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14th International Symposium on Buckwheat

DIVERSIFYING FOOD SYSTEMS FOR HEALTH AND NUTRITIONAL SECURITY

The 14th International Symposium shall be held in Shillong (India) from Sept. 3-6, 2019. The Symposium shall be organized under the ageis of International buckwheat Research Association (IBRA). The Ist International Symposium on Buckwheat was organized in the year 1980 at Ljubljana (Slovenia). Since then, International Symposium on Buckwheat is organized every three years in different countries. The 14th International Symposium on Buckwheat, which is being held in Shillong (India) from Sept. 3-6, 2019, is a part of the same continuum wherein an International Symposium on Buckwheat is held every three years under the banner of International buckwheat Research Association in different buckwheat growing regions of the world. The theme of the Symposium would be "DIVERSIFYING FOOD SYSTEMS FOR HEALTH AND NUTRITIONAL SECURITY". The Symposium would bring together researchers from academia and industry as well as practitioners to share ideas, problems and solutions relating to evolution and distribution of buckwheat genetic resources, buckwheat breeding, physiology, phytochemistry, cultivation practices, buckwheat processing and value addition, medicinal utility and many more. The Symposium would be followed by a field tour to Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site and home for the Indian one horned Rhinoceros, on Sept. 7-8, 2019 and a one day Brain storming session on Sept. 9, 2019 at Bioversity International in New Delhi to identify and develop programmes for possible International cooperation in Buckwheat research.