RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE IAUA CONVENTIONS

THE Fortieth IAUA VICE-CHANCELLORS  Convention

40thVice-Chancellors Convention on: "Pre Positioning Agricultural Universities for Target Food Production by 2030" held at ANGRAU, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad during 2-3 December, 2015

Recommendations:

  1. Farm Planning according to the needs of local farmers should be adopted for achieving target food production by 2030.
  2. Identification of local area problems for designing location specific strategies to resolve them.
  3. To promote animal based integrated farming system and horticulture based integrated farming system to replace the mono cropping for enhancing the soil health and livelihood of the farmers.
  4. Development of new technologies of processing to reutilize the damaged crops as an alternative feed for the animal sector in the affected areas.
  5. Improving the sustainability of farming.
  6. Liberal financial support from State and Central governments to Agriculture University to strengthen agricultural research, education and extension.
  7. Adapting Indian Council of Agricultural Research Model act for implementation of strategies for strengthening research, teaching and extension in SAUs.
  8. Establishing farmers' academy to train the farmers by the trained farmers and strengthen HRD in field level.
  9. To achieve high standards, agriculture polytechnics and diploma courses should be introduced as part of HRD.
  10. For excellence in education, MoUs with national and international universities, establishing virtual classrooms, master classrooms to share the best technologies and experiences across the agricultural universities of the world.
  11. Importance of soil health cards and awareness on fertilizer use based on soil health card data, are given due importance.

THE Forty One IAUA VICE-CHANCELLORS  Convention

41thVice-Chancellors Convention on: "Food for Health under Climate Change" held at KU, Gandhinagar, Gujarat during 20th -21st December, 2016

Recommendations:

  1. Establishment of early warning system to mitigate and devise managemental plan related to climate change in the country.
  2. Establishment of efficient data base management system for agriculture and allied fields to develop policy tools.
  3. Policy shall be developed for burning crops, diversification, cold refrigeration and digital documentations in agriculture.
  4. Policy shall be developed for river cross linking, integrated farming, climate smart agriculture, organic farming etc.
  5. Seed storage systems should be implemented in a decentralized manner.
  6. Development of technologies for the agriculture by - product utilization needs to be implemented properly to reduce wastes. Various Agricultural Universities should take initiative for its proper implementation and utilization.
  7. To devise and standardize the protocol for animal waste management in India.
  8. Organization of One Health One World programme in collaboration with Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and World Health Organization (WHO) for production of healthy food under climate change.
  9. In Fisheries sector, due to climate change, especially there is dying up of streams in hills and mountains where stock broods are sustained for reproduction for the next season, the Government should take steps to establish gene banks and breeding units of all indigenous species to release sufficient young ones as a part of river ranging to sustain the stock.
  10. Waste water from different sources (municipal, industries, hydroelectric plants) to be properly treated and reused for aquaculture.