The University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bengaluru is gearing up for the 13th edition of Agricultural Science Congress (ASC), which is scheduled to fire up today. Themed for ‘Climate-smart Agriculture’, the 13th ASC will be inaugurated at the GKVK campus of the University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bengaluru and will go on for four days.
The event is a mutual venture of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), India and Karnataka’s local ICAR Institutes. Both institutes mutually have organised the XIII Agricultural Science Congress at the University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bengaluru, which will go on from February 21 to 24th 2017. The theme of the Agricultural Science Congress is ‘Climate-smart Agriculture’. This is for the first time that, Bengaluru is hosting Agricultural Congress.
As highlighted by the NAAS in the official page of the Agricultural Science Congress, The opening session of Agricultural Science Congress will be inaugurated by Sri Vajubhai Vala, Governor of Karnataka and the Chancellor of the University on February 21, 2017, at Dr Babu Rajendra Prasad International Convention Centre UAS, Bengaluru. The Congress will also experience the presence of Mr Siddaramaiah, Chief Minister of Karnataka.
The grand event will be an academically invigorating platform, enabling scholars from the entire country to discuss and put forward their views regarding the important issues related to ‘Climate-smart Agriculture’. The Congress will be presented various aspects of the ‘Climate-smart Agriculture’, including the socio-economic empowerment of trivial farmers by allowing technological advancements and introducing the activist policy initiatives for sustainable agricultural development, improvements of forestry division, and the efficient management of natural resources harmonically with global climate change.
The symposium will be attended by more than 2,000 accomplices from different parts of India as well as and abroad, and both the national and international delegates will present more than 70 papers on Agricultural Climate Change and its related factors. Noted speakers at the summit include Dr Uma Lele, independent researcher and former senior advisor, World Bank, Washington DC, Andreas Bürkert from the University of Kassel, Witzenhausen, Germany, K Kasturirangan, former Chairman, IERO, Anil Kakodkar, former chairman, and Atomic Energy Commission of India.