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Quality of agriculture research and education has a direct correlation with a healthy environment and our sustainable future. I am very happy to see Amrita University is starting education and research in the field of agriculture sciences. I hope there will be opportunity to develop collaborative projects and exchange of students. I wish all success to Amrita School of Agricultural Sciences.
“I am extremely happy to note that Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has already acquired the status of a leading academic and research institute of India with proven excellence in the fields of Medicine, Engineering, Biosciences and Business Management. It is an absolute pleasure to realise that Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is starting its research and academic programmes in the field of Agricultural Sciences. “Amrita School of Agricultural Sciences”, which will be located at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, will enable the excellent research in tropical and dry land agriculture of the region. Addition of this agriculture course will allow pursuing relevant issues through a multidisciplinary approach. Western Triangle Agricultural Research Centre of the Montana State University-Bozeman is one of the leading research institutes of USA. We look forward having meaningful multilateral collaboration and student exchange in the field of agriculture science with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. I wish all success to Amrita School of Agricultural Sciences.”
Amrita is a leading educational institution in India and it is great to see their investment in agricultural education for training skilled agricultural workforce in order to feed the growing world population. I wish them all the best on this noble endeavour.
“We are facing a future in which we will be facing significant headwinds in the form of a rapidly increasing population (projected to exceed 10 billion globally by 2060, with India as its most populous nation by 2025) and a changing climate that will challenge our abilities to meet the food and fibre needs of this growing population. Navigating this future will require a broad and deep understanding of natural systems to enable sustainable agricultural practices that not only meets the needs of humans, but also ensures this does not come at the expense of biodiversity and natural systems. I wish Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham well, as it embarks on an expansion of its educational and research mission into agricultural sciences.” [Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO (Australia) and is working on sustainable methods of weed management, including biological control and integrated weed management in agricultural and natural systems. An ecologist and entomologist by training, his interests are in bridging disciplines to address contemporary and emerging challenges in natural resource management]
Agriculture underpins every aspect of our society from our environment to our health. I am very pleased to see Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s prestige being channelled into the critical area of teaching and research in agriculture. I hope we have the opportunity to develop projects together and exchange students from your new courses in the future. I wish you great success with the new venture.
I would like to wish you and your team all success in your endeavours at the Amrita School of Agricultural Sciences. I hope that once you are established, we have the opportunity to work together in collaborative projects that help to solve important problems facing modern agriculture. I look forward to discussing those opportunities when next we meet.
Agriculture will be increasingly important in the future with a growing population on earth and less land available. I have collaborated with Professor Sudheesh Manalil, and I am very delighted to see that Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has a programme in this important field of teaching and research in agriculture. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a leading Institution, and I envisage that we will have opportunity to collaborate on projects together and exchange students with Aarhus University. I wish you all the best with the new initiative.
Agriculture is the basic staple of our country. Because of agriculture a state like Kerala could achieve nutrition security. Kerala means coconut. Coconut has been a multi-income crop, providing not only coconut oil, but also coconut meal and various coconut substitutes. Coconut because of its nutritional and other multiple use, became very popular in Kerala. Agriculture and allied sectors should give due emphasis on coconut farming and related industries. I wish Amrita School of Agriculture will give due emphasis to such sectors in the region and all my wishes to such endeavours.
I wish all success with the 4 year BSc (Hons.) agriculture program, BSC Agriculture, at Amrita School of Agricultural Sciences. I am glad to hear that the course will provide opportunities for multilateral collaboration and student exchange with leading international institutes in the field of agricultural science. I hope that you will keep me informed of the progress of the program so that we may look for opportunities for collaboration and exchange. Specialising in simulation and decision support in agriculture, including weed management, crop disease management, husbanding of efficacy in agricultural chemicals, and interactions between root growth and subsoil environment.
I wish all success in starting the 4 year BSc (honors) program in Agriculture. The expertise of your university and your research program will be essential in addressing the current and future issues in agriculture, particularly with regards to weed management. My program specializes in the application of molecular biology and genomics to understanding the basis of herbicide resistance and weedy biological traits. I’m based in the US state of Colorado, which is also a dryland production region where wheat is predominant. I look forward to the opportunity for research collaboration in the future.
J. P. Nagar, Arasampalayam,
Coimbatore – 642 109, Tamil Nadu, India.
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