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First Farmers Science Congress Session on 6th January 2020

Chander Mohan
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With focus on Rural Development through Science and Technology, for the first time in the history of Indian Science Congress, a Farmers Science Congress is being held. It will cover themes ranging from farmers innovation on integrated agriculture and entrepreneurship for doubling farmers income, climate change, bio-diversity, conservation, ecosystem services & farmers empowerment to agrarian distress, rural bio-entrepreneurship, policy issues.

The event will have the presence of experts and scientists from Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS) along with farmers whose innovative approaches have led to significant contributions.

India’s largest annual gathering of scientific luminaries from countries across the world, the '107th Indian Science Congress', will be held from January 3 to 7, 2020 at University of Agricultural Sciences (UASB), GKVK Campus, Bangalore, Karnataka focusing on ‘Science & Technology: Rural Development’.

There are 26 plenary sessions for the science buffs. Women, Farmers, Children, and Science communicators have exclusive deliberations during this science congress. Pride of India exhibition has 130 participants exhibiting technologies, machinery, equipment, and science models.

Farmers congress organized for the first time. The main focus on innovation in integrated agriculture entrepreneurship, climate change, biodiversity, agrarian distress, rural bio-entrepreneurship, and policy issues. The three Technical Sessions on Agriculture around ten innovative farmers will present their views. ISCA introduced a comprehensive mobile app ISC 2020 UASB to provide details of all the sessions.

Theme : Farmers innovation on integrated agriculture and entrepreneurship for doubling farmers income

Date & Time -January 06, 2020 at 12:00-06:00 PM - Technical Session I

Venue -Cluster II –College of Agriculture, South Block: Hall 10 Kuvempu Sabhangana

Chairman - Dr.M.K.Naik, Vice Chancellor, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga

Co-chairman -Dr.V.P.Chahal.Asst. Director General (Agrl. Extn.), ICAR, New Delhi

Dr.S.Bhaskar, Asst. Director General (Agronomy) ICAR, New Delhi

Presentation :10 innovative farmers

Theme : Climate change, Bio-diversity, conservation , ecosystem services & Farmers empowerment

Date & Time -January 06, 2020 at 02:30-4:00 PM - Technical Session II

Venue -Cluster II –College of Agriculture, South Block: Hall 10 Kuvempu Sabhangana

Chairman -Dr. R.C. Agarwal,Deputy Director General (Edn.), ICAR, New Delhi

Co-chairman -Dr.S.B.Dandin.Deputy Director General (Edn.), ICAR, New Delhi

Dr.Randhir, SinghAsst. Director General (Extension),ICAR, New Delhi

Dr.R.K.Saha,Director of Extension Education, Central Agricultural University, Imphal

Presentation :10 innovative farmers

Theme : Agrarian distress, rural bio-entrepreneurship, policy issues

Date & Time -January 06, 2020 at 04:00-05:00 PM - Technical Session III-Panel discussion

Venue -Cluster II –College of Agriculture, South Block: Hall 10 Kuvempu Sabhangana

Chairman -Dr. K. Narayana Gowda,Former VC, UAS(B)

Co-chairman -Dr.K.N.Kattimani,Vice-Chancellor, UAS, Raichur,Dr Shiv Prasad Kimothi,Asst. Director General (TC) ICAR, New Delhi

Presentation :ATARI Directors, DRs/DEEs of SAUs/CAUs Innovative farmers/ Entrepreneurs/NGOs/IFFCO/KRIBHCO

Concurrent Session: Poster Presentation by farmers Valedictory

The Nobel Laureates who will be participating include German Physicist, Prof. Stefan Hell who is one of the directors of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany. He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2014 ‘for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy’ and Prof. Ada E. Yonath from Israel. She is a protein crystallographer who was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

Apart from this, several senior Scientists from India and abroad along with several government officials will be participating in this event to exchange their views on a range of scientific issues, both at the national and international level.

“Vigyan Sancharak Sammelan” is an initiative for Science communicators' for professional growth. This programme will focus on the theme "Science & Technology: Rural Development ".  Science Communicators’ role is to facilitate public engagement with scientific issues. Science communication plays an integral part in one’s scientific career. Being able to effectively disseminate research findings within the community and to consider collective opinions in prioritizing research needs is an important attribute of scientific maturity. Thus, dissemination of scientific information and inculcation of scientific attitude among masses at large is the need of the hour.

With this broad goal, Science Communicators’ Meet will be held to bring together experts in the field of science communication with particular reference to rural development. It will provide an opportunity to academicians, science journalists, activists, filmmakers, scientists and other communicators from all over the world to meet, deliberate and exchange their views on how to develop science communication.

The five days will witness a large number of visitors from the corporate sector, scientific fraternity and academia, R&D institutes, defense, government, PSUs and so on.Especially the farmers of India. Known as Annadata. Provider of three meals a DAY. The future is of Food Security in view of the increasing population in 2030 and 2050.

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