Overview

The Resource Management Division is engaged in research activities to develop and promote technologies for efficient use of agricultural resources that includes land, water, nutrients, seed and waste recycling/composting among others. It also involved in viable technologies in line with organic farming, quality seed production and environment friendly practices to improve productivity and sustainability of farm production system while minimising impacts on the environment and improving resilience to climate change.

Mission

Promoting optimal use of agricultural resources (land, water, nutrient and seed) to improve farm productivity and maintain long term sustainability of production system.

Objectives

  • To promote environment friendly practices and technologies (e.g. fertigation, biofertiliser, organic inputs, composting/ recycling of agricultural waste)
  • To optimise use of agricultural resources (land, water, nutrients)
  • To promote integrated nutrient and water management
  • To empower farmers to undertake quality seed production of traditional open pollinated crop varieties
  • To conserve agro-biodiversity through seed production of local land races (e.g. cucumber, cauliflower, squash, onion, lettuce)
  • To promote climate mitigation and adaptation technologies to improve farm vulnerability to climate change (e.g. drought management, soil conservation and fertility management, seed security, organic production, composting)

Research Areas

  • Integrated Crop Nutrient Management for soil fertility management
  • Irrigation and fertigation technology
  • Waste recycling/ composting
  • Organic and Natural farming
  • Production of quality planting materials (seed and seedling)
    Testing of efficacy of novel products on crop productivity (e.g. bio-enzymes, seaweed extracts, biofertilisers, biostimulants, organic fertilisers, plant growth promoters and foliar fertilizers)