Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Parshottambhai Rupala will open the International Spices Symposium-SYMSAC X on february 9th 2021. The virtual symposium on spices such as flavors, fragrances and functional foods will focus on innovations and technological advancements in the field of spices, aromatic herbs and medicinal plant research.
Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Kailash Choudhary will be the guest of honor at a digital event organized by the Indian Spice Society. The inaugural event will also be addressed by Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture Research and Education and Director-General of the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR).
The four-day symposium will be attended by delegates from different parts of the world. The Sugandha Bharathi award for outstanding contributions to spice research and the Sugandhasree Innovative Farmer award will be presented at the event. The release of SYMSAC-X Souvenir and SYMSAC-X Abstracts will also take place at the event.
A policy paper on ‘Towards self-sufficiency in spices—Status, vision and strategies’ and ‘ICAR-IISR at a glance, a video profile on the Indian Institute of Spice Research (IISR) will also be released during the session.
Rattan Lal, Director of Ohio State University in the United States, will deliver a keynote address on ‘Carbon sequestration for nutritional security’