Research Priority Areas (ALP 9th Batch)


  1. Crops
  1. Climate smart crop development especially pulses & oil crops
  2. Development and strengthening of diversification of crops for better income i.e. sesame, corn, moringa, coffee, quinoa etc along with bio resources conservation and utilization
  3. Integrated crop management for sustainable solution of economically important & invasive pests


  1. Horticulture
  1. Development of improved varieties of fruits/ vegetables particularly hybrid seed production initiatives
  2. New innovative technologies for low water requirement fruit trees (nut) like pistachio, olive, almond walnut, Avocado etc. and for saline soil especially pistachio, falsa etc.
  3. Post-harvest losses, value addition


  1. Plant Biotechnology
  1. Rapid multiplication of vegetatively growing crop through tissue culture on commercial scale to reduce import (potato, olive, date-palm, papaya (hybrid)
  2. Gene editing (Crisp-R) for crop improvement
  3. Genomic studies for regulatory purpose (native, proprietary breeder rights, safety, halal)
  1. Development/adaptation and introduction of innovative agricultural mechanization technologies for field and horticultural crops, precision agriculture, livestock sheds and farming machinery
  2. Post-harvest and drying, processing, packaging and storage of agricultural produce (grain, fruit and vegetables)
  3. Use of renewable energy (solar, biomass, biogas and compost) in agriculture