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Indian Society for Root Crops Sreekariyam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala & ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute Sreekariyam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

The ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI), Thiruvananthapuram, a premier institute under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, does R&D activities on 15 tropical tuber crops. Important ones are cassava, sweet potato, yams, elephant foot yam, taro, tannia. The institute has developed and popularized 71 improved varieties, agro-techniques and cropping systems for climatic resilient farming and an array of value added food, feed and industrial products to improve livelihoods of about 200 million people who directly or indirectly depend on these crops for food and nutritional security. The ISRC, a registered scientific society devoted to research and development of tropical root and tuber crops was established in 1972 and has more than 500 members including those from overseas. A biannual publication of the society, The Journal of Root Crops, publishes research papers on tropical root and tuber crops. ICAR-CTCRI is located in a panoramic location Sreekariyam, about 12 km north of Thiruvananthapuram city. The capital city of ‘God’s own country, Kerala, is well connected by road, rail and air. The weather during November is pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 22 to 29°C. The picturesque locales of Kaniyakumari, Kovalam, Veli backwaters, and Varkala cliff are at an approachable distance from the Institute.
The National Conference on Tropical Tuber Crops for Sustainability, Tradition, Agri-Food Systems & Resilience is organized with an aim to understand the scope and importance of tropical tuber crops among the various stakeholders including researchers, farming community and policy makers. Keeping in view of the present scenario, various sessions on befitting themes are designed to bring the best research work from researchers and students. The conference will highlight the importance of traditional food values; improve the sustainability of farmers through improved agri-food systems and throw light on the resilience of the tuber crops in view of climate vagaries of nature.
The conference is open to all individuals interested in the theme areas.
1. Genetic resources and varietal improvement
2. Resource management and climate resilient farming
3. Pest and disease management
4. Nutritional attributes, processing and value addition
5. Transfer of technology and commercialization
6. Bioinformatics, omics, Io T applications and AI

Submission of abstract : 15 October 2023
Closing of early bird registration : 31 October 2023
Intimation of acceptance of paper : 01 November 2023
Full paper submission : 15 November 2023
Conference : 28-29 November 2023

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