• Managing abiotic stresses for sustainable agriculture.



  • Basic and strategic research to manage abiotic stresses in crops, livestock and fisheries.
  • Repository of information on abiotic and biotic stresses, adaptation and mitigation strategies and policies.
  • Building sustainable agriculture in multi-stressed agro-ecosystems.
  • Serve as Center of Academic Excellence in managing multiple stresses in agriculture.



  • Assess the vulnerability of crops, horticulture, livestock, fisheries and microbes to abiotic stresses.
  • Develop technologies and policies for adaptation and mitigation of atmospheric, water and soil stresses with frontier science.
  • Develop repository of information on abiotic stress management for climate-smart agriculture.
  • Establish Center of Academic Excellence for human resource development to manage multiple stresses in agriculture.



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.