National Training, ICAR has developed a strategy to multiply learning and capacity building of NARS scientist based on small pool of expert drawn from India & abroad.  Proposals were invited (in two calls) for organizing National Trainings and based on the evaluation & recommendations from SMDs proposals were selected.  92 trainings have been completed successfully.  1425 scientist were trained through National trainings.  In National Trainings, 85 Manuals & 13 CDs have been developed and distributed to trainees.  A bulletin has been printed listing various National Training in Frontier Areas of Agricultural Sciences. National Trainings
  • S.No Area TOTAL CS Hort NRM Fy AS AE Nodal SMD 1 Allele Mining 61 10 20 5 10 16 0 CS 2 Apomixes 21 12 9 0 0 0 0 Hort 3 Bioinformatics 46 12 7 5 10 10 2 CS 4 Biomolecules 41 10 6 5 10 8 2 CS 5 Bioremediation 41 2 4 25 6 4 0 NRM 6 Biosecurity 45 15 10 3 7 10 4 AS 7 Carbon trading Carbon sequestration/climate change 55 6 4 30 7 8 0 NRM 8 Fermentation technology 20 0 3 0 5 6 6 AE 9 Genome Resource Conservation 27 15 0 0 6 6 0 CS 10 Geo-informatics 25 0 0 25 0 0 0 11 Image processing technology for Characterization of Agricultural produce. 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 Microbial molecular taxonomy 25 9 3 2 7 4 0 CS 13 Mol. Diagnostics 45 15 10 2 10 8 0 FY 14 Mitigation strategies for methane production from livestock 10 0 0 0 0 10 0 15 Molecular Breeding 62 32 20 0 5 5 0 CS 16 Nanotechnology 28 5 5 3 6 4 5 AE 17 Neutraceuticals 33 5 5 5 6 8 4 AE 18 Non-Chemical/ Non-Thermal Processing and Membrane Technology 20 0 0 0 0 0 20 19Sensor- Based Applications including Bio Indicators 45 10 10 10 5 5 5 AE 20Stem Cell research 12 0 0 0 6 6 0 AS 21Smart Packaging 27 15 2 5 5 AE Total 709 22IPR 200 From each zone at all five ZTMCs IPR 23Social Science 75 Soc. Sci. Total 275 Grand Total 984 Area-Wise Slots for National Training
  •  International Trainings  National Trainings Trainings Approved Completed Open Trainings 478 471 (98.53%) Consortia Trainings 453 433 (95.58%) Total 931 904 (97.09%) Trainings Approved Completed National Trainings 95 92 (96.84%) TRAININGS IN FRONTIER AREAS
  • INTERNATIONAL TRAININGS IN FRONTIER AREAS OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES Sl. No. Frontier Areas of Training Nos. Trained 1 Allele Mining 20 2 3 Apomixis 7 4 Bioinformatics 21 5 Biomolecules 19 6 Bioremediation 11 7 Biosecurity 15 8 Carbon Trading/Carbon Sequestration/Climate Change 24 9 Fermentation Technology 15 10 Genome Resource Conservation 17 11 Geoinformatics 8 12 Image Processing Technology for Characterization of Agricultural Produce 5 13 Microbial Molecular Taxonomy 10 14 Molecular Diagnostics 15 15 Mitigation Strategies for Methane Production from Livestock 5 16 Molecular Breeding 12
  • 17 Nanotechnology 19 18 Nutraceuticals 25 19 Non-chemical/Non-Thermal processing and Membrane Technology 6 20 Sensor-based Applications Including Bio-indicators 16 21 Stem Cell Research 10 22 Smart Packaging 6 23 Social Sciences 10 24 Transgenic Animals 6 25 Gene Knock Down Technology 4 26 Intellectual Property Rights 27 27 Marker Assisted Selection 123 Grand Total 456* *30 slots of consortia trainings were utilised for training scientists in frontier areas of agricultural sciences
  • NATIONAL TRAININGS IN FRONTIER AREAS OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES Sno. Frontier Areas of Training Trainings Completed Scientists Trained 1 Allele Mining 5 82 2 Apomixis 2 38 3 Bioinformatics 4 61 4 Biomolecules 3 46 5 Biosecurity 5 72 6 Bioremediation 1 16 7 Carbon Trading/Carbon Sequestration/Climate Change 7 101 8 Fermentation Technology 3 46 9 Genome Resource Conservation 2 31 10 Geoinformatics 3 44 11 Image Processing Technology 1 16 12 Molecular Diagnostics 3 48 13 Mitigation Strategies for Methane Production from Livestock 2 24 14 Molecular Breeding 6 100
  • 15 Nanotechnology 3 47 16 Nutraceuticals 3 50 17 Non chemical/Non Thermal processing and Membrane technology 2 31 18 Sensor-based Applications including bio-indicators 4 65 19 Stem cell Research 2 32 20 Smart packaging 1 16 21 Intellectual Property Rights 5 106 22 Social Sciences & Policy Analysis * 3* 54 23 Forecasting Modeling in Crops 2 32 24 Nutrient use Efficiency 2 31 25 Water use Efficiency 1 15 26 Microbial Molecular Taxonomy 1 15 27 Project Formulation, Risk Assessment, Scientific Report Writing & Presentation 16* 206 Grand Total 92 1425 * Two trainings and 1 workshop could not be completed
  • INITIAL FINDINGS Based on the institute’s visits and discussion with the scientists, the training had resulted in direct and indirect outputs in terms of scientific knowledge which are as follows:- Direct Impacts  Exposure to international Laboratories – The training provided them the opportunity to get the exposure to international laboratories.  Knowledge gained - Increase in knowledge in the subject area trained through learning of new techniques, new experimental design systems, and new technologies.  Connections and Collaborations Developed – Scientists were able to develop connections and collaborations with some of the experts in their subject fields. Some of the scientists were able to develop collaborative projects with their supervisors of the training. Indirect Impacts  Apart from the knowledge gained and skills learned, the indirect impacts from the training are:-  Improved Confidence Level – The training had improved their confidence level in terms of the subject area trained.  New Skills learned –Some scientists were able to learn new certain programming skills and improved their research methodological skills.
  • STRENGTHENING NARS THROUGH TRAINED MANPOWER  92 National Trainings utilizing the expertize of trained manpower have been organized.  22 National Trainings have been organized by these trained scientists as Course Directors.  100 trained scientists acted as Resource Person for National Trainings and Summer/Winter Schools.  Over 100 students have registered for Doctoral and Masters Degree under the trained Scientist under the area of training of guide.
  • IMPACT OF TRAINING IN THE AREA OF NANOTECHNOLOGY Invention  Seed coating with electrospun nano-fibers for controlled release of pesticides  Seed coating process in which pesticides incorporated in a biodegradable polymer coated on the surface of seeds using electrospinning/ electrospraying technology.  Additional benefits like improved specificity, ease and safety in handling. A Patent has been filed in USA in this area by Cornell University, USA which includes the name of trainee Dr. K. Rameash. Name of the Scientist : Dr. K. Rameash, Sr. Scientist, NBPGR, Regional Station, Hyderabad Place of Training : Textile Nanotechnology laboratory, Cornell University, USA Resource Person : Prof. Juan P. Hinestroza and Dr. K. V. Raman
  • Internvention :  The First Genetic Map and positions of Major fruit trait loci of Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia).Construction of first genetics linkage map of bitter melon using a set of 146 F2 progenies derived from an inter-botanical variety cross between Taiwan white, Momordica charantia var. charantia and CBM12, M. charantia var. muricata was made.  This map will be useful in marker assisted breeding of these fruit traits and future mapping of genes/QTLs controlling phytomedicines content exhibiting contrasting variation between the parents. Name of the Scientists : Dr. Virendra K. Rao (GBPUAT) Dr. Anju Bajpai (CISH, Lucknow) Dr. S. Backyarani (NRC for Banana, Chennai) Dr. Jogendra Singh (ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Imphal) Name of the Resource Person : Dr. Chitranjan Kole Place of Training : Clemson University, Clemson  Paper Published in the Journal of Plant Science and Molecular Breeding IMPACT OF TRAINING IN THE AREA OF MARKER ASSISTED SELECTION
  • SCIENTIFIC & PRACTICAL UTILITY OF INTERNATIONAL TRAININGS Area of Training & Course Director Comments Of Evaluators Bioremediation Dr. Rameshwar Lal Meena, CSSRI, Karnal  Scientist has undergone the training on phytoremediation under Bioremediation which is cleaning up the contaminated soils and water by using plants.  Through development of (industrial) plants with (genetically) increased phytoextraction potential, may offer a viable remediation solution in future. Bioremediation Dr. K. K. Krishnani, CIBWF, Chennai  The trainee learned techniques on development on Nano (bio) materials/sensors for bioremediation of aquatic contaminants. These have applications for priority chemical and microbial pollutants on which Dr. Krishnani have future plans of working. The outcome of such studied would help in maintenance of healthy ecology in aquaculture. Geoinformtics Dr.( Mrs.) Sharda Singh, CSKHPAU, Palampur  The trainee learned tools of geo-informatics (GIS, RS & GPS) and how these can be effectively utilised for agriculture.  The techniques of land cover change analysis and hyper-temporal image analysis can be effectively utilised to assess the impacts of climate change etc. Geoinformtics Dr. Anju Bharadwaj, IARI, New Delhi  The trainee learned tools of geo-informatics (GIS, RS & GPS) and how these can be effectively utilised for agriculture.  The techniques of land cover change analysis and hyper-temporal image analysis can be effectively utilised to assess the impacts of climate change etc.
  • Area of Training & Course Director Comments Of Evaluators Geoinformtics Dr. S. K. Jena, WTCER, Bhubaneshwar  During the training on Integrated landscape management system Dr. Jena learned tools of data management (River Basin Information System), remote sensing analysis, derivation of model entities (Hydrologic Response Units), model design and set up (Jena Adaptable Modelling system, JAMS), process simulation and analysis. This would be helpful for watershed and water resource planning, river basin planning and management. The knowledge gained is planned to be further disseminated to other researchers, planners and farmers through training programs. Marker Assisted Selection Dr. S.S. Meena, Directorate of Rapeseed – Mustard Research, Bharatpur  The visitor worked on pearl millet and successfully worked in a project entitled Developing and mapping of gene based markers in the DT-QTL region of LG2.  By using the experience of the scientist and by using various marker systems, DR & MR could be able to screen breeding material for white rust resistance being generated at the centre and might come out with the resistant genotype. Molecular Breeding Dr. Mukesh Kumar, NBPGR, New Delhi  Visitor got direct knowledge about the development and maintenance of mapping populations (RILs), gel electrophoresis involving large data (57 RILs and 160 markers), data scoring in the farm of computer readable format, learning and computer software “MAP MAKER” and development of a frame molecular map using the data by applying the software.
  • IMPACT ASSESSMENT & SCIENTIIFC / PRACTICAL UTILITY OF NATIONAL TRAININGS Title of Training & Course Director Comments Of Evaluators Intellectual Property Rights of Technologies Licensing in Agriculture Dr. S.K.Soam & Dr. Kalpana Sastry, NAARM, Hyderabad  Practical oriented study material  More concentration on technology licensing  Good proportion of theory and exercise  Subject specific lectures  Based on the need of trainees  Special attention on Technology licensing Intellectual Property Rights- Updates and Applications Dr.V.Purushotham, TNVASU, Chennai.  Good collections of articles relevant to IPR  Representation of IPR data base in Veterinary Sciences  All papers representing from basics of IPR to its final use.  Good combination of subjects matter and speakers  Most of the speakers from IPR Research area  Special attention on basics of IPR Generation Protection and Commercialization Intellectual Properties in Horticulture: A new paradigm Dr. P. E. Rajasekharan, IIHR, Bangalore  Subject specific study material  More concentration on other IPs (GI, Trade Marks and PPV&FR)  Subject specific lecturers  Good use of in-house resource persons. Structure Function and Dynamics of Biomolecules used in Pest Management of Horticultural Crops Dr. Korada Rajasekhera Rao, Regional Station of CTCRI, Bhubaneshwar.  The title should have been broad based for both field and horticultural crops.  Specific case study with given biomolecule(s) would have been more interesting for the trainees.  No lecture/practical for nematode management through biomolecules is seen.  It is suggested to modify the training accordingly in future.
  •  1 Scientist could not go due to ill health.  1 scientist had to come back due to mishap in family.  Delay in getting Visa Difficulties/ Constraints in Implementation
  •  It has been observed that few scientists taken training in a particular frontier area and sent proposal for training in another area.  Scientist trained in IPR sent for training in MAS then shifted to BPD. Attention
  •  Approval by DEA for 500 slots in one go.  Delegation of sanctioning power regarding international and national trainings to National Director, NAIP.  Cooperation of all the concerned officials of NAIP, ICAR, DARE, DEA & World Bank. Factors which quickened the process of Training