Pragati International Scientific Research Foundation

प्रगति इंटरनेशनल साइंटिफिक रिसर्च फाउंडेशन


3rd International Conference

Climate-Smart Nutri-Sensitive Integrated Farming System for Gender-equitable Sustainable Agriculture : Prospects and Challenges (ICNSFS-2024)

(Hybrid Mode)

November 06-08, 2024

Venue : ICAR-Central Institute for Women in Agriculture, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Pragati International Scientific Research Foundation (PISRF)

The Pragati International Scientific Research Foundation (PISRF), headquartered in Meerut, India, is a distinguished scientific organization established as a Trust under ‘The Indian Trusts Act of 1882’. The foundation is dedicated for advancing research awareness and development in agriculture to augment food, nutrition, and livelihood security for farmers. It is a pivotal scientific platform for convening conferences, workshops, and seminars on diverse subjects such as farm mechanization, climate change, sustainable agriculture, horticulture, post-harvest management, value addition, and empowering socially disadvantaged women through entrepreneurship. PISRF has organized impactful international conferences, such as the “1st International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture Production for Food, Nutrition, and Livelihood Security: A Challenge for Asian Farmers”, held in Pattaya, Thailand, from September 25-28, 2019. This event attracted over 250 participants from around the world. Building on this success, the foundation hosted the “2nd International Conference on Prospects and Challenges of Environment and Biological Sciences in Food Production System for Livelihood Security of Farmers (ICFPLS-2023)” from September 18-20, 2023, at ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute (CIARI), Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India, with a similarly impressive attendance. In addition to its role in organizing conferences, PISRF actively contributes to the welfare of farmers through continuous efforts and publishes the biannual Hindi magazine, “Pragatisheel Kheti” providing a valuable medium for disseminating knowledge and insights in the realm of progressive agriculture.

ICAR-Central Institute for Women in Agriculture (ICAR-CIWA)

ICAR-Central Institute for Women in Agriculture (ICAR-CIWA), located in Bhubaneswar (Odisha), established in 1996, is a pioneering institution emphasizing participatory action research to tailor the farm technologies to suit the needs of the farm women. It is an institution, the first of its kind in India, with a unique mandate for gender research and is dedicated to gender mainstreaming and women empowerment in agriculture to realize enhanced productivity and sustainability of agriculture. The Institute generates and disseminates knowledge to promote gender-sensitive decision-making for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of women in agriculture. Research areas of the institute focus on technology assessment and refinement in gender perspective; management of operational drudgery for farm women; livelihood and nutritional security of farm families; women empowerment and entrepreneurship development, gender-sensitive extension methodologies; creation of a repository of gender-disaggregated data and policy advocacy. The All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Women in Agriculture with 13 centers in 12 states of the country is being coordinated by ICAR-CIWA. This AICRP addresses the region-specific issues related to women in agriculture with a specific focus on livelihood security, household nutrition, reduction of drudgery and occupational health hazards, and capacity building of agrarian families. A center of ‘AICRP on Ergonomics and Safety in Agriculture’ is also functioning at ICAR-CIWA since 2018 with the mandate of application of ergonomic principles and anthropometric data for increasing productivity, reducing drudgery, and minimizing accidents and occupational health problems of workers in agriculture and allied sectors.







Early Bird Registration

About the Conference

Adaptation to climate change and addressing food, nutrition, and gender issues in agricultural systems needs immediate attention at regional, national, and global scales. An integrated farming system has been advocated to meet the diverse nutrient-rich food demands of the ever-increasing population. However, several challenges and institutional bottlenecks exist to achieve sustainable development goals. The International Conference on “Climate-Smart Nutri-Sensitive Integrated Farming System for Gender-equitable Sustainable Agriculture: Prospects and Challenges” provides a platform for interdisciplinary dialogue on critical issues shaping the future of agriculture. Delving into ten thematic areas, the conference explores sustainable practices and challenges within Climate-Smart Agriculture, Integrated Nutrient Management, Gender-Inclusive Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Mechanization, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Artificial Intelligence, and Gender Equity. Each theme encompasses specific sub-themes, such as innovative nutrient-sensitive crop integration, gender-responsive extension services, and advanced technologies in artificial intelligence for precision agriculture. The conference aims to foster knowledge exchange, addressing challenges like gender disparities, technological advancements, and sustainable practices. It aspires to generate insights and promote collaborative strategies to enhance the resilience and gender equity of agricultural systems. This academic gathering is poised to contribute valuable perspectives, shaping the trajectory of sustainable agriculture globally.

Call for Papers

The call for abstracts for the International Conference on “Climate-Smart Nutri-Sensitive Integrated Farming System for Gender-equitable Sustainable Agriculture: Prospects and Challenges” invites submissions in English. Abstracts, limited to 300 words in ‘Times New Roman’, and font size 12, must include a brief introduction, objectives, methods, results, and conclusions. The submission should feature the title, authors’ names, and affiliations and designate the corresponding author with an asterisk (*). Submissions can be sent to or via the provided link: Accepted abstracts will be published in the Conference’s Book of Abstracts/Souvenirs, contributing to the scholarly discourse of sustainable agriculture. The conference sessions will encompass invited and lead talks and oral and poster presentations delivered by distinguished scientists, educators, and research scholars, both nationally and internationally. The hybrid format, incorporating both online and physical modes, ensures widespread accessibility. Interested participants can register online via the conference website by completing a form before the July 15, 2024 deadline. Upon successfully completing the program, attendees will receive a participation certificate, which will be presented during the valedictory session. This inclusive platform offers a dynamic exchange of knowledge and insights, fostering collaborative advancements in sustainable agriculture. The poster presentation for the conference requires a 1 x 1.2 m display featuring the title, names of author(s) with affiliations, a concise introduction, materials and methods, and summarized results and conclusions. The presenter’s name must be underlined, and contact details, including the email address, should be provided for further inquiries.

Important Dates

Registration Fee Details


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Name of the Bank Axis Bank
Branch Pallavpuram, Modipuram, Meerut
Account Name Pragati International Scientific Research Foundation
Account No. 919020010129220
IFSC UTIB0002504

Featured Talks & Speakers

Dr Gaya Prasad

Ex-VC, SVPUAT, Meerut (UP)

Dr KK Singh

VC, SVPUAT, Meerut (UP)

Dr PK Singh

Ag. Commissioner, Govt. of India

Dr Minakshi Prasad

ICAR Emeritus Professor

Dr NP Singh

Member, CAPC, New Delhi

Dr Sunil Kumar

Director, ICAR-IIFSR, Modipuram, Meerut

Dr Bimlesh Mann

ADG (EP&HS), ICAR, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi

Accommodation & Post Conference Visit!

Accommodation will be available in Guest house/ Hotels on payment basis. Hotels are available from 50 (Rs. 4,000/-) to 100 USD (Rs. 8,000/-) per day per room. Boarding and lodging (twin sharing) during and post conference field visits/education trips will also be arranged on payment basis. The post conference visit will be arranged in different packages of visit in various places near by  Bhubaneswar such as Puri, Konark, Dhauli, Nandankanan zoological park & beaches  etc.

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For Further Details, Please Contact

Dr Mridula Devi

Dr Mridula Devi

Chief Organizing Secretary

Dirctor, ICAR-CIWA, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Mob.: +91-9878866107

Dr V. P. Chaudhary

Dr V. P. Chaudhary

Organizing Secretary

PS & Head, Agricultural Mechanization Division, ICAR-CIAE, Bhopal, M.P.

Mob.: +91-9412835448, 8279716714

Dr Sukanta Kumar Sarangi

Dr Sukanta Kumar Sarangi

Local Organizing Secretary

Head, Div. of Agril. Tech. for Women, ICAR-CIWA, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Mob.: +91-9123807762