Soil and Water Research Directorate

Strategic Pillars

  • Lowland Agricultural Production and productivity Technologies
  • Soil Fertility,  and Health  Management Technologies
  • Integrated Watershed Management Technologies

Strategic objectives

  • Enhance and strengthen demand-driven irrigation management research targeting sustainable agricultural (crop & livestock) production and productivity through intensive irrigated agriculture as the area coverage of cultivated land under irrigation is expanding
  • Promote and strengthen drainage and problematic soils management research targeting effective and sustainable natural resource (SOIL & Water) management as degradation is expanded due to extensive irrigated agriculture
  • Build Irrigation and drainage Research Capacity (human, physical and financial)