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Horticulture sector is moving at a fast pace owing to its immense potential in improving nutrition and wellbeing, raising farm income, generating employment opportunities and earning foreign exchange. The horticulture sector has also recognized as a major driver of growth in agriculture by contributing nearly 30 per cent to the agriculture gross domestic product (GDP). The area and production of horticulture crops are increasing year by year and presently covers 28.08 million ha with annual production of 342.3 million tones. Keeping with emerging demands, rapid technological advancement in different area including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Big Data and Next Generation Sequencing and Genome Editing etc. are creating new avenues for precise cultivation and designing of new crop varieties in horticulture. To discuss the recent advancements and define the future course, the Academy is organizing congress biennially since 2004 and 9 such congresses were organized in different parts of the country. It is proposed to hold the 10th Indian Horticulture Congress-2023 at Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam from 6 to 9 November, 2023. The following broad themes have been identified for the congress.


The Congress will cover lead, oral and poster papers. The lead papers will be invited to the experts from India and foreign countries by the organizing committee. Oral/poster presentation will be selected from the abstracts sent by the participants under different theme areas. Last date for receiving the abstracts is 30th June, 2023. The title, full list of authors, affiliations, and name and mail ID of the presenter should be clearly indicated while sending the abstracts. All members/non-members of the IAHS, student, farmers, foreign delegates and representative of corporate sector are invited to participate. The abstracts and other communications may please be emailed to:

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