• Basic and strategic research on management of abiotic  stresses in crop plants, livestock, fishes and soil microorganisms
  • Impart quality education in abiotic stress management and emerge as a Global Centre of Excellence
  • Repository of information on abiotic stresses, mitigation strategies and acceptable  policies for knowledge sharing and capacity building
  • Develop linkages for holistic management of abiotic and biotic stress factors



A six-point interlinked strategy is being adopted to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of research endeavours at the institute. It is concentrated on defining of target environments, adaptive techniques, mitigation strategies, policy support in addition to exploitation of synergies through networking. Ultimately these will upscale the institute to a 'Centre of Excellence' for research and education on abiotic stressors.