The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) had its genesis from establishment of an Agricultural School at Saidapet, Madras, Tamil Nadu, as early as 1868 and it was later relocated at Coimbatore.
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University has a well established research system which leads to development of many technologies for crop, soil, water, pest and diseases, machineries and agricultural inputs. The University has multi specialized scientists with adequate experience in research and extension activities. Scientists need to have business orientation so as to develop innovative products to meet the market requirements. In this regard, as a support service for technology development and adoption in agriculture, ABD – TNAU identifies farm innovations and helps the innovators in development and standardization of products, field testing and commercialization and capacity building with regard to technologies and managerial aspects for establishing agribusiness. The Directorate of Agri Business Development (DABD) enables short term technical consultancy for prototype development, preparation of detailed project proposal and market research etc., for private and governments agencies. For providing consultancy services, the guidelines / norms have been developed by this Directorate with the approval of the University.
Under consultancy programme, the faculty members of TNAU provide knowledge and professional services in all agricultural related aspects to industry and other organizations. A consultancy project is one where faculty members of TNAU provide knowledge and intellectual inputs (within India and abroad), primarily for their purposes and or professional services in terms of scientific, technical, engineering or other agricultural related aspects based on expert on knowledge and skill to industry or other organizations (within India and abroad), primarily for the purposes of the clients.
i) Preparation of literature / survey / feasibility studies / state of art project proposal / forecasting / evaluation reports.
ii) Interpretation of test results and data, advising on risks and hazards or similar skilled advice.
iii) Advisory tasks in preparation, evaluation and implementation of a project.
iv) Advisory tasks in design engineering related to agriculture and allied sciences.
v) As Assistance in management of biotic and a biotic stress issues and other problems.
vi) Tech Technical advice in the form of one time assistance to help in trouble shooting or problem solving, including pilot plant / upscaling trials for technology validation and commercialization in agricultural and horticultural sectors.
So far 13 consultancy services worth Rs. 69.92 lakhs were provided through this Directorate.
Name of the Scientist
To whom Consultancy Offered
Title of the Project
M/s. Jayanthi India Products Limited, Kinathukadavu, Coimbatore
Post management of spice storage
Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines
Climate adaptation through sub-basin development (Cauvery delta region): National climate change specialist
TAWDEVA (Tamil Nadu Water Shed Development Agency), Chennai
Directorate of Agriculture, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Administration
Establishment of Andaman Nicobar Agricultural Weather Network and Agro Advisory Service.
M/s. Swiss Contact, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Commercial production of Trichoderma
World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature – India in collaboration with ITC
Vegetation modeling for developing water security plan in upper Bhavani basin
Climate cell establishment and weather based agro advisory modules development
M/s. ITC Limited, Kolkata
Sustainable agricultural development with emphasis on water demand management in Bhavani river basin
Director, ABD, TNAU, Coimbatore
M/s. Farmgate India, Chennai
Sustainable agricultural development withemphasis on water demand management in Bhavani river basin
Dr.S. Moghana Lavanya
State Development Policy Council, Chennai
Economic Impact of poultry development scheme on the Livelihood enhancement of the beneficiaries and promotion in entrepreneurship in rural areas in Tamil Nadu
Project Director, IFAD Assisted PTSLP, Government of Tamil Nadu, Chennai.
Consultancy project on impact evaluation of joint liability groups, patient capital assistance and BDCs in six coastal districts of Tamil Nadu
Professor and Head,
FC & RI, Mettupalayam
The Srinivasan Service Trust (SST), Social Arm of TVS, Jawadhu hills, Jamunamarathur, Thiruvannamalai
Impact assessment of WADI-I project in Jawadhu hills’, Thiruvanamalai
Dr. V. Geethalakshmi, Director, Directorate of Crop Management, TNAU
Dr. B. Krishnaraj Foundation, Coimbatore
Increasing accuracy of paddy yield prediction in the cauvery river basin, using spatial methodologies through machine learning, data integration and automation
Principal Investigator Dr.A.Raviraj, Professor & Head (IDE)
Dr.M.Manikandan, Assistant Professor (SWCE)
Dr. M.Angaleeswari, Teaching Assistant
ITC Ltd., PSPD, Coimbatore
Land reclamation study at the water-logged and salt affected areas in upper Bhavani river
Dr.V.Ravikumar, Professor, WTC
Dr.S.Panneer Selvam, Director, WTC
Dr.G.Thiyagarajan, Assistant Professor, WTC, TNAU, Coimbatore
Water efficient techniques and practices in major crops identified in the upper Bhavani river basin