Call for Abstracts: Pulses for Sustainable Agriculture and Human Health
Celebrating the International Year of Pulses (IYP) 2016, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), and TCi of Cornell University (TCi-CU) are inviting abstracts for upcoming conference on Pulses for Sustainable Agriculture and Human Health on
31 May-1 June, 2016 in New Delhi, India.
Global demand for pulses is rapidly increasing.
Pulses are emerging as ‘future food’ in developed and many African countries. For South Asia region, pulses are traditionally important food commodities and cheap sources of protein. The region is now experiencing shortages of pulses and causing increase in imports. The challenge is to increase pulses production efficiently not only to meet the domestic requirement in the region but also supply for new consumers in developed and African countries.
To address this issue, we are inviting you and your colleagues to participate in the conference and submit abstracts in any of the following topics by 30 April 2016:
Theme 1: Pulses production, consumption and environmental services
Pulses production and their drivers (price and non-price)
Pulses consumption and their drivers (prices, income and preferences)
Climate change and role of pulses in environmental services
Theme 2: Pulses prices and markets
Pulses prices and their market integration
Inflation in pulses and causal factors
Pulses retailing and processing
Theme 3: Policies and institutions
Pulse seed sector
Value chains and aggregation models in pulses
Spill-over effects of cereal policies on pulses
Theme 4: Pulses for human health
Pulses for nutritional security and health
Pulses in PDS for nutritional security
Pulse convergence innovation and nutritional security
Candidates are invited to submit abstracts via email to Vaishali Dassani, firstname.lastname@example.org. Selected abstracts will be included in the conference, and travel grant will be supported for participation. Your submission should reach to us by 30 April 2016 positively.
The selection committee will consist of representatives from IFPRI, NAAS and TCi-CU
Taking the pulse of pulses