18th October 2016, Varanasi
A ten-day short course on “Advances in Genetic Enhancement of Underutilized Vegetable Crops”, sponsored by Education Division, ICAR is inaugurated at ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi today.
Dr. B. Singh, Director, ICAR-IIVR in his inaugural address emphasized the importance of underutilized vegetables in addressing nutritional security and combating the challenges of climate change. He reiterated the need to initiate focused research on underutilized vegetable crops to harness their nutritional and medicinal potential.
The course is being attended by the participants from eight states representing 14 ICAR institutes and SAUs.
The course shall provide detailed insight of various aspects related to underutilized vegetable crops through lectures and hands-on practical sessions.
(Source: ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi)