A. Crop Improvement
v Breeding for early maturity, high yield with resistance against biotic and abiotic stresses in crops
v Increasing the sustainability in crop yield through development of improved verities by efficient utilization of genetic resources
v Safeguarding the available biodiversity
v Enhancement in application of biotechnological tools and products
v Maintenance breeding of seed chain crop varieties and breeder seed production
v Collection, evaluation, characterization, documentation and conservation of spices diversity and their utilization for improvement in seed yield
v Improvement in medicinal and aromatic plants
v Application of biotechnological tools for genetic enhancement in crops
B. Crop production
v Strengthening of research on conservation agriculture to protect soil, water and environment pollution
v Standardization of integrated crop production and protection techniques for changing/emerging cropping systems
v Standardization and promotion of integrated farming approach for better livelihood security
v Technique standardization for mechanization in agriculture
v Molecular characterization and development of crop specific new strains of Rhizobium & PSB and promotion of PGPR
v Soil health management and bio-farming
v Identification of IPNM, IWM and IPM techniques for spices and vegetables
v Standardization of production and protection techniques for grape and other dry land fruits
v Identification of production techniques for medicinal and aromatic plants
v Fodder production and conservation techniques
C. Crop protection
v Development of forecasting modules for incidence of diseases and pests in changing climatic scenario
v Molecular identification of races/ variants of major diseases and pests of crops and standardization of IPM techniques
v Host plant resistance- mechanism and sources
D. Value addition and marketing
v Establishment of production units for bee keeping, vermin compost, bio-fertilizers and bio-agents with standardization of techniques for maximum production
v High-tech horticulture
v Quality seed and seedling production of vegetables and spices
v Development of pre and post harvest technologies for value addition
v Standardization and promotion of low cost poultry and animal feed
v Standardization and promotion of collective marketing and linkage strengthening
v Export promotion
E. Seed Production
v Developing / strengthening and implementing diverse model of seed production / distribution / quality control systems.
v Enhancing seed production and distribution capabilities.
v Improving SRR by increased distribution and timely availability of quality.
v Augmenting quality seeds availability of improved varieties to farmer.
v Developing mechanism and system for ensuring test stock seed production and supply of all newly identified / released varieties.
v Improving and sustaining an effective and efficient functioning of seed chain by strengthening monitoring mechanism and putting on course correction system.