Times of India: World Tea Science Congress, the biggest international conference on tea research, will be held at Tea Research Association (TRA) at Tocklai in Assam’s Jorhat district during a three-day programme from November 22. Hundreds of international scientists from across the globe are expected to participate in the event.
An international advisory committee has also been formed with members from countries such as the UK, the Netherlands, Nepal, Kenya, China, Sri Lanka, Malawi and India as well. Former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam is scheduled to inaugurate the event.
B K Borthakur, organizing secretary of the conference said, “We are organizing the world tea science congress at TRA to mark the Tocklai centenary celebration programmes. Scientists from several countries will participate in the programme, which will be inaugurate by former President APJ Abdul Kalam.”
He also added, “An International advisory committee with D N Boruah (India), Alfred Stein (Netherland), M Karki (Nepal), A K Singh (India), B Bendall (U K), A K Koul (India), Phillip Owuor (Kenya), Kanzo Sakata (Japan), Zongmao Chen (China), I Sarath B Abheysinghe (Sri Lanka), Mark Kibble White (UK), P G Rao (India), A S Kumwenda (Malawi) and P Mohan Kumar (India) has been formed on the occasion.”
“The Congress will provide a platform for scientists from across the world to share results on several ongoing researches on tea. We hope that the participants, including scientists, policy makers and members of tea industry and their interactions, will help shape the roadmap for more research in the sector,” he said adding, in the afternoon on November 21, the registration and evening welcome reception will be held.
Three symposiums on topics such as advancement in tea science, world tea scenario and sustaining tea ecosystem in the new century will be held on November 22, 23 and 24 respectively.
The other topics of the conference will include soils, water management, fertility management, agronomic practices, physiology and breeding, pest and disease management, quality and chemistry, processing and manufacture, MRL issues, GIS/RS, crop modeling, socio-economic aspects, climate change, biotic and abiotic stresses, pollution, pharmacology, clinical research, nutrition, tea chemistry, market research, value addition and international trade.
“A post cultural tour will also be conducted to world famous heritage sites Majuli, Sivasagar and Kaziranga for the international delegates,” he said. Source>>
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