ITC COLLABORATIVE R & D CROPS & HORTICULTURE-ICAR CII MEETING 23 May 2011

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ITC COLLABORATIVE R & D CROPS & HORTICULTURE-ICAR CII MEETING 23 May 2011

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

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