The Institute of Catalysis, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Novosibirsk, Russia, and India's Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU
) will jointly implement the project, Itar-Tass reported.
Delivering his address during the inaugural function of a six-day training on Development of Participatory irrigated cropping Systems here yesterday, TNAU
Vice Chancellor, Dr Murugesa Boopathi, said TNAU
was involved in providing market price information for various perishables such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, plantation crops, through SMS.
The main objective of the project, which is spread over five years and will be operated by the TNAU
, is to develop high yielding, pest and disease tolerant cocoa varieties suitable for use in a wide range of products.
Chengappa of the Bangalore Agricultural University and TNAU's Director of Agricultural Research Dr.
Although he got admission for joining TNAU at Coimbatore, he was not relieved by his department there.
He says a TNAU portal has been launched which is posted with all information useful to farmers like Market Intelligence, forecasting what to grow, Agri Horti Marketing infos.