Horticulture sector is moving at a fast pace owing to its immense potential in improving nutrition and well- being, raising farm income, generating employment opportunities and earning foreign exchange. Horticulture is also recognized as a major driver of growth in agriculture in India. It contributes nearly 30 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) of agriculture. The area and production of horticulture crops in India are increasing rapidly and presently it covers 28.08 million ha with annual production of 342.3 million tones. Keeping with emerging demands, rapid technological advancement in different areas viz. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Big Data, Next Generation Sequencing and Genome Editing created new avenues for precise cultivation and designing of new crop varieties in horticulture. To discuss the recent advancements and define the future course of actions, the Academy is organizing horticulture congress biennially since 2004 and 9 such congresses were organized in different parts of the country. It is proposed to organize the 10th Indian Horticulture Congress-2023 at Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam from November 6-9, 2023. In this congress, special emphasis will be given to the potential of the North-East India as a hub for horticultural production and export. The congress aims to identify such issues, set priorities to unleash the potential of this sector in attaining self- reliance. Based on these, sixteen major theme areas have been identified with important topics requiring deliberations.
Indian Academy of Horticultural Sciences (IAHS) has been organizing biennially Indian Horticulture Congresses in different states of the country to review R&D initiatives taken in the country to sensitize various stake-holders of the latest technologies and opportunities for the future. These congresses Nineth Congress on Horticulture for Health, Livelihoods and Economy held at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh in 2021.
- Last date for receiving Abstract(s): July 31, 2023
- Last date for sending Acceptance Letter: August 31, 2023
- Last date for sending Full length Paper: August 31, 2023
- Last date for sending Registration fee: September 15, 2023
Details of Registration Fee for various categories of participants are as under:
* An additional amount of Rs. 1000/- (Rupees One Thousand Only) will be charged as late fee for all the participants except registration under farmers category
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