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5F FARMING – CONFERENCE 2023

BACKGROUND

ATPBR has conducted three national conferences under its 5F Farming (Food, Feed, Fiber, Fuel & Fine chemicals) initiative on themes related to crop improvement since 2019 (1. Crop Improvement for 21st Century, 2. Gene Revolution for Profitable Agriculture and 3. Realigning Indian Agriculture for a Sustainable Future). While deliberating on the appropriate theme for the next conference, members of the organizing committee agreed that Indian agricultural scientists received worldwide recognition for the great strides they made in making the green revolution happen and achieving continued phenomenal successes thereafter. Indian R&D made all-round advancements in the fields of crop improvement, including genetics, breeding, and biotechnology; soil and water management; protection of crops from biotic and abiotic stresses; seed science and technology; farm mechanization and protected agriculture; post-harvest handing of crops; e-commerce, etc. In particular regard to crop improvement and introduction of seeds of new varieties, India’s development initiatives got closely connected with international research since the adoption of “New Seed Policy” in 1988. That phase was followed by the development of biotech crops in late nineties which culminated into the commercial introduction of Bt cotton in 2002. These developments provided major impetus to increasing investment in research by both public and private sector, leading to greater number of new, superior varieties and hybrids in both field and vegetable crops becoming available to the farmers. Overall, India’s breeding activities assumed a formidable size comparable to any in the world. India’s agricultural exports, including those of seeds also achieved significant growth. Yet, as the members of the organizing committee of the 4th 5F Conference arrived at a consensus, India’s actual performance in the global seed market falls short of its much greater potential, considering the nation’s genetic and agro-climatic diversity on the one hand, and the availability of plenty of talented and qualified research personnel, on the other. Therefore, the committee was unanimous that the central theme of the next expert consultation would be to find ways to harness India’s potential and turning it into one of the leading providers of superior performing crop varieties in the world market. It is proposed that the experts shall, a)delve upon both strengths and weaknesses of the state of Indian crop improvement research and the factors that govern the realization of its potential, vis-á-vis the forces that determine the end products finding place in the global market, and b) strive to find out ways that may enable India to become a major player in the global seed market – with varieties bred in India being grown by farmers in other countries.

The conference on Globalization of India’s Crop Improvement Research shall deliberate on the following sub-themes, through keynote addresses, as well as panel discussions:

  • Comprehensive integration of cutting-edge science and precision technology to achieve sustainability within and exploit full potential of agriculture beyond our borders
  • Improvement of individual and industrial agility through effective skill development program to meet current and future challenges in this emerging area
  • Inclusion of young and capable or competent professionals to build a resilient ecosystem for sustainable primary and secondary agriculture ecosystem within the country and abroad

The conference will provide a perfect platform for Scientists, Industry Leaders, Policymakers, Farmers, Students and other stakeholders for brainstorming, networking and to learn from each other for a better tomorrow.

POSTER

Interested attendees are invited to submit their abstract for poster display during the conference.

EXHIBITION & TRADE DESK

There will be an opportunity for manufacturers, suppliers, technologist to showcase their product and service to vital to the seed industry and seed systems market. It also provides a platform for breeders from public and private sectors to enhance their knowledge and encourage exchange of their germplasm through TRADE DESKS.

REGISTRATION

Registration for the conference will be open from August 1st2022.

Registration Type Early Bird Rate (Till Aug 31) Regular Rate (Jan 18) On site
Indian participants 5900 7080 8260
Students 1000 2500 3500

Note: fee includes 18% GST

Event Schedule

  • 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm Conference registration
  • 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm Session I - Conference Inauguration
  • 5.00 pm - 6.00 pm Vision Lecture
  • 6.00 pm - 7.30 pm Inauguration of Exhibition & Trade desk
  • 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm Welcome Reception (Dinner)
  • 8.00 am - 9.30 am Registration
  • 9.30 am - 1.00 pm Session II
  • 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm Lunch Break
  • 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Session III
  • 3.00 pm - 3.15 pm Break
  • 3.15 pm – 4.15 pm Session IV
  • 4.15 pm - 4.30 pm Break
  • 4.30 pm – 5.30 pm Plenary Talk
  • 5.30 pm - 7.00 pm Poster Session
  • 7.00 pm - 9.30 pm Networking Dinner
  • 08.30 am - 09.30 am Registration
  • 09.30 am - 11.30 am Session IV
  • 11.00 am - 11.45 am Break
  • 11.45 am - 01.00 pm Panel Discussion
  • 01.00 pm - 02.00 pm Lunch Break
  • 02.00 pm - 04.00 pm Panel Discussion
  • 04.00 pm – 04.15 pm Break
  • 04.15 pm - 05.00 pm Valedictory Session


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

STRUCTURE FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Sr Detail No Amount (Lac)
1 Platinum 1 7.0
2 Gold 2 5.0
3 Networking/Gala Dinner 1 3.5
4 Silver 1 2.5
5 Bronze 1 1.5
6 Lunch 2 1.0
7 Exhibitors 10 0.30
8 Advertisement 2 0.20

  1. Ten complimentary registrations
  2. Once speaker slot in a session of choice
  3. One exhibition booth in a centra location (6x3m) with company name plate (2x1 ft)
  4. Full page advertisement in the abstract book on inside
  5. Acknowledgement during the inaugural and valedictory session
  6. Corporate signage/logo will be prominently displayed in the registration area/stage backdrop and conference hall
  7. Logo in acknowledgement page of conference booklet
  8. Logo on conference – 2023 website
  9. Sponsors can include promotional material in the conference kits provided to delegates
  10. Sponsors’ logo will be placed in next year’s brochures as ‘Last year’s sponsors’
  11. List of participants with contact detail will be shared
  1. Seven complimentary registrations
  2. Once speaker slot in a session of choice
  3. One exhibition booth in a centra location (6x3m) with company name plate (2x1 ft)
  4. Full page advertisement in the abstract book on inside front cover page
  5. Acknowledgement during the inaugural and valedictory session
  6. Corporate signage/logo will be prominently displayed in the registration area/stage backdrop and conference hall
  7. Logo in acknowledgement page of conference booklet
  8. Logo on conference – 2023 website
  9. Sponsors can include promotional material in the conference kits provided to delegates
  10. Sponsors’ logo will be placed in next year’s brochures as ‘Last year’s sponsors’
  11. List of participants with contact detail will be shared
  1. Five complimentary registrations
  2. An opportunity to welcome the delegates for the dinner and make a short presentation about your organization
  3. One exhibition booth (4x3m) with company name plate (2x1 ft)
  4. Acknowledgement during the inaugural and valedictory session
  5. Corporate signage/logo will be prominently displayed in the registration area/stage backdrop and conference hall
  6. Logo in acknowledgement page of conference booklet
  7. Logo on conference – 2023 website
  8. Sponsors can include promotional material in the conference kits provided to delegates
  9. Sponsors’ logo will be placed in next year’s brochures as ‘Last year’s sponsors’
  10. List of participants with contact detail will be shared
  1. Four complimentary registrations
  2. One exhibition booth (4x3m) with company name plate (2x1 ft)
  3. Acknowledgement during the inaugural and valedictory session
  4. Corporate signage/logo will be prominently displayed in the registration area/stage backdrop and conference hall
  5. Logo in acknowledgement page of conference booklet
  6. Logo on conference – 2023 website
  7. Sponsors can include promotional material in the conference kits provided to delegates
  8. Sponsors’ logo will be placed in next year’s brochures as ‘Last year’s sponsors’
  9. List of participants with contact detail will be shared
  1. Two complimentary registrations
  2. One exhibition booth (4x3m) with company name plate (2x1 ft)
  3. Acknowledgement during the inaugural and valedictory session
  4. Corporate signage/logo will be prominently displayed in the registration area/stage backdrop and conference hall
  5. Logo in acknowledgement page of conference booklet
  6. Logo on conference – 2023 website
  7. Sponsors can include promotional material in the conference kits provided to delegates
  8. Sponsors’ logo will be placed in next year’s brochures as ‘Last year’s sponsors’
  9. List of participants with contact detail will be shared
  1. One complimentary registration
  2. Logo display during lunch
  3. Acknowledgement during the inaugural and valedictory session
  4. Corporate signage/logo will be prominently displayed in the registration area/stage backdrop and conference hall
  5. Logo in acknowledgement page of conference booklet
  6. Logo on conference – 2023 website
  7. Sponsors can include promotional material in the conference kits provided to delegates
  8. Sponsors’ logo will be placed in next year’s brochures as ‘Last year’s sponsors’
  9. List of participants with contact detail will be shared
  1. One complimentary registration
  2. One exhibition booth (4x3m) with company name plate (2x1 ft)
*Note: 18% GST will be applicable on category of sponsorship, exhibition and booklet insert


ATPBR Awards

The Foundation for Advanced Training in Plant Breeding (ATPBR) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization, whose goal is to strengthen plant breeding research-for-development (R4D) capacity in India. ATPBR aims to create a conducive ecosystem by bringing together knowledge and skill-based organizations and experts on a common platform and facilitate interventions for organizing joint capacity-building courses, joint research projects and co-incubation practices to promote technology entrepreneurs and global research leaders to support a viable seed industry.

ATPBR aims to:
  1. Be a platform to facilitate and catalyze public and private partnerships in the seed industry
  2. Sensitize people to appreciate and value the importance of plant breeding research for a vibrant seed industry
  3. Promote global partnerships in the seed industry through capacity building via research-for-development
  4. Nurture young plant breeders through upgradation in use of cutting-edge technologies, via a global network of experienced scientists
  5. Aspire to be the leading plant breeding research, and capacity building center

Considering that plant breeders rarely get recognized (as their main contributions are improved varieties and hybrids, compared to high impact research papers or technologies or patents of scientists in other disciplines), Starting from 2020 onwards, ATPBR has instituted ATPBR Achievement Awards in the Seed Industry to deserving plant breeders and seed technologists who have made significant contributions to the seed industry.

Awards are under the following three categories:
  1. Lifetime Achievement Award in Plant Breeding
  2. Outstanding Women Achievers in Seed Industry Award
  3. Excellence in Seed Industry Award (both Individuals or Institutions)

ATPBR is inviting nominations of possible candidates for the 2023 Awards from Institutions/ Seed Companies. Nominations could also come from Seed Associations or such other entities. Nominations could also come from Seed Associations or such other entities. Each nomination should carry support/ recommendations from two other entities (institutions/ companies).

Please note that nominations from individuals will not be entertained.

The following general criteria needs to be considered during selecting individuals for nominations:
  • Candidates should have at least 2 decades of experience in developing and releasing improved crop varieties/ hybrids or worked in the seed industry.
  • Basic criteria for categories 1 and 2 to include number of varieties/ hybrids developed, Spread/ Popularity of varieties, measured in terms of area covered/ Seed sales/ Market share/ Quality parameters/ Farmer adoption and Impact on farmer’s field.
  • Criteria also include number research papers, new innovations, improved methods/ technologies, IPRs, patents, PVP/ germplasm registrations, etc.
  • Criteria for Category 3 (Excellence in Seed Industry) includes people/ companies who are unsung heroes/ Companies for a long period (minimum 20 years), who have used innovative approaches/ technologies, and shown vision and leadership in the seed industry.
  • Last date to submit the nomination: September 30, 2022

Email: secyconf2023@gmail.com
Phone No. +91 87939 88121

Organizing Committee Members

Dr. K. K. Narayanan

Chair

Co-Founder Director
ATPBR


Dr. S K Tikoo

Chair -Program Committee

Co-Founder
Tierra Seeds Sci. Pvt Ltd,
Independent Director ATPBR

Dr. CLL Gowda

Chair –Award Committee

Co-Founder
GRSV Consulting Service


Dr. Aparna Tiwari

Secretary

Co- Founder, Director
ATPBR


Dr. Sharad Angadi

Member

Director- ATPBR
R & D Adviser
Ankur Seeds Pvt Ltd

Mr. Prashant Belgamvar

Member

Business Director
Advanta India Ltd

Dr. Girish Patil

Member

Manager R & D
East West Seeds India Pvt Ltd.

Dr. A. K. Mishra

Member

Co- Founder, Director
ATPBR

Dr. C Chaporkar

Member

Advisor
Mahyco Pvt Ltd

Dr. Krishna Prasad

Member

Breeding & Res. Lead
Tierra Seeds Science Pvt Ltd

Mr. V Ravichandram

Member

Progressive Farmer

Dr. B. M. Khadi

Member

President
ISARD

Mr. Sharad Deshpande

Member

Managing Partner
Silvia Seeds Inc

Dr. Kshirod K. Jena

Member

Professor Emeritus
KIIT School of Biotechnology.

Mr. Promod Kadakol

Member

General Manager
Corteva AgriScience

Mr. R Mallikarjun

Member

Managing Partner
Atlas Seeds & Service

Dr. R.M Sundaram

Member

Director
ICAR-IIRR

Dr. Manish Bhatnagar

Member

Growth Unit Lead
Mahyco Pvt Ltd.

Dr. Ramesh Bhat

Member

Assist Prof.
UAS, Dharwad

Dr. ParthaR.Das Gupta

Member

Former Director
Syngenta Foundation, India.
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Dr. Malavika Dadlani

Member

Former Joint Director
(Research) of ICAR-IARI

Mr. Gubba Kiran

Member

CEO
Gubba Cold Storage

Organized by

Foundation for Advanced Training in Plant Breeding (ATPBR)

Venue

Conference will be held in Pune, Maharashtra.
Please address all future communications and further enquires related to the conference to:
Organizing Secretary:- Email: secyconf2023@gmail.com, Tel: +91 8793988121

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