ICAR- CENTRAL AGROFORESTRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE


MANDATE

  • To under take basic and applied research for developing and delivering technologies based on sustainable agroforestry prctices on farms, marginal and wastelands for different agroclimatic zones in INDIA.
  • To co-ordinate network research with the SAUs/ ICAR Institutes/ other related research institutes for identifying technologies which can be transferred from one region to another.
  • To provide training in (a) research methodologies and (b) use and application of technologies developed at various levels.
  • To develop technological packages of diffrent agroforestry practices for various agroclimatological zones for transfer to farm field and wastelands.
  • To act as repository of information on the subject.
  • To collaborate with relevent national and international agencies for achieving the mandate.
  • To provide consultancy.
Agrisilviculture
Laboratory

Experimental Farm

The Centre has about 86 ha land of which nearly 50 ha is under experiments and general plantations.The soils of the farm are non-alluvial innature and their occurance is closely related to physiographic units.

Laboratories

The center has six laboratories well equipped with sophisticated modern equipments viz. agroforestry, agronomy '&' plant physiology, plant protection, soil analysis, horticulture and tree improvement with microprpagation unit. Other facilities like mist chamber and polynet house are also being used for research purpose.

Library

A well furnished library with computerised facilities comprises of collection of reference books, periodicals, reports, maps etc. currently the library subscribes 74 periodicls of which 51 are Indians, 23 foreign, 1200 reprints and has more than 2000 books. The library has also a good collection of abstracting journals.
Holding

ARIS Cell

The Agricultural Research Information System (ARIS) Cell is well equipped with latest processing and analysis software viz. SYSTAT 12.0, Word Perfect Suite 8.0, MS Office 2003, etc. Local Area Network (LAN) has been established at the Centre using LINUX server, fast ethernet swithces, enhanced CAT-5 network cable. More than 25 clients are connected by this network to access Internet and Email facilities as well as CD database. Network is well protected by hardware firewall and antivirus software. Broadband Internet connectivity of 512 kbps has been provided by ERNET through VSAT. Web Site has been developed and is hosted on the web server (http://www.nrcaf.ernet.in).

Photo & Art Lab

A well equipped photo lab meets day to day photographic and repographic needs of the scientists. Facilities exist for developing films and making black and white print slides. Provision also exist for the preparartion of charts and posters.

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