Programmes - 2014

  • Roundtable on GM Crops for Nutritional Security under the chairmanship of Prof. M.S. Swamianthan, founder Chairman and Chief Mentor, MSSRF on February 12, 2014
  • Foundation Day Celebrations and Annual General Body Meeting on June 4-5, 2014
  • Scientific Presentations by Fellowship: Genes and Genomics for Crop Improvement - Prof. (Ms.) Paramjit Khurana; Antiquity and Functional Diversity of L-myo-inositol 1-phosphate Synthase (MIPS) - Dr. A.N. Lahiri Majumder; Management and Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources in the North-Western Himalayan Region of India - Dr. J.C. Rana; Development and Use of Microsatellite Markers for Crop Improvement - Dr. P.C. Sharma; Breeding for Quality and Disease Resistance in Vegetable Crops - Dr. Pritam Kalia; Micronutrients in Livestock Production and Reproduction - Dr. C.S. Prasad; Closing the Efficiency Gap in Resource Use for Responsive Animal Nutrition - Dr. Kusumakar Sharma; Preventive Health Care in Aquaculture - Prof. I.S. Bright Singh; Integrated Farming Systems for Livelihood Security of Small and Marginal Farmers: Addressing the Knowledge Gap - Dr. U.K. Behera; Carbon Sequestration and Soil Conservation in Arable Highlands - Dr. Ranjan Bhattacharyya; Farming System Management for Improving Livelihood of Small Farm Holders - Dr. B. Gangwar; Some Novel Visions and Resolutions in Adopting Frontier Analytical Tools and Developing Methodologies: A Saga of Building A Community-Friendly Food Safety System - Dr. Kaushik Banerjee; Microbial Bioconversion of Plant Material to Value Added Products - Dr. R.C. Kuhad; Trichoderma virens: Genetics and genomics - Dr. P.K. Mukherjee; Rainwater Conservation and Reuse Structure for Climate Resilient Rainfed Agriculture in Eastern India - Prof. S.N. Panda; Food Process Engineering - Research Contributions - Dr. K.S.M.S. Raghavarao; Nutraceuticals against Chronic Disorders; Molecular Interplay during Physiological Regulation/Pathogenicity - Dr. (Ms.) Shylaja M. Dharmesh
  • Presidential Address on Family Farms: Farm, Feed & Flourish by Dr. S. Ayyappan
  • Foundation Day Lecture on Doing Science in India by Bharat Ratna Professor C.N.R. Rao, National Research Professor, Linus Pauling Research Professor and Honorary President, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru
  • NAAS-IFPRI Meeting on Developing PME Indicators and Mechanisms in NARS (Convener: Dr. Mruthyunjaya) on July 12, 2014
  • National Workshop on Energy in Agriculture (Convener: Prof. Anwar Alam and Dr. Pitam Chandra) on September 15-16, 2014
  • National Workshop on Water in Agriculture (Convener: Dr. B.P. Bhatt and Dr. Himanshu Pathak) on October 7-8, 2014 at Barapani

Brainstorming Sessions

  • Carbon Economy in Indian Agriculture (Convener: Dr. A. Subba Rao, Director, Indian Institute of Soil Sciences, Bhopal) on February 1, 2014 in New Delhi
  • MOOC Opportunities for Capacity Building in Indian Agriculture: Exploring Options and Challenges (Convener: Dr. C. Devakumar, Former ADG (Education), ICAR) on March 5, 2014
  • Preparedness for Monsoon 2014 (Convener: Dr. A.K. Sikka, DDG (NRM), ICAR) on June 7, 2014
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Agricultural Research, Education and Extension for Development [AREE4D] (Convener: Dr. P.G. Chengappa, ICAR National Professor, ISEC, Bengaluru) on June 28, 2014 at Bengaluru
  • Hydroponic Fodder Production in India (Convener: Dr. H.S. Gupta, Director, IARI and Prof. M.P. Yadav, Former VC, SVPUA&T) on July 5, 2014
  • Breeding Policy for Bovines in India (Convener: Dr. M.L. Madan, former VC, DUVASU and Prof. M.P. Yadav, former VC, SVPUA&T) on July 12, 2014
  • Linking Smallholder Farmers and Markets :Towards Inclusive Growth in Agriculture Sector (Convener: Dr. Anjani Kumar, Research Fellow, IFPRI) on July 26, 2014
  • Brainstorming Session on Reservoir Fisheries Development in India: Policy & Management Options (Convener: Dr. W.S. Lakra) on September 19, 2014
  • Brainstorming Session on Sustaining Soybean Production and Productivity in India: A Resource Domains Initiatives (Convener: Dr. S.M. Virmani) on November 28, 2014
  • An interface meeting of the Professional Association of Agricultural Sciences on Developing NAAS-PAAS Linkages (Conveners: Prof. Anupam Varma and Dr. I.P. Abrol) on December 2, 2014 at New Delhi
  • Brainstorming Session on Good Aquaculture Practice (GAP) Certification of Aquaculture in India – Criteria and Implementation Plan (Convener: Dr. Iddya Karunasagar) on December 29- 30, 2014
  • Brainstorming Session on Rating of Agricultural Universities and Institutions (Convener: Prof. R.B. Singh, Immediate Past-President) on December 4, 2014

Silver Jubilee Events

National Symposia

  • Mechanization of Small Farms – Review and Roadmap for 25 Years (Convener: Dr. Anwar Alam) on July 18, 2014 at Bhopal
  • Nutritionally Sensitive and Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture for India’s Food and Nutrition Security: Cchallenges and Opportunities (Convener: Dr. Mahtab S. Bamji) on August 23, 2014 at Hyderabad
  • Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture: 25 Years of Achievements and Way Forward (Convener: Dr. W.S. Lakra) on October 21-22, 2014 at Mumbai
  • Enhancing and Sustaining Agriculture Productivity for Food and Nutrition Security (Convener: Dr. Ajay Parida) on November 22, 2014 at Chennai
  • Strategic Approaches for Horticultural Research, Education and Development – Way Forward (Convener: Dr. H.P. Singh and Co-convener: Dr. Pritam Kalia) on December 26-27, 2014 at New Delhi
  • 25 Years of Research on Insect Resistance to Toxins - The Way Forward (Convener: Dr. K.R. Kranthi) on December 27, 2014 at Nagpur
  • Managing Natural Resources for Posterity: 25 Years of Achievements and Way Forward (Convener: Dr. Biswapati Mandal) held on December 30, 2014 at Kolkata
  • Technology-Policy Integration for Pushing Livestock Sector Growth & Productivity (Convener: Dr. K.M. Bujarbaruah) on January 12-13, 2015 at Guwahati

Collaborative Programme

  • Workshop on Soybean for Household Food and Nutrition Security on March 21-22, 2014 in collaboration with Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences (TAAS)