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International study tour to India

  1. 1. Agricultural Research & Extension Study Tour to India York International Scholars Program, AU Participants: Drs. Ayanava Majumdar, Brenda Ortiz, Kathy Flanders, Paul Mask
  2. 2. <ul><li>AU Strategic Mission (2008): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We embrace global engagement, and we are expanding our commitments and activities in this area. </li></ul></ul>Motivation for York ISP
  3. 3. <ul><li>York International Scholars Program: </li></ul><ul><li>Managed by the Office of International Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>To further international research, teaching, and outreach programs of AU </li></ul><ul><li>To foster faculty and graduate student exchanges of knowledge, technologies, and experiences </li></ul>About YORK ISP Web site:
  4. 4. Global Gateway @ Auburn Univ. Web site:
  5. 5. ISP Project title: Developing New International Relationships via Educational Tour to India <ul><li>Exchange information about agricultural research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop mutually beneficial research projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Field studies: Study tour of R&E, Farmer Science Centers or KVKs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Study of Extension models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experience Extension impact on rural social life </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Departmental visits: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop relationships with experts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exchange programs? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Principal collaborators in India Indian Agricultural Research Institute, (IARI) New Delhi: Dr. K. Vijayaragavan, Chair, Ext. Div.
  7. 7. Principal collaborators in India Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana: Dr. M.S. Kang, Vice Chancellor
  8. 8. States in India <ul><li>28 states and 7 union territories </li></ul>Population: 1.4 billion+
  9. 9. India lives in its villages…
  10. 10. Agricultural Research System in India <ul><li>National Research System </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) </li></ul>Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR): manages agricultural research and education Impact of research: 4X increase in food grain, 6X increase in fruit, vegetable and milk, 9X increase in fish All India Coordinated Research Projects (AICRP): 61 projects, 17 network projects, 10 technology missions 97 institutes, 45 agricultural universities 26,000 agric. scientists
  11. 11. Extension System in India <ul><li>National Extension Service (1953) </li></ul><ul><li>1960-70s: Training and Visit model (T&V) </li></ul><ul><li>Farmer Science Centers established </li></ul>Post 1970: National Agricultural Technology Project (Community Development era) Extension becomes a State subject Market-driven Extension services (ATMA model) Private Extension: NGOs, agroindustry (emerging)
  12. 12. AICRP Research Trials
  13. 13. ICAR, New Delhi
  14. 14. Indian Agric. Res. Institute, New Delhi Director, Dr. H.S. Gupta Joint Director (Ext.), Dr. Baldeo Singh
  15. 15. Entomology Department, IARI
  16. 16. Entomology Department, PAU, Ludhiana
  17. 17. Interaction with students at PAU, Ludhiana
  18. 18. Presentations at IARI, New Delhi
  19. 19. Presentations at IARI, New Delhi
  20. 20. Presentations at PAU, Ludhiana
  21. 21. Farmer Science Center (IARI)
  22. 22. Farmer Science Center (IARI) Soil and pest diagnostic labs are part of the Center.
  23. 23. Farmer Science Center (Faridkot) Video available
  24. 24. Farmer Science Center (IARI)
  25. 25. New Extension Model (ATMA) Video available
  26. 26. Plant Clinic System, PAU, Ludhiana Facility for farmers, students, and university 30% samples are insects Excellent training facilities for farmers Video available
  27. 27. Village Pataudi, Haryana
  28. 28. Village Pataudi, Haryana Video available
  29. 29. Village Bargari, Faridkot Video available
  30. 30. Village Ramsari, Faridkot
  31. 31. Village Aulakh, Faridkot
  32. 32. Outcomes & Impact of Study Tour
  33. 33. Respect from academic & farming community <ul><li>Thank you letters were sent out within three weeks of the tour </li></ul><ul><li>Received two phone call and many emails from potential collaborators in India </li></ul><ul><li>Future collaborations in near future is possible (GOI approval) </li></ul>
  34. 34. Survey at IARI, New Delhi <ul><li>Participants: 44 </li></ul><ul><li>Survey return rate: 52% </li></ul><ul><li>21% rated presentation as excellent, 61% good, 13% average, 5% unsatisfied </li></ul><ul><li>International work experience: 30% (USA, Japan, UK, Philippines, Israel, Germany, Morocco, Indonesia) </li></ul><ul><li>14 areas of interest </li></ul><ul><li>19 collaboration areas: precision farming, adoption of BCAs, outreach models, decision support systems/IPM… </li></ul>
  35. 35. Survey at PAU, Ludhiana <ul><li>Participants: 31 </li></ul><ul><li>Survey return rate: 67% </li></ul><ul><li>24% rated presentation as excellent, 71% good, 5% average, 0 unsatisfied </li></ul><ul><li>International work experience: 52% (Ohio, Kansas, Moscow, Philippines, UK) </li></ul><ul><li>14 areas of interest </li></ul><ul><li>18 collaboration areas: research-extension linkages, precision agric., IPM, sucking insect pests, monitoring systems, pesticide application techniques… </li></ul>
  36. 36. PAU Communication Division News releases: 25 Aug. 2009
  37. 37. Indian Research Journal of Extension Education Editorial Board Member, IRJEE
  38. 38. Agricultural Research & Extension Study Tour to India THANK YOU! Questions?