Address: ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Post Box No# 181, Port Blair -744 101, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India
To provide a research base to improve the productivity of important agri-horticulture, livestock and fisheries sector of A & N islands through adaptive and basic research for attaining economic self sufficiency
To develop appropriate plans for conservation of natural resources and their sustainable use
To standardize technologies for animal health coverage and livestock production
To standardize techniques for capture and culture fisheries including coastal aquaculture
First line transfer of technology and training to the relevant state departments
Sustainable development in agri-horticulture, livestock and fisheries sector in the changing climatic scenario to ensure decent livelihood in the fragile island ecosystem
Providing decent livelihood to farm youth from agriculture in a fragile island ecosystem on sustainable basis.
The Island economy has undergone a sea change in recent past. From forest based and Government job based economy, it is shifting to tourism based economy. This shift requires a rethink on research programmes to meet the emerging challenges of inclusive growth and sustainable economy. With this in view, following focus has been envisaged for CIARI.
Development of suitable technological innovations for enhancing rice production and efficient processing to meet Individual Island level requirement in view of the forthcoming Food Security Act.
Reorientation of agricultural production system to meet the demand of perishable products, viz. milk, egg, meat, fish, fruits,vegetables and flowers with specific reference to demand of booming tourism industry.
Suitable processing and value addition technologies for organic farming system to market with a decoratively packaged Andaman brand organic farm products.
Development of suitable production to consumption level chain involving SHGs and retailers / armed forces / processors.
Conservation and bio-prospecting of biodiversity richness of the Islands.
Appropriate rain water management technology to create micro level water resources to increase irrigated area from present 3 % to a significant level.
Linking CIARI with other educational institutions for creating local level skilled human resources in field of agriculture and allied sciences.
Making CIARI a model for NARS of small island Nations and collaborating with them with special reference to post disaster restoration of agriculture.
Development of suitable technologies to attain substantial increase in productivity and production of perishable products, viz., vegetables, fruits, flowers, spices, milk, egg, meat, and fish to meet the requirement of island population and tourists both normal and high end
Increasing exploitation of marine resources through stock assessment and mariculture
Technological innovations to achieve double cropping in suitable lands to attain local level food security by genetic, agronomical, soil and water management and post harvest technology interventions.
Exploration of bio-diversity of the region for its collection, cataloguing and bio-prospecting.
Transfer of production technology of various products to create a production to consumption chain involving SHGs and retailer / processor/ armed forces
Climate change and island ecosystem.