About the Seminar
Food quality is an essential nourishment producing necessity since nourishment purchasers are defenseless to any type of contamination that may happen during the manufacturing procedure. Presently, the world has more than enough food to feed everyone, yet 850 million are facing food insecurity. While the traditional focus remained on starvation, there has been a gradual shift to the aspect of nutrition. Even in countries like India, after considerably long period of developmental efforts like Green revolution, poverty estimates on crude criterion of calorie intakes are still disquieting.
The current policy holds food grains, rather say cereals, as key to food and nutrition security. The Food Security Act has focused primarily on rice and wheat, which goes against recent trends that relatively higher echelons’ of the Indian population, are gradually diversifying their diet to protein-rich foods. Despite the policies, the National Family Health Survey 4, 38.4 per cent of children in India are stunted and 21 per cent wasted. India remains one of the highest-ranking countries in the world in terms of the number of children suffering from malnutrition.
The parallel issue is of environmental degradation by excessive reliance on chemical-based agricultural practices. This has had an impact on the productivity of land and on human health – producers and consumers.
It is in this background, there is a need to come with effective policies and programmes that have the potential to shape food systems, feed the hungry, contribute to improved nutrition and sustainability.
This national seminar aims to have a discussion on the aforementioned issues, regarding the problems of food and nutritional security and sustainable solutions. It would also address the socio-economic and legal aspects of the problems related to the issues directly and indirectly. This seminar will provide a platform for research scholars, teachers, academicians, professionals of various disciplines that have bearings with the subjects briefly stated above.
Who is it for
Any student, research scholars, academicians, professionals, activists and civil society groups
Nutritional quality enhancement through breeding and biotechnological approaches, and related laws
Soil fertility management for improving crop production and quality, and related laws
- Food as a medicine for health and wellness, and related laws
- Production, Processing and Preservation of agricultural products, and related laws
- Pest and Disease management for improvement of food quality and production, and related laws
- Contextualising the Right to Adequate Food and nutritional standards: National and International perspectives
- Food Security Act 2013: Issues, Challenges and Way forward
and any other theme relevant to the Seminar.
The above-mentioned themes are only indicative and any paper relevant to the main theme of the seminar may be submitted.
Location: Vadodara, Gujarat
Registration for the Seminar can be done by mailing the details on [email protected].
Academicians/ Professionals :Rs. 1000/-
Students/ Research Scholars : Rs. 500/-
Submission of abstracts and Registration: 20th March 2019
Full paper submission: 23rd March 2019
Email id: [email protected]
Dr. Saleha Diwan: Mob: 9714042472
Mr. Jimmy Jose: +91 7802914805 / +91 8447104525
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