Ambit of the grant and focus areas:
Applications for two year grants are invited from interested individuals and teams from recognized University, Government research institutes and not-for-profit research organizations.
The grant is envisaged as an enabler to deliver ready to deploy solutions for small and marginal farming community. The outcome of the research, while based on advanced scientific knowledge, shall be readily translated into fully sustainable solution featuring innovation, relevant to farming community, cost effective and easily accessible. The applicant shall emphasize on the immediate deployment of the technology or research solution to the benefit of farmers.
Possible focus areas, although not limited to, of the grant are listed below:
Crop management, Agronomy, Plant protection, Crop improvement, Novel variety/hybrid field trial, Food compositional analysis, Food safety study, Soil management, Water management, Organic farming, Sustainable agriculture, Precision farming, Seed processing and storage, Agriculture biotechnology, Artificial intelligence (AI) in agriculture, Internet of Things (IoT) in agriculture, Big data analytics, Farm machinery, Agro forestry, Solutions to prevent post-harvest losses.