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Okra – CONFERENCE 2022

BACKGROUND

Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench) is an important vegetable crop belonging to the family Malvaceae. Okra is grown throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the world and in warmer parts of the temperate zone. India is the largest producer of okra globally, with a contribution of more than 72% (6 million tonnes) from an area of 0.5 million hectares (NHB, 2020). Okra has vast potential for earning foreign exchange as it has a significant share in fresh vegetable export (APEDA, 2020). Tender pods of okra are used as a delicious vegetable.

Its leaves, buds, and flowers are also consumed especially in West Africa. It is used in canned, dehydrated, and frozen forms to a limited extent. Okra mucilage is used as a food, non-food and medicinal product. Okra dry seeds are a rich source of oil (18-20%) and protein (20-23%). During the sugar production process, okra roots and stems are used to clean the cane juice. The okra development in India had taken place with the release of Pusa Sawani, the first YVMV (Yellow Vein Mosaic Virus) resistant variety by Dr. Harbhajan Singh at IARI, New Delhi in late fifties. Pusa Sawani remained a ruling variety for several decades worldwide. Many private seed companies in India, like Mahyco started their seed business with this variety. Later on with the development of Parbhani Kranti by Drs. Jambhale and Nerker and Arka Anamika by Dr. O.P. Dutta in nineties the okra development taken a further boost. With the expansion of private seed companies in India after eighties, okra research and development resulted into advent of hybrids both by private and public sector on a large scale, e.g Vijay and Varha (IAHS), Sun 40 (Pioneer), Mahyco-10 (Mahyco), OH 152 (Syngenta) Shakti (Nunhems), CO-4(TNAU), Arka Nikita -GMS Based (IIHR) Kashi Bhairav (IIVR), Pusa Okra Hyb-1(IARI) etc were key products.
The introduction of a short inter-noded strong virus-resistant hybrid Radhika (15-20% more yield) by Advanta (2018) enhanced the popularity of hybrid okra across India. Adaptation of hybrids has been easier as no enhanced agro-technique and additional costs were required to grow the hybrid vs open-pollinated (OP) varieties. Hence, a ₹ 90-crore ($11 m) seed revenue per year in 2011 has now become a ₹ 1000-crore ($112 m) annual market and growing continuously at the rate of about around 8-10 percent.
As per FAO estimates around 75 percent of the Okra market is in India and 12% is in Nigeria. However, in more than 30 West and Central African countries, okra is cultivated as both rain-fed and irrigated crop and is the most valued and popular vegetable consumed in fresh and dried forms. The last five years have seen okra gaining ground as a global crop as its nutritional values are being recognized by consumers. This is especially after COVID pandemic that healthy and balanced diet is getting imbedded in the global mindset. Okra seeds are getting exported to over 20 countries from India. Recently, increased number of research papers on its genetics, breeding, genomics, and agronomy from Asia and African countries have appeared. This is further indication of it becoming a global crop. Over 80 percent market is covered by hybrid seeds in India. Global seed requirement is expected to be 6000 mt by 2030 making it a $ 300m crop soon..

Proposal

Seeing the okra crop production scenario, it is a great time to bring all okra crop improvement scientists and other stakeholders together for a ‘Global Okra Roundtable’ under the aegis of ATPBR and fully supported by ICAR-IARI, New Delhi where the okra virus resistance breeding started with the release of variety Pusa Sawani by the Late Dr. H. B. Singh. This was followed by the path-breaking virus-resistant varieties bred at Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) institutes like the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research in Bangalore and Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi, Agricultural Universities like Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth in Parbhani, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab and Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana. The time for conducting the conference will be Oct 11-13, 2022, which will include a field day on Okra at the IARI campus. GORT can develop into a biennial conference so that Okra stakeholders can meet & take the crop forward.

Organizing Committee Members

Dr A K Singh

Patrons

Director
ICAR-IARI

Dr. K.K. Narayanan

Patrons

Director
ATPBR


Dr. S K Tikoo

Chairman

Tierra Agrotech Ltd,
Independent Director ATPBR

Dr. B.S. Tomar

Co-Chair

Joint Direct Extension
ICAR-IARI, India

Dr. Aparna Tiwari

Secretary

Founder, Director
ATPBR, Aurangabad, India

Dr R. K. Yadav

Co-organizing Secretary

Principal Scientist
ICAR-IARI, New Delhi, India

Dr. Sharad Angadi

Treasurer

Director
ATPBR Aurangabad, India

Dr. Suman Lata

Treasurer

Scientist
ICAR-IARI, New Delhi, India

Dr Prashant Balagamwar

Member

Business Director
Advanta India Ltd

Dr Abe Shegro Gerrano

Member

Sr Researcher
Agriculture Res Council, S Africa

Dr T K Behera

Member

Director
ICAR- IIVR

Dr Krishna Reddy

Member

Ex Head Plant Pathology
ICAR-IIHR

Dr. M Pichimuthu

Member

Principal Scientist
ICAR-IIHR

Dr K V Ravishankar

Member

Principal Scientist
Biotechnology, ICAR-IIHR

Dr Parag Agarwal

Member

Lead Vegetable Research
VNR Seeds, Raipur

Dr Umesh Shelkar

Member

Trait Development Lead
Okra, Syngenta, Karnal, India

Dr VSR Krishna Prasad

Member

Breeding & Research Lead
Tiera Agrotech Ltd

Dr Prassanna K

Member

Lead, Veg Res
Bayer Crop Science, India

Dr Sanjeet Kumar

Member

Ex-Plant Breeder,
ICAR, Varanasi, India

Dr Manoj Phalak

Member

Sr Veg Breeder
Ankur Seeds, India

Dr. Ajaz Ahmed Malik

Member

Scientist
SKUAST, Kashmir

Dr. Girish Patil

Member

R & D Manager
East West Seeds India Pvt Ltd

REGISTRATION

Registration for the conference will be open from 25th July 2022.

Registration Type Early Bird Rate (Till August 10) Regular Rate (Till Oct 4) On site
Indian participants 5900 7080 8260
Students --- 1000 2000
Foreign delegate $ 200 $ 250 $ 300
Online Registration --- 2000 3000

Bank Detail
Account Name : Foundation for Advanced Training in Plant Breeding (ATPBR)
Bank Name: HDFC
Account No. 50200050384008 (Current)
IFSC Code: HDFC0000113, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
GST: 27AADCF2861J1ZI

Registration

Note: fee includes 18% GST


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


About IARI

The journey of Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), popularly known as Pusa Institute, began in 1905 at Pusa (Bihar) with the generous grant of 30,000 pounds from an American philanthropist, Mr. Henry Phipps. The institute was then known as Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) which functioned with five departments, namely Agriculture, Cattle Breeding, Chemistry, Economic Botany and Mycology. Bacteriology unit was added in 1907. The name of ARI was changed to Imperial Institute of Agricultural Research in 1911 and, in 1919 it was renamed as Imperial Agricultural Research Institute. Following a devastating earth quake on 15th January 1934, the institute was shifted to Delhi on 29th July 1936. Post independence, the institute has been renamed as Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI).

During the fifties, the advancement of scientific disciplines constituted the core program of IARI and provided the base for its fast expansion in the 1960’s and 1970’s. It attained the status of a Deemed University in the year 1958. The green revolution that brought smiles to millions of Indians bloomed from the fields of IARI with the development of famous wheat varieties which contributed an estimated on billion tones of addition production. As the Mother of several IARI institutions, IARI continues to be the leading institution for agricultural research, education and extension in the country.
The present campus of the Institute is a self-contained sylvan complex spread over an area of about 500 hectares (approx. 1250 acres) and located about 8 km (5 miles) west of New Delhi Railway Station and about 16 km (10 miles) east of IGI Airport (Palam). The location stands at 28.08 0N and 77.12 0E, the height above mean sea level being 228.61 meters (750 feet). It is adjacent to hillside road.
Currently, the Institute has 20 divisions 5 multi-disciplinary Centres situated in Delhi, 8 regional stations, 2 off-season nurseries, 3 All India coordinated research projects with headquarters at IARI and 10 national Centres functioning under the all India coordinated research projects. It has the sanctioned staff strength of 3540 comprising scientific, technical, administrative and supporting personnel.

Organized by

Foundation for Advanced Training in Plant Breeding (ATPBR)

Venue

INDIAN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (ICAR - IARI),
NEW DELHI-110012
Organizing Secretary:- Email: secygort1@gmail.com Tel: +91 8793988121

About Delhi

Delhi is the capital of India. The city consists of two components: Old Delhi, in the north, the historic city; and New Delhi, in the south. The national capital territory embraces Old and New Delhi and the surrounding metropolitan region, as well as adjacent rural areas. To the east the territory is bounded by the state of Uttar Pradesh, and to the north, west, and south it is bounded by the state of Haryana.
Touristic attraction in/around Delhi
Things to see and do in Delhi are plentiful including its diverse arts and crafts industry, its magnificent monuments, and countless performing arts venues. The area is also well known for its excellent cuisine including delicacies from every corner of India. Delhi is also a shopper's paradise with numerous bazaars and markets, including Chandni Chowk, the country's most famous commercial area. Touristic attraction in/around Delhi are as

1. Lodi Gardens

Lodi Garden is one of the most popular New Delhi parks. In addition to its lush gardens, the park contains numerous relics from the Lodi period pre-1600s, including a variety of important tombs and ruins.

2. The Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple is known due to its nine sides and stunning central dome. It is an architectural masterpiece, constructed of white concrete and marble. The entire structure looks as delicate as the flower it resembles.

3. India Gate

India Gate is a magnificent stone arch built as a memorial to Indian soldiers killed in WWI. An eternal flame burns beneath the massive structure, and its walls are inscribed with the names of more than 90,000 soldiers who died in the conflict.

4. Akshardham

Festooned with intricate and elaborate carvings, this magnificent building attracts countless visitors for its majestic beauty.

5. The National Museum, New Delhi

one of the largest museums in India-follow a historical sequence, with all major periods represented. Highlights include archeological finds, along with exhibits of terra-cotta toys, images and pots, jewelry, seals, bronze and copper implements, sculpture, musical instruments, tapestry, tribal masks, swords, and murals.

6. National Zoological Park

This is one of the best Zoos in Asia. The abundant wildlife on display are representative of all continents, including numerous examples from Africa, Australia, and Asia.

7. Taj Mahal – Agra

Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, situated on the bank of river Yamuna in the city of Agra (India). The Taj Mahal is one of the World Heritage Sites in India is only 240 km distance from Delhi. One can go to Agra from Delhi via texi, bus, train and visit Red fort as well as Taj Mahal in an effective one day trip.

Weather

The average minimum night temperature in New Delhi in October is 19°C and maximum day temperature is 33°C. Chance of rain precipitation is 3% in October.

Hotel to stay

Speakers

Dr. S K Tikoo
Chairman

Tierra Agrotech Ltd,
Independent Director,
ATPBR, India

Dr. B.S. Tomar
Head, Division of Vegetable Science

ICAR-IARI, India

Dr. A K Singh
DDG Horticulture

ICAR-IARI, New Delhi

Mr Prashant Belgamvar
Business Director

Advanta India Ltd, Pune

Dr. Suman Lata
Scientist

ICAR-IARI

Dr R K Yadav
Principal Scientist

IARI, New Delhi

Dr Abe S Gerrano
Veg & Ornamental Crops

Agric Res Council, Pretoria,
South Africa

Dr M Pichimuthu
Principal Scientist

ICAR-IIHR, Bangalore

Dr Sanjeet Kumar
Ex-Plant Breeder

ICAR, World Vegetable
Center, India/Niger/Taiwan

Dr Krishna Reddy
Ex-Head, Plant Pathology

ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru, India

Dr Joseph Johnson
Retd Principal Scientist

ICAR-NBPGR, Trivandrum

Dr KV Ravishankar
Principal Scientist, Biotechnology

ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru, India

Dr. Roland Schafleitner
Head, Molecular Genetics;
Flagship Leader

The World Vegetable Center

Mr. Tejas Rane
Senior Product Manager

East West Seeds India Pvt Ltd, Bangalore

Dr.V. K Pandita
Ex – Head & Principal Scientist

IARI Regional Station, Karnal

Dr K.V. Bhat
Retd Principal Scientist

ICAR-NBPGR, New Delhi

Dr. A. S. Dhatt
Director Research (Hort Crops)

Professor, HAU

Dr Anil Nair
Principal Scientist

ICAR-IIHR, Bangalore

Mr. Sucha Singh
Progressive farmer
Mr. Mishri Lal Rajput
Progressive farmer
Dr Achuit Singh
Scientist

ICAR-IIVR, Varanasi

Dr. M.V Arun Kumar
Principal Scientist

IARI, New Delhi

Mr Takemore Chagomoka
Regional Manager

Seed Co West & Central Africa

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About ATPBR

The ATPBR is a non-profit organization, which primarily aims to strengthen plant breeding capacity among crop improvement scientists and students. With its global footprint and multi-partner platform, ATPBR is a leading organization in India which nurtures personal and institutional capabilities as per the current and future needs and help to formulate strategies to develop effective crop improvement program and scientific skill required for sustainability of agriculture and ecosystem.