AgBioAsia 2013 for International Delegates

AgBioAsia 2013 for International Delegates

 

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AgBioAsia 2013 for International Delegates

The first agri-summit of its kind, AgBioAsia 2013 is a unique platform created solely to bring together the powers of biotechnology and commerce to leverage agriculture and move towards a sustainable level of global food security. In other words, AgBioAsia 2013 will converge on one linear length the depth of path-breaking perspectives, innovative technological interventions and the strength of commercial support in order to empower agriculture and meet its global obligations.

It is meant to be the vision for a progressive economy through the understanding and the harnessing of global food resources and is promoted by the Government of Andhra Pradesh in partnership with reputed international concerns, including ICRISAT and FABA.

AgBioAsia 2013 will be held in conjunction with BioAsia 2013 - the benchmarked global forum for Biotechnology - and will align itself to the overarching theme of TECHNOLOGIES. BUSINESS. NEXT. Within this scope of thought, the forum will particularly facilitate key thought leaders in agri-biotechnology to discuss, debate and conclude possibilities in:

  •     Crop Biotechnology
  •     Food Biotechnology and Food Processing
  •     Nutraceutical

Crop Biotechnology

This genre of biotechnology has been silently gaining importance especially in the light the limitations of conventional breeding; it is now a common fact that transgenic technology enables combining in one plant useful genes from a wide range of living sources and at a relatively shorter time. In fact, in developing countries in particular, biotechnology has shown the potential to revitalize the agricultural sector, increase the profitability of farming and even, empower the rural sector by boosting food production, enhancing income for the small farmer, and improving his nutritional security.

Also, modern biotechnology is often misconstrued as the tool for the rich farmers only, but the fact remains that of the 16.7 million people who grew transgenic crops in 2011, 15 million or 90% were small resource-poor farmers in developing countries(Report: ISAAA, Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2011).

Keeping the above in focus, AgBioAsia 2013 will not only unveil and discuss the innovative technologies and trends from across the globe but also take special interest in dispelling myths and discuss in detail the pros and cons of harnessing this new technology.

Food Biotechnology

According recent studies, The Indian food biotechnology and processing sector is one of the fast growing knowledge-based industries in India and is expected to play a key role in shaping India's rapidly developing economy. Processing in particular, contributes to food security by minimizing waste within the food chain and by increasing food availability and marketability, along with improving the quality and safety of food. When biotechnology is applied to food processing, the scope for producing high value-added products with enhanced taste, aroma, shelf-life, texture and nutritional value widens tremendously.

AgBioAsia 2013 will discuss the prospects and the potential of applying biotechnology in food processing operations to address safety issues in food systems. The forum will also debate over the best possible ways of using technology to respond to changing consumer trends in developing countries and to meet the global objective of addressing food security.

Nutraceuticals

Recognizing the rising importance of the country™s Nutraceuticals and natural wealth, AgBioAsia 2013 will conduct a specially designed workshop to throw light on modern global concepts that complement R&D initiatives in this sector and the ways of transforming nutraceuticals from a resource-based to a science-based industry that will generate economic and environmental benefits. The forum will also take this opportunity to look at emerging opportunities and challenges arising out of the growing consumer awareness of health as well as link the goodness of traditional knowledge with modern practices and technology. In this context, the forum will involve not just the stakeholders in the section but as well as the academia, government agencies and entrepreneurs who will ultimately drive the growth of the nutraceutical industry.

AG BioAsia 2013 – Conference Agenda

January 28, 2013

17:00-18:00 Hrs

Inaugural Ceremony

18:00-19:00 Hrs

Keynote Address

Global Food Security and Climate Change – Addressing through biotechnology - Dr. Peter Crawford, ICRISAT 

19:00-20:30 Hrs

Welcome Reception (Only for registered delegates / speakers & invitees)

January 29, 2013

09:30-11:00 Hrs

Biotechnology and Social Responsibility - Strengthening the public sector research

11:00-11:30 Hrs

Speed Networking (Coffee / Tea Break)

11:30-13:00 Hrs

Communicating Biotechnology – approach of scientists and media

13:00-15:00 Hrs

Lunch and Visit to the exhibition

15:00-16:30 Hrs

Translational Research – Opportunities & Challenges in Public Sector R&D

16:30-18:00 Hrs

Food Safety – What all should the regulators consider?

January 29, 2013

09:30-11:00 Hrs

Trends in Global biosafety frameworks and policies – Regulating novel technologies like the RNAi, transcription factors, etc.

11:00-11:30 Hrs

Speed Networking (Coffee / Tea Break)

11:30-13:00 Hrs

Stewardship and liability issues in the deployment of transgenic crops

13:00-15:00 Hrs

Lunch & Visit to Exhibitions

15:00-16:30 Hrs

Supporting Biotech Crop Development in Less Developed Markets - Special emphasis on Africa

16:30-17:00 Hrs

Valedictory Ceremony

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