Year of establishment : 1972
To undertake agronomic research in the country, all India Coordinated Agronomic Research Project was established in 1968 with head quarters at IARI, New Delhi. The head quarter of the Project was shifted to U.A.S., Bangalore in 1977. In the VII Five Year Plan, the All India Coordinated Agronomic Research Project was upgraded to the status of Project Directorate for Cropping Systems Research (PDCSR) Further, during the year 2009-10 the PDCSR was re-named as “Project Directorate for Farming Systems Research (PDFSR)” and During XII plan period the ICAR-Project Directorate for Farming Systems Research (ICAR-PDFSR) officially renamed as Indian Institute of Farming Systems Research (IIFSR) and it established with focus on farming systems research after re-naming the Project Directorate for Cropping Systems Research (PDCSR) which became operational during 2009. The AICRP on IFS formed after re-organizing the setup of AICRP on Cropping System. IIFSR has coordination unit of All India Coordinated Research Project on Integrated farming Systems Research with 42 On-station research centres with Main Centres-25 and Sub Centres-12 along with, and 5 ICAR based opted centres and 32 On-farm research centres located at various places all over India. In addition a network project on Organic Farming with 13 centers is also based at PDFSR.
The project is being operated under Gujarat Agricultural University since its inception in the year 1972. Now under Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University from 01-05-2004, prior to that it was functioning under the Department of Agriculture. In Gujarat, Integrated Farming System Project has one Main Center at Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar and two sub centres at Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh and Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari conducting On Station Research and two On Farm Research Project functioning at S.D.A.U, Jagudan and Anand Agricultural University, Derol. The state has been divided broadly into eight agro-climatic zones and four agro-ecological zones viz. 2-4-5 and 19. They were demarcated based on the existing climate and cropping patterns. The integrated Farming System is working with different component like Cropping Systems, Live stock, Horticulture plantations, Vegetables and Boundary plantations. Including crops in cropping systems like pearlmillet, groundnut, cotton, rice, wheat, castor, mustard, groundnut, sunflower among oil seeds and pigeon pea, blackgram, greengram, chickpea and guar among pulses.
AICRP on Integrated Farming Systems
Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University
Sardarkrushinagar -385 506