Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

Foreign experts to take part in AAU�s conference

By Staff Correspondent

JORHAT, Dec 12 - As part of its year-long golden jubilee celebrations being underway since April this year, the Assam Agricultural University (AAU) is organising an international conference on �Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture� from tomorrow with a four-day programme at its Jorhat campus.

An AAU official told this newspaper that the Professor HS Srivastava Foundation for Science and Society (Lucknow) and Society for Environmental Development in India, New Delhi are the co-organisers of the event.

The official mentioned that AAU, Professor HS Srivastava Foundation for Science and Society (Lucknow) and Society for Environmental Development in India, New Delhi, are involved in carrying out research and awareness about creating an environment for climate resilient agriculture, which is a major concern in today�s ever-changing climate scenario.

He stated that the conference aims to bring together all stakeholders in a single platform to share knowledge, academic debate and to highlight climate change, biodiversity, agriculture sustainability research and academic activities being carried out in universities, research institutes, NGOs and corporate bodies across the globe.

The conference has been planned to formulate appropriate policy and research directions for achieving the climate neutral goal, the official said.

As many as 1,080 research papers from 200 institutes across the globe have been received till date and delegates from 16 counties have registered for the conference, the official said.

International delegates from North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Russia, China, Japan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Australia and South Asian nations have confirmed their participation, the official further said.

He said that the deliberations in the conference will be under 22 themes and 66 sub-themes have been designed, embracing areas of climate change, agriculture, forestry, horticulture, environmental science, animal husbandry and fishery, human health and Intellectual Property Rights and also tribal health.

The official said that the conference has been sponsored by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Indian Council of Forestry Research, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development (NBARD), Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), National Horticultural Board, ONGC, Indian Science Academy, NRL, Coffee Board and several other organisations related to scientific research and dealing with environment matters.

Next Story