5th January, 2014, Hyderabad
A team of 30 students on study tour from College of Agriculture, Cornell University pursuing their Bachelors in International Agriculture and Rural Development course visited ICAR-Central Research Institute of Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad today. Faculty members Dr. Peter Hobbs and Dr. Peter Davies accompanied them. The team also consisted students and faculty from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Assam Agricultural University and Benares Hindu University. The scientists at CRIDA explained to them about agricultural systems in rainfed regions of India, climate change research and natural resource management technologies for rainfed regions. The students were very inquisitive about the rainfed farming and specifically enquired about the research outcomes and their spread to farmers.
Dr. Davies appreciated the initiative of CRIDA in establishing phenomics facility, which is a rare of kind facility in many countries. The team leader expressed that the visit was very informative and the students understood the issues related to raifned agriculture in India and appreciated efforts of CRIDA and its partners in addressing these issues at grass-root level in a multidisciplinary mode. The team leader was keen to establish future linkages with the institute for exchange of student interns and short project stays at CRIDA.
(Source: ICAR-Central Research Institute of Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad)