• Genetic improvement of tapioca and castor  for hybrid  vigour, productivity, quality, earliness, drought  tolerance, resistance  to pests and diseases, high starch and high oil content
  • Development of new agro – techniques for higher  productivity  and to solve  the field  problems in tapioca and castor
  • Studies on different physiological, bio-chemical and economic aspects of tapioca and castor
  • Development of post-harvest technology, value added products and bio-fuels survey, monitoring and management of major pests and diseases in tapioca and castor