A Value Chain on Industrial Agroforestry in Tamil Nadu – A National Agriculture Innovation Project of Forest College and Research Institute, Mettupalayam was ranked as one of the top 100 projects in India by the SKOCH order of merit Award 2016.
Forest College and Research Institute, Mettupalyam has implemented A Value Chain on Industrial Agroforestry project during the period between 2008-2014 in a consortium mode. The project has identified constraints faced by the farmers and wood based industries and resolved the issues through strong technological, organizational and marketing intervention and ensured successful implementation of the entire production to consumption systems. The project has linked several wood based industries like pulp and paper, match, plywood, biomass power generation etc. and credential in establishing over 70,000 ha od plantations which made significant Socio economic improvement besides catering the needs and climate change adaptation and mitigation. The project outcome was presented by Dr.K.T.Parthiban, Principal Investigator of the Project on 22.11.2016. Skoch Innovation Award has been instituted by Skoch group of Institutes which is one the leading Innovation Management Institute in India recognizes the top 100 projects successfully implemented in India in various fields of Agriculture, Medicine, Engineering, Remote Sensing etc. The NAIP project A Value Chain on Industrial Agroforestry in Tamil Nadu was awarded as the TOP 100 PROJECTS IN INDIA from the Skoch Innovation Order of Merit Award 2016 on 14.12.2016