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Eighth International Conference on Agricultural Statistics (ICAS-VIII)

18-21 November 2019, New Delhi, India

International Conference on Agricultural Statistics (ICAS) is a series of conferences, sponsored by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Bank (WB), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other international development agencies. ICAS started in 1998 in response to overarching need for better agricultural data worldwide and is held every three years to address issues of agricultural statistics (information/data) development. United States, Italy, Mexico, China, Uganda and Brazil have been the host countries for ICAS in the past. More details about the series of International Conferences on Agricultural Statistics is available at http://www.fao.org/economic/ess/ess-events/ess-icas/en/

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Welcome from Chairman, Organizing Committee, ICAS VIII


Warm Welcome to the Eighth International Conference on Agricultural Statistics 2019!

It is indeed a great pleasure to invite you to the Eighth International Conference on Agricultural Statistics 2019 (ICAS-VIII), to be held during 18-21 November 2019 at New Delhi, India. The theme of the ICAS-VIII is Statistics for Transformation of Agriculture to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (MoA&FW), Government of India is hosting the ICAS-VIII.  The conference is being organized jointly by ICAR-Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute (ICAR-IASRI), Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics (ISAS) and National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) under the auspices of International Statistical Institute, Committee on Agricultural Statistics (ISI-CAS).  Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW), MoA&FW; Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) and other Departments of Government of India would be actively involved in the organization of this mega event.

The ICAS VIII intends to bring under one umbrella about 400 delegates comprising of statistical researchers, producers, suppliers, trainers and users of agricultural statistics from government offices, the academia, the development partners, from all over the world and from India to share insights and to address issues of agricultural statistics (information / data) development. The Conference would also encourage the participation of policy makers, researchers and analysts who are directly or indirectly involved in the domain of agriculture, fishery, forestry, horticulture, rural statistics and development.

The programme of the Conference would encompass Plenary Sessions, around 40 concurrent sessions focusing on 10 Thematic Sets, poster session(s), etc. The Programme will also include an opening and a closing session to summarize issues and recommendations. The conference would be annexed with side events and trainings as the pre- and post-conference events. I am confident and trust that these events would enable participants to draw an agenda for future research.  

Besides the technical deliberations during the conference, the delegates would get an opportunity to explore the rich heritage of India. The important heritage sites in and around New Delhi are Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the World, (3.5 hrs drive from New Delhi by car or by fast train) at Agra and several historical monuments in Delhi.

I wish to extend very warm welcome to you to the ICAS VIII and look forward to receiving you and your accompanying persons to India. We assure you of our best hospitality and a very comfortable stay and an illuminating academic experience.

 

Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra,
Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research and Education &
Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research
Chairman, Organizing Committee, ICAS-VIII


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