ASC 2015
XII Agricultural Science Congress
Sustainable Livelihood Security
for Smallholder Farmers
33rd(Tuesday)-6th(Friday),February 2015
Venue: National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana
National Academy of Agricultural Science (NAAS), New Delhi, India is organizing the XII Agricultural Science Congress (XII ASC) 2015 at National Dairy Research Institute rd th (NDRI), Karnal during 3 -6 February, 2015. Considering the importance of the subject, the theme of the Congress has been chosen as "Sustainable Livelihood Security for Smallholder Farmers". The Congress will provide a very vibrant platform for discussing and exchanging views on contemporary topics in Indian Agriculture like the Crop & Vegetable Production, Animal, Poultry & Fish Production Systems and related Social Science issues. We are expecting a large number of delegates across the globe to attend this meeting covering the cream of academia, entrepreneurs, policy makers, farmers, financial institutions, students and others who are important stakeholders in shaping up the robust agricultural economy of India. You are welcome to attend the XII ASC.
Dates to Remember
 February 1, 2014 Abstract Submission and Online Registration Opens
  February 1, 2014 Sponsorship and Exhibition Prospectus Launches
  November 30, 2014 Early Bird Registration Closes
  December 15, 2014 Abstract Submission Closes
  January 1, 2015 Online Registration Closes
The diaspora of people attending the XII ASC will work to evolve means & strategies to effectively combat the poverty and hunger and search for a rural development system while respecting the environment and biodiversity;
specially focusing on the 'Smallholder Farmers'. We invite active participation of all researchers, policy makers, farmers, entrepreneurs and students in the congress. Dr. S. Ayyappan, President, NAAS; DG, ICAR & Secretary, DARE
NDRI is known for its strength in organizing big scientific events in the past. Our whole team is working to make this event in 2015 too a grand success. We are working to gather the most renowned speakers from around the globe and
make best arrangements for your comfortable and enjoyable stay at Karnal. Book your calendar for Feb 3-6, 2015 and we will feel too happy to greet you at NDRI. Keep track of recent happenings at our end and register at . Dr. A. K. Srivastava, Director & Vice Chancellor, NDRI and Convener, XII ASC

  Livelihood security for smallholder farmers
  Skill and human resource development for diversification of employment and income opportunity
  Empowerment of women in agriculture
  Intensification of livestock production for smallholder and land less farmers
  Attracting youth in agriculture
  Group dynamics of smallholder farmers, SHG, producers companies, cooperatives and contract farming
  Linking smallholder farmers with the marke
  Credit flow and insurance support to smallholder farmers
  Mechanization & post harvest technologies for small farmers
  Natural resource management & climate change: International perspective
  Policy matter issues for the protection of smallholder farmers
Parallel to the 12th ASC the ASC India Expo will be a major attraction, providing an excellent platform to all the stake holders connected with the agriculture industry
opportunities to show case their products, services, technologies & initiatives to the policy makers, corporate, R&D experts and thousands of farmers. The expo shall bring together wide spectrum of participants from sericulture, floriculture, plasticulture, dairy, poultry, farm practices, equipments, fertilizers, pesticides, seeds, irrigation, food processing etc along with lab chemicals & analytical equipment for laboratory research. Haryana and its adjoining states like Punjab, Himachal and Uttarakhand are well known for their growing trend of mechanized agriculture and big investments in the agriculture sector. The reputation of NDRI for its forward and backward linkage with farmers and industry, very strategic location of Karnal, clean environment and smooth connectivity of Karnal with major metro cities around like Delhi, Chandigarh,Ambala etc.offers added advantage to
the participants of Expo." For more information on sponsorship opportunities and space booking in the expo, please contact: MM Activ: 103-104, Rohit House, 3 Tolstoy Marg, Connaught Place,
New Delhi- 110001,
Ph: 91 11 43542737,
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