Dear Esteemed Colleagues,

I am delighted to inform you that Indian Society of Vegetable Science (ISVS) in collaboration with Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Indian Institute of Vegetable Research (IIVR), Association for Promotion of Innovation in Vegetable (APIV), National Horticulture Board, Dr. Prem Nath Agricultural Science Foundation, and Protection of Plant Varieties & Farmers’ Rights Authority is organizing a National Conference on Food and Nutritional Security through Vegetable Crops in relation to Climate Change (NCVEG-17) during 09-11th December 2017 at IIVR, Varanasi, UP under the dynamic leadership of Dr. T. Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & DG (ICAR). The conference will be organized in 8 thematic areas viz. Genetic diversity and crop improvement; Innovations in vegetable breeding; Climate-resilient vegetables; Integrated Crop Management & mechanization; Plant health management; Post-harvest management, value chain and market; Quality seed and planting materials; and Technology dissemination, Public private partnership and IPR issues. The conference will provide opportunities for the scientists, academicians & other stake holders involved in vegetable research to interact and prepare road map for future research. I consider it my privilege to extend a warm invitation to you and your organization for your active participation in the Conference. I also request to kindly motivate the researchers/teachers/students from your organization for their active participation in the conference.

Thanking you for kind cooperation
With regards
Sincerely yours,

(Bijendra Singh)
Secretary, ISVS