ISC 2016

The International Spice Conference has emerged as the most sought after platform for the spice fraternity with more than 800 delegates from 45 nationalities, over 50 speakers and 35 exhibitors.

Dr A K Singh


Dr A K Singh

Dr A K Singh

Deputy Director General Horticulture & Crop Sciences

  • M. Sc.&Ph. D from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India
  • Post-Doctorate from Saga University, Japan and University of California, USA
  • Worked at Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi, 1991-98; Senior Scientist, IIVR, Varanasi, 1998-2000;Senior Scientist, Division of Fruits & Horticultural Technology, IARI, New Delhi, 2000-2006; Principal Scientist, IARI, 2006-2015; Head, Division of Fruits & Horticultural Technology, IARI, 2007-20015.
  • Dr Singh was earlier Managing Director, National Horticulture Board, Chairman, Coconut Development Board and Executive Director,National Oilseeds and Vegetable Oils Development Board (NOVOD), Ministry of Agriculture and farmer’s Welfare, Government of Indi.
  • His major research areas are genetic improvement and plant tissue culture and transcriptome analysis of fruit crops. He has spearheaded major research work and published more than 112 research papers in international and national scientific journals. He is recipient of many awards which include the Mombusho Award by the Japanese Government, Award of the Ministry of Human Resources of Government of India, Visiting Scientist Award from the Association of International Education, Japan and the DBT Overseas Associateship Award. He is Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, National Academy of Biological Sciences, Horticultural Society of India etc.
  • Awards/ Honours: MombushoAward, Japan, Visiting Scientist, Saga University Japan, Gold Medal, Horticulture Society of India; Gold Medal, DelhiAgri-Horti. Society, International Registrar-Mangifera(Mango),Commission for Nomenclature & Cultivar Registration, ISHS, UK., 2007-2015.
  • Research Areas: Tissue culture andPlant Molecular Biology of Horticultural crops.
  • Fellow: National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Horticulture Society of India, 2008;Hill Horticulture Development Society, Uttarkhand, 2005; National Academy of Biological Sciences, 2012.

Session Date: January 30, 2019

Topic: Keynote Address: Impact of Emerging Digital Technologies and Farm-tech on Agricultural Value Chain

Time: 1930 - 1000 hrs

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