Advanced training on Vegetable production at Nauni varsity
Author(s): City Air NewsThe Department of Vegetable Science, Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni will be organizing a 21-day advanced faculty training on ‘Innovative Interventions for Sustainable Vegetable...
The Department of Vegetable Science, Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni will be organizing a 21-day advanced faculty training on ‘Innovative Interventions for Sustainable Vegetable Production under Changing Climate Scenario’ between 3-23 September 2019. The training will be organized by the Centre of Advanced Faculty Training in Horticulture (Vegetables), UHF Nauni.
This elite centre has been operational since 1995. It was sanctioned by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi for upgrading the scientific skills of faculty and scientists of State Agricultural Universities and ICAR institutes in vegetable crop improvement and production technology.
Dr AK Sharma, Director of the CAFT centre informed that 28 such advanced training programmes on different research and development aspects of vegetables have been organised since the establishment of the centre and has enabled over 500 young scientists to upgrade their skills. This will be the 29th training in the series. This year 25 scientists from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab, Haryana, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar and West Bengal will be participating in the programme.
This year’s programme has been devised to give an elaborate account of climate change, covering its skepticism followed by the evidence to show its existence and then mitigation and adaption strategies to overcome its catastrophic effects to achieve sustainable livelihood avenues.
Eminent scientists of the country will deliver talks on cutting-edge technologies for cultivation of vegetables under changing climate scenario. Prominent among these are Dr Sudhakar Pandey, ICAR-IIVR Varanasi, Dr AS Dhatt, PAU Ludhiana, Dr BS Tomar, IARI, New Delhi and Dr Akhilesh Sharma, CSKHPKV, Palampur. Dr Parvinder Kaushal, UHF Vice-Chancellor will also be addressing the trainees.