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International Symposium on “System Intensification towards Food and Environmental Security”

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON

System Intensification towards Food & Environmental Security

Organized by

Crop and Weed Science Society (CWSS),

Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV).

Mohanpur-741252, West Bengal, India

In Collaboration with

NABARD, KOLKATA

AT Farmers’ Training Centre (FTC- Lake Hall), Kalyani,

BCKV, Nadia, West Bengal, India 

On February 24- 27, 2011

website: http.cwssbckv.org

Background: With growing human populations and ever decreasing areas of land suitable for lateral expansion of agriculture, higher production of biomass per unit area is essential for future security of food and other agricultural products in the world. The global population is estimated to reach around 11 billion and in India it is estimated to reach 1.2 billion during 2011. The demand of food grain in India is expected to be 253 mt from the current production of 219.2 mt (2009-10). Thus, by just less than two years we have to enhance around 34 mt and this is an arduous task. The similar picture is in global level also. The use of untreated seeds and some invasive seeds, imbalanced nutrient use with less attention to manures and biofertilizers, rapidly decreasing water resources coupled with inefficient weed and other pests management supplies are becoming less reliable and the environment increasingly polluting. Plant growth, surface and groundwater availability are being adversely affected, situations which climate changes are likely to worsen. The diversification of crops are limiting because of higher thinking power of farmers as well as lesser awareness to many agriculturists. In the major parts of tropics and subtropics, the agricultural productivities of soils, of water, of nutrients, and hence of the rural livelihoods, are not being sustained. The major driver of economic growth and food security, agriculture, needs to have a turn around. 

 

Over the last one or two decades, hardly a paper is written on agriculture which did  not incorporate the word "sustainable" and the movement and findings lead to the concept of Conservation Agriculture (CA). The planners and policy makers are optimistic that, with continued application and investment, there will be major developments in the next ten years or so, as biotechnology and other new tools are effectively utilized. The rapid urbanization and market expansion with an increased demand for crop and livestock products is encouraging a shift from subsistence farming to market-oriented production, and opening opportunities for income improvement for the rural poor. Sixty Percent (60 %) of the Nations population are depending on agriculture and because rich biodiversity huge scope is in India to improve the situation but because of lesser attention on agriculture, even the mass media also, the agricultural development is aging with a tortoise footstep.

 

To achieve this accelerated rainbow development, new paradigms are required like System of Intensification (BMP- Best Management Practice) which would effectively address whole systems with improve soil plant and farmers’ thinking; more effectively combine new methodologies and traditional knowledge; and more effectively integrate farmers and communities into research, development, and extension. Such a combination would consist of the best variety for a given environment, incorporated into an improved soil and grown using appropriate crop management, and both the technology and the desired outcomes would be appropriate to the farming people through the sustainable agriculture practices.

 

In spite of the generally poor performance of the agricultural systems especially in the tropics and developing countries due to low inputs, poor management, little diversity and in spite of tremendous threats caused by natural resources degradation, climate change, conflicts, urbanization and globalization, ill effects of chemical agriculture, there are opportunities, which could be achieved through intensification (lowering the yield gap), diversification, and expanding markets for agricultural products, and through measures that add value and secure a healthy environment along the value chain continuum. Diversified systems producing high-value products could lead also to a leap in income improvement. There is also more demand for high quality and nutritious products that can reduce risks to human health, and can lead to improved diets from crop and animal food sources for children and rural women. System intensified agriculture production can help combat poverty, improve upon gender relations, support sustainable use of natural resources towards cleaner environment, and provide an economic cushion in bad years or unpredicted events due to climate change.

 

                With this backdrop the Crop and Weed Society (CWSS), BCKV invites relevant contributions from the agriculture scientists, scholars, technologists, the industry and policy planners in its call for the International Seminar on “System Intensification towards Food & Environmental Security” 

Contributions are invited for both oral and poster presentations on the following themes related to System intensification in Agriculture; Horticulture, Ag. Engineering, Mix Farming systems, ITK and Supporting Policies

 

1)     Biodiversity; Invasive plants; Seed  production systems, GM / Biotech planting materials; Evaluation of cultivars better adapted to climate changes

2)     Sustainable use of the natural resources for nutrients, Organic farming, Integrated nutrient management; Biofertilizers

3)     Strategies of Water resources in system intensification

4)     Invasive pests (Weed/Insect/Pathogens/other pests) threat and their environment safe management

5)     Methodologies for producing high quality, hygienic and safe products

6)     ITK and farmers innovative methodologies in System Intensification

7)     Options for income generation through Diversification of Crops/ Value addition

Socio-economic, policy and market implications, including Institutional/Corporate NGOs arrangements for livelihood security                      

 


PAPER SENDING INSTRUCTION

Extended Summary: (Preferably MS word 2007)

 

*    Title – Arial Black font size 14, Centrallty placed, Single space

*    Authors name(s) - Times New Roman, Upper case, font size 12, Bold,  Centrally placed; Single space with underlining the presenting Author

*    Address – Times New Roman, font size 10, Centrally placed, Single space and mentioning the Presenting author email address

*     Leave double space between Title and Authors Name ; single space between Authors Name and Address; Double space between  Address & Summary (Text)

*    Text - Not exceeding two (2) A4 Size Paper (Maximum 600 words) with Margins L: 1.25”, R: 0.8”, T: 0.6” & B : 0.8” – Times New Roman, font size 12, single space;. Text includes Paragraphs of Introduction- Materials and Methods – Results and Discussion - Recommendation and 1-2 table / graph ;  Double space between paragraphs

*    For Invited Article Maximum Six (6) A4 Size Papers (Maximum 2000 words) – Others remain same as above

*    For Oral Presentation Time 20 minutes and 5 minutes for discussion

*    Last date of receiving the SUMMARY ARTICLE  - 31st January, 2011

*    Kindly send soft copy in Email ID – rajbckv@rediffmail.com  orpksahubckv@rediffmail.com   or editorcwss@rediffmail.com  and hard copy by post. Interested authors may send full paper for publishing in the NAAS accepted (with rating 3.2) Journal of Crop and Weed, ISSN 09746315 along with Extended Summary

Registration Fee (Rupees only)

 

Delegate

Within

January 31, 2011

On Desk payment

February 23, 2011

Member, CWSS

1500

2000

Non Member, CWSS

2000

2500

Foreign Delegates

6000

8000

Research Scholars/Students

1000

1500

Accompanying Person (Foreign)

3000

3000

Accompanying Person(India)

1000

1000

 

*      The Registration fee includes Lunch and Dinner and Local Transport only during the Symposium period

*      For Payment in DD: Demand Draft (DD) is to be drawn in favour of Crop and Weed Science Society, BCKV payable at State Bank of India (SBI), Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal, India (Code no. SBIN0001082) 

*      For Cash payment: Only Rupees (Indian currency) is acceptable.

*               Note:  One US $ = Approx. Rs. 50= 00 only and One Euro = Approx. Rs. 65=00 only      

Location: The Kalyani is situated at 220 57/ N latitude and 88020’ E longitude with an altitude of 9.75 m above mean sea level. It is 50 km from the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport, Kolkata and also From Howrah / Sealdah Railway Station, Kolkata. From Bandel Railway Station it is only 20 km while from Kalyani Railway Station only 3 km.

*               Local Transport is available to the venue for registered Delegates ( registered before 1st February, 2011) and for Invited Speakers only.

*               Many important sites seen are available at Kolkata and nearby Kalyani. The Victoria Memorial, Science City, Energy Park, Nicco Park, Monument, Eden Gardens, Birla Planetarium, Alipur Zoo, Mayapur Temple, Howrah Bridge and Hanging Second Hooghly Bridge, Dakhshineshwar Temple, Belur Math, Kalighat Temple, Nakhoda Masjid, Dharmatala Tipu Sultan Masjid, Bandel Church, Hangsheswary Temple , Park Circus Masjid etc.

*        Temperature is moderate Maximum 300 Celsius and Minimum 150 Celsius. Climate is comfortable neither cool nor hot.

REGISTRATION FORM

 

International Symposium on

System Intensification towards Food & Environmental Security

Organized by

Crop and Weed Science Society (CWSS),

Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV),

Mohanpur-741252, West Bengal, India

In Collaboration with

NABARD, KOLKATA

 AT Farmers’ Training Centre (FTC- Lake Hall), Kalyani, BCKV

Nadia, West Bengal. India 

On February 24- 27, 2011

 

1.    Name:  ..............................................................................................

2. Designation : ....................................................................................

3. Organization : ....................................................................................

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4. Corresponding Address: ...............................................................................................................

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5. Accompanying spouse/guests:  No. and relation with the Delegate ...............................................................................................................

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6. Demand Draft No : ...............................................................................................................

Amount in Rupees only (Indian Currency) : ...............................................................................................................

Payable at :  SBI, Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal, India (Code no. 1082) /

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7. I wish to attend the symposium and to present a paper in Theme  :  

 

          (Please indicate the Theme number in box)

8. Title of the Paper : ...............................................................................................................

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10. I am interested in post-symposium tour     Yes                No

11. Preferred accommodation (Pl. tick)

 

 

 

               FTC                  Hotel                   Not required

     

Date: ………….                         Signature: ……………………………………..

 

Typed or Photocopy of this FORM is also acceptable

Tentative Programme Schedule

 

 Registration : 23rd February, 2011 at FTC, BCKV from 4.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.

                             24th February, 2011  at FTC, BCKV from 8.30 a.m.10.00 a.m

24th Feb, 2011                 

10.00 a.m – 11.30 a.m – Inauguration

1 1- 30 a.m – 11.45   a.m – High Tea

11. 45 a.m.  – 12.30 p.m - Key Note Address by Prof. Norman Uphoff, USA

 12.30 p.m.2.00 p.m – NABARD Programme

2.00 p.m.3.00 p.m - Lunch

3.00 p.m – 5.00 p.m. – Corporate and NGOs presentation

5.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. – NIWS, BCKV Centre   Closing Ceremony

6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p. m. – Cultural Programme

7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p. m.-  Galla Dinner

 

25th   Feb, 2011                

9.30. a.m. – 11. 00 a.m – Technical Session 1  (Conference Hall 1)

                                                  Technical Session 2  (Conference Hall 2)

11.00 a.m. – 11. 30 a.m. – Poster Session  - TS 1 & 2

11.30 a.m.1.00 p.m -     Technical Session 3  (Conference Hall 1)

                                                  Technical Session 4  (Conference Hall 2)

1.00        p.m. – 1.30 p.m. – Poster Session  - TS 3 & 4

1.30 p.m. – 2.30 p.m.   - Lunch

2.30 p.m.4.00 p.m -     Technical Session 5  (Conference Hall 1)

                                                  Technical Session 6  (Conference Hall 2)

4.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. - Poster Session  -  TS  5 & 6

 

            4.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. – Interface with Scientists and Farmers

           

             6.30 p.m.9.00 p.m – Cultural programme of the Delegates and Dinner

  

 

26th   Feb, 2011                

9.30. a.m. – 11. 00 a.m – Technical Session 7  (Conference Hall 1)

11.00 a.m. – 11. 30 a.m. – Poster Session -  TS 7

11.30 a.m.1.00 p.m -     Technical Session 8  (Conference Hall 1                                            

1.00 p.m. – 1.30 p.m. –    Poster Session -  TS 8

1.30 p.m. – 2.30 p.m.   - Lunch

2.30 p.m.3.30 p.m -     State Parthenium Awareness Programme

4.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. -   Valedictory Programme

       7.00p.m  -    9.00 p.m.  - Dinner

         

27th   Feb, 2011                

     Post Symposium Tour (On Payment) / Visit to Experimental field

ACCOMMODATION DETAILS

Contact: Dr. K. Barui (kironmaybckv@gmail.com)                                      

                                      

Accommodation          Site

Type of room

No. of Rooms

No. of seats

Fare (Rupees /day)

Only Room Charge

         FTC Guest House

AC

5

Double Bed

Booked

Non-AC

20

Double Bed

400

Hotel Dreamland

Tel. No. 9133258585

AC

7

Double Bed

900

Non- AC

9

Single Bed

400

Hotel Aquatica

Tel. No. 919830830770

AC

10

Double Bed

1650

AC

5

Single Bed

1300

AC

2

Delux

1850

Hotel Anurag

Tel. No. 913365163060

AC

3

Double Bed

600

Non- AC

6

Double Bed

350

Non- AC

2

Triple Bed

450

Hotel Royal

AC

4

Double Bed

1800

AC

5

Single Bed

1200

Kalyani Guest House

Tel. No. 919830566126 / 913332919363

AC

6

Double Bed

700

Non-AC

2

Double Bed

400

Hotel VIP

Tel. No. 919831012665/ 919903780213

AC

3

Double Bed

800

Non-AC

2

Double Bed

500

Non-AC

1

Single Bed

250

SIPRD

AC

18

Double Bed

400

AC

2

Seven Bed

400

Non-AC

4

Single Bed

100

Non-AC

2

Special

200

Irie Guest House

Tel. No. 919830009302

AC

2

Three Bed

800

AC

5

Double Bed

700

AC

Super Delux

800

AC

1

Six Bed

1500

Non-AC

5

Double Bed

350

Hotel Golden Palace

913325022881

AC

 

12

Double Bed

850

Municipality Guest House

AC

2

Double Bed

350

Note:  One US $ = Approx. Rs. 50= 00 only and One Euro = Approx. Rs. 65=00 only                                                            

 

 

Number of Delegates:

 

No

YES

AC

NON-AC

 


Accommodation needed:                  /                      --

                                                       

 

TRAVEL DETAILS

1.    Name of the delegates with Number:

2.    Address:

AIR

 TRAIN

 


Arrival date and time: By                                              

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Date and Time and name of the Airport / Railway Station:

  Date:                                Flight No. /  Train name :                                  

 

Name of the Airport / Name of the Railway Station

 

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Departure Date and Time:

Date:                        Flight No. /  Train name :                                  

 

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YES         /       NO

Transport needed:   Yes                             No

6.     Interested for Post Symposium Tour:

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Symposium Information

Prof. Anjan Bhattacharyya
President, Organizing Committee and President, CWSS

Department of Agricultural Chemicals,
Faculty of Agriculture,

Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya(BCKV),
Mohanpur - 741 252, Nadia, West engal, 
India
.
Phone no: +91-9433007139(M)
         +91-33-25827139(R)
Fax No: +91-33-25828460
E-mail: anjan_84@rediffmail.com
       anjan84@gmail.com

 

Prof. R. K.Ghosh, FAPS, FISWS

Organizing Secretary and Secretary, CWSS

Department of Agronomy,

Faculty of Agriculture

Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya(BCKV), Mohanpur-741252, Nadia, West Bengal, India

Tel: (O) +913473-222269 Ext 89 

      ® +9133-25826061  (M)- +91-9433145340

Fax- +913473 – 222275/ 03473- 222277 / 03473 - 278605

Email- rkgbckv@rediffmail.com / rajbckv@rediffmail.com

 

Food

Prof. A.K.Basu

asitkumarbasu@rediffmail.com

Prof. A.M.Puste

ampuste_bckv@yahoo.co.in

Dr. N. Chattopadhyay

dr_nchorticulture@yahoo.co.in

 

Hall Management and

Participation Certificate

 

Prof. S. Maiti

sunirmal.maiti@rediffmail.com

Prof. T.K.maity

drtapanmaity@yahoo.co.uk

        Technical matter

Dr Pradip Kumar Sahu
Joint Secretary, Organizing Committee,

Chief Editor, Journal of Crop and Weed

And Secretary, Faculty Council,

Faculty of Agriculture
Department of Agriculture Statistics,
Faculty of Agriculture,

Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya
PO. Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur- 741252,Nadia, West Bengal, India

(M) +91- 9433841687     

   ®  + 9133-25823552

Email:pksahubckv@rediffmail.com

 

Accommodation

 

Prof. H. K. Sarkar

hemensarkar@rediffmail.com

Dr. B. K. Bera

bkbera_econ@rediffmail.com

Dr. K. Barui

kironmaybckv@gmail.com

Transport

Dr. K.K.Mandal

drkamalmandal@yahoo.co.in

Mr. M. K. Bhowmick

bhowmik_malay@redifmail.com

 

Registration

Prof.S.C.Poi

scpoi@yahoo.co.in

Prof. P.S.Bera

psbera_bckv@yahoo.co.in

 

For Life Member Card CWSS

Dr. D. Pal

paldebesh@rediffmail.com

Dr. K. Roy

roy_ento@rediffmail.com

 

 

 

 

 





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