Important Abbreviations related to Agriculture in India

Abbreviations related to Agriculture are requested in most of the Agriculture related examinations including NABARD and Forest officers in addition to in IBPS, Banking and SSC examinations too. Now we've assembled all of the vital Abbreviations linked to Agriculture to assist you to prepare for upcoming examinations.

ADB – Asian Development Bank (Founded in 1966)
AEC – Atomic Energy Commission
AED – Agro-Ecosystem Director
AESR – Agro-Eco-Sub-Region
AFC – Agricultural Finance Corporation
AgGDP – Agricultural Gross Domestic Product
AGMARK – Agricultural Produce Grading and Marketing
AICRP – All India Coordinated Research Project
AICRPDA – All India Coordinated Research Project on Dryland Agriculture
AIDEA – Association for Innovation Development of Entrepreneurship in Agriculture
AKIS – Agriculture Knowledge and Information System
AIC – Agricultural Insurance Company of India Ltd.
AIIB – Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
AMA – Agricultural Co-Marketing Advisor
APC – Agricultural Price Commission
APEDA – Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Dev. Authority
APHNET – Animal Production and Health Informatics Network
ARDC – Agriculture Refinance and Development Corporation
ARIS – Agricultural Research Information System
ARISNET – Agricultural Research Information System Network
ARPIS – Agricultural Research Project Information System
ARS – Agricultural Research Services
ARYA – Attracting and Retaining Youth in Agriculture
ASEAN – Association of South East Asian Nations
ATMA – Agricultural Technology Management Agency
BMC – Bulk Milk Cooler
BOD – Biological Oxygen Demand
Bt – Bacillus thuringiensis
CACP – Commission for Agricultural Costs & Prices
CAD – Command Area Development
CAPART – Council for Advancement of Peoples Actions and Rural Technology
CASE – Commission on Alternative Sources of Energy
CB – Co-operative Bank
CBA – Capture Based Aquaculture
CCEA – Cabinet Committee for Economic Affairs
CCI – Cotton Corporation of India
CDAC – Centre for Development of Advanced Computing
CDD – Cattle and Dairy Development
CDP – Community Development Programme
CeRA – Consortium for e-Resources in Agriculture
CFDO – Central Fodder Development Organization
CFSPF – Central Fodder Seed Production Farm
CGIAR – Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research
CII – Confederation of Indian Industry
CIRDAP – Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific
GIS – Geographical Information System
CITES – Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
CIAT – International Centre for Tropical Agriculture
CMTP – Central Minikit Testing Programme
CRIDA – Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture
CSC – Central Seed Committee
CSIR – Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
CSO – Central Statistical Organisation
CWWG – Crop Weather Watch Group
DAC – Department of Agriculture and Cooperation
DADF – Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries
DARE – Department of Agricultural Research and Extension
DBT – Department of Biotechnology
DDP – Desert Development Programme
DDT – Dichloro-Diphenyl- Trichloroethane
DMI – Directorate of Marketing and Inspection, Faridabad
DNA – Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid
DOR – Director of Research
DPAP – Drought Prone Area Programme
DRM – Disaster Risk Management
DST – Department of Science and Technology
EBRD – European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
EDP – Electronic Data Processing
EDP – Entrepreneurship Development Programmes
EEC – European Economic Community
EPA – Eicosapentaenoic Acid / Environmental Protection Agency
FAO – Food and Agricultural Organisation
FCI – Food Corporation of India
FICCI – Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
FSS – Farmers Service Society
FTC – Farmers Training Centre
FYM – Farm Yard Manure
FYP – Five Year Plan
G-8 – Group of Eight (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russian Federation, United Kingdom and United States
GAPs – Good Agricultural Practices
GDP – Gross Domestic Product
GHGs – Green House Gases
GIR – Geographical Indications Registry
GIS – Geographic Information System
GNP – Gross National Product
GPS – Global Positioning System
HAD – Hill Area Development Programme
HOFED – Horticultural Cooperative Marketing Federation
HRD – Human resource development
HT-Crop – Herbicide Tolerant Crop
HYVP – High Yielding Varieties Programme
IAAP – Intensive Agricultural Area Programme
IADA – Intensive Agricultural District Programme
IAEA – International Atomic Energy Agency
IARI – Indian Agricultural Research Institute
IARC – International agricultural research centre
IASRI – Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute
IBRD – International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAR – Indian Council of Agricultural Research
ICDP – Intensive Cattle Development Programme
ICFA – Indian Council for Food and Agriculture
ICRAF – International Council for Research in Agroforestry
ICRISAT – International Crop Research Institute for Semi Arid and Tropics, Hyderabad
ICT – Information and Communication Technology
IDAD – Integrated Dryland Agricultural Development
IDBI – Industrial Development Bank of India
IFAD – International Fund for Agriculture Development
IFFCO – Indian Farmers Fertilizer Co-operative Ltd.
IFOAM – International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement
IFPRI – International Food Policy Research Institute
IFS – Integrated Farming System
IMD – Indian Meteorological Department
IMF – International Monetary Fund
INM – Integrated nutrient management
INTA – Institute National de Tecnologia Agropecuaria (Argentina)
IODP – Intensive Oil Seed Development Programme
IPCC – Intergovernal Panel on Climate Change
IPGRI – International Plant Genetic Resource Institute, Rome, Italy
IPM – Integrated Pest Management
IPR – Intellectual Property Rights
IRDP – Integrated Rural Development Programme
IRR – Internal Rate of Return
ISNAR – International Service for National Agricultural Research
ISO – International Standards Organisation
ITK – Indigenous technology knowledge
IUCN – International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
IVLP – Institute Village Link Programme
JRY – Jawahar Rozgar Yojana
KCC – Kissan Call Centre
KCCS – Kishan Credit Card Scheme
KVK – Krishi Vigyan Kendra
LBS – Lead Bank Scheme
LDB – Land Development Bank
LISNET – Land Information System Network
MCP – Multiple Cropping Programme
MFAL – Marginal Farmers and Agricultural Labour Programme
MIS – Management information system
MMT – Mean Monthly Temperature
MNAIS – Modified National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (2010)
MNCs – Multinational companies
MOU – Memorandum of understanding
MSP – Minimum Support Price/Minimum Standard Protocol
MSY – Mahila Samridhi Yojana
NAARM – National Academy of Agricultural Research Management
NABARD – National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (1982)
NADAMS – National Agriculture Drought Advisory and Management Systems
NADRS – National Animal Disease Reporting System
NAEP – National Agriculture Extension Project

NAFED – National Agriculture Co-operative Marketing Federation
NAIP – National Agricultural Innovative Project
NAIS – National Agricultural Insurance Scheme
NAMA – Non Agricultural Market Access
NAPCC – National Action Plan on Climate Change
NARP – National Agricultural Research Project
NARS – National Agricultural Research System
NASA – National Aeronautics & Space Administration (USA)
NATP – National Agricultural Technology Project
NBAGR – National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources
NBPGR – National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources
NBSSLUP – National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning
NCA – National Commission on Agriculture
NCAER – National Council for Agricultural Economics and Research.
NCAP – National Centre for Agricultural Planning
NCDC – National Co-operative Development Corporation
NCF – National Commission on Farmers
NCIPM – National Center for Integrated Pest Management
NDDB – National Dairy Development Board
NES – National Extension Service
NFSM – National Food Security Mission
NGO – Non-governmental organization
NHB – National Horticulture Board
NHM – National Horticulture Mission
NIAM – National Institute of Agricultural Marketing National Institute of Agricultural Management
NIN – National Institute of Nutrition
NIPGR – National Institute of Plant Genome Research New Delhi
NISAGENET – National Information System on Agricultural Education Network in India
NIC– National Informatics Centre
NITI – National Institute for Transforming India
NOAA – National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (USA)
NOVOD – National Oilseeds and Vegetable Oils Development Board.
NPV – Net present value
NRC – National Research Centre
NRDWP – National Rural Drinking Water Supply Programme
NREGA – (Mahatma Ghandhi) National Rural Employment Guarantee Act
NSAP – National Social Assistance Programme
NSC – National Seed Corporation
NSRTC – National Seeds Research and Training Centre
OECD – Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
OPDP – Oil Palm Development Programme
PCAARD – Philippines Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development
PD – Poultry Development
PDS – Public Distribution System
PI – Principal investigator
PIU – Project Implementation Unit (of NATP)
PKVY – Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana
PME – Prioritisation, monitoring and evaluation
PPS – Principal Production System Scientist
PPTD – Pilot Project for Tribal Development
PPV&FR – Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights
PQSs – Plant Quarantine Stations
PRA – Participatory Rural Appraisal
PRAP – Participatory Action Research Programme
PURA – Provision of Urban Amenities in Rural Areas
PVP – Plant variety protection
R&D – Research and development
RAC – Research Advisory Committee
RADP – Rainfed Area Development Programme
READY – Rural and Entrepreneurship Awareness Development Yojana
RFC – Research Programme Committee
RKVY – Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana
RLEGP – Rural Landless Employment Guarantee Programme
RMK – Rashtriya Mahila Kosh
RPF – Research Project File
RRB – Regional Rural Banks
RUCHI – Rural Centre for Human Interests
SAARC – South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
SAP – Scientific Advisory Panel (of Agro-Ecosystem)
SAREP – Strategic adaptive research and extension plan
SAU – State Agricultural University
SDGs – Sustainable Development Goals (United Nations)
SEBI – Security and Exchange Board of India
SFAC – Small Farmers Agri-Business Consortium
SFDA – Small Farmers Development Agency
SGSY – Swaran Jyanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana
SMS – Short Message Service
SRC – Staff Research Council
SRI – System of Rice Intensification.
TAD – Tribal Area Development
TAR – Technology assessment and refinement
TERI – Tata Energy Research Institute
TOT – Transfer of Technology
TRIFED – Tribal Co-operative Marketing Federation of India
TRYSEM – Training of Rural Youth for Self Employment
TTC – Trainer's Training Centre
UGC – University Grants Commission
UNCTAD – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNDP – United Nations Development Programme
UNEP – United Nations Environment Programme
UNESCO – United Nations Economic Social and Cultural Organization
UNFPA – United Nations Fund for Population Activities
USDA – United States Department of Agriculture
UTI – Unit Trust of India
VAT – Value Added Tax
VOIP – Voice Over Internet Protocol
WADA – World Anti-Doping Agency
WBCIS – Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme
WEF – World Economic Forum
WFC – World Food Council
WFP – World Food Programme
WHO – World Health Organization
WSIS – World Summit on Information Society
WTO – World Trade Organisation
WVDP – Whole Village Development Programme
ZSI – Zoological Survey of India