National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) ,
Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi Project
Centre for Advanced Agricultural Science and Technology
for Climate Smart Agriculture and Water Management(CAAST - CSAWM)
Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Tal. Rahuri, Dist. Ahmednagar 413 722

About Us

The Center for Advance Agricultural Science and Technology (CAAST) for Climate Smart Agriculture and Water Management (CSAWM) is sanctioned to and being implemented at Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri by Education Division of Indian Council of Agricultural Research and National Agricultural Higher Education Programme vide UR No.MTC-03(690)/203/2018 dt.19/11/2018.The ojective of the project are as mentioned below.

Brief Objectives of CAAST-CSAWM:
The specific objectives of the proposed CAAST-for Climate Smart Agriculture and Water Management are:
i) To develop the capacity amongst the faculties and scientists for the development and adoption of the precise Climate Smart Agriculture and Water Management technologies.

ii) To start the one year Post Graduate Diploma in “Climate Smart Agriculture and Water Management” for developing the human resources enabling them to start entrepreneurship and employable in public sectors and private industries, strengthen the current M.Sc.,
M. Tech. and Ph. D. programme (for their research projects); and make provision for the perspective beginner/middle level faculties/researchers for Post Doctorate studies in precision water management, precise climate smart agriculture and Geo-informatics.

iii) To develop an integrated system including RS/GIS and GPS tools, modelling and SDSS tools using unmanned aerial system (UAS aka. drone) and sensor based technologies; and mobile applications and their applications for climate smart and precision agriculture and water management.

iv) To conduct end-to-end capacity building through on-the-job training and case study based learning; enhance the employment and placement rate; and business and entrepreneurship opportunities.


Collaboratin/MoU's: 
The CAAST-CSAWM project has MoU/Collaborations with following organizations.
                                                                                                                                                                 Institutes

Sr. No.

Institute

Purpose

  1.  

Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA

International training for capacity building of MPKV faculties; research and education

  1.  

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, USA

International training for capacity building of MPKV faculties; research and education

  1.  

Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand

International training for capacity building of MPKV faculties; research and education

  1.  

International Water Management Institutes (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka

Collaborative research related to water management techniques in climate smart agriculture, trainings on capacity building

  1.  

Indian Institute of Technology (IITB), Powai, Mumbai

Collaborative research on Micrometeorology, Data sharing of Eddy Covariance Tower,

                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                         Organization/NGO

Sr. No.

Organisation

Purpose

1.

BIAF Development Research Foundation, Warje, Pune 411058

Village level contingency crop planning, data-exchange and trainings on capacity building

2.

Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradun

Trainings on capacity building for faculties, collaborative research work on RS- GIS, teaching and learning

3.

National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management (NIASM), Malegaon (Kh), Baramati

Trainings on capacity building for students and collaborative research related to climate smart agriculture, teaching and learning

4.

Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), Hyderabad

District, Block and Village level contingency crop planning, compilation and incorporation, suggestions, modifications and trainings on capacity building, teaching and learning

5.

National Bureau of Soil Science and Land Use Planning (NBSS and LUP), Nagpur

Trainings on capacity building for students, collaborative research related to Natural Resource Management, Data sharing, teaching and learning

  1.  

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune

Weather based agro advisory documentation, Agrometeorological data sharing, Forecasting for preparation of advisory

  1.  

Maharashtra Remote Sensing Application Centre (MRSAC), Nagpur

Trainings on capacity building for students, collaborative research work on RS- GIS

  1.  

Water and Land Management Institute, Aurangabad

Capacity building for water management in climate smart agriculture

  1.  

Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR), Pune

Collaborative research on climate smart agriculture, documentation of weather based agro advisory for management of major field crop

  1.  

Grass Roots Action for Social Participation (GRASP), Aurangabad

Trainings on capacity building for students and farmers, Collaborative work on development of climate smart villages

  1.  

Lupin, Pune

Collaborative work on development of climate smart villages with IoT

  1.  

National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development (NABARD), Pune

Capacity building and partnership in need based research

                                                                                                                                                      Industry

Sr. No.

Industry

Purpose

  1.  

KisanHub, St John’s Innovation Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Digital Assets Mapping of MPKV, Rahuri and course content developments

  1.  

In-tech Harness Pvt. Ltd.

A-6, Rane Classic, Someshwarwadi, PUNE Pune MH 411008 IN

To do collaborative research work in IoTs (e.g. Pump controller)

  1.  

AECOM, USA based multinational (industry partner)

Trainings on capacity building for students

  1.  

Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security, CCAFS (CGAIR Organization)

Collaborative research on weather modification and climate change

  1.  

Sahyadri –Agro, Nashik

Trainings to students and farmers based on Processing of agro products

6.

Netafim Irrigation, Pune

To do collaborative research work in water management, training for students

7.

Jain Irrigation Systems Limited, Jalgaon

Trainings on capacity building for students and farmers, collaborative research related to micro irrigation.

8.

Innosapien Agro. Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Trainings on capacity building for students related to IOT application in agriculture, to do collaborative research related to IOT

9.

Quantela, Bangalore

Trainings on capacity building for students

 

 

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