With the experience in producing seedlings and growing plants in garden we are venturing into research initiatives connected to nursery technology, agronomic practices, phenology, growth, productivity etc for which our small team is getting geared up. In fact Mr. Sabik like experts who has a strong research backing leads the task.
Further Ahalia team up with other Institutes and Organisations in collaborative research as discussed in another page.
Green Ahalia offers excellent platform to post graduate students to pursue their internships at our campus where the researches they conduct is aligned with our goals and are mutually beneficial. The norms for this research is much relaxed though stringent monitoring and evaluations are followed to ensure quality output.
Ahalia flagship programme for conservation is the RET garden. In this garden several species falling under different RET categories and locally rare species are happily growing, ensuring survival of the species in question. This garden can offer material for research and propagation for ex situ conservation. We have been liberally supported by agencies like IIHR , FRLHT-TDU, MSSRF, KFRI etc for pooling such species. The species here have been constantly monitored with special care and survival documented.
As part of the garden development programme we have entered into MoUs with Research institutes like IFGTB, KFRI etc for survival and maintenance of key species. Thus we are part of their conservation network. We have also been working with KFRI for developing model for agroforestry using Sandal as key species and fruit trees. Once developed this will be a path breaking finding for popularising cultivation of this important high value species.
The other aspects we are engaged in research is in the filed of developing ecosystem specific packages of cultivation of prioritised commercially important species with support from NMPB and SMPB. This study also help to recognise the much promising crops for the region.