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IKP Centre for Advancement in Agricultural Practices (ICAAP)

IKP Centre for Advancement in Agricultural Practices (ICAAP)

IKP Centre for Advancement in Agricultural Practices (ICAAP) is a subsidiary of IKP Trust, an organization that was established in 2006 through a generous grant from the ICICI Bank. The mission and intention of IKP trust was to use their funding and resources to enable and promote the use and […]

 
ICAAP’s Agricultural Practice Portal

ICAAP’s Agricultural Practice Portal

ICAAP, in partnership with The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the e-Extension Centre of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), recently launched the Advancing Agricultural Practice portal. The portal is a resource that was designed with academics in mind. The portal provides resources and meets the information needs of […]

 
Extension Development in the Thanjavur District

Extension Development in the Thanjavur District

Thanjavur District is located in southeastern India and is known as the “rice bowl” of the state of Tamil Nadu. There are over 2 million people who live in the district, however only 35% of this population is urbanized. This statistic is due to the fact that the Thanjuvar District […]

 
ICAAP’s Knowledge Sharing

ICAAP’s Knowledge Sharing

ICAAP is developing a knowledge centre with the help of some key stakeholders. This knowledge centre is a database of agronomic content that offers farmers information and access to content and mechanisms that farmers are using and that have been successful. This knowledge differs from the portal as it will […]

 
Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Sivaram Bandhakavi is the President and CEO of IKP Trust and also sits on the Board of Directors for ICAAP. Sivaram has 15 years of previous experience in management, consulting and program design. Sivaram has worked in both the public and private sector and both nationally and internationally. Prior to […]

 
India’s Agriculture Sector

India’s Agriculture Sector

Agriculture is one of India’s most prominent and significant sectors within their economy. This sector is crucial not only to the imports, exports, GDP but also employment and the country’s socioeconomic framework. Agricultural land makes up over 40% of the country’s land mass. The sector is the sole income and […]

 
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

One of ICAAP’s primary partners in working towards its mission is the the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). IFPRI is a 600 employee organization that uses research-based policy to assist in poverty and malnutrition reduction in over 50 developing nations. The research done by IFRPI falls into six major […]

 
The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU)

The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU)

The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) is another one of ICAAP’s primary research partners. TNAU was established in 1868 and has been affiliated with a number of other institutions. TNAU was the primary coordinator of Agricultural Education and Research and supported the State Agricultural Department by delivering research products which […]