Kasaragod, 25 Oct. 2010
Prof. K.V. Thomas, Minister of State for Agriculture inaugurated ‘International Conference on Coconut Biodiversity for Prosperity’ at Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI), Kasaragod here today.
In order to take stock of the present status of research and development on coconut, particularly biodiversity conservation and utilization, and to formulate the strategies and the research priorities, the four day International Conference with the theme “Coconut Biodiversity for Prospertiy” is being organized.
The conference provides a platform for all the stakeholders including international scientists, administrators, policy makers, development officers and progressive farmers to come together to deliberate on the achievements made so far to identify the gaps and to formulate the future policies an programme. The link between coconut biodiversity and sustainable development, poverty alleviation would be highlighted in the conference to ensure prosperity of coconut farming communities.
Prof. Thomas also inaugurated the Agri Fair - 2010 at the venue.
(Source: NAIP Sub-Project on Mass Media Mobilization, DIPA with inputs from CPCRI, Kasaragod)