DIRECTORATE OF RESEARCH
About the Directorate
Well-designed research system plays a pivotal role in addressing the problems of the farming community and enable the farmers to boost up their production through horizontal and vertical expansion. The emphasis on demand-driven and farmer-centric research can help in development of technologies to be readily accepted by farming community. The Directorate of Research of OUAT is the nodal agency to undertake and monitor the research activities of the University. The university research system moves with a mission for:
- Developing dynamic agriculture and allied sector research system for protocol development and its implementation to obtain impact on farmers income and institutional settings and
- Bringing change in quality life of farmers through advance agriculture and allied sectors research
During last 5 decades, the University has generated several sustainable technologies, which have helped to increase the production and productivity of crops and commodities. There has been development of new crop varieties in various field crops, vegetable crops, spices and fruit crops. Adoption of high yielding varieties and new technologies had enabled the farmers to increase production and generate additional income.
The University undertakes fundamental, applied and adaptive research in all the 10 Agro-climatic zones of the state with an objective of generating location specific technologies for higher production and productivity in agriculture and allied sectors. The research activities are carried out in 8 Regional Research and Technology Transfer Stations (RRTTS), 4 Regional Research and Technology Transfer Substations (RRTTSS), 7 Commodity Research Centers. In addition to this, 52 All India Co-ordinated Research Projects and other GOI, RKVY, collaborative research projects are in operation with financial support from ICAR, Govt. of India, State Government and several other external funding agencies.
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