Shastri Mapping & Matching Interest Workshop (SMMIW) -Agriculture

Programme is currently closed for this year.

Shastri Mapping and Matching Bi-national Interest Workshop, proposes to conduct partnership development meetings in the areas of mutual interest to Indian and Canadian researchers. The aim of the proposed workshops is to provide a learning mechanism that will help researchers from both countries to come together and provide a framework of developments and trends on mutual themes of interest, share their research findings and explore joint collaborations and partnerships.

The workshops aim to support research relevant to international development and support new, emerging, and under-researched areas relevant to specifically identified themes. Providing opportunities to work across the bi-national board in order to enhance learning, these meetings will promote twinning partnerships for advanced research and development. As an outcome, the proposed workshops would also facilitate universities/institutions in India and Canada to establish research partnerships with the aim of creating innovations and social impact by engaging with relevant industries. Aimed at finding solutions, to manage challenges, and to help in developing joint understanding on an issue, these workshops will be dedicated to achieve longstanding and successful bi-national partnerships through the development of joint research collaborations by seeding relationships through national and international sources of funding.

It is proposed that virtual bi-lateral workshops with larger groups of identified researchers will be held initially to identify and establish interests from both sides. Scholars identified through these virtual workshops will then be invited to more focused virtual and eventually in person, face-to-face Shastri Mapping and Matching Workshops.

The identified areas for such workshops are as follows, but not limited to:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Quantum Technologies
  • Agriculture
  • Sustainable Life
  • Green Economy
  • Pandemic Preparedness
  • Water Management
  • Specialised and Advanced Manufacturing
  • Waste Management and Urban Design
  • Health Care including One health and Public Health
  • Digital Humanities
  • Public Policy
  • Law and Governance
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems
  • Arts and Culture, Conservation and Preservation of Heritage

The opening Workshop will be in the domain of Agriculture. The proposals from researchers/faculty members are invited on below mentioned themes –

  • Crop Science and Crop improvement
  • Soil Health
  • Smart Farming/Precision Agriculture
  • Plant Protection
  • Agriculture Economics, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship
  • Post-harvest management
  • Food Processing and Value Addition
  • Animal Agriculture
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Wellbeing
  • Any other

Application Forms

Interested researchers and faculty members are invited to send completed proforma for expression of interest for Shastri Mapping & Matching Interest Workshop (SMMIW) at

Click here to download Proforma for Expression of Interest


The deadline for expression of interest is January 15, 2022, 11:59 PM (IST). 


Ms. Reshma Rana Verma

Programme Officer
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI)
5 Bhai Vir Singh Marg
New Delhi 110001 INDIA
Call us at: 011 – 2374 6417; 2374 3114; & 2374 2677