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National Seminar (SAFS-2012)

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security: Challenges in Changing Climate

Directorate of Research, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar (India) organized National Seminar on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security: Challenges in Changing Climate during 27-28 March, 2012 to bring together experts from different disciplines of agriculture and allied sectors to present state-of-the-art papers, real world applications and innovative techniques for coping with climate change and offering recommendations for planning and implementing strategies for sustainable agricultural development and ensuring food security. It was an excellent occasion for

Dr.K.S.Khokhar, VC, CCS HAU Hisar welcoming the Chief Guest Dr Gurbachan Singh, Chairman, ASRB

experts and young scientists to interact with renowned scientists and corporate officials in the fields of agriculture so as to refine their academic and scientific acumenship. The technical program of the National Seminar (SAFS-2012) consisted of plenary lectures, lead lectures, contributory papers, poster presentations, discussions among scientists, planners and representatives from industry alongwith an exciting exhibition on relevant themes:

Ø   Genetic improvement and biotechnology in relation to climate change

Ø   Climate resilient agriculture and Agro-meteorology

Ø   Natural resource management for sustainable productivity

Ø   Pests and disease challenges in changing climate

Ø   Climate change mitigation through integrated cropping system

Ø   Dryland agriculture, agro-forestry and horticulture

Ø   Post harvest technology and value addition for food security

Ø   Market interventions and environmental policy issues

Dr RP Narwal, Chairman

Organizing Committee (SAFS-2012)

Director of Research

CCS Haryana Agricultural University

Hisar-125 004, India

Dr Diwan Singh, Secretary

Organizing Committee (SAFS-2012)

Associate Dean, College of Agriculture

CCS Haryana Agricultural University

Hisar-125 004, India

I.        Glimpse of Inaugural, Technical and Valedictory Sessions





Arrival of Dignitaries

Opening Session

Technical Sessions

Valedictory Session

Academic Achievers






I.        Lead Lectures By:


Dr VUM Rao, PC (Agrometeorology)

Dr Sain Das, Ex PD (Maize)

Dr Indu Sharma, PD (Wheat)

Dr SK Bansal, PRI, India

Dr RK Pannu, Director Farms

Dr Dhiraj Singh, HoD (GPB)

Dr RS Hooda, Chief Scientist, HARSAC

Dr OP Toky, Professor (Forestry)

Dr VP Ahlawat, Professor (Horticulture)

Dr Mehar Singh Sindhu, IFS (Govt of Kerala)



IV.Compendium of Abstracts

V.Best Presentations


The seminar was sponsored by Department of Science & Technology, Govt of India, New Delhi and CRIDA (ICAR), Hyderabad under National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (AICRPAM-NICRA).

SAFS-2012 Web Portal


Visualization & Contents

Layout & Execution

Dr RP Narwal

Dr Diwan Singh

Dr Surender S Dhankhar

Director of Research

Associate Dean, CoA

AgroMeteorologist, CoA

CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004, India