The 8th National Seed Congress 2015 was organized at Hyderabad, Telangana from 27th to 29th October, 2015. There were seven technical sessions and a panel discussion was held to promote Telangana as the seed bowl of the country. Participants shared their views and valuable experience for the identification of the local varieties suitable for Indian conditions to enhance productivity.
Venue – Hyderabad International Convention Centre
Theme – Quality Seed for Farmers’ Prosperity
Aim – To address farmer’s access to quality seed of improved new varieties through an innovative seed supply system
Participants – Stakeholders of the seed sector like leading seed suppliers of seed industry, researchers, Technologists, policy makers, seed growers and progressive farmers
Department of Agricultural Cooperation, Government of Telangana
Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, GOI
National Seed Research & Training Center, Varanasi
DAC and Department of Agriculture
Cooperation and Farmers’ Welfare
Objectives of 8th National Seed Congress
- To create a platform for all major players and stakeholders in Seed Sector to come together and discuss critical issues impacting the seed supply.
- To recommend a set of suggested interventions in policies for developing sustainable and globally competitive self-reliance in seed sector.
- To discuss the scope of latest technologies to ascertain food security and to enhance the export of Seeds and Agriculture produce.